MI vs PBKS- Prediction, Who Will Win The Match Between Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings? IPL 2021 Match 42

MI vs PBKS- Prediction, Who Will Win The Match Between Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings? IPL 2021 Match 42. The 42nd match of IPL 2021 sees Mumbai Indians take on Punjab Kings on Tuesday. Both teams have played against each other once before in IPL 2021. Punjab bowled at good areas and restricted Punjab to just 131 runs in the first innings. Rohit Sharma top-scored for MI, scoring 63 runs off 52 deliveries.

Punjab Kings chased down the score in 17.4 overs, winning the game by 9 wickets. KL Rahul scored an unbeaten 60-run knock off 52 balls, while Chris Gayle remained unbeaten at 43 off 35 balls.

Mumbai Indians, MI
Mumbai Indians (Image Credit: Twitter)

Mumbai India haven’t had a great season for them thus far in the tournament. They struggled at the sluggish tracks on Chepauk. The same happened on the slow tracks in UAE. MI are coming into the game on the back of three consecutive losses.

Currently, they are languishing at the seventh position on the points table with 4 wins in 10 matches. Another defeat from here would potentially ruin their chances of making it to the playoffs.

MI suffered an embarrassing 54-run defeat at the hands of RCB in their last game. Virat Kohli and Srikar Bharat gave the team a great start in the power play. Virat Kohli went on to score a half-century. However, MI seamers led by Jasprit Bumrah pulled it back brilliantly in the death overs to restrict RCB to 165 runs at the end of the first innings.

Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock, once again, gave a solid start in the powerplay. However, neither of them went to score big for the side. The biggest worry, however, has been the underperforming middle-order. Low scores from Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan and Hardik Pandya continue to haunt MI.

Mumbai Indians were bundled for just 111 runs in the second innings. The likes of Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan and Kieron Pollard need to come good if MI ought to make a turnaround from here.

Punjab Kings
Punjab Kings (Image Credit: Twitter)

Punjab Kings, on the other hand, are coming off a morale-boosting 5-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in their last game. On a rare occasion, both KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal went back to the hut on low scores but Punjab managed to cross the finishing line in the end. Punjab had a forgettable day with the bat as none of the players stepped up in the first innings. Aiden Makram scored 27 off 32 balls, while KL Rahul scored run-a-ball 21. Punjab finished their innings at 125 in the first innings.

Mohammad Shami sent both Warner and Williamson back to the hut in his first two overs to bring his team back into the game. Ravi Bishnoi ran through the middle order as SRH’s Indian contingent in the middle order continued to disappoint its fans. Arshdeep Singh and Harpreet Brar too were pretty economical as Punjab Kings restricted SRH to 120 in the end, winning the game by 5 runs.

Punjab Kings are currently sitting at fifth position and a win on Tuesday could help move up to the upper half of the points table.

MI vs PBKS- Prediction, Who Will Win The Match Between Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings? IPL 2021 Match 42

Punjab Kings
Punjab Kings (Image Credit: Twitter)

Teams’ Head-to-Head Records

Stats Matches  MI  Won PBKS Won N/R
Overall 27 14 13
At Sheikh Zayed Stadium 1 1 0
In the last 5 matches 5 2 3
IPL 2021 1 0 1

Recent venue records (Records at Sheikh Zayed Stadium)

STATS – T20

Total matches 47
Matches won batting first 22
Matches won bowling first 25
Average 1st Inns scores 140
Average 2nd Inns scores 129
Highest total recorded 225/7 (20 Ov) by IRE vs AFG
Lowest total recorded 87/10 (18.3 Ov) by HK vs OMAN
Highest score chased 166/6 (19.4 Ov) by HK vs AFG
Lowest score defended 129/6 (20 Ov) by ENG vs PAK

Toss Prediction for Match 36 of IPL 2021

The team winning the toss is likely to bowl first.

Predicted Scores for Match 36 of IPL 2021

Team 1st batting 2nd batting
MI 150-160 140-150
PBKS 150-160 140-150

(Teams’ forms) – Oldest to Latest

Mumbai Indians: WWLLL

Punjab Kings: LWLLW

(Players’ form)

Mumbai Indians: 

  • Batting

Players Matches Runs Strike Rate
Rohit Sharma 9 326 128.85
Quinton de Kock 9 251 120.10
Suryakumar Yadav 10 189 129.45
Ishan Kishan 8 107 86.99
Kieron Pollard 10 211 154.01
Hardik Pandya 8 55 110.00

Who will score the most runs for Mumbai Indians in the match: Rohit Sharma or Surykumar Yadav 

  • Bowling

Players Matches Wickets Average
Jasprit Bumrah 10 14 21.71
Trent Boult 10 11 27.09
Adam Milne 4 3 43.67
Rahul Chahar 10 12 24.25
Krunal Pandya 10 3 69.00

Who will pick the most wickets for Mumbai Indians in the match: Jasprit Bumrah or Rahul Chahar 

Punjab Kings: 

  • Batting

Players Matches Runs Average
1. KL Rahul 9 401 57.29
2. Mayank Agarwal 9 332 41.5
3. Nicholas Pooran 9 68 8.5
4. Chris Gayle 9 192 24
5. Deepak Hooda 10 129 16.12
6. Aiden Markram 2 53 53

Who will score the most runs for Punjab Kings in the match:  

  • Bowling

Players Matches Wickets Average
1. Mohammed Shami 10 13 20.69
2. Arshdeep Singh 8 13 15.69
3. Ravi Bishnoi 5 7 17.57
4. Harpreet Brar 4 5 16.00
5. Riley Meridith 5 4 42.25

Who will pick the most wickets for Punjab Kings in the match: Mohammed Shami or Arshdeep Singh