Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab IPL Match Prediction

  • Oct 18, 2020
  • 19:30:00, GMT +5:30
  • Dubai Cricket Stadium - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Mumbai Indians MI Mumbai Indians
Kings XI Punjab KXIP Kings XI Punjab

Betting Tips

  • Top after eight games, Mumbai Indians take on the team bottom of the 2020 IPL table, Kings XI Punjab, in Dubai.
  • Mumbai have won their last five consecutive matches - a run which started with a win against Kings XI Punjab.
  • Kings XI, by contrast, lost five matches in a row despite boasting the top two scorers in the tournament, but KL Rahul hit 61* and Mayank Agarwal 45 as they beat RCB last time out.
Mumbai Indians

Our Pick Mumbai Indians are favourites to win

Posted On 17th October 2020 11:41:02
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MI vs KXIP Prediction & Betting Tips, IPL 2020

Table-topping Mumbai Indians take on last-placed Kings XI Punjab as the 2020 Indian Premier League continues with this match in Dubai. This fixture takes place at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on October 18 and the live action starts at 18:00 local time.

Mumbai won when these teams last met, with Rohit Sharma top-scoring as he hit 70 in a total of 191/4 in a 48-run win. They have not lost since either, winning five in a row in total to move top of the table – a position they maintained as Quinton de Kock fired them to an eight-wicket win against Kolkata Knight Riders last time out.

Kings XI Punjab lost five in a row in total, after their first win of the tournament, but doubled their win tally by beating Royal Challengers Bangalore last time out. KL Rahul, the tournament’s top-scorer so far, hit 61* and Mayank Agarwal – second in the batting charts – hit 45. Chris Gayle’s half-century was also key in an eight-wicket win sealed off the final ball.

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MI vs KXIP Toss Prediction

Both teams won despite being asked to field first last time out – the tendency has been to win the toss and bat first in the UAE this year.

Weather Report

The wind should ease by the evening on another hot, dry Dubai evening.

Pitch Condition

The wicket is flat and fast at Dubai, so the runs are usually plentiful.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2020.

Mumbai Indians Team News & Playing 11

MI Team News

Nathan Coulter-Nile was expensive with the ball last time out after replacing James Pattinson, but Mumbai might stick with the same line-up that earned such a dominant win against Kolkata.

MI Key Players

  • Quinton de Kock: Top-scored with 78* last time out to make it three half-centuries in eight innings so far in IPL 2020, with a strike rate of 151.97.
  • Rohit Sharma: Also passed 250 runs in this year’s tournament last time out, but fell short of adding his third half-century so far.
  • Jasprit Bumrah: Recaptured his form of late to move to 12 wickets in eight matches so far – the same as team-mate Trent Boult, but with a slightly better economy rate.

 MI Team Form

Mumbai made it five wins in a row by thrashing Kolkata Knight Riders last time out. Set 149 to win, Quinton de Kock hit 78* from just 44 balls to lead Mumbai to an eight wicket win in just 16.5 overs. Suryakumar Yadav had previously top-scored in Mumbai’s last two wins.

Mumbai Indians Predicted Playing 11

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

Kings XI Punjab Team News & Playing 11

KXIP Team News

The addition of Chris Gayle to the starting XI proved a successful one last time out as he hit 53 to lead them to a much-needed victory. Kings XI Punjab could now stick with that winning team.

KXIP Key Players

  • KL Rahul: Leading the batting charts after his 61* from 49 balls last time out. He has now hit one century and four half-centuries in just eight innings, with 448 runs in total.
  • Mayank Agarwal: Only Rahul has scored more than his opening partner has, after he scored 45 last time out to move to 382 in total.
  • Mohammed Shami: Mumbai’s top wicket-taker so far has 12 from eight matches, which includes two more last time out.

KXIP Team Form

Kings XI Punjab, despite the batting of KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal, had lost five matches in a row before their win against Royal Challengers Bangalore last time out. RCB hit 171/6 from their 20 overs, with Mohammed Shami and Murugan Ashwin taking two wickets apiece. In reply, Rahul (61*), Agarwal (45) and Chris Gayle (53) helped them to an eight-wicket win, as Nicholas Pooran hit the final ball for six.

Kings XI Punjab Predicted Playing 11

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

Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab Team Form in Last Five Matches

MI : W W W W W


MI vs KXIP Head to Head

Mumbai won for a 14th time in 25 games against Kings XI Punjab when they met earlier in the season. Rohit Sharma hit 70 from 45 balls and Kieron Pollard thumped 47* from 20 balls in a total of 191/4, before Mumbai’s bowlers limited Kings XI to 143/8 in reply.

MI vs KXIP Head to Head Stats

Matches Played MI Won KXIP Won Tie No Result
25 14 11 0 0

Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab Betting Odds

Mumbai Indians are favourites to beat Kings XI Punjab in this game.

