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Kings XI Punjab captain Lokesh Rahul and Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma. Both teams are face to face for the second time in the season. In the previous match, Mumbai had defeated Punjab by 48 runs.
The 36th match of the 13th season of IPL is being played between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in Dubai. Mumbai won the toss and decided to bat. Mumbai will have a chance to register their sixth consecutive win. At the same time, it is a do or die match for Kings XI Punjab, winning the previous match. Punjab are at the bottom of the points table at number 8 after winning 2 out of 8 matches.
Both teams are face to face for the second time in the season. In the previous match, Mumbai had defeated Punjab by 48 runs. The 13th match of the season was played in Abu Dhabi, in which Mumbai had previously scored 191 runs. In response, Punjab could score only 143 runs.
Rahul-Mayank has the most runs
Punjab captain Lokesh Rahul and his fellow opener Mayank Agarwal remain in the top-2 in terms of scoring the most runs in a season. Rahul has scored 448 runs in 8 matches and Mayank has scored 382 runs. At the same time, no Mumbai batsman is in the top-10.
Bumrah-Bolt names 12-12 wickets
Mumbai’s Jaspreet Bumrah and Trent Boult have taken 12 wickets each in the season. Apart from these, James Pattinson has also taken 9 wickets in the season. At the same time, Punjab fast bowler Mohammed Shami has taken the maximum 12 wickets for his team.
Mumbai at number-2 in points table, Punjab at the bottom
Talking about the points table, the fight for the number-1 is going on in Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals. On Saturday, Delhi defeated Chennai to occupy the top position and pushed Mumbai to number-2. Now Mumbai will have a chance to beat Punjab to reach number-1. At the same time, Punjab is at the bottom of the tally with 4 points.
Punjab and Mumbai’s most expensive players
Captain Lokesh Rahul is the most expensive player in Punjab with a price of Rs 11 crore and Glenn Maxwell at Rs 10.75 crore. At the same time, captain Rohit Sharma is the most expensive player in Mumbai. The team will give him Rs 15 crore a season. After him, Hardik Pandya’s number comes in the team, he will get Rs 11 crore.
The pitch in Dubai may help the batsmen. Being a slow wicket here will also help the spinners a lot. The team that won the toss in Dubai would like to bat first. The success rate of the team batting first in the last 61 T20s held here before this IPL has been 55.74%.
Mumbai won the title 4 times at most
Mumbai has won the title 4 times (2019, 2017, 2015, 2013) in IPL history. The last time he defeated Chennai in the final by one run. Mumbai has played the final five times so far. At the same time, Punjab had played the final once (2014) till now. He was defeated by KKR by three wickets.
Mumbai has a success rate of 58.71% in IPL, more than Punjab
Mumbai’s success rate in the league is higher than Punjab. Mumbai has played 195 matches in IPL. Out of these, 115 matches have been won and 80 are lost, that is, his success rate in the league is 58.71%. At the same time, Punjab has a success rate of 45.38% in the league. Punjab has so far played 184 matches in the league, won 84 and lost 100.