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Punjab Kings will lock horns with Mumbai Indians in the 17th IPL 2021 fixture at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on 23rd April.

The enthralling clash between the two is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST. Star Sports network will broadcast the match on TV, and it’s live streaming will also be available on Disney+ Hotstar VIP and Jio TV app.

Preview: Punjab Kings (PBKS) vs Mumbai Indians (MI), 17th IPL Match

After losing their previous IPL match against Delhi Capitals, Punjab Kings is all set to take on Mumbai Indians on Friday. In their last match, Delhi Capitals won the toss and elected to bowl first. Batting first, Punjab Kings managed to post a total of 195 runs on the board, with KL Rahul scoring 61 runs off 51 balls and Mayank Rahul aggregating 69 runs at a strike rate of 191.67. Universe boss Chris Gayle Chris Gayle failed to make much of an impact as he posted just 11 runs with his willow.  In reply, Rishabh Pant and Co elegantly chased the total and won the game by 6 wickets at the Wankhede Stadium. For Punjab Kings, Jhye Richardson scalped 2 wickets at an economy rate of 10.25 whereas Arshdeep Singh and Riley Meredith accounted for one scalp each.

Their opposition, Mumbai Indians come into the game on the back of a win against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Batting first in their previous IPL match against SRH, MI posted a decent total of 150 runs on the board, with Quinton de Kock scoring 40 runs for his side. For MI, Rohit Sharma scored 32 runs whereas Kieron Pollard contributed 35 runs at a strike rate of 159.09. In reply, SRH’s entire squad bundled up on the total of 137 runs and lost the game to MI at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium. Speaking of Mumbai Indians bowling lineup, both Trent Boult and Rahul Chahar accounted for 3 scalps each at an economy rate of 7.64 and 4.75 respectively.

Pitch Report

The surface at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium is not the one where scoring has been easy, so settling down will be crucial here. The toss winning side will likely be opting to bat first here.

Weather Report

With an average temperature of 30 degrees Celsius, the skies will be clear at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium on Friday. The humidity will be mostly in the 70s during the gameplay.

Average First Innings Score

The average first innings score at the venue here is 164.

Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians Probable XI

PBKS Probable XI

Lokesh Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Shahrukh Khan, Fabian Allen, Jhye Richardson, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh

Punjab Kings Complete Squad

KL Rahul, Arshdeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Darshan Nalkande, Harpreet Brar, Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Mohammad Shami, Murugan Ashwin, Nicholas Pooran, Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Ishan Porel, Ravi Bishnoi, Chris Jordan, Prabhsimran Singh, Jhye Richardson, Riley Meredith, Shahrukh Khan, Moises Henriques, Dawid Malan, Fabian Allen, Jalaj Saxena, Saurabh Kumar, Utkarsh Singh.

MI Probable XI

Rohit Sharma, Chris Lynn, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Marco Jansen, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult

Mumbai Indians Complete Squad

Rohit Sharma (C), Dhawal Kulkarni, Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Jasprit Bumrah, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Quinton de Kock, Rahul Chahar, Suryakumar Yadav, Mohsin Khan, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Trent Boult, Chris Lynn, Saurabh Tiwary, Adam Milne, Piyush Chawla, Yudhvir Charak, Marco Jansen, James Neesham, Arjun Tendulkar.

Wicketkeeper: KL Rahul, Quinton de Kock

Batsmen: Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Mayank Agrawal, Chris Gayle

All-rounders: Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya

Bowlers: Jhye Richardson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult

Man of the Match Prediction

Having taken 7 wickets in IPL 2021 so far, Rahul Chahar is in great form and could be the man of the man in the upcoming game.

Winner Prediction

With two wins and one loss in IPL 2021 to date, Mumbai Indians is occupying the third position on the points table. Punjab Kings, on the other hand, have lost two of the three matches they’ve played so far and are currently sitting at the second last spot on the table. Speaking of their head to head stats, Mumbai Indians and Punjab Kings have met in 26 IPL matches so far, of which Mumbai has won 14 games whereas Punjab have 12 victories to their name. Considering their current form and the fact that the upcoming IPL game will be played on their home ground, Rohit Sharma and Co will likely have an advantage over Punjab Kings in the next game.

Our Predictions

  • Who will win the toss? Punjab Kings
  • Who will win? Mumbai Indians
  • Top Batsman (Runs scored): KL Rahul
  • Top Bowler (Wickets taken): Rahul Chahar
  • Most Sixes: Ishan Kishan
  • Man of the Match: Trent Boult
  • Team Scores Batting first: Under 160 Punjab Kings
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Last Updated on April 20, 2021

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