VIVO IPL 2021: PBKS vs MI Preview & Dream 11 Prediction
- Mumbai Indians has a world-class bowling attack that keeps it in the game no matter what the total
- Punjab Kings have a team that could struggle once more in spin-friendly conditions
- Mumbai Indians have a better batting lineup and a more stable setup
IPL 2021 continues to churn out close matches one after the other and while Chennai does not allow for traditional high-scoring matches, we think the low-scoring ones are very exciting as well. The next match is going to be played between the Punjab Kings and the Mumbai Indians.
Both these teams have had a rocky start to IPL 2021 and come into this match with a loss in their previous outing. Punjab Kings managed to win its first match but has since its next three and everyone in the camp would be getting a bit edgy.
Mumbai Indians are a lot more experienced and used to success in the IPL, however, two losses from their first four matches is not ideal and they would know they need to improve.
The Mumbai Indians setup is strong that any match it loses comes as a surprise. Conditions in Chennai are not to its liking but we think Mumbai would expect a bit better of its players nonetheless. A great start saw Mumbai Indians at 76 for 2 in 8.3 overs against Delhi Capitals after which things just unraveled. Injudicious shots and an inability to play according to the situation saw Mumbai Indians limp to 137 and while they made a fight of it, they could not defend it.
Date: April 23, 2021 (Friday).
Time: 07:30 PM (IST), 02:00 PM (GMT).
Venue: M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
PBKS vs MI: Head to Head:
|Punjab Kings||Head to Head||Mumbai Indians|
|12 won||26 Matches||14 won|
|119 runs||Lowest Score||87 runs|
|230 runs||Highest Score||223 runs|
Pitch and Weather Conditions:
The conditions in Chennai are extremely in favor of the spinners. Even the fast bowlers concentrate on their cutters and slower-balls to get wickets. The batsmen have been able to score against the new ball but things change around the tenth over.
You can capitalize on it by live in-play betting on the total score for the team. If the team gets off to a good start, the par total offered by the betting sites is going to be high and you can make money by betting on ‘Under’.
We offer Live Betting Tips during the match so watch out for those.
A score of around 150 is very useful in Chennai and can be easily defended.
TV and live streaming details:
TV: Star Sports Network.
Live Streaming: Disney+ Hotstar VIP
PBKS vs MI Probably XI:
Batting: Punjab Kings played their first match in Chennai against the Sunrisers Hyderabad and found the going very tough. The batting suffered a collapse once more and it was only due to the efforts of Shahrukh Khan down the order that the team managed to reach 120.
X-Factor: Chris Gayle at no. 3 and Jhe Richardson’s bat at number seven is not ideal, but more and more teams are returning six of their batsmen to work with him.
Bowling: For some reason, Ravi Bishnoi is not in the scheme of things even after doing quite well in the previous IPL season. He could have been a handful on the Chennai wicket. Maybe he gets a chance in this next match in place of the underwhelming M Ashwin.
Predict XI: Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul (c, wk), Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, shahrukh khan, Jhye Richardson, Murugan Ashwin, Riley Meredith, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh.
Batting: The biggest weakness for Mumbai Indians has been its middle-order that has not been able to take advantage of the starts that the team has got. Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Ishan Kishan, and Krunal Pandya are all international players that specialize in this role so the lack of performances has been a bit unusual.
X-Factor: Kieron Pollard
Bowling: The bowling attack for Mumbai Indians is world-class. Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah have been brilliant at the death, Rahul Chahar has picked up wickets in almost every match, and even Krunal Pandya has been quite effective. The role of the third seamer was given to Adam Milne before he was dropped against Delhi Capitals.
Predict XI: David Warner (C), Jonny Bairstow, Manish Pandey, Virat Singh, Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Khaleel Ahmed
PBKS vs MI Dream 11 Prediction:
Please check the team once when Playing XI Announced.
Captain Options – KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma
Vice-Captain Options – Suryakumar Yadav, Mayank Agarwal
PBKSvMI Team Prediction: According to the Daily IPL Poll Reports- Mumbai Indians to win
Punjab Kings (PBKS) squad:
KL Rahul (C), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, Mandeep Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Prabhsimran Singh, Mohammed Shami, Chris Jordan, Darshan Nalkande, Ravi Bishnoi, Murugan Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Ishan Porel, Jhye Richardson, Riley Meredith, Dawid Malan, Shahrukh Khan, Moises Henriques, Jalaj Saxena, Utkarsh Singh, Saurabh Kumar, Fabian Allen.
Mumbai Indians (MI) Squad:
David Warner (c), Kane Williamson, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Sreevats Goswami (wk), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Virat Singh, Mitchell Marsh, Jason Holder, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T. Natarajan, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, Siddarth Kaul, Basil Thampi, Mujeeb-Ur-Rahman, Kedar Jadhav, Jagdish Suchit