They may have ousted KKR last time round, but their difficulty level will be tested again in a must-win scenario when they lock horns against table-toppers Mumbai Indians, who have hardly put a foot wrong in this edition. KXIP will also know that they are a depleted unit after Hashim Amla and David Miller left the squad to join their national team. Maxwell hence is required to fire. Some are also of the belief that he should promote himself up the order. Marsh will again be looked upon as somebody who will anchor the innings.
Although Mumbai have qualified for the playoffs, they haven’t booked a top-two spot yet. With 18 points in 12 games, Mumbai need one win from their remaining two matches to ensure that, so MI too have something to play for. Nitish Rana will be a player to watch out for as he has been in supreme touch.
Where to watch MI vs KXIP live telecast?
The live telecast of MI vs KXIP clash will be broadcasted on Sony Six and Sony Max at 19:30 hrs.
Where to watch MI vs KXIP live streaming?
The live streaming of the IPL 2017 Match 51 will be available on Hotstar.
The likely XIs
Mumbai Indians 1 Lendl Simmons, 2 Parthiv Patel (wk), 3 Nitish Rana, 4 Rohit Sharma (capt), 5 Kieron Pollard, 6 Hardik Pandya, 7 Karn Sharma, 8 Harbhajan Singh, 9 Mitchell McClenaghan, 10 Lasith Malinga, 11 Jasprit Bumrah
Kings XI Punjab: 1 Martin Guptill, 2 Manan Vohra, 3 Shaun Marsh, 4 Glenn Maxwell (capt), 5 Wriddhiman Saha (wk), 6 Axar Patel, 7 Rahul Tewatia, 8 Swapnil Singh, 9 Matt Henry, 10 Mohit Sharma, 11 Sandeep Sharma