Kings XI Punjab host Mumbai Indians in Dharamshala in the first match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) today, with the visitors having already qualified for the play-offs and the hosts looking to finish their season on a high.
Where to Watch Live
The match starts at 11.30am BST, with ITV 4 and ITV 4 HD providing live coverage in the UK. Follow the game live, via text commentary, on ESPN Cricinfo. You can watch the highlights of the match here.
With Punjab knocked out of the tournament, thanks to Sunrisers Hyderabad's victory the other day, and Mumbai already assured of a berth in the top two, this match does not offer any potential twists to the competition. However, Kings XI will be hoping to clinch a win at home today and leave with their heads held high, especially since the match is Adam Gilchrist's final IPL outing.
Kings XI beat Delhi Daredevils by seven runs in Dharamshala on Thursday, after posting a total of 171. Gilchrist (42), Shaun Marsh (45) and David Miller (44 not out) impressed with the bat for Darren Lehmann's side, while 18-year-old Sandeep Sharma starred with the ball (3 for 23).
Mumbai, on the other hand, are on a five-match winning streak and will be looking to get the momentum going, ahead of the play-offs. John Wright's men enter this game after defeating Rajasthan Royals by 14 runs at home on Wednesday. Stand-in opener Aditya Tare (59) was the stand-out performer with the bat, helping the Indians to a total of 166, while Mitchell Johnson (2 for 23) and Dhawal Kulkarni (2 for 21) played their part in restricting the Royals to 152.
The reverse fixture in Mumbai last month saw the hosts clinch a high-scoring thriller by four runs.
Kings XI Punjab
- Last Five Games (most recent first): W W L L W
- Last Match: Kings XI Punjab beat Delhi Daredevils by seven runs
- Last Five Games (most recent first): W W W W W
- Last Match: Mumbai Indians beat Rajasthan Royals by 14 runs
Kings XI Punjab: Lehmann has no injury or fitness concerns and has full squad to choose from
Mumbai Indians: Sachin Tendulkar, who missed the previous game with a wrist sprain, has been declared fit but could still sit out this match, as a precaution ahead of the playoffs.