Mumbai Indians is set to face Punjab Kings (MI vs PBKS) in their next match at MCA Stadium in Pune on April 13 at 7:30pm. MI lost four matches consecutively while Punjab Kings lost their previous game against Gujarat Titans. Let’s have a look at the Match preview, prediction and Fantasy XI.
MI vs PBKS: Match Preview
Rohit Sharma led Mumbai Indians haven’t won a single match in IPL 2022. The middle order hasn’t been scoring high runs and Kieron pollard didn’t have an impact. The team is struggling in every department and their auction strategy is highly criticized. If they lose another match, they’ll be out of the playoffs.
Punjab Kings didn’t have a consistent performance in this IPL season. They played some good cricket and not so good cricket. The upcoming matches will get tough for Punjab with difficult oppositions. PBKS also needs to pull up their socks to remain in the tournament.
MI vs PBKS: Match prediction
Mumbai Indians is at the ninth position of the points table whereas Punjab Kings is at the seventh position on the points table. Mumbai Indians lost all the four games that they played in this season. Punjab Kings on the hand won two. MI lost their last match against RCB whereas PBKS lost their last match against GT. These two teams have played 28 matches against each other in the history of IPL so far, where Mumbai Indians won 15 matches while Punjab Kings managed to win 13 games. Looking at their performances in this season, PBKS has higher chances of winning.
MI vs PBKS: Fantasy XI
Ishan Kishan from Mumbai Indians has stacked 175 runs in this tournament so far and can play a crucial role once again here.
Dewald Brevis from Mumbai Indians has scored 37 runs and took 1 wicket in this tournament so far. He’s a good pick.
Liam Livingstone from Punjab Kings has hammered 162 runs in this tournament so far and can turn out to be among the top points contributors here as well.
Rahul Chahar from Punjab Kings has picked up 7 wickets in this tournament so far and can net crucial wickets and help the team win this match.
Jonny Bairstow from Punjab Kings scored just 8 runs in the last game but can make a significant impact with the bat here.
Shikhar Dhawan is a dependable player in this team and has scored 127 runs in 4 matches at an average of 31.75 and a strike rate of 129.
Suryakumar Yadav has played a few quality knocks in the previous few matches and has a score of 120 runs in 2 matches.
Jasprit Bumrah didn’t get a lot of wickets this season but will remain the best pick from the bowling department.
Rohit Sharma is leading MI and has mustered 80 runs in 4 wickets. Though he’s not having the best time in IPL 2022 but still will remain one of the top picks.
Tilak Varma from MI has played 4 matches scoring descent run of 121 altogether. he’s a good pick.
Kagiso Rabada from Punjab Kings has picked 4 wickets so far and is a good choice in the bowling department.