Defending champions Mumbai Indians will host Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in the Dubai International Cricket stadium on Sunday. Mumbai Indians, after a fine performance against KKR, will be looking to book their berth in the playoffs while KXIP will come into the match in a bid to stay alive in the competition.
Mumbai Indians will expect their openers Quinton de Kock and Rohit Sharma to fire. Suryakumar Yadav will add fire to their top-order while Ishan Kishan will look to find consistency. KXIP have been boasted with the presence of Chris Gayle and will expect to clinch another win.
IPL 2020 Match 36: Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab: Weather Forecast
The major concern playing in the UAE will be heat. A lot of foreign players are not habituated to playing in such conditions. However, local Indian players might tackle the heat as they have played under such conditions in the sub-continent.
The weather on the match day is predicted to remain around 33 to 26 degree celsius. As the day, progresses, the temperature might give slight relief to the players who are in for an evening start with the match.
Toss also becomes a major concern in the IPL 2020 due to this situation even though in the shortest format it doesn’t plays a big role. Humidity during the latter part of the match makes it difficult for the bowlers to grip the ball. The season has so far seen that the team’s batting first have won most number of matches.