PBKS vs MI Team Prediction: Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians – 23 April 2021 (Chennai). Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, and Rahul Chahar will be the best fantasy picks for this game.
Punjab Kings will take on Mumbai Indians in the league match of IPL 2021, aka Indian Premier League, which will be played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
Punjab Kings have won one of their four games, and they need to adapt to Chennai’s condition. KL Rahul and Deepak Hooda have been scoring runs, whereas Shahrukh Khan has been their finisher. The bowling unit is the problem for this side.
Mumbai Indians have won two of their four games, and they would want to make a comeback. Rahul Chahar and Trent Boult have been brilliant in bowling, whereas Suryakumar and Rohit have been scoring runs. The lower middle-order needs to step up in this game.
Pitch Report – This track has a history of supporting spinners. The average 1st innings batting score in the IPL 2021 games played here is 157 runs.
Total IPL 2021 Games: 8; Batting 1st Won: 5; Batting 2nd Won: 3
Match Details :
Time:- 7.30 PM, Stadium:- MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai; Live on Star Sports Network
Probable XI for both sides:-
Punjab Kings – KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Shahrukh Khan, Moises Henriques, Fabian Allen, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh.
Mumbai Indians – Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Jayant Yadav, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar.
Clean-Hitters in the Team
Punjab Kings – KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, and Mayank Agarwal.
Mumbai Indians – Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, and Kieron Pollard.
Death Overs Specialist Bowlers
Punjab Kings – Mohammad Shami
Mumbai Indians – Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult
5 Must-Have Players in the Squad
KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Trent Boult, and Deepak Hooda.
PBKS vs MI Team Wicket-Keepers
KL Rahul (Price 10.5) will be the wicket-keeper of our squad. KL Rahul has scored 161 runs at an average of 40.25 this season, whereas he won the orange cap of IPL 2020.
PBKS vs MI Team Batsmen
Rohit Sharma (Price 10.5) and Suryakumar Yadav (Price 9.5) will be our batsmen from the Mumbai Indians. Rohit Sharma scored 332 runs last season, whereas Surya scored 480 at an average of 40.00. Surya has scored 121 runs in IPL 2021, whereas Rohit has scored 138 runs. Both of them are run-scorers.
Mayank Agarwal (Price 9) will be our batsman from the Punjab Kings. Agarwal scored 424 runs in IPL 2020 at an average of 38.54, whereas he has scored 105 runs this season. He is a technically solid player.
PBKS vs MI Team All-Rounders
Deepak Hooda (Price 8.5) and Fabian Allen (Price 8) will be our all-rounders from the Punjab Kings. Hooda scored 101 runs in IPL 2020, whereas he has scored 109 runs at a strike rate of 162.68 this season. Allen is a hard-hitter from West Indies, and the pitch of Chennai will suit his spin-bowing.
Kieron Pollard (Price 8.5) will be our all-rounder from the Punjab Kings. Pollard is not at his best in batting, but he can be a beast on his day, whereas the track of Chennai will suit his bowling.
[You can also take Krunal Pandya or Mohammad Shami for Kieron Pollard]
PBKS vs MI Team Bowlers
Jasprit Bumrah (Price 9), Trent Boult (Price 9), and Rahul Chahar (Price 8.5) will be our bowlers from the Mumbai Indians. Chahar has scalped eight wickets in IPL 2021, whereas Boult has scalped six. Bumrah is also bowling well, and he has scalped four wickets at an economy of 6.25. All three of them are genuine wicket-takers.
Arshdeep Singh (Price 8.5) will be our bowler from the Punjab Kings. Arshdeep scalped nine wickets in the last IPL, whereas he has scalped five wickets this season. He is the highest wicket-taker of the side.
Match Prediction: Mumbai Indians will be the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Suryakumar Yadav and Rahul Chahar
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Fantasy Team Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.