Match 13 of IPL 2020 in Abu Dhabi is between Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians, which pits two of the best batting units against the other. Here’s a ready reckoner for today’s KXIP vs MI IPL 2020 match for fantasy league players.
Fantasy Tips and Predictions
The KXIP openers KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal are separated by one run on the IPL 2020 points table, and they’ve scored 76% of the franchise’ runs so far. Make sure to add Nicholas Pooran, who showed in the previous game what he’s capable of. Thereon, it’s a bit of a lottery picking KXIP batsmen because nobody else has done well. Still, try to fit Glenn Maxwell into your fantasy team.
Get in MI’s top four, and if possible, Kieron Pollard. You will need spinners, for sure, so try to get in two of Rahul Chahar, Murugan Ashwin and Ravi Bishnoi. From the overseas lot, if you can fit in Trent Boult, go for it.
Best Fantasy Cricket Team
1 Quinton de Kock, 2 KL Rahul, 3 Nicholas Pooran, 4 Ishan Kishan, 5 Rohit Sharma, 6 Suryakumar Yadav, 7 Mayank Agarwal, 8 Glenn Maxwell, 9 Ravi Bishnoi, 10 Trent Boult, 11 Rahul Chahar
Given his red-hot form, go with KL Rahul. He’s done very well against Mumbai in the IPL, averaging 144.5 with a strike-rate of 144 since the 2018 season.
Choose Rohit Sharma, who has looked good in each innings even if the big score can just once.
MI likely XI: 1 Rohit Sharma (capt), 2 Quinton de Kock (wk), 3 Suryakumar Yadav, 4 Ishan Kishan, 5 Kieron Pollard, 6 Hardik Pandya, 7 Krunal Pandya, 8 James Pattinson/Nathan Coulter-Nile, 9 Rahul Chahar, 10 Trent Boult, 11 Jasprit Bumrah
Head to Head (In IPL)
Won by MI: 13 (54%)
Won by KXIP: 11 (46%)
Player to watch out for
Back in the MI lineup after missing two games, Ishan Kishan made up for lost time with a very fine 99 in the Super Over loss to RCB. He will bat at No 4, scores fast and can hit sixes off pace and spin.