Today’s second thriller of IPL 2023 season is Panjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians (PBKS vs MI). The hosts PBKS are striding strong as they defeated several times title holder CSK at their home ground in the previous match. Moreover, PBKS won its previous game against MI at their home ground as well. But at the same time, they have lost their past three games at their home ground against LSG, RCB and GT. Currently positioned 6th in the IPL standings, the team would surely want to snatch away this game from the opponents so as to join the top fours.
On the other side are the visitors MI, who have played below average during this tournament. So far, they have managed to register only 4 wins in 8 matches. Currently, they are ranked 7th in the IPL standings. The team requires back to back wins in the upcoming matches as only six games are left for them to qualify for top fours.Panjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians
PBKS vs MI : Match Details
Venue – Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
Date : Wednesday, May 3, 2023
Time : 7:30 PM IST
Watch Live on : Star Sports Network & JioCinema
PBKS vs MI : Pitch Report
The wicket at IS Bindra Stadium is supportive of batters. But since the geound has bigger boundaries, batters have to put more efforts to score big shots. Seamers are gonna be impactful with the new ball. The match is expected to be a high scoring one as evident in the previous game of LSG vs PBKS where both teams scored a huge totals of 257 & 201 runs respectively.
Any score above 200, is expected to be a defendable one.
Out of the 60 IPL matches played here, 27 have been won by the team batting first whereas 33 by the chasers.
The toss winning captain should bowl first.
PBKS vs MI : Head to Head
Both teams have locked horns 29 times in IPL history in which PBKS won 14 times while MI won 15 times.
(Panjab Kings) 14-15 (Mumbai Indians)
PBKS vs MI : Team XI Prediction
Panjab Kings (PBKS)
- Atharva Taide
- Shikhar Dhawan (C)
- Liam Livingstone
- Sikandar Raza
- Sam Curran
- Jitesh Sharma (WK)
- Shahrukh Khan
- Harpreet Brar
- Kagiso Rabada
- Rahul Chahar
- Arshdeep Singh
Mumbai Indians (MI)
- Rohit Sharma (C)
- Ishan Kishan (WK)
- Cameron Green
- Suryakumar Yadav
- Tilak Varma
- Tim David
- Jofra Archer
- Piyush Chawla
- Kumar Kartikeya
- Riley Meredith
- Arshad Khan
PBKS vs MI : Best Performers Prediction
The PBKS skipper is expected to explode in the upcoming match at his home ground. He is already the lead scorer from PBKS with 262 runs in the six matches he played this season. Though, the ace batter missed few games for his team, but seems to be in perfect form as he’s still among the top 15 batters in the race of Orange Cap with a magnificent average of 65.5 and a splendid strike rate of 148.86. So, best pick for the batter of the day.
The ace PBKS pacer has been superb so far in this season. He has claimed 15 wickets in previous 9 matches with an average of 19.66. During previous match against MI at their home ground, Arshdeep had a marvellous spell of 4/29 which ensured PBKS’ win. He’s expected to repeat the same. So, best pick for the bowler of the day.
PBKS vs MI : Today’s Match Winner Prediction
The team Chasing the target will 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.