Last time when these two teams clashed against each other a blockbuster contest was produced with two super overs on the trot and Punjab Kings emerged victorious ultimately. This season, Punjab Kings look an unstable side and Mumbai Indians will start as favorites to win this match. MI middle-order hasn't fired in the first 4 games so far and they are expected to chip in against this Punjab side.
Let us have look at some of the numbers before start of the game:
Most runs for MI vs PBKS in IPL - Kieron Pollard (498 runs)
Most wickets for MI (Among current players) vs PBKS in IPL - Jasprit Bumrah (17 wickets)
Most runs for PBKS (Among current players) vs MI in IPL - KL Rahul (383 runs)
Most wickets for PBKS (Among current players) vs MI in IPL - Mohammed Shami (8 wickets)
6 - Jasprit Bumrah will become the 6th player to play 100 T20 matches for MI and Krunal Pandya need 1 more wicket to get 50 T20 wickets for MI.
Most matches for MI [IPL + CLT20]:
Kieron Pollard - 190
Rohit Sharma - 168
Harbhajan Singh - 158
Lasith Malinga - 139
Ambati Rayudu - 136
Jasprit Bumrah - 99*
Most wickets for MI [IPL + CLT20]:
Lasith Malinga - 170
Harbhajan Singh - 127
Jasprit Bumrah - 113
Mitchell McClenaghan - 71
Kieron Pollard - 61
Krunal Pandya - 49*
1000 - Mayank Agarwal needs 19 more runs to record 1000 runs for PBKS in IPL while Ishan Kishan needs 41 more runs to record 1000 runs for MI in IPL.
50 - Quinton de Kock needs 3 more sixes to record 50 sixes for MI in IPL.
Most sixes for MI in IPL:
Kieron Pollard - 201
Rohit Sharma - 169
Hardik Pandya - 93
Ambati Rayudu - 79
Ishan Kishan - 53
Quinton de Kock - 47*
664 - Chris Gayle has scored 664 runs vs MI in IPL history and that is 2nd most for an overseas player after AB de Villiers.
Most runs by an overseas player vs MI in IPL:
AB de Villiers - 774
Chris Gayle - 664*
David Warner - 661
Shaun Marsh - 526
Jacques Kallis - 475
Gayle might be the key player to be watched out in the contest. He has scored 664 runs at a batting average of 41.5 at a S.R of 134.14.
164.90 - Kieron Pollard has a strike rate of 164.9 against PBKS in IPL
Highest S.R vs PBKS in IPL (Minimum 125 balls faced)
Chris Gayle - 174.78
Virender Sehwag - 166.66
Kieron Pollard - 164.90*
AB de Villiers - 159.19
Chris Lynn - 158.75
Pollard might prove to be a game changer for MI in death overs.
41.86 - Quinton de Kock has a batting average of 41.86 vs PBKS in IPL. The wicket-keeper batsman who hasn't performed to his potential would hope to find his lost form.
Quinton de Kock's scores against PBKS in IPL so far since 2016 : 59*(42), 52(30), 45(34), 60(39), 24(23), 0(5) & 53(43).