Mumbai Indians will take on Kings XI Punjab in match number 22 of this season at Holkar Stadium in Indore on Thursday. The two time IPL winners will look to continue their winning form after winning four back-to-back matches.
On the other hand, hosts Kings XI Punjab will be looking to regroup in this important match. Maxwell and Co. will have to have find a way to get back in winning ways.
Here are the players to watch out for Kings XI Punjab Vs Mumbai Indians tie:
Manan Vohra – The youngster almost won the game for his team against SRH. But he would not be happy for not getting the team over the line. His 95-run knock against the good bowling attack of Sunrisers Hyderabad will boost his confidence when he plays against the Mumbai Indians on Thursday.
Shaun Marsh – The Australian batsman has been one of the most successful openers for Kings XI Punjab over the years. Unfortunately Maxwell has not trusted his country mate. Instead of Shaun Marsh, Maxwell is happy to go with Hashim Amla. But Shaun Marsh deserves a chance to play for KXIP in this season.
Sandeep Sharma – The young swing bowler from India has impressed one and all with his line and length. But he needs to be consistent with the swinging new ball. Against Mumbai Indians he will be tested as they have attacking batsmen like Parthiv Patel, Jos Buttler, Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard and the Pandya Brothers.
Darren Sammy – The West Indian player will strengthen KXIP. His experience and all round skills will help the KXIP team to a great extent. Kings XI Punjab
missing a good batting all-rounder. If they pick Darren Sammy then their problems will be solved to an extent. Sammy will add more depth to their
Here are the players to watch out for Mumbai Indians Vs Kings XI Punjab
Rohit Sharma – The skipper got his form back in the game against the Gujarat Lions. He was the man who took Mumbai Indians home. But many still feel
number 3 position is not situated for a destructive batsman like him. He is too good when he opens the inning. As he has said, “Dhoni told me to open the
that changed my career”. And as Jos Buttler is not making a mark as an opener, it would be interesting to see whether Rohit Sharma opens with Parthiv Patel
Nitish Rana – Like Sanju Samson, Rishab Pant, Krunal Pandya, Nitish Rana is also making a good name for himself. Rana is the man who should bat at
3 for Mumbai Indians. The knocks that Nitish Rana has played till now have come at number 3 batting position. Rana is the player who could win matches for
and is the player to watch out
Kieron Pollard – Pollard played a gem of an innings against RCB when his team was in trouble. Innings like this will be needed from him in future if
Indians want to lift the IPL trophy for the 3rd time.
Mitchell Johnson – The Aussie pace bowler should get a chance to strengthen their fast bowling department. It would be nightmares for the batsmen to face Mitchell Johnson, Jasprit Bumrah and Mitchell McClenaghan. With the brand new ball, Mitchell Johnson addition will add more power to MI squad as he can bat as well.