PBKS vs MI, Match Preview: Mumbai Indians (MI) will take on Punjab Kings in the 42nd match of IPL 2021 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Tuesday. Contrary to everyone’s expectations, Mumbai Indians are languishing at the seventh position on the points table, having won 4 games out of 10 this season.
Rohit Sharma and Co. have endured a torrid run this season and their middle-order woes are the biggest reason behind it. MI have the best T20 stars in the middle overs such as Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya. However, all of them are enduring a lean patch and that is hurting MI badly.
Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock have been providing starts but none of the batters in the middle order has been able to capitalize on that. For MI to turn their fortunes around, the aforementioned names need to step up and play well in the upcoming matches. The bowling unit is doing pretty well with Bumah leading the pack. The only change one can expect is Coulter Nile replacing Adam Milne, who had a forgettable outing in the last game.
Facing them are Punjab Kings, who registered a morale-boosting 5-run victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad in their last game. With that win, they have moved to number five on the points table with 4 wins in 10 matches. However, much like MI, every game from here on is a must-win from them.
Punjab Kings had a forgettable day with the bat. Aiden Markram was the top run-scorer with 27 to his name as Kings managed 125 runs in the first innings. However, impressive spells from M Shami, Arshdeep Singh and Ravi Bishnoi helped PBKS to restrict SRH to 120 in the second innings. Having won the last game, KL Rahul wouldn’t want to make a change in the playing XI.
Head to Head
Total – 27
Mumbai Indians – 14
Punjab Kings – 13
No result – 0
PBKS vs MI Match Details
Match No.: 42
Teams: Punjab Kings & Mumbai Indians
Match Date & Day: September 28, Tuesday
Venue: Abu Dhabi
Timing: 7:30 PM
Broadcasting & Streaming details
The match and the entire IPL 2021 will be live telecasted by Star Sports in India with Hindi commentary, while it will be telecasted live on Star Sports 1 HD/SD with English commentary. Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD will also telecast the matches. Viewers can also watch the games on Disney+Hotstar VIP, which will live stream all the matches in six regional languages apart from Hindi and English.
PBKS vs MI Probable XI
PBKS: KL Rahul (c/wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Harpreet Brar, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Nathan Ellis, Arshdeep Singh
MI: Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Adam Milne, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult
PBKS vs MI IPL 2021 Full Squads
Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Chris Lynn, Saurabh Tiwary, Anmolpreet Singh, Aditya Tare (wk), Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav, Anukul Roy, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Dhawal Kulkarni, Adam Milne, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Piyush Chawla, James Neesham, Yudhvir Charak, Marco Jansen, Arjun Tendulkar.
KL Rahul (c&wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Prabhsimran Singh, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Harpreet Brar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Ishan Porel, Darshan Nalkande, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Shahrukh Khan, Moises Henriques, Jalaj Saxena, Utkarsh Singh, Fabian Allen, Saurabh Kumar.
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