Kings XI Punjab captain KL Rahul will face fellow India international player Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians in IPL 2020. Watch KXIP vs MI live.
It will be the battle of the Indian cricket team’s openers when the KL Rahul-led Kings XI Punjab take on Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians in IPL 2020 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.
Both teams come into the match having experienced demoralising losses in their previous games. KXIP, riding on Mayank Agarwal’s first IPL century, were in control against Rajasthan Royals before RR’s Rahul Tewatia swung the game with five sixes in an over.
KXIP captain KL Rahul will have a major job to pump up his bowlers from a bad day at the office. The one positive for KXIP is that their batsmen seem to be in top form and Jamaican legend Chris Gayle is waiting in the wings, only making them more menacing.
Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, went through a range of emotions against the Royal Challengers Bangalore. The defending champions looked down and out in the chase before youngster Ishan Kishan and veteran Kieron Pollard combined to almost chase down 80 in the final four overs.
Ishan Kishan fell one short of a century and MI only managed to tie the match, which they eventually went on to lose in the Super Over.
MI captain Rohit Sharma will be demanding a better show from both his batsmen and bowlers, especially lynchpin Jasprit Bumrah, who has not quite looked at his best this Indian Premier League season. Watch KXIP vs MI on live streaming.
Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians, 7.30 PM Indian Standard Time (IST)
IPL 2020 will be broadcast live on the Star Sports network in India. Fans can watch Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 2 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi and Star Sports 1 Hindi HD TV channels.
Live streaming of KXIP vs MI will be on Disney+ Hotstar – Star’s digital OTT platform.