Mumbai Indians will be taking on King XI Punjab in the seventh match of Pepsi Indian Premier League 2015 at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. This is going to be the second game of tournament for both the teams and both lost their opening matches of tournament. Mumbai Indians lost against Kolkata Knight Riders whereas Kings 11 Punjab failed to beat Rajasthan Royals.
Kings XI Punjab had bad time other night against Rajasthan Royals and lost the game by 26 runs. Punjab was flopped due to some bad decisions like sending Axar Patel ahead of David Miller and Bailey. Bowlers did well but at the end of innings they also conceded big runs against Faulkner and Hooda. Hence KXIP have to come strong today against home team Mumbai Indians.
Virender Sehwag, Glenn Maxwell, David Miller will be eyeing to dominate Mumbai bowling as all there top class players failed to score runs in last match. Murali Vijay and George bailey played some good shoots against RR but it wasn’t enough for the side to win. Hence Punjab needs to go with their regular batting line up and don’t require to make changes.
Mumbai Indians will be hoping to see one more fine innings from their captain Rohit Sharma who scored 98 against KKR in the opening match of 2015 IPL. MI side is not having guns this year and have to depend on Rohit, Pollard, Anderson to score the runs. The main problem in Mumbai team is that their players are not in so much great form except 1 or 2 players.
George Bailey (Captain), Murali Vijay, Virender Sehwag, Parvinder Awana, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Johnson, Karanveer Singh, Shaun Marsh, Anureet Singh, Wriddhiman Saha, Yogesh Golwalkar, Manan Vohra, David Miller, Thisara Perera, Rishi Dhawan, Nikhil Naik, Akshar Patel, Sandeep Sharma, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Beuran Hendricks, Shivam Sharma and Shardul Thakur.
Rohit Sharma (Captain), Vinay Kumar, Lasith Malinga, Kieron Pollard, Ambati Rayudu, Josh Hazlewood, Corey Anderson, Aiden Blizzard, Unmukt Chand, Jasprit Bumrah, Aditya Tare, Pawan Suyal, Abhimanyu Mithun, Mitchell McClenaghan, Harbhajan Singh, Marchant de Lange, Aaron Finch, Parthiv Patel, Siddhesh Lad, Shreyas Gopal, Lendl Simmons, Pragyan Ojha, J Suchith, Hardik Pandya, Akshay Wakhare and Nitish Rana.
Kings XI Punjab are favorites to win today and as per Sports Mirchi predictions they have 65 percent chances over Mumbai Indians.