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Indian Premier League on Sky Sports Cricket – today’s action

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04 May
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Kings XI take on Mumbai from 3pm on Sky Sports, with Mark Butcher and Tymal Mills in the studio

Last Updated: 04/05/18 3:17pm

Ankit Rajpoot is back in action for Kings XI Punjab after taking 5-14 against Sunrisers (Credit: AFP) Ankit Rajpoot is back in action for Kings XI Punjab after taking 5-14 against Sunrisers (Credit: AFP)

Ankit Rajpoot is back in action for Kings XI Punjab after taking 5-14 against Sunrisers (Credit: AFP)

Here’s what’s in store in the Indian Premier League today…

Today’s Game

Kings XI vs Mumbai

May 4, 2018, 3:00pm

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Kings XI Punjab finally get the chance to strut their stuff again over a week after taking their points tally into double figures – victory here would keep them hard on the heels of Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad. Meanwhile, Mumbai’s defence of their title – if it can be called such – continues to splutter and bottom spot remains their domain.

How have the teams gone so far?

Mumbai’s misery is well documented but – to many observers’ surprise – they overcame the formidable challenge presented by Super Kings last week only for thoughts of a miracle revival to be instantly snuffed out by defeat to Royal Challengers Bangalore. So four points from eight games remains their rather dispiriting tally.

The best of action as Royal Challengers Bangalore hold on to defeat Mumbai Indians

The best of action as Royal Challengers Bangalore hold on to defeat Mumbai Indians

Kings XI’s last outing, if you mind can stretch back to the Thursday before last, was a humbling loss to Sunrisers Hyderabad that brought to an end an impressive four-match winning run. To be frank they will not be the last team to crumble against Sunrisers’ high-quality attack but it was rather a waste of Ankit Rajpoot’s incredible figures of 5-14.

Ones to watch

Rajpoot’s return for Kings XI represent the sixth-best figures in IPL history – and at 24, the fast-medium bowler has plenty of time to improve on them. Another swimming strongly in India’s uncapped pool of talent, he has taken his chance determinedly in his three games to date.

Highlights from Hyderabad where Sunrisers skittled Kings XI for 119 as they defended yet another low total in the IPL

Highlights from Hyderabad where Sunrisers skittled Kings XI for 119 as they defended yet another low total in the IPL

Hardik Pandya scoring his first half-century of the tournament this year for Mumbai in the defeat to Mumbai and, while his stats remain modest at best, that might just be the platform that sparks him into life in the latter stages of the round-robin.

Who’s in the Sky Cricket studio?

It’s a match-up that would have made fascinating viewing had they gone head to head on the pitch – Mark Butcher and Tymal Mills providing today’s insight and analysis.

Sky Sports will continue to show every IPL game live, so fans from all over can enjoy the best of Indian cricket.

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