Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live cricket blog and updates’ post of Match No. 22 of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 between Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Mumbai Indians (MI). The match will be played at the Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore. KXIP are currently at the No. 5 spot in the IPL 10 points table while MI are handsomely above them at No. 3. Both teams have played equal number of matches so far. MI will get to the Numero Uno position if they win, while KXIP will edge past Delhi Daredevils in the table at number four. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians – Match 22
This will also be the first time that Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians clash at the Holkar Stadium. This will also be the last home game for KXIP in Indore, before they move to their primary home ground in Mohali. KXIP are coming off a narrow defeat by the hands of Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). It was only Manan Vohra, who’s 50-ball 95 kept Kings in hunt ultimately losing the tie by 5 runs. Much will depend upon the likes of Hashim Amla, Glenn Maxwell and David Miller.
Mumbai Indians, on the flip-side, face no dilemma in terms of their team selection. Indian recruits like Nitish Rana, Krunal Pandya and Hardik Pandya have been performing out of their skins. Out of the international stars, only Kieron Pollard and Lastith Malinga have made sizable contributions to their wins so far. Rohit Sharma, Jos Buttler and Mitchell McClenaghan will be expected to step up with the tournament heading into crucial phase.
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP): Hashim Amla, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), David Miller, Glenn Maxwell (c), Mohit Sharma, Sandeep Sharma, Manan Vohra, Axar Patel, Marcus Stoinis, T Natarajan, Swapnil Singh, Darren Sammy, Shaun Marsh, Eoin Morgan, Ishant Sharma, Martin Guptill, Anureet Singh, Varun Aaron, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Matt Henry, Nikhil Naik, Rahul Tewatia, KC Cariappa, Pardeep Sahu, Rinku Singh, Armaan Jaffer.
Mumbai Indians (MI): Rohit Sharma (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Parthiv Patel (wk), Nicholas Pooran (wk), Krishnappa Gowtham (wk), Ambati Rayudu (wk), Lendl Simmons (wk), Kulwant Khejroliya, Karn Sharma, Saurabh Tiwary, Asela Gunaratne, Mitchell Johnson, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell McClenaghan, Shreyas Gopal, Siddhesh Lad, Vinay Kumar, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Tim Southee, Lasith Malinga, Jagadeesha Suchith, Nitish Rana, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Jitesh Sharma, Deepak Punia