IPL: Mumbai eyeing to salvage pride vs in-form Punjab
Indore, May 3 - Three-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Mumbai Indians will look to salvage pride when they face a spirited Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at the Holkar Cricket Stadium here on Friday.
The star-studded Mumbai side is languishing at the bottom of the points table with just two wins from eight games. On the other side, Punjab will be flying high on confidence after being placed third with five wins from seven games and 10 points in their kitty.
Mumbai's batters, including skipper Rohit Sharma, have failed miserably in this year's league. For Rohit's side, except Suryakumar Yadav, who has 283 runs under his belt in eight matches as an opener, all others have been inconsistent.
The Mumbai skipper also needs to rediscover his own form as he has struggled to get past 20 in six games. Big hitting West Indian all-rounder Keiron Pollard, in his twilight years, has also been out of touch with just 76 runs from six innings.