Table toppers Mumbai Indians will lock horns with an inconsistent Kings XI Punjab side at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday. With a top-2 finish already on the cards, the home side hasn’t backed away from experimenting in the previous couple of matches. Mumbai is placed comfortably at the top of the table with 18 points in 12 matches and will be looking to finish at the top winning their last couple of matches as well. The Kings XI Punjab, on the other hand, have to win both of their remaining matches in order to book a play-off berth for themselves.
Although Mumbai are a far better side on paper, the one thing that Punjab have with them is the winning momentum. While Mumbai are coming into this match on the back of a 7-wicket loss at the hands of the Sunrisers Hyderabad, Punjab are on the back of a superb victory against a dangerous Kolkata side in the previous match. Hence, they have shown that they can beat the best on their days.
Let us now have a look at the probable playing XI of the two sides.
Mumbai Indians Kings XI Punjab
|Players||FYS Fantasy Points||Players||FYS Fantasy Points|
|Parthiv Patel(wk)||429||Martin Guptill||170|
|Lendl Simmons||112||Manan Vohra||326|
|Nitish Rana||479||Shaun Marsh||321|
|Rohit Sharma(C)||434||Wriddhiman Saha(wk)||279|
|Kieron Pollard||500||Glenn Maxwell(C)||530|
|Hardik Pandya||407||Axar Patel||562|
|Karn Sharma||173||Swapnil Singh||32|
|Harbhajan Singh||228||Rahul Tewatia||64|
|Jasprit Bumrah||332||Sandeep Sharma||381|
|Mitchell McClenagahan||360||Mohit Sharma||318|
|Lasith Malinga||194||Matt Henry||20|