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| On Sep 28, 2021 12:57 PM IST

MI vs PBKS Preview Team News Expected 11 Key Players Fantasy Akhada


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The 42nd match of the IPL 2021 and is between 2 struggling sides, MI and Punjab. Both the teams haven’t had the start they were expecting in the 2nd half of the tournament. MI are 2nd last in the table with 4 wins in 10 games, meanwhile, PBKS are 5th in the table with 4 wins in 10 games. Both sides have similar points so far but are only divided by NRR. The loser of this game will most likely be out of the playoff spot which makes this game even more exciting. It’s a must-win game for both sides.


The game will be played at Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi where an average 1st inning score is 162 runs and the pitch also favors pacers. 4 games have been played at this ground in the 2nd half of the IPL 2021 out of which 3 have won by the team batting 2nd.


Head-to-head record is quite evenly contested between the two sides. MI have won 14 games and PBKS have won 13 games.


Team News: 


Punjab Kings
Player Out Player In
Riley Meredith Nathan Ellis
Jhye Richardson Adil Rashid
Dawid Malan Aiden Markram



Expected 11 of MI:


  1. Quinton de Kock
  2. Rohit Sharma
  3. Ishan Kishan
  4. Suryakumar Yadav
  5. Krunal Pandya
  6. Kieron Pollard
  7. Hardik Pandya
  8. Adam Milne
  9. Rahul Chahar
  10. Jasprit Bumrah
  11. Trent Boult



Expected 11 of PBKS:


  1. KL Rahul
  2. Mayank Agarwal
  3. Chris Gayle
  4. Aiden Markram
  5. Nicholas Pooran
  6. Deepak Hooda
  7. Harpreet Brar
  8. Nathan Ellis
  9. Mohammed Shami
  10. Ravi Bishnoi
  11. Arshdeep Singh



Key Player:


  1. J Bumrah: Bumrah has been in excellent form so far in this tournament for MI. He is currently the highest wicket-taker from MI with 14 wickets to his name at an SR. of 16.7. He is a top bowling option in this game


  1. KL Rahul: KL Rahul has a splendid record against MI wherein he has scored 640 runs at an average of 71.11. His tournament tally also doesn’t disappoint, scored 401 runs in 9 games at an average of more than 55 runs and an SR. of 135.01. We back him to do well in this game


  1. M Agarwal: Mayank Agarwal seems to be striking the ball superbly and has been the pillar of the PBKS batting line-up. He has mustered 332 runs at an average of 41.50 and is striking at 14.48. Thus, he could be a decent pick for this game


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