In the 23rd match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, Punjab Kings (PBKS) will square off with Mumbai Indians (MI) on Wednesday, April 13 at the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium in Pune at 7:30 PM IST.
Mumbai Indians are among the two teams who are yet to win a fixture in the ongoing season even after four matches. The five-time defending champions have been trying to get over the finish line with an underwhelming batting performance along with a not so great bowling line-up. The Rohit Sharma-led team was completely outplayed in their last two fixtures. The team needs a miraculous comeback to stir their ship in the right direction. The Mumbai camp will expect a big inning from the skipper at the top order and a clinical bowling effort to register two points on the board. MI have acquired the ninth spot on the points table.
On the other hand, Punjab Kings are having a roller coaster of a season so far. They have won and lost two games each. They will be heading into this fixture on the back of a last-ball shocking defeat against Gujarat Titans (GT). The new captain, Mayank Agarwal will look to capitalise on the opportunity of playing against the struggling MI and capture two more points. Liam Livingstone‘s counter-attack in the middle overs has been proving beneficial for the team and the unit will count on the English batsman to step up once again for the team. PBKS have acquired the seventh position on the table with four points.
In the head-to-head competition between the two teams, MI edges out PBKS by a sole victory. The two franchises faced off on 27 occasions, Mumbai won 14 games while Punjab came out victorious on 13 instances.
In the last outing between the two teams, PBKS won the game by nine wickets.
PBKS: Lotus Herbals, Jio, All Seasons Hand Rub and Dream11
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