Defending champions Mumbai Indians will meet Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League with both teams eyeing their second victory in the tournament.
The match will kick-off at 7:45 NST at the Sheikh Zayad International Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Punjab and Mumbai are in the second half of the points table with two points each from three matches. Interestingly, both teams have lost one match each in Super Over.
Punjab started their tournament campaign by losing against Delhi Capitals in Super over. They then won their second match against Royal Challengers Banglore by a huge margin of 97 runs before losing to Rajasthan Royals by four-wickets in a high scoring thriller.
Defending champions Mumbai had lost to Chennai Super Kings by five wickets in their first game and got the better of Kolkata Knight Riders in the second. Banglore inflicted them a second defeat in Super Over.
Punjab and Mumbai have played 24 matches so far in the IPL with the four-time champions winning 13 of them. In their last five meetings, Mumbai had beaten Punjab three times.
Ahead of Thursday’s game, let’s look into some interesting stats involving the two teams.
Leading Run scorer
Kings XI Punjab : Shaun Marsh, 526 runs
Mumbai Indians : Kieron Pollard, 417 runs
Highest runs in an innings
Kings XI Punjab : Hashim Amla, 104 not out
Mumbai Indians : Lendl Simmons, 100 not out
Kings XI Punjab : Piyush Chawala, 15 wickets
Mumbai Indians : Lasith Malings, 22 wickets
Best Bowling figures
Kings XI Punjab : Marcus Stoinis, 4-15
Mumbai Indians : Munaf Patel, 5-21
Kings XI Punjab : 230-3
Mumbai Indians : 223-6