Indian Premier League, Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians Face-off: Mayank Agarwal vs Jaspreet Bumrah
IPL 2020, KXIP vs MI: Jaspreet Bumrah to expect his best form in IPL 2020© BCCI / IPL
The only consistent success story for Kings XI Punjab in IPL 2020 has been Mayank Agarwal’s form. Win or lose, Karnataka batsmen have been doing well with the bat on every occasion. In fact, when KXIP lost a super over against Delhi Capital, Aggarwal was one shot away from winning the match in regular time, but lost his wicket instead of a single. When he comes to bat again against Mumbai Indians, he will need the best bowler in the rival ranks to stop him, and that will be Jaspreet Bumrah. Mumbai’s fast bowlers have not been able to perform well in IPL 2020, so they will have to land their A-game soon. With KXIP churning out big runs in the top order, Bumrah needs to find a way to do his task together, and soon.
Aggarwal has scored 221 runs in three matches in IPL 2020 with a century and a half-century at a strike rate of 170.00. Overall, Aggarwal has played 80 IPL matches, scoring 1487 runs at a strike rate of 13387, including one century and six half-centuries.
Bumrah has been at the forefront of the Mumbai Indians invasion for some time. He has claimed three wickets in three matches so far this year. Overall, he has played 80 matches for 85 runs in an economy of 7.64.
It can be quite a face-to-face, especially if Bumrah can embellish the ball figuratively, which he hopes will happen on Thursday.
Note: All statistics courtesy iplt20.com