Mumbai Indians Bet365 Odds

  • MI to win: Mumbai Indians are 1.61 favourites to win this game with Bet365
  • MI top team batsman: Rohit Sharma is 3.40 to be Mumbai Indians’ top team batsman with Bet365 and in-form Quinton de Kock can be backed at the same price alongside him. Suryakumar Yadav starred in two of their recent victories and is a very generous 5.00 with Bet365. Ishan Kishan can be backed at 6.50, meanwhile.
  • MI top team bowler: Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah each have 12 wickets to their name in this tournament so far. Boult is 3.75 to be Mumbai Indians’ top team bowler, while Bumrah is 3.00. Rahul Chahar is 5.50 with Bet365.

Kings XI Punjab Bet365 Odds

  • KXIP to win: Kings XI Punjab can be backed at 2.30 to win with Bet365.
  • KXIP top team batsman: Kings XI Punjab may have won just twice so far but they do boast the tournament’s top two runscorers. KL Rahul is 3.00 with Bet365 to be Kings XI Punjab’s top team batsman once again, while Mayank Agarwal is 4.00. After his half-century last time out, Chris Gayle can be backed at 4.50 – the same price as Nicholas Pooran.
  • KXIP top team bowler: Mohammed Shami is 3.00 with Bet365 to be Kings XI Punjab’s top team bowler after his 12 wickets so far. Chris Jordan is 4.00, while Murugan Ashwin is 5.00 after his excellent bowling effort last time out

Mumbai Indians Betway Odds

  • MI to win: Mumbai Indians are 1.57 favourites with Betway for this game.
  • MI top team batsman: Rohit Sharma is 3.25 to be Mumbai Indians’ top team batsman with Betway, as he was when these teams last met, while in-form pair Quinton de Kock and Suryakumar Yadav are 3.50 and 4.50 respectively.
  • MI top team bowler: Jasprit Bumrah is now 3.25 to be Mumbai Indians’ top team bowler with Betway, while Trent Boult is 3.60 and Nathan Coulter-Nile is 4.33. Rahul Chahar is 4.75 with Betway and Krunal Pandya can be backed at 5.00.

Kings XI Punjab Betway Odds

  • KXIP to win: Betway have set Kings XI Punjab at 2.25 to win this game.
  • KXIP top team batsman: In-form KL Rahul can be backed at 2.80 to be Mumbai Indians’ top team batsman with Betway and Mayank Agarwal is 3.75. After a half-century in his first appearance of the season last time out, Chris Gayle is 4.75 with Betway and Nicholas Pooran is 5.00.
  • KXIP top team bowler: Mohammed Shami is 3.25 with Betway to be Kings XI Punjab’s top team bowler, while Sheldon Cottrell is 3.60 and Chris Jordan can be backed at 4.00. Murugan Ashwin is 4.50.

Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab Prediction

Mumbai Indians are favourites to win this game after their excellent form so far and it is hard to look beyond them for this match.

Final Verdict

Back Mumbai Indians to beat Kings XI Punjab at 1.61 with Bet365 and 1.57 with Betway.

MI vs KXIP Dream11 Prediction

  • Wicket-keeper(s)

    You are spoiled for choice when it comes to wicket-keepers. KL Rahul is an obvious choice as he tops the run-scoring charts so far, but he is 11 credits. That is still worth paying, however – as is Quinton de Kock’s nine credits. Nicholas Pooran may be a step too far, however.

  • Batsmen

    Rohit Sharma is 10.5 credits but he can be key for Mumbai at the top of the order, while Mayank Agarwal has been key for Kings XI Punjab and comes in at 9.5 credits. Suryakumar Yadav is nine credits but has recently found some form and the main question then is whether to stretch for Chris Gayle at nine credits too. 

  • All-rounder(s)

    On the all-rounder front, with Glenn Maxwell out of form and Kieron Pollard expensive considering he is not a regular bowler, Krunal Pandya comes in at 8.5 credits and is a good option for value. 

  • Bowlers

    Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah are both nine credits but both have 12 wickets and so far and both are hard to ignore. Historically, their consistency could make them better picks than Gayle at the same price. That still leaves a necessity for two eight-credit players, but Murugan Ashwin and Rahul Chahar are both at that price and both come into the game on the back of excellent bowling last time out. Finally, Trent Boult is 8.5 credits – exactly what you have left – and he also has 12 wickets.

  • Captain/vice-captain

    Lokesh Rahul’s excellent batting makes him extremely hard to ignore and he is capable of more in this game too. Mumbai are favourites though and Quinton de Kock could be their key man with the bat.

MI vs KXIP Dream11 Team Prediction

  • Batsmen:Mayank Agarwal, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav

  • All Rounder:Krunal Pandya

  • Wicket Keeper:Lokesh Rahul (c), Quinton de Kock (vc)

  • Bowler:Mohammed Shami, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar, Murugan Ashwin

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