Mumbai Indians have lost all their four games so far in IPL 2022.
Mumbai Indians will face the Punjab Kings in Match 23 of IPL 2022 at MCA Stadium in Pune and it is expected to be a mouth-watering match. Mumbai Indians haven’t opened their accounts in the tournament yet, with four defeats in four matches, and their bowling has already suffered a lot. The inclusion of Ramandeep Singh and Jaydev Unadkat was ineffective in the results column and Rohit will have to come up with other plans for the upcoming match.
On the other hand, Punjab Kings have won two matches and lost two matches so far, and they have had a mixed tournament with batting and bowling divisions clicking in alternative games. The Mayank Agarwal-led squad suffered defeat at the hands of the Gujarat Titans in their previous match due to a stunning finish by Rahul Tewatia. However, Liam Livingstone has been a big positive in the last two games for the franchise and he is likely to do a lot more damage.
Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings, Match 23, IPL 2022
Event location: MCA Stadium, Pune
Date Time: April 13, 7:30 PM
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network for television and Disney + Hotstar app for live streaming.
In the final match at the MCA stadium in Pune, a target of 152 was comfortably chased by the Royal Challengers Bangalore, and the team that strikes first is sure to need a lot more. The captain who wins the toss will bowl first to the ground without hesitation.
Likely to play XIs for MI vs PBKS
Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Kieron Pollard, Fabien Allen, Murugan Ashwin, Jaydev Unadkat, Jasprit Bumrah, Basil Thampi
Mayank Agarwal (c)Shikhar Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Shahrukh Khan, Rishi Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Vaibhav Arora, Arshdeep Singh
Likely top performers
Likely best hitter of the game: Liam Livingstone
Liam Livingstone has been a revelation in the last two matches for Punjab Kings and has done extremely well with the bat. The righthander hit a 27-ball 64 with seven fours and four sixes and helped his side put a big total on the board. He has also contributed with the ball giving good balance to the side as the sixth bowling option and he is likely to continue his destructive form with the bat.
Probably best bowler of the match: Kagiso Rabada
Kagiso Rabada, on the other hand, has yet to unlock his best with the ball, but has made breakthroughs at the right times. The speedster impressed in a high scoring game of 2 for 35 in his four-over spell and he continues to be the trump card in the fast bowling division for the Punjab Kings. His extra pace is likely to be effective against the Mumbai Indians hitting in the upcoming match.
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Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. When making your prediction, keep the mentioned points in mind and make your own decision.