MI vs PBKS Match Preview:
Mumbai Indians & Punjab Kings will come into a face-off today in the MI vs PBKS clash at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Both the teams will look forward to finishing the Chennai leg of their IPL 2021 campaign on a winning note!
PBKS are on the verge of registering a three-match losing streak with their batting lineup struggling to adapt to the sluggish Chepauk wicket. After playing few matches at the batting-friendly Wankhede Stadium the PBKS batsmen couldn’t adjust to the slow wicket of Chepauk stadium. Their inning was wrapped up at a below-par total of 120 runs in their last clash against SunRisers Hyderabad. Although PBKS bowlers put up a decent bowling performance SRH registered a nine-wicket victory, thanks to the heroic half-century registered by Jonny Bairstow.
It would be PBKS’s last game on the Chepauk pitch as after today’s match they will move to Ahmedabad. KL Rahul could level up their points with Mumbai Indians if they beat the defending Champions Mumbai Indians tonight.
“MI have faced both wins & losses in this IPL season. MI has been struggling to show their intent which helped them to win two IPL titles in a trot. In their last match with Delhi Capitals. MI had a bad day with the bat as they lost to DC by massive six wickets.
In MI’s previous clash against DC, they failed to perform well in the powerplay as their middle-order collapsed. And they were restricted to a meagre total of 137/9. DC emerged superior in that clash as they easily chased the total to register a crucial victory against Mumbai Indians.
Mumbai Indians will play their last match in Chennai today & after this match they will have all their matches scheduled in Delhi. Delhi’s pitch is similar to the conditions in Chepauk. MI will look forward to get back to their winning streak by defeating PBKS in today’s clash. Whereas PBKS will try their best to avoid fourth loss in a trot by exploiting MI’s middle order to register much needed victory.
Two well-equipped teams will come into a face-off today on the grounds of Chepauk stadium. Who will overpower who is a wait & watch thing! MI will enter today’s match as the favorites while PBKS are capable of surprising their fans by winning today’s clash.
MI vs PBKS Match Prediction:
Mumbai Indians will try to close the Chennai stint of their campaign with a glorious win. PBKS could continue their struggle on Chepauk’s pitch as they look fragile with the bat due to the slowness of Chennai’s pitch. PBKS will try to avoid a fourth consecutive loss However Mumbai Indians could dominate them in today’s match considering their experience on playing at the sluggish Chepauk pitch.
Cricketflicker Prediction: Mumbai Indians to win the clash against PBKS
Date: 23rd April 2021 (Friday).
Time: 7:30 PM IST.
Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.
PBKS vs MI Head to Head Records
Mumbai Indians are slightly ahead then PBKS when head-to-head records are considered. Mumbai Indians have won 14 matches while PBKS have won 12 matches against Mumbai Indians.
Total number of matches played between PBKS & MI: 26
Number of matches won by PBKS: 12
Total number of matches won by Mumbai Indians against PBKS: 14
Maximum runs scored by Mumbai Indians: Kieron Pollard with 498 runs
Highest run scorer for PBKS: KL Rahul with 383 runs
Highest wicket-taker for PBKS against MI: Mohammed Shami with 8 wickets
Maximum wicket-taker for MI against PBKS: Jasprit Bumrah with 17 wickets
Highest catches taken for MI against PBKS: Kieron Pollard with 14 catches
Maximum Catches taken for PBKS against MI: M Ashwin & Mandeep Singh with 3 catches.
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