The table-toppers are up against a team that is dwelling at the bottom of the table. It’s Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab in match no. 36 of Indian Premier League (IPL). KXIP need to do everything possible to qualify for the playoffs. They are in a spot of bother indeed and both their batting and bowling departments are to go all guns blazing for literally every game from here on.
Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, are in a position where they can do nothing wrong and they now look favourites to defend their title. They just need to tweak a bit with their plans and the rest all seems fine with them currently.
These are the 3 players you can choose to not to opt in your Dream11 team for MI vs KXIP game:
1. Kieron Pollard (9.5 credits)
Kieron Pollard has been one of the finishers for MI that has harboured his team’s chase on most of the occasions. In this season though he hasn’t got enough opportunities be it with the bat or ball. With the top order performing really well and bowlers being on the mark we can conclude for now that Pollard getting chances to bat or ball are very less. Therefore you can exclude him from your Dream11 team.
2. Mohammed Shami (9 credits)
Mohammed Shami performed well initially this season. But he couldn’t continue in the same vein. With pitches getting slower and slower, his chances to pick wickets will be a bit difficult as KXIP have good spinners in their line up that have troubled batters. Considering these factors, you can opt for a spinner from either of the teams instead of opting for Shami for your Dream11 team in this game
3. Jasprit Bumrah (9 credits)
Jasprit Bumrah has been in good form this season. He has troubled most of the batsmen he played against be it initially or at the death. He has delivered whenever his captain has handed over the ball to him and mostly the batters look to play him out by not opting to take any risks against him. With Punjab having a good batting line up, it’ll be difficult for the Indian pacer to pick a wicket, and thereby you can go for an option against whom KXIP batters will fall prey to.
Disclaimer: This prediction is made based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. You consider the points mentioned while making your own team.