IPL 2021: Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings Match Preview, Prediction and Fantasy XI

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Mumbai Indians will take on Punjab Kings in the evening fixture of the doubleheader of IPL 2021. This match will take place at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi at 7:30 pm. Crickets fans will be highly excited as the race for playoffs have intensified.

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Mumbai Indians

Mumbai Indians have not been able to win a single match in phase two of IPL 2021 in UAE. With the resto of the teams finding form during the second leg, MI needs to get their first win in order to have any hope of qualifying in the playoffs.

Punjab Kings

With four teams currently sitting with eight points on the table, the situation to qualify for the playoffs has become interesting. However, Punjab Kings will be riding high on confidence after defending 125 against Sunrisers Hyderabad in their last game The only problem that the Punjab side faces is the fact that they rely heavily on their openers. It is likely that PBKS will retain their same side from last game.

Prediction for IPL 2021 Match between Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings

With Mumbai Indians showing great improvement in bowling and both their openers firing, it looks like MI could get their first win against PBKS today. Moreover, Punjab’s middle-order conundrum will help Mumbai to get a victory.

Fantasy XI

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KL Rahul 11 Cr (Captain)

KL Rahul has been the most dependable batsman for Punjab over the last two seasons. The PBKS captain looks in good touch as he played well in both the games in phase two. As a result, I have selected Rahul as the captain for today’s game.

Quinton De Kock 9.5 Cr (Vice Captain)

Quinton De Kock was in great touch as gave Mi a great start against Rcb in the last game. The Mumbai batsman has scored good runs in the last couple of games. As a result, he will be my vice captain of today’s fantasy XI.

Jasprit Bumrah 9 Cr

Bumrah has bowled brilliantly in all the games that Mi have played in this UAE phase. The fast bowler had an impressive showing against RCB as he picked up three wickets and stopped Bangalore from getting a big total.

Trent Boult 9 Cr

Despite losing the last contest, Boult immensely contributed with his economical bowling display throughout his quota of four overs. It is needless to say that the MI fast bowling duo is a must to have in any

Arshdeep Singh 8.5 Cr

Arshdeep Singh has picked up six wickets in the last two games with a low economy rate. He will be crucial in today’s game as his death bowling could turnaround the game.

Ravi Bishnoi 8.5 Cr

Ravi Bishnoi was brilliant and his three wicket haul helped Punjab secure their first win of phase two of IPL 2021. With the middle order of MI struggling, Bishnoi could be the game changer in today’s match.

Mohammed Shami 9 Cr

Mohammed Shami who is the spearhead of the Punjab attack has performed well in this phase of the season. Thus he is expected to continue his good form in today’s game against Mumbai.

Krunal Pandya 8.5 Cr

Krunal Pandya’s left arm spin could come in handy on a slow wicket against the Punjab openers. Hence I have selected him in my fantasy XI.

Mayank Agarwal 9 Cr

The opener played a valiant knock of 70 odd against Rajasthan and subsequently has the potential to blast in the powerplay.

Suryakumar Yadav 9 Cr

Despite being in horrible form, Yadav is a great batsman and can change the course of the game. I have included him because the MI batsman performs well in pressure games.

Aiden Markram 8.5 Cr

Markram has made decent contributions in both games and has given good points for fantasy user. With him coming down at number four, the batsman is expected to stabilise the innings if the openers fail to give a start.

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