Mumbai Indians (MI) host Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 match that is crucial for both teams’ chances of progressing to the play-offs. If MI lose, they are out of this year’s competition while a loss for KXIP will leave their chances hanging by a thread. The Ravichandran Ashwin-led side comes into the match in very poor form having lost the last three games. In addition, their batting and bowling failed miserably in the last two games. Rohit Sharma’s MI come into the match having lost their last match to Rajasthan Royals. Kings XI Punjab have won the toss and have opted to field. Follow live cricket score of Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2018 match, here (LIVE SCORECARD | LIVE STREAMING INFO)
19:36 hrs IST: So Yuvraj Singh and Manoj Tiwary are back for the visitors, they replace Mayank Agarwal and Karun Nair. One change for Mumbai Indians, Kieron Pollard comes in for JP Duminy.
19:34 hrs IST: Teams –
Mumbai Indians: Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan(wk), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah
Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul(wk), Chris Gayle, Aaron Finch, Yuvraj Singh, Manoj Tiwary, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Andrew Tye, Mohit Sharma, Ankit Rajpoot
19:31 hrs IST: Kings XI Punjab have won the toss and have opted to bowl.
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19:10 hrs IST: STAT ATTACK – Kings XI Punjab have the worst run rate in the middle overs this IPL – 7.55.
19:04 hrs IST: After a roaring start to the tournament, Kings XI Punjab have lost momentum. After shooting themselves in the foot against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Monday, succumbing to 88 all out in 15.1 overs, Kings XI have had little time to regroup.
18:59 hrs IST: A defeat on tonight will signal the end of Mumbai’s campaign. Their precarious situation is owing to the four defeats suffered in their first five games — all last-over losses.
18:55 hrs IST: Hello and welcome to HT’s live coverage of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 match between Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab at the Wankhede Stadium.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman, KXIP’s find of the season could miss the rest of the IPL with a finger injury he suffered against KKR.
Apart from openers KL Rahul and Chris Gayle, none of the KXIP batsmen have made a meaningful contribution in this year’s IPL and it could be time for them to stand up and be counted.
In the 21 matches played between the two teams in Indian Premier League, Mumbai Indians have a slight edge having won 11 compared to 10 won by Kings Xi Punjab.