IPL 2023 PREVIEW: MI v PBKS

IPL 2023 PREVIEW: MI v PBKS
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IPL 2023 PREVIEW: MI v PBKS

Following consecutive losses, Mumbai Indians have reverted to their winning ways by securing three successive victories, and will be aiming to maintain this winning streak as they face off against Punjab Kings in the second match of Sunday's doubleheader. Although Punjab Kings have emerged victorious in three of their previous five encounters against Mumbai, this upcoming contest is expected to be a closely contested battle between the two teams.

 

 

Head to Head


MI - 15, PBKS - 14

Last 5 matches
MI - 2, PBKS - 3

At Wankhede
MI - 5, PBKS - 4

Last 5 matches at Wankhede
MI - W L W L W
PBKS - L L W L W

 

Mumbai Indians possess an impressive batting lineup comprising of Rohit, Ishan, and Suryakumar at the top order, followed by the explosive batting skills of Cameron green, Tilak Varma, and Tim David. The team's batting unit has been the main source of success, with the bowling department showing only occasional flashes of brilliance and remaining a major area of concern. Piyush Chawla has been performing exceptionally well with the ball, restricting the opposition's scoring opportunities. However, Hritik has been expensive in some matches, and although Jason Behrendorff is renowned as a new ball bowler, he has struggled during death overs. In the last match, Meridith, Green, and Arjun delivered impressive performances. Nonetheless, Mumbai Indians are hoping for the return of Jofra Archer in today's match, as the paceman has missed the last three games due to a minor injury.

Probable XI :

Rohit, Ishan, Green, Surya, Tilak, Tim David, Hritik, Arjun, Chawla, Behrendorff, Meredith/Jofra 

Punjab Kings have secured three victories out of their six matches in the tournament so far. Although they began their campaign with two successive wins, they struggled to maintain their momentum in the middle. The team is boosted by the return of Liam Livingstone to the Playing XI, and they will be aiming to return to their winning ways. However, Punjab's batting unit has appeared lackluster in recent outings, with Dhawan being the sole player to carry the team's batting responsibilities. His absence in the previous games due to a shoulder injury has had a significant impact on the team's overall performance. Therefore, Punjab will be relying on Dhawan's presence in today's match. The match's primary contest is anticipated to occur between Kagiso Rabada and the MI batters, given that he has dismissed Rohit, Ishan, and Surya a total of eight times. Additionally, Punjab will be hoping that Matthew Short will deliver a strong performance since he has only scored 79 runs in the current season.

 

Probable XI :

Dhawan/Atharva, Prabhsimran, Livingstone, Short/Sikandar, Sam Curran, Jitesh Sharma, Shahrukh, Harpreet, Ellis/Rabada, Arshdeep, R Chahar

 

 

Match Ups

Rohit v Sam - 40 runs, 0 out (160 SR)
Surya v Sam - 13 runs, 2 outs (163 SR)
Rohit v Rabada - 89 runs, 4 outs (120 SR)
Ishan v Rabada - 70 runs, 1 out (167 SR)
Surya v Rabada - 94 runs, 3 outs (181 SR)

Dhawan v Chawla - 92 runs, 2 outs (156 SR)
Dhawan v Behrendroff - 44 runs, 2 outs (138 SR)
Short v Meredith - 51 runs, 0 out (170 SR)

 

During MI vs PBKS matches

Most runs
539 - Kieron Pollard
526 - Shaun Marsh 
522 - Rohit Sharma

Most 6s
41 - Kieron Pollard
21 - Rohit Sharma 
18 - Chris Gayle
18 - KL Rahul 

Highest Score
104* - Hashim Amla 
100* - Lendl Simmons
100* - KL Rahul 

 

Most Wickets
22 - Lasith Malinga
20 - Jasprit Bumrah 
16 - Harbhajan Singh 
15 - Piyush Chawla 

Best Bowling fig
5/21 - Munaf Patel
4/15 - Marcus Stoinis
4/16 - Andrew Tye 
4/22 - Lasith Malinga 

Most M.O.M Awards 
4 - Kieron Pollard
3 - K Sangakkara 
2 - Lendl Simmons 
2 - Shaun Marsh
2 - Mayank Agarwal
2 - KL Rahul

 

 

Form Update (last 5 innings ) 

 

Key Players 

 

Kagiso Rabada : He has been brilliant with the ball. Overall he has picked12 wickets against MI, among them 50% of them are Rohit, Ishan, Surya's dismissals

Cameron Green: He was hero for MI in previous match. He made his maiden half-century in the last game and won the Player of the Match award. 

Tilak Varma : The Star boy of Mumbai Indians and one of the most promising young talents He has averaged 53.00 and SR of 158.92 

Suryakumar Yadav : The No.1 T20i batter, he may have struggled in the recent matches but he got his old rhythm back. In the last match played at Wankhede he Scored 43 (25)

Sam Curran : The most expensive player in IPL, He has led the Kings in place of Shikhar Dhawan. Overall he has scored 87 runs at an average of 21.75 and a strikeout rate of 117.56 and five wickets with the ball and has the ability to change the match with both bat and ball. Surya averages only 6.50 against Curran

 

 

Fantasy XI 

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