Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) is set to confront with Mumbai Indians (MI) in the 51st match ongoing Indian Premier League 2017. The game is about to be played on 11th May at Wankhede Stadium situated in Mumbai, capital city of Maharashtra state. The match will commence at 8:00 PM, according to Indian Standard Time. Victory in this game is important for KXIP.
The two teams have already played a match against each other in this tournament. In that match, KXIP batted first and scored 198 runs in 20 overs. Hashim Amla hit 8 fours and 6 sixes to score 104 runs in 60 balls. Mumbai’s team successfully chased the target in 15.3 overs. Jos Buttler (77 runs) and Nitish Rana (62 runs) played crucial role in the victory.
Presently, Mumbai Indians is at top position in IPL 2017 points table. The team played 12 matches and won 9 games. With the victories in nine matches, team MI earned 18 points and achieved first rank in points table. The team’s present net run rate is +0.903. By winning maximum matches, MI has entered into playoffs of this tournament.
On other side, KXIP needs to struggle hard for the fourth place in the list of top four teams which will be playing the qualifiers matches. Out of 12 matches played till now, the Punjabi team has won 6 games and faced defeats in 6 matches. Led by Australian cricketer Glenn Maxwell, the team earned twelve points and requires to win the remaining matches so as to get an entry into playoffs.