Get ready for an exciting match between the Mumbai Indians and the Punjab Kings on April 22nd, Thursday. Both teams have had a slow start to the IPL 2023 season and are in the lower half of the points table with 4 points each. The Mumbai Indians will be playing at their home ground, the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, and will be looking to turn their fortunes around after a disappointing season last year.
Here are all the important details about MI VS PBKS you need to know about this match:
What: IPL 2023 Match 31
Teams: Mumbai Indians and Punjab Kings
When: April 22, Thursday – 7:30 PM IST start. Toss at 7 PM IST
Where: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Head to head of these two teams from IPL 2022: The two teams played each other twice and both won one match each
Overall Head to Head:
Won by MI: 14
Won by PBKS: 12
Head to Head at Wankhede Stadium:
Won by MI: 7
Won by PBKS: 2
Where the two teams finished last season: Mumbai Indians finished 10th, while the Punjab Kings finished 6th
Win-Loss record of the two teams in IPL 2022 (league stage):
Mumbai Indians – Played – 14, Won – 4, Lost – 10, Points – 8
Punjab Kings – Played – 14, Won – 7, Lost – 7, Points – 14
Mumbai Indians – Rohit Sharma
Punjab Kings – Shikhar Dhawan
Likely Playing XIs:
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (C), Ishan Kishan (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Cameron Green, Nehal Wadhera, Hrithik Shokeen, Piyush Chawla, Riley Meredith, Jason Behrendorff.
Punjab Kings: Shikhar Dhawan/Atharva Taide, Prabhsimran Singh, Matt Short/Liam Livingstone, Sikandar Raza, Shahrukh Khan, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Sam Curran, Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh and Rahul Chahar.
Mumbai Indians: Cameron Green, Jhye Richardson, Piyush Chawla, Raghav Goyal, Nehal Wadhera, Shams Mulani, Vishnu Vinod, Duan Jansen, Rohit Sharma (c), Tim David, Ramandeep Singh, Tilak Varma, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Tristan Stubbs, Dewald Brevis, Jofra Archer, Jasprit Bumrah, Arjun Tendulkar, Arshad Khan, Kumar Kartikeya, Hrithik Shokeen, Jason Behrendorff, Akash Madhwal.
Punjab Kings: Shikhar Dhawan (c), Shahrukh Khan, Jonny Bairstow, Prabhsimran Singh, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jitesh Sharma, Raj Bawa, Rishi Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Atharva Taide, Arshdeep Singh, Baltej Singh, Nathan Ellis, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Brar.
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Weather Forecast for Mumbai on April 22:
Maximum Temperature: 34 degrees celsius
Minimum Temperature: 27 degrees celsius
Wind: 13 kmph
Cloud Cover: 74%
Chances of rain: 8%
Stadium Capacity: 33000
Pitch: The Wankhede stadium is known for its high-scoring matches, so batting first might be a good option. The pitch also offers some assistance to the seamers in the early overs.
Where to Watch:
Digital: You can catch ball by ball commentary, match analysis, latest scores, records, and more on – iplt20
TV: Star Sports Network
Live Streaming: Jio Cinema
Power Player: Each team will have the option to name a designated Power Player, who will receive double the points they earn in the match. The Power Player can be named at the time of the toss or before the start of the game.
Name Playing XI after the toss: Both captains will be allowed to pick a playing XI they have pre-decided depending on the outcome of the toss. Teams could be prepared with two slightly different XIs, if they choose to do so. The team sheets will be exchanged after the toss.
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The Mumbai Indians Vs Punjab Kings match at the Wankhede Stadium promises to be an exciting encounter, with two strong teams facing off against each other. Mumbai Indians, the defending champions and one of the most successful teams in IPL history, will be looking to start their campaign on a winning note. Punjab Kings, on the other hand, have never won the tournament and will be eager to make a strong statement this season. The match will feature some of the biggest names in T20 cricket, including Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Shikhar Dhawan, Arshdeep Singh, and Ishan Kishan. With the Wankhede Stadium known for its high-scoring matches, fans can expect to see some fireworks with the bat. The new IPL rules, such as the Power Player and the option to name a playing XI after the toss, will add an interesting twist to the match. Overall, it’s set to be a thrilling contest that fans won’t want to miss.
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