Mumbai Indians (MI) & Punjab Kings (PBKS) will face each other at the 42nd Match of Vivo IPL 2021. The match will be played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE on 28th September at 7.30 PM IST.
MI vs PBKS: IPL 2021: Preview
Mumbai comes into this game after a massive loss against the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Mumbai Indians have looked completely out of gear since the tournament resumed. The side has now lost three games in a row and a loss in this game would make it extremely difficult for them to make it to the next round.
Punjab Kings have a very strong bowling attack with Mohammad Shami looking in excellent form. They would be confident after their win against Sunrisers Hyderabad. PBKS pulled off a miraculous win in the last game where they defeated the Sunrisers Hyderabad by 5 runs. The side successfully defended their low total of 125 runs on a tricky surface.
MI vs PBKS: IPL 2021: Weather Report
It would be a hot and humid evening at Abu Dhabi on the match day. Temperature will stay around 32°C with a wind speed of 6 km/Hr. The weather is not going to be a factor and should be good for cricket.
MI vs PBKS: IPL 2021: Pitch Report
The pitch has been a paradise for batsmen with a flat surface and a fast outfield allowing them to score lots of runs. Fast bowlers have found it difficult to bowl here with the track offering them little. Spinners have done well as the ball takes sharp turn causing doubts in the minds of batsmen.
MI vs PBKS: IPL 2021: Probable Playing XI
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Ishan Kishan, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult
Punjab Kings: KL Rahul (c & wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Harpreet Brar, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Nathan Ellis, Arshdeep Singh
MI vs PBKS: IPL 2021: Dream11 Team Prediction
Dream11 Team: KL Rahul (c & wk), Mayank Agarwal, Quinton de Kock, Ishan Kishan, Chris Gayle, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Krunal Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah
MI vs PBKS: Result of last 5 Matches
Mumbai Indians: W/W/L/L/L
Punjab Kings: L/W/L/L/W
MI vs PBKS: Live Coverage: www.cricbuzz.com
MI vs PBKS: IPL 2021: Match Prediction
Mumbai Indians would be playing under pressure and most of their players aren’t used to these kinds of situations. Their famed batting line-up is in poor shape and it needs to stand up to the challenge in this game. Punjab Kings haven’t been much better with their form either but the side does have its top order in good form. Looking at the previous records, Mumbai Indians have always performed well under pressure. This match will be the beginning of their bounce back. We expect Mumbai Indians to win the game.