Punjab Kings will return to Mohali for their final home game of the season against Mumbai Indians. Their most recent home game was a nightmare in which they surrendered 257 runs while bowling first.
Dhawan will be pleased with their next-game victory over CSK at Chepauk. It was a much-needed victory after what happened against LSG in Mohali. The Mumbai Indians are also coming off a win while chasing a 200-plus total. Suryakumar Yadav has established a reliable middle order for them.
Tim David is also a consistent match-winner for MI. Despite a poor season, Rohit Sharma and his opening partner can give MI a strong start in the powerplay.
Both teams will be concerned about their bowling form and consistency going into this match. PBKS has a superior bowling attack on paper, but their recent performances have not been encouraging.
The 46th Match between Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians will take place on May 3rd, 2023 at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali.
Match Details to Note
Match: Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians, 46th Match, Indian Premier League 2023
Date: May 03, 2023 (Wednesday)
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
Punjab’s inconsistency continues, with W L W L W in their last five IPL 2023 matches. Their biggest disadvantage ahead of the MI match is a lack of dominance at home.
Punjab Kings lost three games at Mohali after starting the season with a win at home against KKR. This is a crucial game as the race to the playoffs tightens.
Punjab will rely heavily on Arshdeep Singh and Sam Curran in this game. These two are among the most promising left-arm seamers who have the potential to make a significant impact on the game.
While Rabada hasn’t been at his best, PBKS can’t afford to replace him with Nathan Ellis. Rahul Chahar, a former Mumbai Indian, should be Dhawan’s go-to man for a breakthrough in the middle overs.
Chahar went for 42 runs in his previous game against MI at Wankhede. He used to be a key wicket-taking bowler for MI, and his lack of form has been a major issue for PBKS this season.
In the last match played on this field, the pitch was a batting paradise. As a result, we anticipate that both teams’ key batters will have a great time.
Dhawan and Prabhsimran can get Punjab back on track. Taide and Livingstone will be crucial in the middle order, while Jitesh Sharma is a reliable finisher to keep an eye on in this lineup.
Shikhar Dhawan (c), Shahrukh Khan, Matthew Short, Prabhsimran Singh, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jitesh Sharma, Raj Bawa, Rishi Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Atharva Taide, Arshdeep Singh, Baltej Singh, Nathan Ellis, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Brar, Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza, Harpreet Bhatia, Vidwath Kaverappa, Mohit Rathee, Shivam Singh
Players to watch out for:
The right-handed opener has been outstanding in IPL 2023, scoring runs at a much faster rate than in previous seasons.
The English batting all-rounder hit his highest score of the tournament in the final game, with four sixes.
The Indian international left-arm swing bowler is joint second in the wicket takers list this year and is a threat throughout the innings.
Possible Playing XI:
Atharva Taide, Shikhar Dhawan (c), Liam Livingstone, Sikandar Raza, Sam Curran, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh
Mumbai Indians have 8 points from 8 games and desperately need a win here to keep their playoff hopes alive. A win in this match could propel them to the fifth or sixth spot in the points table, depending on their NRR.
This season, Mumbai’s chances of winning the title appear slim. And it’s all because of their bowling difficulties. Archer does not appear to have made a significant impact and has been costly. Piyush Chawla is the only bowler who has truly made an impact.
No overseas pacer has delivered for MI like Bumrah and Boult in previous seasons, whether it’s Riley Meredith, Jofra Archer, or Jason Beherendorff. Meredith gave up 51 and 49 runs in his final two innings, while Archer scored 35 and 42. Cameron Green hasn’t fared much better.
Mohali had been a tricky surface where a 170+ target was safe because it was difficult to bat second. However, if the pitch behaves similarly to the previous game, MI will face yet another significant challenge.
And even if the pitch isn’t as flat as it was in the previous game, MI will be under pressure if they are asked to bowl first. Tilak Verma, Suryakumar Yadav, and Cameron Green will be held accountable for MI’s victory.
