Mumbai Indians will lock horns with Kings XI Punjab in the 24th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Mumbai on Wednesday. The game is an important one for both teams who are in the mix to qualify for the next stage of the competition. The home side are currently placed fifth with six points after five matches played and a win can take them as high as second on the league table. In the previous five meetings between both teams, it is advantage Mumbai as they've won thrice compared to Punjab's two victories.
Mumbai will enter the match high on confidence as they registered a thumping 40-run win in their previous match against Sunrisers Hyderabad. In the batting department, the team will be relying on the likes of captain Rohit Sharma, South Africa's wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock and West Indies' power hitter Kieron Pollard to score bulk of the runs, whereas on the bowling front, the onus will be on the pace trio of India's Jasprit Bumrah, West Indies' Alzarri Joseph and Australia's Jason Behrendorff to provide timely breakthroughs.
On the other hand, Punjab are placed on the third position with eight points after six matches and a big win can take them extremely close to the top of the league table. The visitors will be also coming in the match with a lot of confidence as they secured a comfortable six-wicket win in their previous match, which was also against Sunrisers Hyderabad. In the batting