Match Preview: Mumbai Indians Vs Kings XI Punjab

Kings XI Punjab get a final shot to make it to the playoffs and Mumbai Indians will try to retain their numero uno ranking

Mumbai Indians

Mumbai Indians have got permission from the Sri Lankan Cricket Board to retain Lasith Malinga for the entire season of IPL 10. Along with Mitchell McClenaghan, Malinga is key to Mumbai for a shot at the title.

Mumbai’s batting has been good so far, the top order and middle order have played extremely well. If the openers have failed to score runs, the middle order has put the team back on track. If they continue to play the same way Mumbai Indians should retain their status as top dog.

Kings XI Punjab

The bowling duo of Mohit Sharma and Sandeep Sharma have been bowling well against the two main batsmen of Mumbai Indians Kieron Pollard and Parthiv Patel. These two will play a crucial role in today’s encounter by picking up wickets and stop them from scoring runs.

Punjab have lost their South-African star batsmen Hashim Amla and David Miller. They still have a good batting line-up with players like Shaun Marsh, Glen Maxwell and Martin Guptill. They need to be calm and play some basic shorts and get the much-needed win against Mumbai Indians.