IPL 2020 Match 36- Punjab vs. Mumbai Predictions, Fantasy picks, and Probable XI
The 36th match of IPL 2020 will take place today October 18, 2020 between Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.
Mumbai Indians have won their last 5 games and are second in the points table. Punjab on the other hand sits at the bottom of the points table. Will the inclusion of Chris Gayle change their fortunes? Maybe.
Let's take a look at the Fantasy picks, predictions, and probable XI for this game.
Fantasy League picks
Suryakumar Yadav has shown some real class coming in at number 3. He has scored 243 runs in 8 matches with an impressive strike rate of 151. Should the opening pair fall for cheap, he can take the scoreboard ahead.
Captain and Vice-Captain
Quinton de Kock is another batsman for Mumbai Indians who boasts a strike rate of over 150. He was slow at the start of the tournament but now seems to back in his rhythm. With 448 runs, KL Rahul is the leading run-scorer of this season so far. He has an exceptional record against Mumbai Indians and you can expect a huge score from him this game.
Krunal Pandya plays two roles. One of a left-arm spin bowling and second of a middle-order hard-hitting batsman. He has taken 5 wickets in 8 games and put on some explosive batting whenever he got the chance.
Glenn Maxwell has not contributed enough for Kings XI Punjab this season. Usually seen sending the ball out of the stadium, he has scored 58 runs in 8 matches.
Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult are kryptonite for any opposition and they are proven match-winning bowlers for the Mumbai Indians. Mohammad Shami has taken 12 wickets in 8 matches for KXIP at an economy rate of 8.73.
Predictions, My XI, and Probable XI
Despite KL Rahul giving Punjab a good start, they seem to lose the match and as far as Fantasy Prediction goes, Mumbai seem to have the upper hand this game.
My XI – Quinton de Kock (Captain), KL Rahul (Vice-Captain), Suryakumar Yadav, Mohammad Shami, Mayank Agarwal, Rohit Sharma, Arshdeep Singh, Trent Boult, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Jasprit Bumrah.
Probable XI (KXIP)- KL Rahul (c/wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Deepak Hooda, K Gowtham, Chris Jordan, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh.
Probable XI (MI)- Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Trent Boult/Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah.