Today’s second match of IPL 2023 is Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings (MI vs PBKS). Mumbai Indians, on one side, has improved both batting and bowling fronts because of which MI was able to win its last three games. Currently, its ranking in IPL standings is sixth with 6 points in 5 games.
On the other side is PBKS, who started its campaign pretty well but their winning touch because of fumbled batting line up. Shikhar Dhawan is the only leading scorer from PBKS in top 15 runs scorers of this IPL. Currently, Kings are at seventh position in the points table with 6 points in 6 games.
Both teams would want to win the game and jump to the top four level. Since it’s a batting pitch, we are gonna see a high scoring game.
MI vs PBKS : Match Details
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Date : Saturday, April 22, 2023Time : 7:30 PM IST
Watch Live on : Star Sports Network & JioCinema
MI vs PBKS : Pitch Report
This is a full-on batting pitch. The surface is flat as well hard which helps batters score boundaries as the ball comes onto the bat. Moreover, boundaries are short and outfield quick which further aids batters to put a big score on the board. The pitch also support seamers specially with a new ball.
Any score between 190-200 is a competitive one.
This ground has witnessed 104 IPL matches, out of which 48 have been won by the team batting first whereas 56 by the chasers.
The toss winning captain should opt to field first.
MI vs PBKS : Team XI Prediction
Mumbai Indians (MI)
- Rohit Sharma (C)
- Ishan Kishan (WK)
- Tilak Varma
- Suryakumar Yadav
- Tim David
- Cameron Green
- Nehal Wadhera
- Arjun Tendulkar
- Hrithik Shokeen
- Jason Behrendorff
- Piyush Chawla
Punjab Kings (PBKS)
- Atharva Taide
- Prabhsimran Singh
- Matthew Short
- Liam Livingstone
- Sam Curran (C)
- Jitesh Sharma (WK)
- Shahrukh Khan
- Harpreet Brar
- Nathan Ellis
- Rahul Chahar
- Arshdeep Singh
MI vs PBKS : Best Performers Prediction
The Australian all-rounder seems to be back in form. In the last match against Sunrisers, he played a brilliant knock of 64 off 40 balls. Since this is a batting pitch, an outstanding knock is expected from his bat.
The ace PBKS seamer has performed well during previous matches. He has already claimed 9 wickets in past games with an average of 19.44. Since this pitch supports pacers, Arshdeep seems to dent the opponents with his bouncers. So, he is the best pick for the bowler of the day.
MI vs PBKS : Today’s Match Winner Prediction
Mumbai Indians to win the Match
Disclaimer: The above predictions are based on personal understanding and analysis of the author. Kindly make your own decision while making any prediction based on the predictions mentioned above.