The poor journey of Mumbai Indians in IPL 2022 has reached another tough battling encounter against the good-looking Punjab Kings. Rohit Sharma’s top side of the Mumbai Indians is going through a nightmare this season with four uninterrupted losses. Though MI has bounced back strongly in the past seasons from such kind of catastrophe, in this season, their chances of upsurging are looking so pale. On the other hand, Punjab Kings have served delight for their fans this season. Even though they have lost two matches, their batting & bowling department is riding at the top in the momentum context.
The likes of Liam Livingston and Shikhar Dhawan are doing wonders in the batting for their side. At the same time, the leggie Rahul Chahar & the Proteas pacer Kagiso Rabada provide the breakthroughs on perfect timing as MI is playing on their home ground of Wankhede stadium, so their first victory of the season could be expected in this match. But, they have to put in the power of hulk to curb the in-form side of Punjab Kings.
So, let’s make a few quick predictions & fantasy tips for the clash between PBKS & MI.
MI vs PBKS: Match Predictions
The encounter between Mumbai & Punjab will explode at the venue of Wankhede stadium. The red soil of the surface intrinsically offers a vicious turn & gobbling bounce to the bowlers, so the grippers like Rahul Chahar & Murugan Ashwin may spell their bowling impact throughout the evening. At the same time, there would be a few key battles to watch out for in this game, like (Liam Livingston vs M Ashwin), (Ishan Kishan vs Rahul Chahar) and (Jasprit Bumrah vs Mayank Agarwal). The toss prediction is not an uphill task for this game, as the dew will enter the latter half. So, the team that will win the coin would choose to bowl first.
MI vs PBKS: Probable Playing XIs
In the pavilion of Mumbai Indians, Fabien Allen, the Jamaican spin-all rounder, would make his first entrance in the Indian Premier League. While Punjab Kings have lost their last match, there is no need to change the line-up mathematically. So, here are the most pleasing combination of playing XIs for both teams;
Playing XI For MI
Rohit Sharma (C), Ishan Kishan (W), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Dewald Brevis(✈️), Kieron Pollard(✈️), Fabian Allen(✈️), Murugan Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Jaydev Unadkat, Basil Thampi
Playing XI For PBKS
Mayank Agarwal (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow (W/✈️), Liam Livingstone (✈️), Shahrukh Khan, Jitesh Sharma, Odean Smith(✈️), Kagiso Rabada(✈️), Rahul Chahar, Varun Arora, Arshdeep Singh
MI vs PBKS: Pitch Report
The majority of the rank turner surfaces are turning & pace-less. But, Wankhede is one of the few venues which offers twirling but with extra bounce/pace, which caters equal opportunity for both batters & bowlers to catch up on the game. Also, its high-scoring gene is the rapid outfield and very short straight fences. The venue’s atmosphere usually spoils the party of the team bowling second, as dew makes its appearance after the mid-half.
MI vs PBKS: Weather Forecast
The sun could hide behind the dark clouds on the match day, but the rain chances are almost null on the match day. The maximum and minimum temperature tally will be at 34°c & 27°c, and the humidity will remain at 69%, which would make the day suffocating. As the game will commence at 7:30 pm evening, the cool weather may wet down the outfield thoroughly, due to which the bowlers may find it challenging to maneuver the ball.
MI vs PBKS: Fantasy Tips
The captaincy choices for the dream 11 fantasy team will be in-form batters such as Suryakumar Yadav, Liam Livingston, and Shikhar Dhawan.
The Vice-Captain should be an intact spinner like Rahul Chahar, Murugan Ashwin, and Fabien Allen, who could exploit the conditions well.