MI vs PBKS Dream11 Prediction: Match Number 42 of the IPL will take place between Mumbai Indians and Punjab Kings at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium. Both sides are still alive in the race for the playoffs, and it could turn out to be an intriguing affair. Mumbai are now on the back of three straight defeats and will b desperate for a change in fortunes. As for Punjab Kings, they did impress by defending a modest target of 126 versus the Sunrisers, and will be keen on building onto that moving forward.
Although, Mumbai might be at the bottom half due to the net run rate, they do now how to register wins in the latter stages of the league. Nevertheless, the Kings too, will be giving it their all under the captaincy of KL Rahu, and the game could once again go right down the wire.
Fixture Name: IPL Match 42, Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings
Competition: VIVO IPL 2021
Date: 27 September
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
Mumbai Indians: LLL
Punjab Kings: WLL
Ground Details: Sheikh Zayed Stadium
Pitch Report: The wicket in Abu Dhabi has been on the sticky side of things in the previous two fixtures. Spinners and variations from fast bowler can do the trick, and a first innings score of 165 is considered good enough.
Toss Update: Mumbai Indians have won the toss and will bowl first
WK: Q De Kock, KL Rahul
BAT: S Yadav, R Sharma, A Markram
AR: K Pandya
BOW: T Boult, J Bumrah, M Shami, N Ellis, A Singh
The form of certain players from the Mumbai Indians camp has been worrisome, whereas, Punjab too have been relying heavily on their two openers to do the heavy lifting. With both sides having struggles of their on, the match can be anticipated to be a nerve wracking contest. However, given the depth and quality Mumbai have in their locker, they should be heading in as favorites to win.
Quinton de Kock has more often than not impressed in the power play overs. The wicket keeper batsman is known for his ability to accumulate quick runs, and is also on the back of half century versus KKR. Having been a part of 74 IPL appearance, de Kock has 16 fifties, a hundred and an average of 31.68.
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Jasprit Bumrah has bagged five wickets from the last two games and will be confident moving ahea. The specialist fast bowler has scalped 123 wickets from 101 appearances for the Mumbai Indians and could have a valuable role to play later tonight.
Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult
The opening duo of KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal have been one of the most reliable in recent times. They did carry on their good form in the last game, and can be expected to be among the thick of things yet again.
Mayank Agarwal has been one of the most reliable batsman for Punjab in the previous two seasons. Agarwal has scored 2022runs, which includes 10 fifties and a hundred in his IPL career so far.
KL Rahul has been in good form across all three formats of the game and will be usual threat up the order. Having been a part of the 90 matches in the IPL, Rahul has scored 3048 runs, while, having an average of 46.18 in the process.
KL Rahul(w/c), Mandeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Harpreet Brar, Nathan Ellis, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh
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