Punjab Kings (PBKS) have won the toss against Mumbai Indians (MI) in match 17 of IPL 2021 and elected to bowl first. The IPL 2021 action is all set to return to Chennai with a blockbuster match between Punjab and Mumbai in Chennai. Both the teams are coming off from a loss and will definitely like to win this game.
Punjab Kings have had a shattering start to their IPL 2021 campaign as they have gone on to lose 3 games on the trot after winning their opening fixture against Rajasthan Royals (RR). They are on the rock bottom of the points table. Mumbai, on the other hand, have also had an unexpected start as they have won just 2 out of the 4 games so far.
IPL 2021, Match 17: Punjab Kings (PBKS) vs Mumbai Indians (MI)- Toss Report
Punjab Kings (PBKS) have won the toss against Mumbai Indians (MI) in match 17 of IPL 2021 and elected to bowl first. The last time these two sides met, we saw an epic thriller as the game witnessed a double super over, the first in IPL history. So far, both these sides have locked horns in 26 games in the IPL and Mumbai have the upper hand in head-t0-head games as they have won 14 of those matches.
Both the sides might make some changes going into this match. For Punjab, Nicholas Pooran has been an absolute failure with the bat and the team might look to go ahead with Dawid Malan who hasn’t made his IPL debut yet. Mumbai, on the other hand, might once away go with just 3 foreign players.
Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Jayant Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult
Punjab Kings (Playing XI): KL Rahul(w/c), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Moises Henriques, Shahrukh Khan, Fabian Allen, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh
Mumbai Indians Start As The Favourites To Win The Tie
Mumbai Indians will certainly start as the favorites to win match 17 of IPL 2021 against Punjab Kings. They have got a stronger side and if they continue with three spinners, they might go on to win their third match of the tournament. Punjab, on the other hand, have looked over-reliant on KL Rahul for scoring the majority of their runs.
Their bowling performance in the last game was also shambolic as they managed to pick just 1 wicket against SunRisers Hyderabad on a track that has so much to offer to the bowlers. Toss will once again be a crucial factor in the game and the team winning the toss might go on to bat first.