MI Playing 11: The Mumbai Indians will lock horns in their most crucial match of the season against Punjab Kings. It will possibly be their last chance to qualify for the play-offs and need to win this game to keep their hopes alive.
In their last league match, the team lost by a huge margin of 55 runs against Royal Challengers Bangalore. The bowlers could not pick enough wickets and it was an average effort from them, barring Jasprit Bumrah who was terrific in the death overs to contain the opposition. The openers Rohit Sharma and Quinton De Kock again provided fine start to the team and scored 43 and 24 runs respectively. But the middle-order need to be back at their prime to win the match.
The Mumbai Indians have to put up a fine show in their crucial match against Punjab Kings. One of their major troubles have been the failures of other batsmen like Surya Kumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan and Keiron Pollard, who have been terrific performers, but have not been able to score runs in the Phase 2. While, Pandya brothers did not look comfortable during their presence in the last league match.
The team included Hardik Pandya into the 11 in the last game. This time, they are expected to include Nathan Coulter Nile in the place of Adam Milne who has not performed up to the mark.
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MI Playing 11 (likely)
MI Squad: Rohit Sharma (c), Adam Milne, Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Arjun Tendulkar, Chris Lynn, Dhawal Kulkarni, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, James Neesham, Jasprit Bumrah, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Marco Jansen, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Piyush Chawla, Quinton De Kock, Rahul Chahar, Saurabh Tiwary, Suryakumar Yadav, Trent Boult, Yudhvir Singh, Roosh Kalaria.
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1. Quinton De Kock
The most consistent run-scorer for the MI team for the past 2 years in the IPL can be your differential pick. Quinton has the ability to stabilize and can attack in a fine fashion. In 9 matches of this season, Quinton has accumulated 251 runs at an average of 31.37.
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2. Jasprit Bumrah
The fast bowler has taken the most wickets for the MI team this season. Bumrah has been terrific in the last 3 league matches with his fantastic execution of slower balls and yorkers. In 10 matches, Jasprit Bumrah has scalped 14 wickets.
3. Trent Boult
The Kiwi fast bowler has been an impressive performer for the MI team in the powerplay overs. In the last league, he only gave 17 runs off 4 overs and took a single wicket. In 10 matches of IPL 2021, Boult has 11 wickets to his name and would look to continue the same form.
4. Rohit Sharma
The hitman has scored runs in the last 2 league matches and would be confident of his performances. But, he will have to play out the whole innings to win the match for the team. In 9 matches, Rohit has scored 326 runs at an average of 36.22
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