IPL 2020, MI vs KXIP: Quinton de Kock is the highest scorer for MI with 269 runs from eight matches.© Mumbai Indians/Twitter
Mumbai Indians (MI) wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock began his IPL 2020 league campaign slowly, contemplating the participant’s lofty requirements. De Kock is, nonetheless, making amends for a similar in a superb method, as seen throughout Friday’s IPL 2020 match in opposition to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). The Proteas batsman smashed 78 runs off 44 deliveries in an innings comprising of 9 boundaries and three sixes, after the Mumbai-based franchise was handed a goal of 149 runs. De Kock’s chic knock helped MI get throughout the road simply, marking but one other complete win. The South Africa cricketer shall be bursting with confidence following such a formidable efficiency in opposition to a effective bowling assault.
Nevertheless, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) pace-bowler Mohammed Shami shall be seeking to burst the bubble when the 2 sides face-off in a league match on Sunday.
The Indian pacer has all the explanations to be motivated, having dismissed Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers in the identical over in the course of the earlier conflict in opposition to the Bangalore-based franchise.
The pacer has been one of many standout performers for KXIP this season, with world-class bowling and distinctive consistency. 12 wickets in eight matches at a bowling common of 22.33 and strike price of 15.33 actually mirror the identical.
KXIP skipper KL Rahul shall be optimistic of one other chic spell in opposition to MI from his pacer, because the Punjab-based franchise appears to stay in rivalry for a playoffs berth.
De Kock shall be wanting to reap the benefits of some quick deliveries from the Indian cricketer, in an effort to get some fast runs utilizing his favoured pull shot. Nevertheless, the South Africa batsman shall be clever to not count on many unfastened deliveries.
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