MI vs PBKS: The 42nd match of the IPL 2021 will witness the battle between Mumbai Indians and Punjab Kings on 28th September at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium.
Defending champions, Mumbai Indians are in huge trouble after losing all three back to back matches in the second phase of the tournament. They are currently placed at the seventh spot in the points table with 8 points in their account.
They have played ten overall matches in the tournament so far, out of which they have won only four. They are coming into this match on the back of a massive 54-run loss against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Punjab Kings, on the other hand, has also won four of their ten matches and they are currently placed at the fifth spot in the points table, thanks to their better net run rate. They have successfully defended 125 runs in their previous match against Sunrisers Hyderabad to emerge victoriously by mere 5 runs.
MI vs PBKS Match Details
- Match: Mumbai Indians Riders vs Punjab Kings, Match 42
- Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2021
- Time: 7:30 PM (IST)
- Venue: Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
MI vs PBKS Weather & Pitch Report
The Sheikh Zayed Stadium pitch is a good one to bat on with some help on offer for the bowlers as well. While the nature of the format goes against the bowlers, they will get movement off the surface. The dimensions of the ground also help them, with batsmen likely to target the shorter side, which can go both ways. Both teams will look to bat first and pile on the runs with 160 being par at this venue.
The temperature will be hovering around 31 Degree Celsius during the evening at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium. The sky will be clear with a zero percentage of rain during the match time.
Average First Innings Score
The average first innings score at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi considering the last 5 matches played here is 156 runs.
Record of Chasing Team
Based on the last 5 matches played at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi —
- Matches Won: 3
- Matches Lost: 2
- No Result: 0
MI vs PBKS Head-to-Head
Mumbai Indians & Punjab Kings Form
MI vs PBKS Predicted Playing XI
Mumbai Indians Riders
Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton De Kock (WK), Rahul Chahar, Kieron Pollard, Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya/Saurabh Tiwary, Adam Milne, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishan Kishan, Trent Boult, Hardik Pandya.
Bench: Saurabh Tiwary/Krunal Pandya, Yudhvir Singh, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Anmolpreet Singh, Chris Lynn, Anukul Roy, James Neesham, Mohsin Khan, Arjun Tendulkar, Piyush Chawla, Jayant Yadav, Aditya Tare, Marco Jansen, Dhawal Kulkarni.
Lokesh Rahul (C & WK), Nicholas Pooran, Chris Gayle, Mohammad Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Nathan Ellis, Harpreet Brar, Deepak Hooda, Ravi Bishnoi, Mayank Agarwal, Aiden Markram.
Bench: Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan, Mandeep Singh, Murugan Ashwin, Fabian Allen, Moises Henriques, Ishan Porel, Sarfaraz Khan, Darshan Nalkande, Saurabh Kumar, Jalaj Saxena, Prabhsimran Singh.
Match Predictions For Match 42 – MI vs PBKS
If Mumbai Indians Riders Won the Toss & Bowl First
- Punjab Kings Powerplay Score: 45-50
- Punjab Kings Overall Score: 155-175
Punjab Kings wins the match.
If Punjab Kings Won the Toss & Bowl First
- Mumbai Indians Riders Powerplay Score: 45-50
- Mumbai Indians Riders Overall Score: 150-170
Punjab Kings wins the match.
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