Mumbai Indians v Kings XI Punjab betting tips are placed in this article. The Kings XI Punjab will look to keep their hopes in the IPL 2017 alive when they take on the Mumbai Indians on Thursday, May 11 at the Wankhede Stadium.
Time: 8 pm local (2.30 pm GMT)
The Mumbai Indians are the only team already through to the playoffs and will look to seal off their top two berth with a win here. A win here will ensure no other team will be able to overtake them and just one team will be able to level them on points which means they get a second dash at the final even if they lose their playoffs match.
Kings XI Punjab needed to win three games in a row to have a chance of making the playoffs and won the first of those three against the Kolkata Knight Riders last match thanks to an all-round showing. A win against the Mumbai Indians and Kolkata, Hyderabad and Pune will all be on high alert.
Mumbai Indians will hope Krunal Pandya is fit to play again after he missed one before of an injury but other than that they won’t be looking to make any changes. Lendl Simmons looked to have fit in well in the opener’s role and the batting looks steady despite their collapse last game to Hyderabad.
Mumbai Indians’ expected playing XI:
Simmons, Parthiv, Nitish, Rohit, Pollard, Krunal/Karn, Hardik, Harbhajan, McClenaghan, Malinga, Bumrah.
Punjab’s win over the Kolkata was based on how well their spinners, the trio of Axar Patel, Swapnil Singh and Rahul Rewatia bowled in the middle and end overs. However, will the Wankhede pitch allow them the luxury to play three spinners again?
Kings XI Punjab’s expected playing XI:
Guptill, Manan, Marsh, Maxwell, Axar, Saha, Tewatia, Mohit, Natarajan, Sandeep, Henry.
Mumbai Indians v Kings XI Punjab head to head:
It’s quite a close head to head between Mumbai and Punjab with the Mumbai Indians leading marginally at 10-9. The last time these two teams played this season saw the Mumbai Indians chase down 199 despite a Hashim Amla century.
Mumbai Indians v Kings XI Punjab betting tips:
Mumbai Indians to win: 8/11 (Best odds here with bet365)