Match Details

Date: April 18, 2024

Time: 7:30 PM IST

Venue: Maharaja Yadavindra Singh International Cricket Stadium, Mullanpur, Chandigarh 

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Match Preview:

The Punjab Kings will continue their string of home matches as they host the Mumbai Indians. PBKS and MI have struggled to get going in IPL 2024 and hopefully get the vital two points. Ahead of this fixture, Punjab and Mumbai suffered crushing home defeats. The Kings suffered a three-wicket loss against the Rajasthan Royals while MI fell short by 20 runs agains the Chennai Super Kings. 

Weather Report for April 18, 2024

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Pitch Report

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The Punjab Kings have emerged as one of the most unpredictable teams in the tournament with a record of two wins in six games. The batting department has been a major concern for the Punjab Kings with stars like Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Jitesh Sharma, and Prabhsimran Singh failing fire. Rather, uncapped players Shashank Singh and  Ashutosh Sharma have emerged as the most in-form batters. On the bowling front, the trio of Sam Curran, Arshdeep Singh and Kagiso Rabada have performed incredibly but received no support from the spinners.

On the other hand, the Mumbai Indians have felt like a ticking time-bombing which could explode against or in favour of their opponent. The MI batting has looked incredible at the top but the inconsistencies in the middle have cost the side results. In the bowling department, Jasprit Bumrah and Gerald Coetzee have been top performers while others have failed to make valuable contributions.

Key Players

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Author’s Picks

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Probable XIs

Punjab Kings

Jonny Bairstow, Atharva Taide, Prabhsimran Singh, Sam Curran (c), Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Shashank Singh, Harpreet Brar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Kagiso Rabada

Impact Substitute: Ashutosh Sharma (if batting first, replaces Arshdeep Singh)

Mumbai Indians

Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan (wk), Tilak Varma, Hardik Pandya (c), Tim David, Romario Shepherd, Shreyas Gopal, Gerald Coetzee, Jasprit Bumrah, Akash Madhwal, Nuwan Thushara

Impact Substitute: Suryakumar Yadav (if batting first, replaces Akash Madhwal)

Fantasy Teams

Grand League

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head to head

Best 14

Wicketkeepers: Ishan Kishan, Jitesh Sharma

Batters: Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Shashank Singh

All-Rounders: Hardik Pandya, Romario Shepherd, Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone

Bowlers: Gerald Coetzee, Jasprit Bumrah, Arshdeep Singh, Kagiso Rabada

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