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MI vs PBKS– Match 42 of IPL 2021 – Match Preview, Dream11 Team, Tips and Predictions

This article will talk about the probable XIs for both teams, Dream11 predictions and the winning fantasy team for the 42nd game of the IPL 2021 between the Mumbai Indians and Punjab Kings scheduled to take place on the 28th of September 2021.

Punjab Kings who secured an unlikely win in the last game against Sunrisers Hyderabad will take on the defending champions Mumbai Indians who have lost 3 games on the bounce. As a result, Mumbai Indians slipped to 7th position, while PBKS is at 5th. The last time these sides played against each other, Punjab Kings won the game by 9 wickets.

Mumbai Indians lost their previous encounter against the Royal Challengers by a huge margin of 54 runs. Bowling first, Mumbai did well to restrict the Bangalore side 165/6 who at one stage looked set to make much when the likes of Maxwell, De Villiers playing. However, it was their batsmen who let them down like in the last 2 games. Barring Rohit Sharma, none looked set and capitulated from 79/2 to 111 all out.

Punjab Kings won a thriller against the Sunrisers Hyderabad beating them by 5 runs in Sharjah. On what was a slow surface, Punjab could manage only 125/7 with just KL Rahul and Aiden Markram scoring more than 20 in the top-order. It took a run a ball 18 from Harpreet Brar to take them over 120 which eventually proved enough. Mohammad Shami picked 2 while Ravi Bishnoi was the star taking 3 wickets.

Match Details 

Venue:  Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Pitch and Weather:  It will be a slow surface like it has been throughout the competition so far. The set batsman can score runs freely as the innings proceeded and the average score is likely to be between 160-170. Pacers might get some assistance with the new ball, while spinners also will be handy. The weather is likely to be sunny with the temperature touching to the late 30s even though it is a 6.00 PM start.

Date & Time: September 28, 6.00 PM Local time, 7.30 PM IST

Probable Playing XIs

Mumbai Indians would want the likes of Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya to come good in this leg of IPL after having an indifferent start. Openers Rohit and Quinton De Kock looked in fine form as was Kieron Pollard, but neither went on to make a big score. Jasprit Bumrah did pick 3 wickets in the match and brought Mumbai back into the game.

Punjab Kings, like Mumbai, will need their middle-order to step up. West Indies duo of Chris Gayle and Nicholas Pooran to be amongst the runs. The bowling form of Shami, Arshdeep, and Bishnoi is happy news for the Punjab Kings.

Both sides will stick with the same team in this must-win game.

Mumbai Indians

Rohit Sharma(C), Quinton De Kock(WK), Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Adam Milne, Trent Boult

Punjab Kings

KL Rahul(C & WK), Mayank Agarwal, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Shahrukh Khan/ Deepak Hooda, Chris Gayle, Mohammad Shami, Harpreet Brar, Akshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi, Nathan Ellis/Chris Jordan

Match Prediction

Punjab Kings will be the favorites to win their 5th game of the season as they take on an out of sorts Mumbai Indians team whom they have beaten earlier in the piece.

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Fantasy Tips 

Batsmen: Mayank Agarwal has been one of the 2 prolific batters for PBKS this season and he should be a definte pick in the fantasy XI. Rohit Sharma easily has been the most consistent batsman for Mumbai Indians this season and should be there in the XI. Kieron Pollard may have failed in the last game but is still a lethal batsman and the 4th batsman can be Aiden Markram who has been in good form of late.

Wicket-Keeper: 2 keepers can be selected in the XI. One is KL Rahul, the skipper of PBKS who is in good form and the other is Ishan Kishan who is short of runs but is a quality player.

All-rounders: Hardik Pandya didn’t do much against the RCB last game but a player of his stature should be selected.

Bowlers: Mohammad Shami can be one of the bowlers who can be chosen in the fantasy XI along with impressive Arshdeep Singh from the Punjab Kings. Both of them played a key role in their side’s triumph over SRH along with Ravi Bishnoi who was the chief architect taking 3 wickets. Jasprit Bumrah has taken 8 wickets from the 3 games in this leg and is a certainty.

Captaincy Choices 

Fantasy Team: Rohit Sharma(VC), KL Rahul(C), Mayank Agarwal, Ishan Kishan, Aiden Markram, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami, Arsdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi

Captain – KL Rahul

Punjab skipper is the leading run-scorer for his team and is expected to be amongst runs in this game as well.

Vice-Captain – Rohit Sharma

KL Rahul’s counterpart Rohit Sharma can be made the vice-captain. He has been in great form in recent times and is one of the legends in this format.

Dream11 Team

MI vs PBKS Dream11 team


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