IPL 2020, KXIP vs MI: Anil Kumble Hopes Kings XI Punjab bring their “A” game against Mumbai Indians
Anil Kumble in his bio-safe bubble during a session with Kings XI Punjab© Twitter
Prior to the match against Mumbai Indians, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) coach Anil Kumble said that the team would have to bring their “A” game if they were to defeat the Rohit Sharma-led outfit. Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab are playing against each other later today at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. He said, “We need to assess the conditions, we are entering Abu Dhabi which is a new venue for us. He said that, Mumbai is a very strong team. We know that they are a very settled team. Are. Almost the same XI for the last few years, “Kumble said in the video posted on the official Twitter handle of KXIP.
“We know their strength and we have to bring our” A “game against them. We are happy with our last three matches, the way we have been consistently, so expect such an effort again in Abu Dhabi. . ” she added.
KXIP last played their match in Sharjah in which they lost to Rajasthan Royals by four wickets. The team led by KL Rahul scored 223 runs but Rajasthan chased them with three balls to spare.
Mayank Agarwal scored a century for KXIP in the previous match, and he is in good form in the IPL along with KL Rahul. Rahul scored a century against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) earlier this season.
Kumble said the wicket of Abu Dhabi would be different from Sharjah and the team would have to adapt to the conditions.
Kumble said, “This is a new ground, the boundaries are big, so hitting sixes is not easy, like how it was in Sharjah. But saying that we have to assess and adapt to the conditions.”
Kings XI Punjab have played three matches so far in the tournament, and have won just one match. Mumbai Indians have won just one match in the ongoing IPL.
Currently, Punjab and Mumbai are ranked fifth and sixth in the IPL.