PBKS vs MI Prediction: The 17th match of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) will be played between Punjab Kings and Mumbai Indians at M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on Friday, April 23, 2021.
PBKS vs MI Match Preview
Mumbai Indians will take on Punjab Kings in the 17th match of the Indian Premier League 2021 at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.
With just one win in four games, the Punjab Kings are currently rooted to the bottom of the table with only one win. In fact, they will come into the game on the back of three consecutive losses.
The main concern for them is their batsmen’s poor form. Their bowling attack has also lacked conviction. Much will ride on the likes of KL Rahul and Nicholas Pooran, with the latter being the biggest disappointment of IPL 2021 so far.
Deepak Hooda, however, already showed what he is capable of, but greater consistency would be expected from him. Shahrukh Khan is the only consistent player for Punjab but he needs to come up in order to contribute more for his team.
They also tried Fabian Allen and Moises Henriques in their playing XI in the previous match but like others they also failed to deliver good results with both bat and ball.
However, it is yet to be seen if Dawid Malan will get a place in the playing XI in Thursday’s fixture. They may also look to bring in the talented Ravi Bishnoi in place of M Ashwin and fit in Chris Jordan in the XI.
Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, would look to bounce back after losing their last match against Delhi Capitals. The only area that they would like to focus on getting enough runs on the board.
Except their captain Rohit Sharma, no other MI batsmen looked in great touch and that is one of the reasons why they failed to score enough runs in the last few matches but the bowling department stood tall to help them achieve victories.
They are currently holding on to the fourth spot but any further slip-ups could see them plunge in the rankings and playing catch up.
As long as their head to head record is concerned, Punjab and Mumbai have faced each other 26 times in IPL, with Mumbai emerging victorious on 14 occasions while Punjab have won 12 games.
PBKS vs MI Match Details
- Match: Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians, Match 17
- Date: Friday, April 23, 2021
- Time: 7:30 PM (IST)
- Venue: M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
PBKS vs MI Weather & Pitch Report
The Chepauk pitch is known for assisting the spinners. The match can be turned at crucial moments by some good spin bowling by either side. Batters are finding it difficult to time the ball well, but once they adjust to the pace of the wicket, they can play their shots. Fast bowlers can use slower ones to trick the batsmen.
According to the weather forecast, the sky can be clear for most of the day although the evening and night moments can be partly cloudy. The chances of raining for the day is once again very low (less than 10%), which means that cricket fans can hope for another thrilling rain-free match in the IPL 2021. The temperature of the day can be between 32°C and 28°C. The humidity will be around 78 percent.
Average First Innings Score
The average first innings score at M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai considering the last 5 matches of IPL 2021 played is 152 runs.
Record of Chasing Team
Based on the last 5 matches played at M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai —
- Matches Won: 2
- Matches Lost: 3
- No Result: 0
PBKS vs MI Head-to-Head
Punjab Kings & Mumbai Indians Recent Form
Punjab Kings Form
Mumbai Indians Form
PBKS vs MI Predicted Playing XI
KL Rahul (C & WK), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle/Dawid Malan, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Shahrukh Khan, Fabian Allen, Jhye Richardson, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh
Bench: Chris Jordan, Sarfaraz Khan, Prabhsimran Singh, Ravi Bishnoi, Moises Henriques, Ishan Porel, Jalaj Saxena, Dawid Malan/Chris Gayle, Ravi Bishnoi, Utkarsh Singh, Riley Meredith, Harpreet Brar, Saurabh Kumar, Mandeep Singh.
Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
Bench: Adam Milne, Aditya Tare, Mohsin Khan, Chris Lynn, Nathan Coulter Nile, Anukul Roy, Yudhvir Singh, Jayant Yadav, James Neesham, Arjun Tendulkar, Piyush Chawla, Marco Jansen, Dhawal Kulkarni, Saurabh Tiwary, Anmolpreet Singh.
Here is Our Match Predictions For Match 17 – PBKS vs MI
If Punjab Kings Bat First
- MI Powerplay Score: 45-50
- MI Overall Score: 140-160
Punjab Kings wins the match.
If Mumbai Indians Bowl First
- PBKS Powerplay Score: 50-55
- PBKS Overall Score: 140-160
Mumbai Indians win the match.
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