Who will win


Match Details:

Time: 7:30 PM

Date: April 23, 2022

Venue: MCA Stadium, Pune


The 23rd match in the Indian Premier League will be between Mumbai Indians and Punjab Kings at MCA Stadium in Pune. Both the teams are coming after a loss against their respective teams in the previous clash of the tournament. The Mumbai Indians were defeated by Sunrisers Hyderabad, while Gujarat Titans outplayed Punjab Kings on April 8 at Brabourne Stadium.

Pitch Report:

The MCA Stadium is a batting-friendly ground and is expected to help the batters once again here. Pacers might get some help towards the latter half of the game, while spinners may arrive in handy in the middle overs.

Team Analysis:

Mumbai Indians:

Nothing is working for Rohit Sharma as of now. Despite having a great set of players in the squad, the team has not been able to pull off a single victory in the tournament. Rohit Sharma is gaining his momentum as a batter, and he will hope other batters will also chip in. Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav are the biggest strengths for skippers in batting, but bowling has been a significant concern for the side. Tymal Mills' failure in the first couple of matches brought back Jayadev Unadkat, but even he failed to make a make in the game. Jasprit Bumrah is conceding too many runs, and he needs to buckle up if he wants to lead the pace attack for his side.

Punjab Kings:

Punjab Kings registered two wins in the tournament and have two losses. Shikhar Dhawan and Liam Livingstone have performed well in the game, and the team will have high hopes from both the quality batters. Skipper Mayank Agarwal needs to buckle up as he has not made any valuable contribution till now with the bat. Punjab is banking heavily on Jonny Bairstow, and his performance can define the game. Punjab bowlers need to buckle up and take wickets in the upcoming contest to provide an edge to their side. Odean Smith, Rahul Chahar, and Kagiso Rabadda have a massive responsibility on their shoulder as they have a decent amount of experience with them.

Match Prediction:


Mayank Agarwal led side has done reasonably well in the tournament compared to their opponents, due to which they have an edge in the upcoming game. Although Mumbai Indians might enjoy more fans at the stadium, Punjab are predicted to win the game.

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