PBKS vs MI IPL 2021: It is time for another cracking battle in this 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) as the Punjab Kings (PBKS) are all set to face the Mumbai Indians (MI) at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on April 23. Both the Punjab Kings and Mumbai Indians are coming into this game after facing comprehensive losses against Hyderabad and Delhi respectively. Therefore, both these teams will be eyeing to strike back to winning ways. There will be many exciting players in action in this PBKS vs MI mouth-watering clash.
1. Rohit Sharma
Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma is yet to play one of his special big innings in this edition of the IPL, but he has consistently provided some valuable contributions at the top. Rohit smashed an excellent knock of 44 runs off 30 balls that consisted of 3 sixes and as many fours against Delhi Capitals in the last match. However, the MI opener would surely want to convert his start into a big score in this match. Rohit Sharma also has a great record against Punjab having scored a total of 669 runs in 24 games.
Rohit Sharma vs Punjab Kings since IPL 2008
2. KL Rahul
Although, Punjab Kings captain KL Rahul got out early in his first match in Chennai but he has been in a terrific form off late. Rahul smashed a remarkable knock of 91 runs off only 50 balls that included 7 fours and 5 sixes in the first match against Rajasthan Royals. He also scored a fine fifty in the game against Delhi. Also, Rahul has a tremendous record against Mumbai Indians scoring 580 runs in 12 innings at an average of 64.44 which includes five 50+ scores.
3. Suryakumar Yadav
Mumbai Indians’ swashbuckling batsman Suryakumar Yadav has not been at his very best in the last couple of games in IPL 2021, but he is a key player to watch out for in this match. Suryakumar smashed a beautiful innings of 56 runs off 36 balls that comprised of 7 fours and 2 sixes in the win against Kolkata Knight Riders. He also scored wonderful half-century recently on his T20I debut innings against England at home.
Suryakumar Yadav in Last 5 IPL matches
4. Rahul Chahar
Right-arm leg spinner Rahul Chahar has emerged as the premier wicket-taking bowler for the Mumbai Indians so far in this ongoing edition of the IPL. Chahar took four crucial wickets and gave away just 27 runs in his quota of four overs during the Man of the Match performance against Kolkata Knight Riders. He also returned with excellent figures of 3 for 19 in the win against Sunrisers Hyderabad on the same venue. Rahul Chahar is currently the fourth highest wicket-taker in this tournament and he will once again be very threatening on the Chennai wicket against Punjab Kings.
Rahul Chahar in IPL 2021
5. Deepak Hooda
Punjab Kings all-rounder Deepak Hooda has delivered crucial performances for his team in this IPL 2021 season. Hooda smashed an incredible knock of 64 runs off just 28 balls that included 6 sixes and 4 fours in the game against Rajasthan Royals. He also scored an unbeaten 22 off 13 balls against Delhi Capitals. Also, along with his brilliant abilities with the bat, Hooda could come handy with his useful off-spin bowling on the turning Chepauk wicket.
Deepak Hooda in his Last 5 IPL games
This will be the second game of the season for the Punjab Kings at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai having lost their first game against Sunrisers Hyderabad. The KL Rahul-led team suffered two big losses and registered a single win during their Mumbai-leg of games. On the other hand, Mumbai Indians will be playing their fifth straight game on this venue and will next take the flight to Delhi for their next 4 matches.
IPL Live Score
The 17th match of the IPL 2021 season between Punjab Kings and the Mumbai Indians will take place at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on April 23. The first ball of the match will be bowled at 7:30 PM IST. The mouth-watering PBKS vs MI clash will be streaming live on the Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar app.
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PBKS Player List
KL Rahul (C & WK), Chris Gayle, Dawid Malan, Jhye Richardson, Shahrukh Khan, Fabian Allen, Darshan Nalkande, Harpreet Brar, Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Mohammed Shami, M Ashwin, Nicholas Pooran, Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Jalaj Saxena, Moises Henriques, Saurav Kumar, Ishan Porel, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi, Chris Jordan, Prabhsimran Singh.
MI Player List
Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (WK), Chris Lynn, Anmolpreet Singh, Saurabh Tiwary, Aditya Tare, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Anukul Roy, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mohsin Khan, Adam Milne, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Piyush Chawla, James Neesham, Yudhvir Charak, Marco Jansen, Arjun Tendulkar.
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