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| On Apr 23, 2021 3:22 PM IST

PBKS vs MI Dream11 Tips for Match 17 IPL 2021 Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians Today Match Prediction 23 April


PBKS vs MI Dream11: Two teams which have not been in their best form will fight it out here at Chennai with an aim to get their campaign back on track. For Punjab Kings, things haven’t gone since their win in the first match. Rahul has scored runs but his conservative style hasn’t helped the team’s cause. The Caribbean duo of Gayle and Pooran are yet to get going which means the pressure comes into the lower order. The lack of wicket-taking ability has hurt Punjab the most. Apart from young Arshdeep Singh, there haven’t been much positives in that department.

For Mumbai Indians, the season has been a mixed bag. Since losing to RCB in the first game, their bowlers ensured they won two closely fought contests. But the loss in the last game will worry them slightly especially when batting order isn’t performing at its best. Rohit Sharma has failed to play a long innings as he usually does. Suryakumar Yadav has looked at ease whenever he has come out to bat and MI will hope more of him. Bowling looks settled with Bumrah and Boult capable of defending any total.

PBKS vs MI Today Match Prediction Details
Fixture name: Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians, 17th match
Competition: Indian Premier League 2021
Date: 23 April, 2021
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
PBKS (recent last) L W L L L
MI (recent last) W L W W L
Ground: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Sunrisers Hyderabad 121/1 (18.4 overs) beat Punjab Kings 120 all out (19.4 overs) by 9 wickets.
Pitch Report: Chennai has provided some slow and low surfaces this season in which run scoring has not been easy. Expect a similar wicket and the pitch will slow down as the game progresses. The weather will be clear with temperature around 30 degrees.
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PBKS vs MI Playing 11
PBKS Team News
Injury update, unavailability

  • There are no injury concerns and all players are available for selection.

Expected team changes

  • Despite, losing the last match, expect them to go with the same eleven.

PBKS Playing 11 (likely)
KL Rahul (C) (wk)
M Agarwal
C Gayle
D Hooda
N Pooran
Shahrukh Khan
M Henriques
F Allen
M Shami
M Ashwin
A Singh

MI Team News
Injury update, unavailability

  • There are no injury concerns in the Mumbai squad.

Expected team changes

  • Jayant Yadav is likely to keep his place with Gayle and Pooran in the Punjab top order.

MI Playing 11 (likely)
R Sharma (C)
Q de Kock (wk)
S Yadav
I Kishan
K Pollard
H Pandya
K Pandya
J Yadav
R Chahar
T Boult
J Bumrah

Who will win today match?
With both teams eager to get a win, expect this game to be a cracker. After 3 losses in a row, Punjab have a huge task in hand. With big boys like Gayle and Pooran failing, Deepak Hooda and Shahrukh Khan have shown enough promise with their power hitting. Mumbai meanwhile are yet to see the best of its top order. The experienced middle order of Pollard and Pandya brothers have failed to fire consistently leading to many collapses. Apart from Bumrah and Boult, Chahar’s wicket-taking ability in the middle overs have contributed hugely in Mumbai’s success. Despite not being in best of forms, Mumbai will start as favorites in the PBKS vs MI Dream 11 Today Match Prediction.

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Fantasy Cricket Tips, Captain & Differential Pick
Captain Options
L Rahul- Rahul has an excellent IPL record and can get big runs consistently. Despite not scoring quickly, he remains one of the top picks in a fantasy team because of his consistency.
IPL Career: Runs 2808, Avg. 44
Rahul in IPL 2021: Runs 161, Avg. 40

S Yadav- He has been the rock of Mumbai’s batting order since last season. Surya has looked in excellent touch every time he has come out to bat and can score quick runs even on difficult pitches.
IPL Career: Runs 2145, Avg. 30
Yadav in IPL 2021: Runs 121, Avg. 30

Differential Pick
R Sharma- Rohit has looked fluent in his last few games but has failed to make a big one. Against an inexperienced Punjab attack, the skipper will fancy his chances to get a valuable knock under his belt.
IPL Career: Runs 5368, Avg. 31
Sharma in IPL 2021: Runs 138, Avg. 34

PBKS vs MI Dream11 Prediction
BAT: R Sharma, C Gayle, S Yadav, Shahrukh Khan
WK: L Rahul, Q de Kock
ALL: K Pollard
BOWL: J Bumrah, R Chahar, A Singh, J Yadav

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Monojit Das @cricmonz1997

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