IPL2014: 22nd match – Mumbai Indians v Kings XI Punjab, 3 May, 2014

There’s nothing like the comfort of home venues, specially for IPL teams, and Saturday’s match against Kings XI Punjab may just be the fresh start Mumbai Indians are looking for. They were unbeaten in all home games last season and will hope they can keep the table-toppers from ruining their winning streak at the Wankhede.

Mumbai have some of the biggest names in cricket as part of their think-tank, but their squad selections have been baffling. An Indian batsman would have been ideal for the side, but if they opt for Simmons, it would mean that either Ben Dunk or Corey Anderson would have to be left out.

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There's nothing like the comfort of home venues, specially for IPL teams, and Saturday's match against Kings XI Punjab may just be the fresh start Mumbai Indians are looking for. They were unbeaten in all home games last season and will hope they can keep the table-toppers from ruining their winning streak at the Wankhede.

Mumbai have some of the biggest names in cricket as part of their think-tank, but their squad selections have been baffling.  An Indian batsman would have been ideal for the side, but if they opt for Simmons, it would mean that either Ben Dunk or Corey Anderson would have to be left out.

Compare this with Kings XI who have found balance in the squad early on. Their bowling was profligate at the start of the tournament but on pitches that were wearing down, they stepped up and did well on the days the batting failed. Indian grounds, with their flat tracks and short boundaries, will be a different challenge for them.

What our expert think about the game? Read on...

 

PunterPolls Prediction

Mumbai Indians still looking for their first win will take on an unbeaten team of the this edition IPL so far. This is going to be an interesting contest by keeping in mind that Mumbai Indians do have very good track record at their home. We are expecting big scoring match today and chasing team would have benefits. So toss is going to be important.

Our experts have decided to post their prediction after the toss as comments and will informed our paid members via email too.

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Updates

  1. So sorry guys, we were facing some technical issues and couldn’t reach you on time. Punjab 126/3 After 15 Overs. Match ODDs are 1.65 Punjab. Expected score 180+. Match winner will let you know in Lunch time.
  2. Punjab 145/4 after 18 Overs. Match ODDs 1.85 Punjab. Seems like Punjab is going to fall short of runs. Will pick our team at half time.
  3. Punjab managed to put 168. Match ODDs 1.83 Punjab. Pitch is flat with even bounce, so its 50-50 match and since Mumbai Playing at their home turf. Our experts are supporting Mumbai Indians in this match.
  4. 54/2 after 6.2 overs. Match ODDs 1.54 Mumbai. Hope you guys are happy now.

 

RESULT 22nd match - Mumbai Indians v Kings XI Punjab, 3 May, 2014

  • Kings XI Punjab
    54%
  • Mumbai Indians
    46%

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