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Indian Premier League 2020: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul look for to allege tables as Mumbai Indians face Kings XI Punjab

After slumping to two defeats from three matches, defending champions Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab will both be desperate for a victory after they strive against it out in Match 13 of the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.

The Rohit Sharma-led facet kicked off their campaign at the 13th season of the lucrative T20 match against Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Chennai Mountainous Kings (CSK) with a 5-wicket defeat earlier than registering their first occupy with a 49-bustle victory over Kolkata Knight Riders of their 2d match.

On the opposite hand, Mumbai Indians did not capitalise on the a similar and suffered a Mountainous Over defeat at the fingers of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).

Kings XI Punjab, on the opposite hand, started their match with a Mountainous Over defeat against Shreyas Iyer-led Delhi Capitals earlier than sealing a crushing 97-bustle occupy over the Virat Kohli-led RCB in the 2d match.

The KL Rahul-led facet then suffered a four-wicket defeat at the fingers of Steve Smith’s Rajasthan Royals of their final fixture.

Despite clinching perfect one victory in the three matches they’ve performed thus a ways, the Kings XI Punjab had displayed some of course impressive peformances with the bat, namely by openers KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal. The two openers are for the time being the two leading bustle-scorers of the IPL 2020 with a whole of 222 and 221 runs, respectively.

Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians are for the time being languishing down at the sixth put in the IPL standings and are but to clinch a large occupy.

Talking about head-to-head file between the two sides, four-time winners Mumbai Indians retain a itsy-bitsy advantage over Kings XI Punjab going into the clash.

The two teams dangle faced every other in a whole of 24 IPL matches, with Mumbai Indians rising victorious on 13 times and KXIP worthwhile 11 of them.

The Mumbai-basically based mostly mostly franchise additionally holds a better file than Kings XI Punjab as a ways because the final 5 conferences between the two sides are fervent. Rohit Sharma’s facet has received three of the final 5 clashes against the Punjab-basically based mostly mostly crew.

The two squads are as follows:

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, Chris Lynn, Saurabh Tiwary, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mitchell McClenaghan, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Sherfane Rutherford, Jayant Yadav, Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, Digvijay Deshmukh, Prince Balwant Rai 

Kings XI Punjab: Lokesh Rahul(w/c), Mayank Agarwal, Glenn Maxwell, Nicholas Pooran, Karun Nair, James Neesham, Sarfaraz Khan, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Sheldon Cottrell, Ravi Bishnoi, Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Chris Jordan, Krishnappa Gowtham, Deepak Hooda, Hardus Viljoen, Jagadeesha Suchith, Ishan Porel, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Tajinder Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Arshdeep Singh, Simran Singh, Harpreet Brar

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