- admin | April 12, 2022 | 9:57 pm
MI Vs PBKS: Mumbai Indians are off to a poor start, but then again, when have they ever gotten off to a good start. They are zero in four games and have come from worse to go on to win the title under the same captain. Unlike the previous season though, this time, Mumbai Indians have some glaring holes, but a champion side is always a champion side, and it’s not going to be too long before we see a fightback.
The Punjab Kings are incredibly balanced. They have a talented top five, some wonderful finishers, and a good attack leader in Rabada. Vaibhav Arora also seems like a nice talent and looking at the results, PBKS looks very comfortable in the tournament.
Match: MI Vs PBKS
Date: 13th April 2022
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: MCA Stadium, Pune
The weather is clear with no chance of rain during the MI Vs PBKS game.
Pune has seen some middling scores in the first innings with the ball gripping and also swinging a touch. There is a possibility of dew still and the second innings is a little easier for batting.
MI Vs PBKS Playing XI
MI Playing XI
Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma (capt), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Dewald Brevis, Kieron Pollard, Fabian Allen, M Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Tymal Mills, Jaydev Unadkat/Basil Thampi
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PBKS Playing XI
Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal (capt), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma, Shahrukh Khan, Odean Smith, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Vaibhav Arora, Arshdeep Singh
Both teams do not have any injury concerns and are likely to remain unchanged.
Mumbai Indians are known to unearth some wonderful talents and this season it looks like Tilak Varma is the one to make a statement. He is backed by the franchise, has got a fair rope, batting early, and batting well. He is decoding bowlers well and his consistency is a special factor that makes him a silent but dangerous player in the line-up as he learns to be the glue between Suryakumar Yadav and Pollard.
Liam Livingstone is seeing the cricket ball like a football. Despite the scenario, he is just going for it and living on sixes. He has two fifties in the last two games, and both were explosive with a lot of sixes.
MI Vs PBKS Match Tips
PBKS are batting well and their aggression is getting them to decent scores. The bowling is a concern though as they lack consistency. Mumbai on the other hand is not too consistent in either aspect, but the likes of Bumrah may have an advantage against PBKS’s batters as they are aggressive and may face a little difficulty against a quality bowler. MI is a champion franchise as well and a powerful win from them is always around the corner.
Match Prediction: MI will win the match.