The Punjab Kings are all set to face off against the formidable Mumbai Indians in the much-anticipated 46th match of the IPL at the iconic IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali.
In their previous showdown at Wankhede, the Mumbai Indians, currently positioned seventh on the points table, experienced a setback against the Punjab Kings. Suryakumar Yadav and the team's captain, Rohit Sharma, exhibited their prowess by contributing 57 and 44 runs, respectively.
Cameron Green, leading the charge for MI, showcased his skills with an impressive knock of 67 runs. Meanwhile, it was Piyush Chawla who stole the show with his exceptional bowling, claiming 2 wickets and conceding only 15 runs in three overs.
The Punjab Kings enter this match fresh off a victory against CSK in their previous IPL clash. During the powerplay, Shikhar Dhawan and Prabhsimran Singh displayed remarkable prowess as they skillfully chased down the pacers. The duo managed to accumulate a swift 50 runs before Dhawan's departure.
In their last encounter with MI, the Punjab Kings emerged victorious, triumphing over their opponents by a margin of 13 runs. The top bookmakers in India have fantastic IPL odds with them.
We expect Mumbai Indians to win the game.
The betting tip is...
Suryakumar Yadav to score 29.5+ runs
The skipper-Shikhar Dhawan, has made a remarkable return to form following his injury, The dynamic duo of Prabhsimran Singh and Jitesh Sharma have been displaying exceptional batting skills.
On the bowling front, Arshadeep Singh and Kagiso Rabada have been relentless, effectively stifling the opposition's scoring opportunities. The spinners, Rahul Chahar and all rounder S. Raza have been consistently delivering impressive bowling displays and boasting commendable statistics. Sam Curran has done brilliantly well in both the bowling as well as the batting department.
Rabada is to start as an impact player against MI.
Predicted Lineup: S Dhawan, S Khan, H Brar, R Chahar, A Singh, P Singh, M Short, L Livingstone, S Curran, J Sharma, A Taide
In a stunning display of cricket prowess, the Mumbai Indians scripted history by becoming the first team ever to successfully chase down a score exceeding 200 at the renowned Wankhede Stadium.
Suryakumar Yadav, Tim David, and Cameron Green have unleashed their true potential, emerging as formidable threats to the opposing teams. Meanwhile, the pacer Arshad Khan and spinner Piyush Chawla have proven themselves as consistent Bowling performers.
Arjun is expected to be in the playing XI.
Predicted Lineup: Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma, Tilak Varma, Nehal Wadhera, Arjun Tendulkar, Hrithik Shokeen, Riley Meredith, Jason Behrendorff, Piyush Chawla, Suryakumar Yadav, Cameron Green
MI is riding high on momentum as they aim for consecutive victories, entering the game brimming with confidence following their remarkable chase of 214 runs against RR.
The trio of Tilak Varma, Suryakumar Yadav, and Ishan Kishan have been in scintillating form, consistently racking up runs. This great batting lineup poses a formidable challenge for the Punjab Kings' bowlers.
However, MI's bowling attack has not been at its best, presenting a potential opportunity for the PBKS batters to unleash their run-scoring prowess. If they win the toss, MI will likely opt to bowl first, hoping to exploit any weaknesses in the PBKS lineup and gain an early advantage in the game