If the bowlers continue to fail, it will be up to the batters to do the job for MI. And, given the opposition’s current bowling form, MI batters may have a good chance.
Rohit Sharma (c), Tim David, Ramandeep Singh, Tilak Varma, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Tristan Stubbs, Dewald Brevis, Jofra Archer, Arjun Tendulkar, Arshad Khan, Kumar Kartikeya, Hrithik Shokeen, Jason Behrendorff, Akash Madhwal, Cameron Green, Piyush Chawla, Duan Jansen, Vishnu Vinod, Shams Mulani, Nehal Wadhera, Raghav Goyal
Players to watch out for:
When at his best, he is one of the most exciting batters in the world, and in the last game, he hit 55 runs off only 29 balls.
The Australian all-rounder has been in the best form of any Mumbai Indians batter in recent weeks, with a tournament average of 48.60.
The experienced spinner, who made his IPL debut in 2008, has had a fantastic return to action. He has a strike-rate of 14.31 entering this game.
Possible Playing XI:
Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Jofra Archer, Piyush Chawla, Kumar Kartikeya, Riley Meredith, Arshad Khan
Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians Batsmen Worth Watching
Shikhar Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, and Prabshimran Singh are our batting picks for Punjab Kings. Livingstone has scored over 5000 T20 runs in his career. On Sunday, Singh scored 42 runs off 24 balls at the top of the order against the Chennai Super Kings.
Our batting options for the Mumbai Indians are Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, and Tilak Varma. Varma is the team’s leading run scorer in the 2023 IPL, with 248 runs at an average of 41.33. Yadav has scored 6099 runs in this format in his career.
Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians Bowlers Worth Watching
Our bowling choices for Punjab Kings are Arshdeep Singh, Sam Curran, and Rahul Chahar. Chahar ended a five-game run without a wicket with a big wicket of Moeen Ali in the last game, and his confidence will be much higher as a result. Curran defeated Marcus Stoinis in the previous game in Mohali.
Jofra Archer, Piyush Chawla, and Arshad Khan are our bowling picks for the Mumbai Indians. Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson, and Shimron Hetmyer were all dismissed by Khan against the Rajasthan Royals. Archer returned to action after Jason Holder was fired.
Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians Head to Head
Throughout the history of the IPL, these two teams have been very evenly matched. Although the Mumbai Indians lead the overall head-to-head record, the Punjab Kings have won three of the last four games.
Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians Head to Head Stats in IPL
|Matches Played||PBKS Won||MI Won||Tie||NR|
Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians Toss Prediction
This season, the batting first team has won three of the four matches played in Mohali. It is also dependent on the pitch used on match day whether batting first or second is preferable. However, given the teams’ current form and the pitch conditions, batting first would be the best option.
Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians Pitch Report
The Punjab Cricket Association’s IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali will host the Punjab Kings’ final home game of the season. In T20s, the average first innings score on this ground is 167 runs. Both teams should aim for more than 190 points to have a chance of winning.
In Mohali, the pitch is batting-friendly, with the ball coming on to the bat nicely, allowing batters to play their strokes freely. There will be thundershowers during the day, but by the time the match begins, Mohali will be cloudy with a high of 22 degrees Celsius. In such conditions, there will be no due on the pitch.
Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians Prediction
On Wednesday evening in Mohali, we anticipate a high-scoring, close contest. It may be too much to expect the total of 458 runs from Friday’s game to be beaten, but both teams should score in the 200s. The Punjab Kings have some excellent hard-hitting batters, but we believe the Mumbai Indians have the edge with their variety of ball strikers. Overall, we believe the Mumbai Indians will win. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!
Mumbai Indians is the favourite to beat Punjab Kings at the odds of 1.92.
Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians Most Recommended Player for Bet:
Suryakumar Yadav has recovered from a shaky start to the tournament and is back to his best. As the Mumbai Indians’ leading run scorer in Mohali, he is well worth backing.