Both the teams have acquired 8 points each so far in 10 matches and are lying in the lower half of the table. KL Rahul’s side will be upbeat after defending 125 against Sunrisers Hyderabad, while Rohit Sharma’s team have lost their last three games and are yet to register a victory in the UAE leg this season.
On the head-to-head front, the contest is close with Mumbai having defeated Punjab in 14 matches while losing to them in 13.
The KL Rahul-led outfit comfortably prevailed over Mumbai Indians in a low-scoring rubber earlier this season in Chennai. MI had set a target of 132, which the PBKS skipper himself led from the front to chase down with an unbeaten 60. Rahul averages a mammoth 71 versus Mumbai Indians; he has hit 5 fifties and a century against the 5-time champions.
IPL 2021, Match 42: Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings – Toss Report
Mumbai Indians win the toss and elect to field first against Punjab Kings. Mumbai Indians have made two changes in their side, dropping Ishan Kishan and Adam Milne owing to their form, while Punjab Kings were forced to replace injured Mayank Agarwal with Mandeep Singh.
IPL 2021, Match 42: Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings – Playing XI Details:
Mumbai Indians Playing XI:
Rohit Sharma(C), Quinton de Kock(Wk), Saurabh Tiwary, Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult
Punjab Kings Playing XI:
KL Rahul(C, WK), Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Harpreet Brar, Nathan Ellis, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh