Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab Live TV, lineups and Preview IPL T20 May 13

The fifth placed Mumbai Indians will face a struggling Kings XI Punjab side on Friday night. This fixture of MI vs KXIP can prove to be extremely important for the home side whereas it is going to be a do-or-die outing for the visitors. All in all, an explosive encounter is on our way!

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Match details:

Time: 13th May, 2016 – 8pm IST.
Venue: ACA – VDCA stadium in Visakhapatnam.
Channels: Sony ESPN, Set Max, Sony Six.

Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab possible lineups:

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (C), Parthiv Patel (Wk), Ambati Rayudu, Jos Buttler, Kieron Pollard, Nitish Rana, Krunal Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan, Harbhajan Singh, Tim Southee, Jasprit Bumrah.

Kings XI Punjab: Murali Vijay (C), Hashim Amla, Marcus Stoinis, David Miller, Glen Maxwell, Wriddhiman Saha (Wk), Akshar Patel, Mohit Sharma, Anureet Singh, KC Cariappa, Sandeep Sharma.

Preview: The Indians toppled the Royal Challengers Bangalore top order quite easily and came out victorious in their last game. It was a good show by the Mumbai bowlers, and the batsmen were consistent throughout the game to chase the total of 151 successfully. Although they occupy the fifth spot, they are now only two points behind the Sunrisers, who are at the zenith with 14 points from 11 games. And a big win against Kings XI, the bottom one in the league table, will take the Indians to the second place, leapfrogging Kolkata, Delhi and Gujarat on their way.The visitors, however, are entirely on the different side of the spectrum. They need a win for survival – for yet another loss will leave them hanging on a thread, relying on some slim mathematical possibilities. However, a convincing victory may even take them two places up and withing two points of the play-off spots. Naturally, the Punjab side will have to bring out their best in this MI vs KXIP fixture to stay in the competition.

Mumbai Indians, winning four of their last five matches, should not see any reason to change the eleven that started against RCB. Nitish Rana got his first chance in that game, replacing an off form Hardik Pandya. Although he did not score a lot, he should get another opportunity to prove his worth. Other than that, Rohit Sharma’s side looks a lot settled than their opponents.

The Punjab side, as we mentioned before, are struggling a lot in this edition, mainly due to the lack of show from their overseas players. David Miller and Glen Maxwell have been out of form and they need to step up now. Maxwell had to sit the last match out due to an injury, but he should replace Farhaan Behardien in this game. On the other hand, Hashim Amla joined the squad a week ago and played the last two games. However, he has not been able to live up to his standard yet.

In the bowling department, Sandeep Sharma and Mohit Sharma looked good at occasions, but the side lack someone looking like a threat to the opponent top order. The spinning options, in the form of Akshar Patel and KC Cariappa, also looked ordinary. In a nutshell, the bowling lineup may find it challenging to stop the destructive batting of the Mumbai Indians. The away side, consequently, will rely largely on their batting options, especially the new skipper Murali Vijay who has been the only consistent performer for his team so far!

Pitch and toss:

Visakhapatnam, new home ground for Mumbai Indians, has played host to two matches so far. And the bowlers were the stars on both occasions. In the first one, Mumbai were bundled out for a paltry 92 by the pack of seamers of Sunrisers Hyderabad. And in the last game played here, Adam Zampa took 6 wickets for 19 to help Pune restrict Sunrisers to a small total. This time also, the bowlers should get some assistance and it might be a good idea to bat first, for a change!

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