The Mumbai Indians team, which has won the Indian Premier League title five times, has had a very poor start in this tournament. The team has lost four matches in a row, due to which it has also reached the last place in the points table. In the last match against RCB too, MI team had to face defeat by 7 wickets. The main reason for the teams defeat has been the poor form of the teams captain and opener Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah.
Both these players have not been able to perform to the best of their ability, although in the last two matches, Suryakumar Yadav has scored half-centuries in both the matches, showing excellent batting. MI team will have to win this match at any cost to keep their hopes alive in this tournament.
On the other hand, the journey of the PBKS team has also been full of ups and downs in this tournament so far. PBKS team has managed to win two out of four matches and are seventh in the points table with 4 points. The PBKS team also lost the last match against GT by 6 wickets.
On behalf of the PBKS team, team captain Mayank Agarwal has been seen struggling in this tournament so far, in this match, the team is expected to perform better than him. Both the teams will enter the field with the intention of registering a win by performing brilliantly in this match.
Kieron Pollard will be responsible for batting at number six. Who will be on the team as an all-rounder? He will also play the role of finisher for the team but till now the spinners have created a big problem for him in the tournament. In such a situation, his bat not playing is becoming a problem for the team. Pollards compatriot Fabian Allen bowled as well as bowl with him in the lower order.
Talking about the bowling, the responsibility of fast bowling will once again be on the shoulders of Jasprit Bumrah. Left-arm English bowler Tymal Mills will be there to support Bumrah. Apart from both of them, Jaydev Unadkat and Basil Thampi can get a chance. Considering the depth of batting, the team management may give one more chance to Unadkat, who had put up a half-century partnership with Suryakumar Yadav in the previous match.
The rest of the bowlers were also seen struggling a lot to take wickets against Gujarat. Although Kagiso Rabada has performed brilliantly for this team which has won two matches so far and has almost lived up to the expectations. But, if to win this match against Mumbai Indians, then Mayank Agarwal will also have to give a great start and along with the rest of the batsmen, the bowlers will also have to understand their responsibility.
This match between Punjab Kings and Mumbai Indians (PBKS vs MI) is going to be very exciting. Because on the one hand, where the team led by Rohit is in danger of losing the fifth, on the other hand, the team hosted by Mayank Agarwal seems to be in good shape. On the other hand, if we talk about the head-to-head matches between the two teams so far, it has been almost on equal footing.
These two teams have faced each other in 28 matches in IPL so far. Out of these 15 matches have been won by Mumbai, while 13 matches have been won by the Punjab team. That is, there is not much difference in the difference between victory and defeat between the two. Therefore, in this match, both will be seen pushing for victory.
Ishan Kishanis a left-handed wicketkeeper-batsman from Mumbai Indians. He has stacked 175 runs in this tournament so far and can play a crucial role once again here.
Dewald Brevis is a right-handed batsman and right-arm leg-break bowler from Mumbai Indians. He has scored 37 runs and took 1 wicket in this tournament so far. He will be a good choice to consider for this match.
Liam Livingstone is a right-handed batsman and right-arm leg-break bowler from Punjab Kings. He has hammered 162 runs in this tournament so far and can turn out to be among the top points contributors here as well.
Rahul Chahar is a right-handed batsman and right-arm leg-break bowler from Punjab Kings. He has picked up 7 wickets in this tournament so far and can net crucial scalps once again in this match.
Jonny Bairstow is a right-handed batsman from Punjab Kings. He scored just 8 runs in the last game but can make a significant impact with the bat here.
Before the match between Punjab Kings and Mumbai Indians (PBKS vs MI) at MCA Stadium in Pune, talk about the pitch here, it is very helpful for the bowlers and a good score is also seen on this ground. As seen in some matches played this season. The average of the first innings in T20 at this ground is 153 while the average of the second innings is 128. On this pitch, the last match of IPL 2022 was played between Mumbai Indians and RCB, in which the team with the red bold jersey won the chase.
|1||Gujrat Titans - Q||14||10||4||0||0.316||20|
|2||Rajasthan Royals - Q||14||9||5||0||0.298||18|
|3||Lucknow Super Giants - Q||14||9||5||0||0.251||18|
|4||Royal Challengers Bangalore - Q||14||8||6||0||-0.253||16|
|5||Punjab Kings - E||14||7||7||0||0.126||14|
|6||Delhi Capitals - E||14||8||6||0||0.204||14|
|7||Sunrisers Hyderabad - E||14||6||8||0||-0.379||12|
|8||Kolkata Knight Riders - E||14||6||8||0||0.146||12|
|9||Mumbai Indians - E||14||4||10||0||-0.506||8|
|10||Chennai Super Kings - E||14||4||10||0||-0.203||8|
|Recent Forms: W = Won, L = Lost, T = Tie, D = Draw, NR = No Result|