IPL 2021: Match 17, Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians Preview & Prediction

IPL Match 17

Time     :  7:30 PM IST

Date     :  23 April 2021

Venue    :  MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Punjab Kings are currently placed at the last spot in the Points Table with a solitary win against their name in four matches. The KL Rahul-led side is coming to clash after suffering three successive losses in their previous respective outings. Moreover, PBKS haven’t been able to find their right combination so far in the tournament. As a result, they will continue making further changes in their playing XI ahead of this match as well. The number one T20I batsman Dawid Malan is expected to make his IPL debut in place of Nicholas Pooran.

Mumbai Indians have looked off-colour so far in the 14th edition of the cash-rich league. Though MI holds fourth place in the charts after two wins and as many losses, their key players are yet to fire. MI’s middle-order batsmen including Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya are yet to deliver in IPL 2021. The defending champions aren’t expected to make any changes in their lineup and would expect their star players to lead from the front.

PBKS vs MI Head to Head

Total Matches:  26,  PBKS Won:  12, MI Won: 14, NR: 0

Pitch Report

The conditions in Chennai are extremely in favor of the spinners. Even the fast bowlers concentrate on their cutters and slower-balls to get wickets. The batsmen have been able to score against the new ball but things change around the tenth over. The pitch in Chennai has turned out to be a tough one for batting. Though one score over 200 has been registered, the batters, mostly, have had to work out of their skins to get runs.

Possible Playing XI

Punjab Kings:

KL Rahul (C & WK), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle/Dawid Malan, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Shahrukh Khan, Fabian Allen, Jhye Richardson, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh

Mumbai Indians:

Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah

PBKS vs MI Match 17 IPL 2021 Prediction

If we talk about batting line-ups, both teams look dangerous as both sides have a plethora of classic and fearsome strikers. Both teams are balanced with Indian and overseas players. While batting is a concern for Punjab Kings, Mumbai Indians eventually come up as the favorite team in this match as they have quality all-rounders around. Mumbai Indians are likely to emerge as winners over Punjab Kings.

For thorough understanding of every aspect that can win you real money throughout the IPL, keep visiting our website for calculated and best match predictions and free IPL betting tips today match. Studying all the facts and conditions for today’s match, we have reached the conclusion that Mumbai Indians will win this match but still there will be a tough fight from both the teams and a thrilling, high score match is expected to entertain fans across the world.

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