The IPL 2020 season, the 13th edition of the cash-rich cricket league has its 36th match on 18th October when Mumbai Indians will take on Kings XI Punjab at the Dubai International Stadium.
The defending champions Mumbai Indians have been spectacular in the ongoing IPL season with 6 wins out of 8 games. They secured a whopping 8 wicket victory against KKR on Friday, where Quinton de Kock led the chase with an unbeaten 44-ball-79. Chahar picked two wickets, while Bumrah and Krunal landed economic figures.
Full Squad: Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, Rohit Sharma (c), Rahul Chahar, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Quinton de Kock (wk), Digvijay Deshmukh, Ishan Kishan (wk), Dhawal Kulkarni, Chris Lynn, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mohsin Khan, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Kieron Pollard, Prince Balwant Rai, Anukul Roy, Sherfane Rutherford, Anmolpreet Singh, Aditya Tare (wk), Saurabh Tiwary, Jayant Yadav, Suryakumar Yadav.
Kings XI Punjab
Although they are struggling at the bottom of the table, Kings XI Punjab shocked RCB last Thursday with a brilliant 8 wicket chase victory. The return of Chris Gayle was a big positive for the team as the run machine scored a stormy 53, while Mayank landed a 45 and the skipper KL Rahul remained unbeaten at 63. Shami and Murugan Ashwin picked two wickets each.
Full squad: KL Rahul (c & wk), Mohammed Shami, Karun Nair, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mandeep Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Deepak Hooda, Glenn Maxwell, Chris Jordan, James Neesham, Tajinder Singh, Prabhsimran Singh (wk), Murugan Ashwin, Harpreet Brar, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jagadeesha Suchith, Ravi Bishnoi, Hardus Viljoen, Darshan Nalkande, Arshdeep Singh, Sheldon Cottrell, Ishan Porel.
Waging odds: Mumbai Indians (1.57) vs Kings XI Punjab (2.25)
Mumbai Indians are priced at 1.57 and are the waging favourites. Betting ₹100 on them will earn you ₹157 if they snatch a victory.
Kings XI Punjab are the underdogs and are priced at 2.25 meaning if you bet ₹100 on them and if they win the match, you’ll be making ₹225.
In their last faceoff in the current IPL season, MI came out with a 48 run victory. However, coming off with a victory, plus the arrival of the destructive Chris Gayle back to the batting order, KXIP will be high on confidence eyeing another victory.
Nonetheless, MI have won five games consecutively and will be near impossible to break their streak, in addition to their remarkable bowling squad that gives them the upper hand against any imposing batting order.
Mumbai Indians will win the match.