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Toss Mumbai Indians chose to bowl v Kings XI Punjab

Kieron Pollard showed up for Mumbai Indians at the toss, filling in for the rested Rohit Sharma, and he elected to bowl against Kings XI Punjab at the Wankhede stadium. Visiting captain R Ashwin said he would have done the same, keeping the dew factor in mind, had he won the toss.

Rohit, who had suffered a muscle spasm in his right leg yesterday during training, was rested as a precautionary measure. Mumbai have handed a debut to local boy Siddhesh Lad, who has been with the team since 2015.

For Kings XI, Karun Nair replaced Mayank Agarwal, who is yet to recover from his finger injury, according to Ashwin. Fast bowler Hardus Viljoen, who played the first three games for Kings XI, is back in place of Mujeeb Ur Rahman.

Having lost their previous match against Kings XI earlier this season, Mumbai, while also looking to improve their patchy home record, will be hoping to turn it around at the Wankhede.

Both teams are coming into the game having defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad in their respective previous encounters.

Mumbai Indians: 1 Quinton de Kock (wk), 2 Suryakumar Yadav, 3 Siddhesh Lad, 4 Krunal Pandya, 5 Ishan Kishan, 6 Hardik Pandya, 7 Kieron Pollard (capt), 8 Rahul Chahar, 9 Alzarri Joseph, 10 Jason Behrendorff, 11 Jasprit Bumrah

Kings XI Punjab: 1 Chris Gayle, 2 KL Rahul (wk), 3 Karun Nair, 4 Mandeep Singh, 5 Sarfaraz Khan, 6 David Miller, 7 Sam Curran, 8 R Ashwin (capt), 9 Hardus Viljoen, 10 Ankit Rajpoot, 11 Mohammed Shami

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