IPL 2020, KXIP vs MI, Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians: Players to watch out for
IPL 2020: Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul are the top performers with the bat this season.© BCCI / IPL
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) will take on Mumbai Indians on Thursday at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Both teams lost their last game and were racing to return to victory. Mumbai Indians lost a thrilling Super Over to Royal Challengers Bangalore while KXIP suffered a crushing defeat against Rajasthan Royals as the Steve Smith-led team faced three balls chasing 224 runs. Jasprit Bumrah’s form is causing concern for Mumbai Indians. Pacer conceded 42 runs in four overs against RCB and will be looking for a better performance when Mumbai Indians and KXIP meet in their fourth IPL 2020 game.
Rohit Sharma: The captain of Mumbai Indians is just two runs away from completing 5,000 IPL runs. He would like to make the occasion a memorable one by putting it in the batting masterclass and help bring back his way of winning.
Kirron Pollard: All-rounder of West Indies played a stormy innings of 60 runs in 24 balls in the last match of Mumbai Indians against RCB. Pollard is looking to continue his form against a KXIP bowling line-up, which will be less confident after the bullying from the Rajasthan Royals batsmen.
Trent Bolt: Kings XI Punjab have so far relied on their top order in the tournament with the likes of KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal. To stop KXIP from a good start and provide early success to the team, the New Zealand fast bowler will attack.
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KL Rahul: The KXIP captain is the leading run scorer in this year’s IPL scoring 222 runs in three matches. KL Rahul scored a century against RCB and a half-century against Rajasthan Royals. He will be hoping to continue his good performance with the bat and help his side to a second win.
Ravi Bishnoi: The young leg-spinner has impressed one and all in the three matches played in the IPL so far. Even during the run-fest against Rajasthan Royals, Bishnoi took three wickets for 34 runs in his four overs. He could prove to be a game-changer for KL Rahul in the middle overs and upset the star-studded Mumbai batsmen.
Mayank Agarwal: Mayank Agarwal will hope to continue his dream in this year’s IPL for a century against Rajasthan Royals. He is just one run behind KL Rahul in the top runners-up list this season and KXIP is hoping that the pair of Aggarwal and Rahul can once again give him a solid start.