IPL 2015, Match 7, MI vs KXIP: Players to watch out for
New Delhi: Match 7 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) takes us to the Wankhede stadium, where home group Mumbai Indians (MI) tackle Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). With both groups looking to put their first focuses on the load up, flashes are relied upon to fly in Mumbai.
Rohit Sharma’s side was swatted away by shielding champions Kolkata Knight Riders in Match 1 at the Eden Gardens. While KXIP were fixed by a clinical execution from the Rajasthan Royals in Match 2.
Past gatherings between the couple have been definitely challenged and with a no holds barred record of 7-7, Match 7 too will be chosen by thin edges.
In any case, MI will take heart from the reality they, alongside KKR, were the main group to thump KXIP last season when the Punjab establishment were in such unfavorable structure.
Knowing MI’s imposing record at home, George Bailey and his side will be mindful of needing to create an extraordinary execution at the Wankhede.
With two of IPL’s most energizing and showy groups on crash course, we highlight a key player from every establishment who could have a huge say on the last result of this match.
Lasith Malinga (MI)
Is its a dependable fact that MI depend intensely on Lasith Malinga. The Sri Lankan’s predictable execution throughout the years in the IPL has been critical to fortunes of the Mumbai establishment. Following the time when making his presentation for MI in 2009, the pacer has never neglected to convey. In 84 matches, Malinga has picked 119 wickets at a normal of 17.89 and an economy rate of 6.54. The 31-year-old was beneficiary of the Purple Cap in 2011 when he scalped 28 wickets. With a lethal yorker and capacity to bowl impeccably amid the demise overs, Malinga will be relied upon to keep the elegant batting line-up of KXIP within proper limits.
Glenn Maxwell (KXIP)
Million-dollar infant of IPL 2013, Glenn Maxwell played only 3 matches for MI regardless of drawing in the most elevated offer that year. The Australian blasted after his securing by KXIP, just about rethinking T20 batsmanship in IPL 2014. The privilege hander was the champion entertainer last term, having scored 552 runs in 16 matches at a normal of 34.50 and a bewildering strike rate of 187.75. The 26-year-old spread out his complete collection hitting 36 sixes, which was the most elevated in that release. Against MI, Maxwell will come ready to rumble hard in an offer to kill his previous executives.
At the Wankhede, Mumbai Indians have lost quite recently once in 13 excursions.
Lasith Malinga has grabbed a wicket in each of the 9 matches against KXIP. Be that as it may, he has completed 4 of those matches with an economy rate of 8 or more.