Two top contenders of Indian Premier League 2020 will compete today in match no. 13 as Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians match is happening at Sheikh Zayed Stadium located at Abu Dhabi. Both these teams have looked most impressive in the tournament and although they are on the 5th and 6th spots on the table standings at present but the way they have performed in their opening 3 matches, we can definitely say that one of these sides will surely top the points tally by the end of the league stage.
Kings XI Punjab has won the crucial coin toss and their captain KL Rahul has decided to bowl first. Well its a double edge sword in my opinion as the teams who have batted first as of now in this 13th edition of IPL, have won most of the match. Even in the last nights match between Rajasthan and Kolkata, RR skipper Steve Smith made the same mistake of fielding first and in the end Rajasthan lost the match by a huge margin of 37 runs.
Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): 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
Kings XI Punjab (Playing XI): Lokesh Rahul(w/c), Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Nair, James Neesham, Sarfaraz Khan, Krishnappa Gowtham, Mohammed Shami, Sheldon Cottrell, Ravi Bishnoi
KXIP vs MI 13th IPL Match 1 Oct 2020 Score Updates
Mumbai Indians – 191/4 – 20 Overs
Kings XI Punjab– 143/8 – 20 Overs
Mumbai Indians won the match by 48 runs
We are predicting a Mumbai Indians victory tonight as we have earlier said, the decision to bowl first on these slow tracks of Abu Dhabi and Dubai is a very dicey one and if pitch behaves in the same way like it did in the last nights game then definitely Punjab will regret their decision of bowling first by the end of the night.