Mumbai Indians is arguably the most balanced outfit in IPL 2020. But, they can't take bottom-placed Kings XI Punjab lightly for they not only have their openers occupying the top 2 spots on the Orange Cap list, but they also boast one of the most explosive top orders in this tournament. Guess what, it was boosted even further by the addition of Chris Gayle, who smashed a half-century against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Thursday. Thus, the MI pace trio comprising Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult and Nathan Coulter-Nile would look to make early inroads and expose their fragile middle order. On the other hand, MI have a long list of more-than-handy batters. So, if the KXIP attack cannot pick wickets at regular intervals, they would aim to keep a lid on the run-flow throughout MI's 20 overs.
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Venue Details and Pitch Report
18 Oct, 07:30 PM IST
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Paul Reiffel (Australia), Nitin Menon (India), Anil Chaudhary (India, TV)
The pitch has slowed and dried up with time. Even though Rohit Sharma loves to chase, he may reconsider his decision because the captain winning the toss would want to bat first and put something around 180 runs on the board.
It would be a hot and humid day with temperatures hovering between 34 and 33 degree celsius. We are in for full 40 overs.