In the 24th match of this year's IPL, high-flying Kings XI Punjab travel to Mumbai to face three-time champions Mumbai Indians at the iconic Wankhede.
Riding on their home form, Punjab find themselves in the running for a playoff berth while Mumbai have blown hot and cold with three wins out of five this season. An Alzarri Joseph special took them home against a formidable SRH side last week and would be looking to sustain the momentum against KXIP, who have put out good performances on a consistent basis.
Here are a few tips to help you pick your Dream11 team.
Squads to choose from
Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock, Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Siddhesh Lad, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Ben Cutting, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah, Barinder Sran, Rasikh Dar, Mitchell McClenaghan, Lasith Malinga, Jason Behrendorff, Anukul Roy, Anmolpreet Singh, Yuvraj Singh, Pankaj Jaiswal, Aditya Tare, Rahul Chahar, Alzarri Joseph and Jayant Yadav
Kings XI Punjab
Ravi Ashwin (C), Chris Gayle, KL Rahul, Karun Nair, Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, David Miller, Sarfraz Khan, Moises Henriques, Harpreet Brar, Sam Curran, Varun Chakravarthi, PrabhSimran Singh, Nicolas Pooran, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammad Shami, Andrew Tye, Hardus Viljoen, Ankit Rajpoot, Arshdeep Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Agnivesh Ayachi
Playing XI Updates
No changes are expected of Mumbai Indians after a sensational win against SRH in their own backyard. Alzarri Joseph should keep his place while Ishan Kishan will be persisted for one more game after a tough start to his IPL 2019.
The onus will be on Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock to provide another whirlwind start to put the pressure on a good KXIP unit as they seek their fourth win of the season.
Possible XI: Rohit(C), de Kock(WK), Kishan, Surya, Hardik, Pollard, Krunal, Chahar, Bumrah, Alzarri and Behrendorff.
Kings XI Punjab
With a good pitch on offer at the Wankhede, the same team could be persisted with again although Mujeeb's injury could be a concern. The batting should remain the same with Chris Gayle expected to come good against a good Mumbai bowling unit led by Jasprit Bumrah.
KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal are also in very good form and will once again be critical to their cause.
Possible XI: Gayle, Rahul(WK), Agarwal, Sarfaraz, Mandeep, Miller, Curran, Ashwin(C), Rajpoot, Shami and Mujeeb.
Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab, Indian Premier League 2019, Match 24
10th April 2019, 8:00 PM IST
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Total Matches: 23
Matches in Wankhede: 8 (4 MI, 4 KXIP)
Last 5 Matches: 3 MI, 2 KXIP
Last Match: 30 March 2019: KXIP (177-2, 18.4 overs) beat MI (176-7, 20 overs) by 8 wickets, Mohali
Man of the Match: Mayank Agarwal (43 off 21)
Last Match in Mumbai: 16 May 2018: MI (186-8, 20 overs) beat KXIP (183-5, 20 overs) by 3 runs
Man of the Match: Jasprit Bumrah (3/15)
Fantasy Tips and Suggestions
Wicket-keeper: KL Rahul seems to be in very good form and should be picked after a wonderful performance against SRH in Mohali. Although de Kock is also due for a big one, KL Rahul should come good against the likes of Bumrah and Behrendorff.
Batsmen: Chris Gayle and Rohit Sharma are must have players in the side while the likes of Mayank Agarwal and Ishan Kishan are also worthy candidates with their ability to take on the bowlers on a good surface.
All-rounders: One of Krunal or Hardik Pandya should suffice in the team with their all-round skills sure to come into the play during the course of the match while Sam Curran skill-set should be backed against a good MI side
Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Shami are the designated death bowlers for either side and should be picked in the side. One of Mujeeb or Ankit Rajpoot should make the team as well along with the Alzarri Joseph, who had an amazing debut against SRH
Captain: KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma have exemplary records at the Wankhede and should be the beneficiaries of a flat track in Mumbai. Along with the aforementioned duo, Krunal Pandya and Chris Gayle are also viable options to choose as captain.
Fantasy Suggestion for Dotball #1: KL Rahul(WK), Chris Gayle, Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan and Sarfaraz Khan, Krunal Pandya, Sam Curran, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami, Mujeeb ur Rahman and Alzarri Joseph. Captain: KL Rahul
Fantasy Suggestion for Dotball #2: KL Rahul (WK), Chris Gayle, Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Sam Curran, Ravi Ashwin, Mohammad Shami, Jasprit Bumrah and Alzarri Joseph. Captain: Rohit Sharma
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