Mumbai are still searching for their first win of the tournament, meanwhile PBKS are coming into this game after a heart-breaking loss to Gujarat Titans in last ball of the game. MI’s weak link has been their bowling department, thus they will look to restructure their team’s strategy to get everything on place.
Once again the team will be heavily relying on Suryakumar Yadav’s flamboyant batting and Kieron Pollard’s deadly finishing skills to help Mumbai get a great total on board. Mumbai might be tempted to try Fabian Allen as an all-rounder as 5th bowling option to get a better team balance today and Bumrah’s form with the ball will be a key factor for them.
However, PBKS will be relying strongly on their solid opening combo Dhawan and Mayank Agarwal, while Liam Livingstone’s hard hitting abilities has done wonders for the Punjab side. Livingstone will be a key asset for this team. Odean Smith is likely to be backed despite having a very poor outing in the previous game against GT while Shahrukh Khan has been a disappointment of the season so far and he his expected to pull his socks and perform fearlessly for his side today.
Kagiso Rabada might be a key player against Mumbai’s batting line-up, meanwhile Arshdeep Singh and Rahul Chahar have been in terrific form for their team and they are expected to continue that spell for their side.
Numbers and stats before start of MI vs PBKS game:
Among current players in IPL
Most runs for MI vs PBKS: Kieron Pollard (529)
Most wickets for MI vs PBKS: Jasprit Bumrah (19)
Most runs for PBKS vs MI: Mayank Agarwal (115)
Most wickets for PBKS vs MI: Arshdeep Singh (3)
5 – Rohit Sharma needs 1 more boundary to become 5th player to complete 500 boundaries in IPL.
12 – Ishan Kishan will become 12th player to play 50 matches for MI in IPL.
13 – Punjab Kings have won 13 matches against Mumbai Indians in IPL.
Most wins vs MI in IPL:
DC – 15
PBKS / CSK / RCB – 13
RR – 12
25 – Rohit Sharma needs 25 more runs to become 2nd player after Virat Kohli to complete 10,000 runs in T20 cricket.
41 – Mayank Agarwal needs 41 more runs to complete 4000 runs in T20 cricket.
50 – Jonny Bairstow needs 4 more sixes to complete 50 sixes in IPL.
89 – Shikhar Dhawan needs 89 more runs to become 2nd player after Virat Kohli to smash 6000 runs in IPL.
200 – Rohit Sharma needs 4 more sixes to become 2nd player after Kieron Pollard to smash 200 sixes for Mumbai Indians in T20 cricket overall.