IPL 2018 Dream 11 Preview: Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab

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A battle of survival! Both the teams are heading into the game with an embarrassing loss in their backpack.  The business-end of the tournament is never that intriguing as this season has been. Every game is making the new possibilities for each team and tonight’s clash is one such fate changer of many franchises who are battling it out for playoffs’ spot.

Here is the important news for Fantasy players:

MI vs KXIP Dream 11
Ishan Kishan. (image source: Indianexpress.com via BCCI)

Mumbai Indians: 

Initial squad: Rohit Sharma(Captain), Hardik Pandya, JP Duminy, Saurabh Tiwary, Siddhesh Lad, Sharad Lumba, Akila Dananjaya, Anukul Roy, Tajinder Dhillon, Mitchell McClenaghan, Pradeep Sangwan, Ben Cutting, Kieron Pollard, Evin Lewis, Rahul Chahar, Ishan Kishan, Krunal Pandya, Surya Kumar, Mustafizur Rahman, Mayank Markande, Aditya Tare, Mohsin Khan, MD Nidheesh, Jasprit Bumrah, Adam Milne

  • No injuries.
  • Evin Lewis and Surya Kumar will open the innings.
  • Ishan Kishan will take number  3 again.
  • Hardik, Krunal and Rohit Sharma will see middle-order.
  • Kieron Pollard or Mustafizur can replace Duminy
  • Ben Cutting will play as a floater.
  • Mayank Markande will look after spin department.
  • McClenaghan and Bumrah will lead pace attack.

ings XI Punjab:

Initial Squad: Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuvraj Singh, Karun Nair, KL Rahul, David Miller, Aaron Finch, Marcus Stoinis, Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Mayank Dagar, Barinder Sran, Mujeeb Zadran, Mohit Sharma, Manoj Tiwary, Ankit Singh Rajput, Manzoor Dar, Pradeep Sahu, Ben Dwarshuis, Akshdeep Nath, Axar Patel, Mayank Rana, Andrew Tye

  • Not much news over Mujeeb’s injury. A 50-50 candidate.
  • Expecting some unexpected changes.
  • Lokesh Rahul and Gayle will open the innings.
  • Mayank Agarwal might be dropped to bring Tiwary or Yuvraj
  • Finch and Karun will see middle-order.
  • Ashwin is the certain starter.
  • Manzoor Dar might get a game.
  • Axar also a risky starter.
  • Andrew Tye and Ankit Rajpoot are expected to continue.
  • Ben Dwarshuis or Miller might replace Stoinis.
  • Barindar might replace Mohit.

Playing XI:

MI: Evin Lewis, Suryakumar Yadav, Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya, Pollard/Duminy, Mustafizur, Ishan Kishan, Krunal Pandya, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah.

KXIP: Lokesh Rahul (wk), Chris Gayle, Manjoj Tiwary/Yuvraj, Karun Nair, Aaron Finch, Marcus Stoinis/Miller/Mujeeb, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Andrew Tye, Mohit Sharma/Manzoor Dar,  Ankit Rajpoot.