Punjab Kings did all they could to break free from their old selves and accept a fresh start. They renamed themselves, made a few big-money signings, and hired Damien Wright to lead their bowling team, which had been underwhelming in the previous edition.
But so far, none of it has succeeded as they have only won one of their last four games. The Kings will need to start winning games before it’s too late, but they’ll be up against the competition’s most prolific team in this match. The Mumbai Indians have played good cricket in splits and have two wins in four games, despite losing their last game.
With an average temperature of about 30 degrees Celsius, it should be a warm and clear evening in Chennai. Dew will play a role in the second inning.
The Chepauk wicket has seen a ton of support in a short period and is likely to be dry and worn out. Since the ball should turn well, another low-scoring contest is expected.
KL Rahul (c&wk), Nicholas Pooran, Mayank Agarwal, Deepak Hooda, Moises Henriques, Shahrukh Khan, Fabian Allen, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Chris Gayle/Dawid Malan
Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Jayant Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult
Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians – Match 17, Dream 11:
KL Rahul (c&wk), Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Mayank Agarwal, Fabian Allen, Krunal Pandya, Trent Boult, Arshdeep Singh, Murugan Ashwin, Rahul Chahar
Winning the toss
Rohit Sharma (Mumbai Indians), KL Rahul (Punjab Kings)
Jasprit Bumrah (Mumbai Indians), Mohammed Shami (Punjab Kings)
Hardik Pandya (Mumbai Indians), Mayank Agarwal (Punjab Kings)
Player of the Match
Team Scores Batting First
Mumbai Indians 170+, Punjab Kings 160+
Mumbai Indians would be confident of completing the Chennai leg of their campaign with a victory. Punjab Kings will continue to struggle with the surface’s slowness, as they seem frail with the bat. Although they’ll put up a good fight, Mumbai Indians will prove to be too strong for them. Let’s support your favourite IPL team with baji.live now and win BIG!