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Toss Winner - Mumbai Indians won the toss and chose to bowl first
Punjab Kings beat Mumbai Indians by 12 runs
Will Mumbai Indians open their points account against the wounded Punjab Kings?
We predict that Punjab Kings will defeat Mumbai Indians.
Tournament: Indian Premier League 2022 | Format: T20 | Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium , Pune, India | Toss: To BowlBet Now
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The 23rd match of the IPL 2022 will be played between Mumbai Indians and Punjab Kings at the MCA Stadium in Pune on 13th April 2022. Both the teams have come up by losing their last games and will try to bounce back in the competition during this match.
The most successful franchise of the IPL; Mumbai Indians couldn’t manage to win a single game although they played 4 matches in the league so far. With 0 wins from 4 matches, they are at the 9th spot in the points table. Counterparts Punjab Kings got defeated in one of the most thrilling finishes of the IPL against GT and with 2 wins from 4 matches, they are at 6th place in the points table.
This match will be important for both the teams as Mumbai Indians are looking forward to winning their first game of the season whereas Mayank Agarwal-led Punjab Kings will also try to be back in the winning mode after their defeat against GT in the last game.
5 times champions of IPL; Mumbai Indians are struggling this year and haven't won a game yet in the last 4 matches they played. This match against Punjab Kings will be important for the blue army as they are looking to get back on a winning track if they want to continue their race to the playoffs.
KKR finished things off in style against MI and won the game in 16 overs. Pat Cummins scored the joint-fastest fifty in 14 balls to thrash MI's bowling attack. The team's bowling attack failed again in the next match when they met RCB in Pune. Virat Kohli asked Rohit Sharma and his team to bat first but MI's batters couldn't manage to put a decent score on the board.
Suryakumar Yadav took the charge of the batting unit and with the help of his not-out 68 runs from 37 balls, MI had set up a total of 151 runs in 20 overs. A brilliant batting display was delivered by RCB's batters and they chased the target in the 19th over.
MI’s main concern this season is related to their bowling unit. They need to resolve this issue of bowling if they need to continue their race of playoffs. It will be a test for MI’s bowlers’ when they will play against PBKS’s attacking batting unit.
Key Players: Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah.
Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Dewald Brevis, Tilak Verma, Kieron Pollard, Murugan Ashwin, Jaydev Unadkat, Basil Thampi, Tymal Mills, Jasprit Bumrah.
Jaydev Unadkat, Tymal Mills, Basil Thampi, Kieron Pollard, Jasprit Bumrah, Tilak Varma, Ishan Kishan, Dewald Brevis, Rohit Sharma, Murugan Ashwin, SA Yadav
PBKS have played an attacking cricket so far this season and managed to win 2 games out of 4 they played. They are currently in 6th place on the points table and will try to clinch the game against MI to move upwards in the top 4.
PBKS have shown a fiery batting display once again when they met Gujrat Titans in the last match but failed to restrict the target in the last 2 balls of the last over. Liam Livingstone has been sensational for Kings and he had delivered again against Gujrat with his attacking 64 runs from 27 balls only. With the help of his key inning, PBKS had set up a total of 189 runs on the board.
While defending 190 runs, bowlers were initially in good touch and Kagiso Rabada had managed to put early pressure on Gujrat Titans to take 2 wickets for 35 runs in his spell of 4 overs but he didn’t get any support from other bowlers. Odeon Smith had failed to restrict 12 runs on the last 2 balls and PBKS lost the match in the last over.
The team is looking balanced and they have their strength in the team’s batting unit. They need to focus on their bowling unit when they will face the MI in the next match. It will be a treat to watch how PBKS’ batters will bat against bowlers like Jasprit Bumrah in the upcoming match.
Key Players: Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Rahul Chahar.
Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Liam Livingstone, Shahrukh Khan, Jitesh Sharma, Odeon Smith, Arshdeep Singh, Rahul Chahar, Kagiso Rabada, Vaibhav Arora.
Arshdeep Singh, Vaibhav Arora, Shikhar Dhawan, Odean Smith, Shahrukh Khan, Jonny Bairstow, Jitesh Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Liam Livingstone, Mayank Agarwal
The weather will be sunny on a matchday with temperatures ranging between 40°C and 24°C. The dew factor hadn’t influenced much in the past matches and that is why pitch has been favoring both the bowlers as well as batters here.
The venue for this match will be Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune. The stadium can accommodate nearly 37,000 spectators. Due to the covid norms, currently, the stadium has got permission to accommodate only 50% of seats.
Toss will be a crucial factor in the match results. In the last 3 IPl matches played here at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune, the team who chose to chase the target has won 2 times whereas, only GT have managed to defend the target against DC on this ground. By looking at the records and general trend, the team winning toss should opt to bowl first.
PBKS have a strong batting unit that has been preferring to play attacking cricket so far this season. On the other hand, MI have struggled in the middle overs with the bat and also MI’s bowlers are yet to display skills with the bowl. By looking at the current form of both the teams, PBKS have an edge over MI in the 23r match of the IPL.
We predict that Punjab Kings will defeat Mumbai Indians.
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