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Indian Premier League 2022 – Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings – 23rd Match Prediction

The 23rd IPL 2022 match will be played between Mumbai Indians and Punjab Kings. Both teams have risen by losing their most recent games and will attempt to reclaim their place in the competition during this match.

Mumbai Indians, the IPL’s most successful franchise, failed to win a single game despite playing four games in the league. They are 9th in the points table with 0 wins from 4 matches. Counterparts Punjab Kings were defeated in one of the most exciting finishes of the IPL against GT, and they currently sit in sixth place in the points table with two wins from four matches.

This game will be crucial for both teams, as the Mumbai Indians will be looking to win their first game of the season, while the Mayank Agarwal-led Punjab Kings will be looking to get back on track after their loss to GT in the previous game.

The 23rd match between Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings will take place on April 13th, 2022 at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune.

Match Details to Note

Match: Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings, 23rd Match, Indian Premier League 2022

Date: April 13, 2022 (Wednesday)

Time: 7:30 PM IST

Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune

Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings Team Previews

Mumbai Indians (Match Odds – 1.80)

MI, the five-time IPL champions, is struggling this year and hasn’t won a game in the last four matches they’ve played. This match against Punjab Kings will be crucial for the blue army, as they will need to get back on track if they are to continue their run to the playoffs.

KKR finished the game against MI in style, winning in 16 overs. Pat Cummins smashed MI’s bowling attack with a joint-fastest fifty in 14 balls. The bowling attack of the team failed once more in the next match, when they faced RCB in Pune. Virat Kohli asked Rohit Sharma and his team to bat first, but MI’s batters were unable to post a decent score.

Suryakumar Yadav took charge of the batting unit, and MI had set up a total of 151 runs in 20 overs thanks to his not-out 68 runs from 37 balls. The RCB batters put on a brilliant batting display, and they chased the target down in the 19th over.

This season, MI’s main concern is their bowling unit. They must resolve the bowling issue if they are to continue in the playoff race. When MI’s bowlers face PBKS’s attacking batting unit, they will be put to the test.

Mumbai Indians Squad

Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Anmolpreet Singh, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, Tim David, Daniel Sams, Murugan Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Tymal Mills, Basil Thampi, Suryakumar Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat, Fabian Allen, Sanjay Yadav, Riley Meredith, Ramandeep Singh, Mayank Markande, Aryan Juyal, Arjun Tendulkar, Hrithik Shokeen, Rahul Buddhi, Arshad Khan, Dewald Brevis

Predicted XI: Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Dewald Brevis, Tilak Verma, Kieron Pollard, Murugan Ashwin, Jaydev Unadkat, Basil Thampi, Tymal Mills, Jasprit Bumrah

Punjab Kings (Match Odds – 2.00)

PBKS has played attacking cricket so far this season, winning two of the four games they have played. They are currently in sixth place on the points table and will look to win the game against MI to move into the top four.

PBKS put on another fiery batting display when they faced Gujarat Titans in the previous match, but they were unable to restrict the target in the final two balls of the last over. Liam Livingstone has been sensational for Kings, and he delivered yet again against Gujarat, scoring 64 runs off 27 balls. PBKS had set up a total of 189 runs on the board thanks to his key inning.

While defending 190 runs, bowlers were initially in good form, with Kagiso Rabada putting early pressure on the Gujarat Titans, taking two wickets for 35 runs in four overs, but he received no support from the other bowlers. Odeon Smith failed to restrict 12 runs on the final two balls, and PBKS lost the match in the final over.

The team appears to be balanced, and their batting unit is their strength. When they face the MI in their next match, they must concentrate on their bowling unit. It will be fascinating to see how PBKS’ batters perform against bowlers such as Jasprit Bumrah in the upcoming match.

Punjab Kings Squad

Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Bhanuka Rajapaksa (wk), Shahrukh Khan, Odean Smith, Raj Bawa, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Sandeep Sharma, Rahul Chahar, Prabhsimran Singh, Rishi Dhawan, Benny Howell, Ishan Porel, Vaibhav Arora, Ansh Patel, Atharva Taide, Prerak Mankad, Jitesh Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Writtick Chatterjee, Baltej Singh

Predicted XI: Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Liam Livingstone, Shahrukh Khan, Jitesh Sharma, Odeon Smith, Arshdeep Singh, Rahul Chahar, Kagiso Rabada, Vaibhav Arora

Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings Toss Prediction

The outcome of the match will be determined by the outcome of the coin toss. In the last three IPL matches played at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune, the team that chose to chase the target won twice, while only GT managed to defend the target against DC. Based on the records and general trend, the team that wins the toss should choose to bowl first.

To Win the Toss – Mumbai Indians – 1.85

To Win the Toss – Punjab Kings – 1.85

Pitch and Weather Conditions

The Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune will host this match. The stadium has a seating capacity of nearly 37,000 people. Due to covid regulations, the stadium is currently only permitted to hold 50% of its seats.

On a match day, the weather will be sunny, with temperatures ranging from 40°C to 24°C. The dew factor had not had much of an impact in previous matches, which is why the playing surface has favoured both bowlers and batters here.

Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings Match Prediction

We’re going to back the Mumbai Indians to win this game, assuming they play their best eleven. If they stick to their lineup from the previous game, consider betting on the Punjab Kings! For players like Bairstow, Livingstone, and Smith, the conditions in Pune may be a little more difficult.

MI’s India-centric strategy could pay off if spin becomes a factor.

Mumbai Indians is the favourite to beat Punjab Kings at the odds of 1.80.

  • MI, the five-time IPL champions, have yet to win a game this season despite playing four games.
  • Rahul Chahar of PBKS is the season’s joint third-highest wicket-taker, with 7 wickets in the last four games.
  • Ishan Kishan, MI’s pocket dynamo is in good form this season and is currently ranked third among the season’s top run scorers. In the last four matches, he has scored 175 runs at an average of 58.33.

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