After a 40 run win against the Sunrisers on Saturday, Mumbai Indians welcome Kings XI to the Wankhede Stadium looking to avenge an eight-wicket defeat at the hands of Wednesday’s opponents only ten days ago. Kings XI Punjab also saw off the Sunrisers last time out to get back to winning ways. How will they fare in Mumbai?
MI vs KXIP – IPL 2019
Where to Watch
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Date: 10 April 2019
Match Begins: 15:30 BST / 20:00 IST
TV Channel / Live Stream: The match will be live on BT Sport 1 in the UK. Live streaming will also be possible via the BT Sport app on your mobile or tablet device. It’s also available to watch live on Star Gold or hotstar if you have that as part of your Sky or Virgin package.
Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab – The Form Guide
It’s two wins in a row for Mumbai after a 37 run win against the Super Kings and a 40 run win versus the Sunrisers. That’s the pre-tournament favourites and the current holders that have been toppled there.
Alzarri Joseph took an impressive six for 12 against SRH which effectively won them the match, and against CSK they produced a late rally to post a decent score of 170. Chennai couldn’t respond. The question now is… do they go with Alzarri Joseph or Lasith Malinga?
Kings XI Punjab had KL Rahul to thank for their win over SRH. His splendid knock of 71 off 53 balls was enough to win the match with one ball to spare. Their fans were happy to have bounced back after a lacklustre display on Saturday. With the pitch slowing down against Chennai, KXIP succumbed to the clever bowling of the Super Kings which eventually saw them lose the match by 22 runs.
Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Yuvraj Singh, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jason Behrendorff, Mayank Markande, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Alzarri Joseph, Anmolpreet Singh, Siddhesh Lad, Ankul Roy, Evin Lewis, Pankaj Jaiswal, Ben Cutting, Ishan Kishan, Aditya Tare, Rasikh Salam, Barinder Sran, Jayant Yadav
Lokesh Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, Sam Curran, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Andrew Tye, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb Ur Rehman, Karun Nair, Moises Henriques, Varun Chakravarthi, Harpreet Brar, Simran Singh, Nicholas Pooran, Hardus Viljoen, Ankit Rajpoot, Arshdeep Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Agnivesh Ayachi
Pitch and Weather Conditions
No rain is forecast during the match in Mumbai on Wednesday, with the temperature set to hover around the late 20s. The dew will almost certainly play its part in the second innings, so the toss could play a crucial part as to who wins this match. The Wankhede is known for its high-scoring games, which could be music to Chris Gayle’s ears for KXIP.
Latest Betting Odds
MI are the favourites with the bookmakers to win this one at odds of 8/11. Kings XI Punjab are price odds against at a generous 21/20.
This will come down to who has a little extra in the tank by the end of the match. A lot of games at the moment are ending with some fantastic bowling or an incredible batting performance from someone in the last couple of overs. I think this match will be tighter than the odds suggest, and I even think the away side can win this if Chris Gayle shows up.
This is the kind of wicket Chris Gayle thrives on. I think he’ll score big on Wednesday, which could well see Kings XI Punjab come away with the victory. He’s priced at odds of 5/1 to be the top batsman in the match. That’s what I’m going for.