Mumbai Indians will face Punjab Kings in the 23rd match of IPL 2022 that will be played at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune on 13 Apr and will start at 7:30 PM IST. Read here complete information about this MI vs PBKS match including preview, prediction, playing 11, Dream11 Team, etc.
|Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings Match Details|
|Date||13th April, 2022|
|Time||7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT, 07:30 PM LOCAL|
|Venue||Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune|
MI vs PBKS Pitch Report & Weather Condit ions
The pitch at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune is not too batting friendly. Making runs at this pitch will be difficult in both the innings so any score between 160 to 170 will be a competitive total. The chasing team will have to face a tough challenge to get past this much total.
Clouds are likely to hover around the ground during MI vs PBKS but rain is less likely to have an impact on the match.
MI Team Preview
Mumbai Indians batsmen and bowlers are struggling with forms and the team is thumped by the oppositions in all the four matches that they have played so far in IPL.
Only Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav are the batsmen in MI team who have scored some runs. Ishan Kishan was disappointed with the bat in the last match against RCB and made only 26 runs. But he is likely to make a decent contribution with the bat in the next match against PBKS.
Suryakumar Yadav who has made 52 and 68 runs in the last two matches will need to give the best performance in the match against PBKS also.
Other batsmen including Rohit Sharma, Tilak Varma, and Kieron Pollard have let the team down in most matches. None of these batsmen gave a good start in the last match against RCB as a result the team bundled out for 151 runs.
A bar better performance will be required from the ace bowler of MI, Jasprit Bumrah in this next match. MI have quality bowlers like Basil Thampi and Murugan Ashwin but to have any chances of winning in this match against PBKS they have to pick wickets.
PBKS Team Preview
Punjab Kings lost their last match against Gujarat Titans but they have played good cricket overall in IPL 2022 with two wins and two losses in their four matches.
Apart from making 32 runs in the first match, Mayank Agarwal has not fired at all with the bat, and his score in the last 3 matches is 1, 4 & 5 runs. We are looking for some good innings from him in this upcoming match against MI.
Although Shikhar Dhawan also has not been able to play a big knock so far he has given some starts at least. He needs to convert these starts to a notable score.
Liam Livingstone has batted brilliantly so far and he has the confidence of playing some fine innings in IPL 2022. He is definitely capable of playing match winnings innings in the next match against MI also.
PBKS lost their last match against GT with that unforgettable last over by Odean Smith. He is a good bowler and looks to forget that nightmare and come up with some positive thinking in the next match.
Kagiso Rabada and Rahul Chahar are the candidates for top bowlers from the PBKS side in this match against MI.
MI Playing 11
Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Dewald Brevis, Kieron Pollard, Ramandeep Singh, Murugan Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Basil Thampi, Tymal Mills
PBKS Playing 11
Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa Jitesh Sharma, Vaibhav Arora, Arshdeep Singh, Rahul Chahar, Kagiso Rabada
MI vs PBKS Head to Head Stats in IPL T20
|Matches Played||MI Won||PBKS Won||Tie||No Result|
MI vs PBKS Winner Prediction
PBKS finds itself in a very strong position compared to MI in this match. The reason for this is, that PBKS are full of confidence whereas MI is too nervous due to four out of four defeats.
Still, MI is a team with a lot of stars like Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, and Jasprit Bumrah. The team will be hoping for their first win in IPL 2022 with the collective performances of these players. But at this point of time, momentum is total with PBKS.
So we predict PBKS to win this match against MI.
MI vs PBKS Dream11 Team
I. Kishan, J. Bairstow, J. Sharma can play match-winning innings for their team. S. Dhawan, S. Yadav are also players who can give excellent performance with the bat and help the team to win. L. Livingstone, D. Brevis can prove their all-rounder abilities by making good runs and taking wickets. J. Bumrah, K. Rabada, and R. Chahar can be very impressive with the ball.
|J. Bairstow||Wicket Keeper||9.5|
|J. Sharma||Wicket Keeper||8|
|I. Kishan||Wicket Keeper||9.5|
|L. Livingstone||All Rounder||9.5|
|D. Brevis||All Rounder||8|
Dream11 Team Captain and Vice Captain
Dream11 Captain – S. Dhawan
Dream11 Vice Captain – I. Kishan