MI vs PBKS IPL 2021: Ahead of the IPL 2021 game between Punjab Kings and Mumbai Indians at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, the toss favoured KL Rahul and the Indian international did what has now become a norm in world cricket these days, and that is to field first. Let the target be in sight and be in control of destiny. No doubt Rahul could do with all the luck during a tumultuous IPL campaign for him on a personal level and his team Punjab Kings.
KL Rahul revealed at the toss about the sole change in PBKS playing 11 against Mumbai Indians. Ravi Bishnoi has replaced Murugan Ashwin in the team, a like for like change, “leggie for leggie,” as Rahul said during the toss.
Though Murugan was always fighting for his spot following a run of poor performances, where the 30-year-old picked up only one wicket while shipping out runs at 8.81 per over, the player who changed him has surprised one and all. Bishnoi is also a leg-spinner and that really doesn’t change PBKS tactics until and unless Bishnoi does something incredible here. A fast bowler could have been a better option.
PBKS are reeling down at the wrong end of the table and could end up being the rock-bottom team if they lose this match. The story of every season, all the hypes created during the auction punctured by the output on the field. PBKS are already amongst the chasing pack and face an early elimination from the playoffs if the trend isn’t checked.
Here’s now Punjab Kings and Mumbai Indians have lined up against each other:
MI Playing 11 | Mumbai IndiansPlaying 11 | Mumbai Indians Starting XI
Rohit Sharma (C)
Ishan Kishan (WK)
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