PBKS vs MI Match Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s IPL Match? IPL 2024, Match 33

Updated - 18 Apr 2024, 06:15 PM

Rohit Sharma-Shikhar Dhawan
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The PBKS vs MI IPL 2024 match will be played at the Mullanpur Stadium in Chandigarh on Thursday, April 18. This is the fourth game at this venue for the Kings. They play a total of five games in Mullanpur. 

PBKS vs MI Team Analysis

Punjab Kings 

Punjab Kings have now lost two back-to-back games heading into this game. They lost to SRH chasing 182 and lost to RR defending 147. Shikhar Dhawan is out with a shoulder injury and will be out for seven to 10 days. Sam Curra will lead the side in his absence.

The squad needs to manage players and get the best out of them. The return of Liam Livingstone was a good sign for the Kings. He also bowled a few overs for the Kings. A loss for PBKS against MI will put them below Mumbai on the points table. 

Mumbai Indians 

Mumbai Indians lost their previous match to CSK chasing 206. Despite Rohit Sharma's unbeaten ton, none of the other batters were able to support him. Skipper Hardik Pandya was hit for 20 runs by MS Dhoni in the final over. He scored two off six balls with the bat.

The debate over Hardik Pandya given MI captaincy has been the talking point throughout the season and this loss has reignited it. 

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PBKS vs MI Key Factors 

Pitch Conditions

Scores of 174, 182, and 147 have been posted at this venue. The scores the different in the batting talent of the teams who posted them. The wicket though looks a batting-friendly one and looks a good one for batting. Bowlers have something on the wicket as the Punjab bowlers proved against RR. 

Form and Fitness 

Talking about form, Shikhar Dhawan and Jonny Bairstow are struggling with form for the Kings. Dhawan will miss seven to 10 days due to a shoulder niggle. The form of the MI batters is quite good despite a few failures in the last game. 

Fitness-wise, Liam Livingstone returned from a hamstring injury. There are talks of Hardik Pandya likely to be injured. He recovered from an ankle injury to make a comeback in the IPL. Commentators are saying he is looking tired and injured as well.

Tactical Acumen

Sam Curran will lead the Punjab Kings in this game and he will have to contain the likes of Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, SKY and Tim David will be a challenge. 

For Hardik Pandya, his bowling changes have been debatable and his tactical acumen as a captain on a whole has been very poor up to now. 

PBKS vs MI Score Prediction

Team 1st Innings 2nd Innings
Punjab Kings 180-200 160-180
Mumbai Indians 200-220 180-200

Recent Venue Records (Mullanpur Stadium, Chandigarh)

IPL Matches Played 3

Matches Won Batting First 1

Matches Won Batting Second 2

Matches Won Winning Toss 1

Matches Won Losing Toss 1

Matches with No Result 0 

Average 1st Inns scores 182

Average 2nd Inns scores 180

Who Will Score Most Runs For PBKS: Liam Livingstone / Sam Curran 

Who Will Take Most Wickets For PBKS: Kagiso Rabada / Harpreet Brar

Who Will Score Most Runs For MI: Rohit Sharma/ Suryakumar Yadav

Who Will Take Most Wickets For MI: Jasprit Bumrah / Gerald Coetzee

PBKS vs MI Match Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s IPL Match? IPL 2024, Match 33

Both teams are neck to neck on head to head with MI winning 16 games and Punjab winning 15. This is expected to be another close game. 

Conclusion 

Punjab Kings are seventh on the points table while Mumbai Indians are eighth. A loss for PBKS in this game will push them below Mumbai on the table.

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