2017 IPL 51st Match Preview: Mumbai Indians VS. Kings XI Punjab
Mumbai Indians can indulge in merrymaking as the team has advanced to the playoffs. Team Mumbai became the first ever team to make it through to the playoffs stage in 2017 IPL. Talking about the 51st match of the IPL 10, it will be played between none other than Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab. The match will be taking place on 11th May in Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai at 20:00 IST. This match is highly significant for Kings XI Punjab as it will increase the team’s chances to make it through to the playoffs. Will Kings XI Punjab mark victory in the 51st match of the 2017 IPL? Let’s predict right here. Read through to find out!
The Challenge before Kings XI Punjab
Yes, it is undoubtedly going to be very challenging for Kings XI Punjab to defeat a team like Mumbai Indians in this specific match. Mumbai Indians is placed on the top spot of the 2017 IPL standings with a total of 18 matches and an outstanding net run-rate of +1.058. So far, the team has played 11 matches, losing only 2 and winning 9. Mumbai Indians has come out real strong in this season of the Indian Premier League.
Team Mumbai has advanced to the playoffs and will be maintaining its position on the points table to make it to the Qualifier 1. On the other hand, Kings XI Punjab is stumbling at the 5th position on the points table with 10 points and an average net run-rate of +0.242. Kings XI has played 11 matches as of now, marking victory in 5 and losing 6. The team has to win at least 2 of its remaining matches to make it through to the playoffs. This match is quite important for team Punjab.
Foreseeing the Winners
No doubt, this match is highly crucial for Kings XI Punjab, but with a team like Mumbai Indians in front, things get really difficult. Having a glance at the performance of Mumbai Indians, it seems that Kings XI Punjab will have to lose this particular match. But Kings XI Punjab will definitely make efforts until the end.
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