|This is Santadeep Dey bringing you LIVE commentary of IPL 2020: MI vs KXIP in Dubai.|
MATCH PREVIEW BY AMOL KARHADKAR
If there was to be a contest that’s actually a no-contest based on the form and record of teams in the Indian Premier League’s 2020 edition, this is the one.
It appears so much of a mismatch, at least before the toss, on virtually every count. Mumbai Indians’ comprehensive 48-run win against Kings XI Punjab in Abu Dhabi in the first face-off of the teams this year tilted the head-to-head record 14-11 in Mumbai’s favour.
But that’s as close as the teams can get. Otherwise Mumbai – on a five-match winning streak – has won six of its eight games, whereas it’s inverse when it comes to Kings XI’s win-loss record this year. No wonder that Mumbai has consistently been among the top two teams on the table, whereas Kings XI has occupied the eighth slot in…