PBKS vs MI Weather Report Live Today And Pitch Report Of Mullanpur Stadium– IPL 2024, Match 33

Updated - 18 Apr 2024, 06:15 PM

PBKS vs MI Weather Report Pitch Report
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Mullanpur hosts the PBKS vs MI IPL 2024 match on Thursday, April 18. The match starts at 7.30 pm IST with both teams in desperate need of points. 

Punjab Kings will be missing Shikhar Dhawan in this game as he has been will miss 7 to 10 days due to a shoulder niggle. Sam Curran who led the side against RR is expected to lead the side against MI too. They managed to make a match of 147 against the Royals taking the game to the last over. 

Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, after winning two games lost against Chennai Super Kings at home. Chasing 206, they finished on 186 and could not go past the total. MS Dhoni's came off 20 runs against Hardik Pandya in the last over turned out to be the turning point. 

The season is heating up as it is reaching the midway point. The teams placed in the lower half of the points table need to win games on the trot to push themselves up in the points table.

Punjab though is still playing at home. Without Dhawan, the PBKS batting lineup looks even weaker. As of now, they are persisting with Jonny Bairstow who had had a torrid time in the IPL scoring just 96 runs in six games. 22, 0, and 15 are the three scores of his last three games. 

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Concerns for Mumbai Indians center around Hardik Pandya the captain. He has not stepped up with the bat or ball in this season so far. The decision to bowl himself in the last over against MS Dhoni and getting smacked for three sixes remains the talking point from the last game. Cricket experts feel he is under pressure.

PBKS vs MI Weather Report Live Today And Pitch Report Of Mullanpur Stadium– IPL 2024, Match 33

Weather Report Of Chandigarh 

Temperatures in north India are very hot and humid at the moment. The temperature during the day will be around 37 degrees. It will remain stable throughout the afternoon. The weather conditions will remain mainly clear in the evening with temperatures around 23 degrees. 

Pitch Analysis

So far three games have been played at this venue. Teams batting first scored 174, 182, and 147. The Kings could not chase 182 against SRH.

The rest of the two games were won by the team chasing. There is a definite case of dew that presents itself for the teams chasing. Given the players on both sides, we can expect a high-scoring contest. 

Weather Impact on PBKS vs MI 2024 Match 33

There is no chance of rain in the PBKS vs MI game. The temperatures will be around 37 degrees during the day and will drop to around 23 degrees in the evening. The conditions should remain pleasant for this game. 

Conclusion

The PBKS vs MI game is an important game for both sides. Both sides are heading into this game on the back of a loss in their previous matches. A loss for PBKS will see them slip below MI on the points table.

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