IPL 2020: Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Preview, Probable XI, Head-to-Head and Fantasy 11

Mumbai Indians won the last encounter against Kings XI Punjab; Kieron Pollard won the 'Man of the Match' award.

MI vs KXIP preview

Defending champions and table-toppers of this season Mumbai Indians (MI) are all set to play their ninth match of IPL 2020. They will host Kings XI Punjab on October 17, 2020 (Sunday) at the Dubai International Stadium in Dubai from 7:30 PM (IST) onwards. 

Last time when these two teams met earlier in the tournament, Rohit Sharma and co. registered a massive victory of 48 runs. Moreover, while MI occupy the top spot at the Points Table, Kings XI Punjab are placed at the last position. 

Mumbai Indians (MI)

Mumbai Indians
MI Players

Mumbai Indians have played like the best team of IPL 2020 thus far in the UAE. They have registered brilliant performances in their last five encounters, resulting in as many victories. Various players have won them different games, which is always a tremendous sign for any franchise.

Also, they have made the least changes in their playing XI over the eight matches. Nathan Coulter-Nile played the last game but had a below-average outing. As a result, James Pattinson might make a comeback in the side.

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)

Kings XI Punjab
Kings XI Punjab

The performance of Kings XI Punjab has been exactly opposite to that of the Mumbai-based franchise. They have managed to register just two wins in their eight clashes thus far in IPL 2020. But KL Rahul and co. witnessed a nail-biting victory in their last encounter against Royal Challengers Bangalore. 

After finally crossing the winning line, KXIP will have some momentum in their dugout while coming to this match. Moreover, Chris Gayle’s performance in the last game will give them even more confidence against the MI Paltan. 

Match Details

  • Date: October 18, 2020
  • Time: 7:30 PM onwards (IST)
  • Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai


Mumbai Indians Full Squad

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

Kings XI Punjab Full Squad 

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

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Ideal Playing XIs

Mumbai Indians Playing XI

  • Rohit Sharma (c)
  • Quinton de Kock (wk)
  • Suryakumar Yadav
  • Ishan Kishan
  • Hardik Pandya
  • Kieron Pollard
  • Krunal Pandya
  • James Pattinson/Nathan Coulter-Nile
  • Trent Boult
  • Rahul Chahar
  • Jasprit Bumrah

Kings XI Punjab Playing XI

  • Mayank Agarwal
  • KL Rahul (c&wk)
  • Chris Gayle
  • Nicholas Pooran
  • Glenn Maxwell
  • Deepak Hooda
  • Chris Jordan
  • Murugan Ashwin
  • Mohammed Shami
  • Arshdeep Singh
  • Ravi Bishnoi


Total matches played: 25

MI won: 14

KXIP won: 11

No Result: 0

Tie: 0

Fantasy XI


  • KL Rahul
  • Quinton de Kock (c)


  • Suryakumar Yadav
  • Chris Gayle
  • Mayank Agarwal (vc)
  • Hardik Pandya


  • Kieron Pollard
  • Glenn Maxwell


  • Rahul Chahar
  • Ravi Bishnoi
  • Jasprit Bumrah

Key Players:

Mumbai Indians: Quintin de Kock, Kieron Pollard, Jasprit Bumrah

Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Ravi Bishnoi

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