IPL 2020: Top 3 Picks for Mumbai Indians against Kings XI Punjab

KKR vs MI Match Prediction

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Mumbai Indians are back of a heartbreaking loss against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Monday and will square up against Kings XI Punjab on Thursday at Sheikh Zayed Stadium.

Despite the loss against RCB, Mumbai Indians have a lot of positivities. Ishan Kishan who was brought in as a replacement for Saurabh Tiwary. Ishan did a great job with his spectacular 99 but also with great fielding efforts. Also, Keiron Pollard scored his half-century in IPL after two years and was back to his usual best. However, the form of Jasprit Bumrah will be a concern for Rohit Sharma as he is being taken to task by the opposition in previous games.

As Kings XI Punjab is also on the back of a defeat, they will be looking to go at their fullest to achieve victory. Here are the top three picks for Mumbai Indians against Kings XI Punjab on Thursday at Sheikh Zayed Stadium:

#1) Ishan Kishan

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The young left-handed wicket-keeper batsman played a scintillating knock of 99 runs but went in vain against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Partnering with Keiron Pollard, Ishan Kishan brought his team almost to the brink of the victory before getting dismissed in the final over. The fans felt for the player as he was pictured in despair and distraught against Royal Challengers Bangalore.

The left-handed batsman was picked in place of the injured Saurabh Tiwary and justified his selection. He will be one of the top three picks for Mumbai Indians against Kings XI Punjab as they have three leggies coming to the play.

#2) Keiron Pollard

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Kieron Pollard was the difference between the two sides on Monday. Mumbai Indians were reduced to four wickets in the 14th over and were on the losing side. RCB were cruising to an easy victory in the 16th over but Pollard had different plans. He sent the deliveries bowled by Adam Zampa and Yuzvendra Chahal into the second tier and brought the team back into the game. Pollard sent the last ball to a boundary, taking the match to the super over. Though MI lost the game, it was Keiron Pollard’s partnership with Ishan Kishan that got Mumbai closer to the victory.

#3) Quinton de Kock

The Protean wicket-keeper hasn’t picked his form yet in 2020 but he is very near to it. Against Royal Challengers, he had found his mojo before getting dismissed, playing a bad shot. Against Punjab, Quinton de Kock can re-discover the form as he will be against the leg-break bowlers and left-arm fast bowler.

Quinton de Kock will be one of the top three pick players against Punjab and will look to relieve his captain by providing an explosive start. Can he discover his mojo?