The first of the weekend encounter this week would be between the Kings XI Punjab and the Mumbai Indians. The Mumbai Indians are fresh after a thrilling win against the Royal Challengers Bangalore in their previous encounter. The Kings XI Punjab is expecting to register a win after their loss against the Kolkata Knight Riders. In the Kings XI Punjab line up, the opening combination is not firing as expected. Is your career/business not going as expected? Find out why! Get accurate and instant answers from our expert Vedic Astrologers on our Instant Insight service!
Kings XI Dug Out
Gayle looked good, but on the other hand, KL Rahul is not firing. His emergence at the top would let Kings XI Punjab post a good total. The middle order of the KXIP side looks solid with Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh and David Miller offering stiff resistance. Like in the previous game for Kings XI, David Miller’s form would offer them good resistance down the order. Rahul is under severe pressure and is due for a big score up front. Gayle should play his natural game without thinking much.
This offers the much-needed thrust at the top of the order for the Kings XI Punjab. In the bowling department, Shami and Andrew Tye are doing well. The inclusion of Varun Chakravarthy in place of the Afghan Rookie Mujeeb Ur Rahman has backfired Ashwin, and the skipper has to rethink on his strategy to field his best XI for the day. Although continuous controversies are coming towards the Kings XI Punjab skipper, he has to keep everything aside and go ahead with all guns blazing.
Mumbai Indians Dug Out
On the other hand, speaking about the Mumbai Indians, the openers are in red hot form. Quinton de Kock has missed out on the previous encounter against the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Otherwise, it would have been a different ball game with Rohit Sharma also performing well. The Mumbai Indians side looks solid with Bumrah and Malinga spearheading the bowling department. Bumrah is on the song and with Malinga’s experience; they are well on course for a great finish this season. Mayank Markande’s inclusion has offered Mumbai the right combination. Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya are also effectively active.
Krunal Pandya and Mayank Markande could well restrict the opposition in the middle overs. The return of Yuvraj has bolstered the Mumbai Indians’ middle order.
Yuvraj looked at his best in the encounter against the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Although he got dismissed, the shots that he played to bring up 3 consecutive sixes of Yuzvendra Chahal displayed the class and aggressive intent of the southpaw that made us remember the vintage Yuvi of the evergreen phase of Indian Cricket almost a decade back. The presence of Yuvraj automatically makes the opposition lose hope.
KXIP vs. Mumbai Indians One-on-one
Going by the records, Mumbai Indians would love to maintain their winning streak against the Kings XI Punjab as in the previous 5 encounters between the two giants; the Mumbai Indians have emerged winners outperforming Kings XI Punjab convincingly. Out win all your obstacles and succeed in your life with our Personalized Fire Labs – now at 30% OFF! Not to forget about Yuvraj Singh who would be playing against Kings XI Punjab, the franchise that he represented last season. It would also be a homecoming for the Prince of Punjab, as he would be playing against the Kings XI at Chandigarh.
According to Horary Astrological Predictions, Mumbai Indians have the upper hand in this face off. This would be a normal encounter with minimum fireworks expected. It would not be a one-sided encounter. At the same time, it would offer viewers interest in patches right from the beginning of the game. The Ascendant lord is considered as Kings XI Punjab and the 7th lord as Mumbai Indians. The 7th house star lord and the subsequent 3rd house, 10th house and 11th house star lords favor the Mumbai Indians to go past the Kings XI. Decode your road to success from your birth chart! Talk LIVE to our Vedic experts on phone/Skype through Live Astrology Consultation.