Today in IPL 2021, Defending Champion Mumbai Indians (MI) take of Punjab Kings (PBKS). This match will go live from MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai at 7:30 PM IST.
Mumbai Indians won 3 out of 4 matches till now and currently, they are at the fourth position at the points table. While Punjab Kings won just a match out of a total of 4 matches and they are at the 7 positions at the points table.
Punjab Kings Preview:
If we talk about Punjab Kings, then we all know that they never win the IPL title till now but in this IPL season, they change their name from King XI Punjab to Punjab Kings and then bought some match winner player to their team after releasing some big name from their team like Glenn Maxwell. After doing all these changes, the franchise and fans except a good performance from the team but till now they are unable to do so.
Captain KL Rahul is in the top form in this IPL season also as Previous IPL season. Mayank Agarwal, Deepak Hooda, Shahrukh Khan are also in good touch and score runs.
But the two West Indies Power hitter, Universal Boss Chris Gayle, and Nicholas Pooram unable to perform according to their ability. Especially Nicholas Pooram, he gets out at making 0 runs 3 times till now in this IPL season, he may get out of Playing XI in today’s match against MI.
The biggest problem of Punjab Kings is their bowling department. There is no match-winner bowler in the Punjab Kings except Mohammad Shami but he is also licking many runs and unable to take wickets.
Punjab surely gets some changes in the bowling department today and except good bowling from their bowler at the slow wicket of Chennai.
Have a look on IPL Schedule 2021.
Mumbai Indians Preview:
Defending champion , Mumbai Indians has average season till now which means they win 2 matches and lost 2 matches. They win one match against KKR which almost he lost but their bowlers back him into he game.
Mumbai Indians middle-order failed fully to score runs in almost all the four matches but their bowlers managed till now from their top class bowling. But Mumbai middle-order is the matter of concern and they have to perform and contribute if they want to win in all the next matches.
Mumbai Indians lost the first match against RCB by 2 wickets, then won the 2nd match against KKR by 10 runs. After that won the 3rd match against SRH by 13 runs and finally lost the 4th match against DC by 6 wickets.
Rohit Sharma is the top scorer from MI, he makes 138 runs out of 4 matches. The leading wicket taker from MI side is Rahul Chahar.
He manage to pick 8 wickets in 4 matches. Trent Boult also take 6 wicket and make their name in the list of top 10 bowlers of IPL 2021 till now.
PBKS vs MI Match Details:
- Match: Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians
- Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
- Match Time: 23 April 2021 at 7:30 PM IST
- Toss Time: 23 April 2021 at 7:00 PM IST
- Live Streaming: Star Sports and Disney+ Hotstar
Have a look on IPL Best Team 2021.
The pitch of the Chennai is slow and help the slow balls. And it would not be surprise if the team are presented with another slowish surface. In the first five matches the team batting first won 4 times. However, In last two matches the teams who chase win the match. Due play the important role in the last two matches.
Punjab Kings Full Squad:
KL Rahul (c & wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Moises Henriques, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Shahrukh Khan, Fabian Allen, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Mandeep Singh, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Sarfaraz Khan, Saurabh Kumar, Ishan Porel, Utkarsh Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Prabhsimran Singh, Harpreet Brar, Ravi Bishnoi, Riley Meredith, Jalaj Saxena, Jhye Richardson
Mumbai Indians Full Squad:
Rohit Sharma (C), Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Dhawal Kulkarni, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan (WK), Jasprit Bumrah, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Quinton de Kock, Rahul Chahar, Suryakumar Yadav, Chris Lynn, Mohsin Khan, Saurabh Tiwary, Trent Boult, Adam Milne, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Piyush Chawla, James Neeshan, Yudhvir Charak, Marco Jansen, Arjun Tendulkar.
Have a look on IPL Points Table 2021.
Punjab Kings (PBKS) Predicted Playing XIs:
- KL Rahul (C/WK),
- Mayank Agarwal,
- Chris Gayle,
- Nicholas Pooran/Dawid Malan,
- Deepka Hooda,
- Moises Henriques,
- Shahrukh Khan,
- Fabian Allen,
- M Ashwin,
- Mohammed Shami,
- Arshdeep Singh
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Mumbai Indians Predicted Playing XIs:
- Rohit Sharma (C),
- Quinton de Kock (wk),
- Suryakumar Yadav,
- Ishan Kishan,
- Hardik Pandya,
- Kieron Pollard,
- Krunal Pandya,
- Rahul Chahar,
- Jayant Yadav,
- Jasprit Bumrah,
- Trent Boult.
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IPL 2021 Match 18 PBKS Vs MI Today’s Dream11 Team Prediction
- KL Rahul,
- I Kishan,
- S Yadav,
- R Sharma,
- C Gayle,
- D Hooda,
- K Pollard,
- R Chahar,
- T Boult,
- M Shami,
- J Yadav.
PBKS vs MI: Best Choice for Captain and Vice-Captain
- KL Rahul
- S Yadav
- R Chahar
- R Sharma
IPL 2021 Match 18 PBKS vs MI Match Winner Prediction:
Mumbai Indians will win the today match.