IPL 2018, Match 34: KXIP vs MI - Match preview, head-to-head, pitch report & key stats
KXIP return to IPL action after a week-long break.
Kings XI Punjab will come into the game after a week-long break. The fourth-placed side will be hoping to regain their form at their new base, Indore.
Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians are on the verge of an exit from the IPL 2018. Mumbai will need to win all of their remaining matches to be in contention for the playoffs.
Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians, Details
Match Date: 4 May 2018, Friday
Match Timing: 20:00 IST, 14:30 GMT
Match Venue: Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore, India
Expected Crowd Turnout: The base now shifts to Indore for the Kings XI from Punjab. It will be the first match of IPL 2018 in Indore. It is expected to be a house-full game with a total crowd turnout of 27,500.
The temperature should be around 37 degrees Celsius. The humidity levels will hover at around the 23% mark, while there is no forecast of rain. The weather will be a bit hazy with a cloud cover of 31%, and it is expected to be a hot evening in Indore.
The track at Holkar stadium usually favors the batsmen. With even bounce and short boundaries, batsmen tend to rule the roost. However, spinners might come into play later in the game, which will make it a competitive T20 wicket to play on.
KXIP 10 - MI 10. Both teams are level in head-to-heads, with ten wins apiece.
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) IPL 2018 Squad
Lokesh Rahul (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Mayank Agarwal, Aaron Finch, Yuvraj Singh, Karun Nair, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Andrew Tye, Mohit Sharma, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Chris Gayle, David Miller, Ankit Rajpoot, Manoj Tiwary, Barinder Sran, Akshdeep Nath, Ben Dwarshuis, Pradeep Sahu, and Manzoor Dar.
Mumbai Indians (MI) IPL 2018 Squad
Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Akila Dananjaya, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah, Mustafizur Rahman, Rahul Chahar, Saurabh Tiwary, Ben Cutting, Pradeep Sangwan, Jean-Paul Duminy, Mitchell McClenaghan, Tajinder Singh, Sharad Lumba, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, MD Nidheesh, and Adam Milne.
All the stats and numbers ahead of match No. 34 between KXIP and MI
1 – Rohit Sharma needs to hit one more size to complete 300 sixes in the history of T20 cricket. He will become the seventh player in the history of T20 cricket to hit 300 or more sixes.
1 – Ravichandran Ashwin requires one more wicket to surpass Sunil Narine on the list of most IPL wickets. Ashwin will become the seventh highest wicket-taker in the history of IPL.
4 – Kieron Pollard needs to hit four more sixes to surpass Yusuf Pathan on the list of most IPL sixes. Hitting these four sixes, Pollard will acquire the eight position on the list of most IPL sixes.
13 – Chris Gayle requires 13 more runs to surpass MS Dhoni on the list of most IPL runs. Amassing these runs, Gayle will become the seventh highest run-scorer in the history of IPL.
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