Punjab Kings (PBKS) will take on Mumbai Indians (MI) in their crucial TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 clash at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, on Saturday, April 22.
After the hard-fought defeat against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Thursday, our boys will look to bounce back with a win over MI.
Having registered three wins and as many losses, the Kings are currently placed seventh in the standings with six points.
On the other hand, Mumbai Indians are currently on a three-match winning streak after succumbing to defeats in their opening two matches. They are placed just above PBKS with six points.
Punjab Kings have won 14 of their 29 matches against Mumbai Indians in the TATA IPL.
However, the Kings have an edge due to their recent meetings because they have won three of their five matches since 2020.
Players To Watch Out For:
Our star pacer is just one wicket away from completing 50 wickets in the TATA IPL. The 24-year-old has picked up 49 wickets in 43 matches at an average of 25.08 and a strike rate of 8.35.
Our wicketkeeper-batter Jitesh played an impressive knock of 41 runs off just 27 balls against RCB. The 29-year-old has scored 120 runs in six matches at a strike rate of 133.33. He will look to continue his remarkable form against MI at the Wankhede.
Rohit Sharma vs Kagiso Rabada
Our South African fast bowler Kagiso Rabada has troubled Rohit Sharma in the T20 format. The Protean pacer has dismissed Rohit on four occasions in the shortest format. Out of the four times, Rabada has taken down the MI captain twice in the TATA Indian Premier League. Rabada will look to give PBKS an early advantage by scalping the MI opener on their home ground.