MI vs PBKS, Match Preview, IPL 2022, Match 23, Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings. Mumbai Indians take on Punjab Kings in their fifth match at the MCA Stadium in Pune on April 13 at 7.30 pm. This is Mumbai’s third straight game in Pune. Mumbai have lost four back-to-back matches while Punjab Kings too lost their previous game against Gujarat Titans.
A total of 74 matches will be played across the four venues in Maharashtra in IPL 2022. 20 matches each will be played at the Wankhede Stadium and the DY Patil Stadium while 15 games each will be played at the Brabourne Stadium and the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium. Group A has teams like MI, KKR, DC, RR, and LSG. Group B consists of CSK, RCB, SRH, PBKS, and GT.
The points table has seen a lot of movement over the past week. However, Mumbai and Chennai have lost all their first four matches. This has been the highlight of the season so far. Meanwhile teams like the Gujarat Titans, LSG, RR, and RCB played some good cricket in the past week.
MI vs PBKS, Match Preview, IPL 2022, Match 23, Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings
The five-time IPL champions have struggled to win a single game thus far. Skipper Rohit Sharma after their loss against RCB spoke about keeping their heads high and playing as a unit. Rohit himself has struggled to get going so far in the IPL. The middle-order has not been scoring runs and the finishing kick is not coming from Kieron Pollard. Overall, they are struggling in all departments of the game and their auction strategy is being criticized now. Another loss might well end their playoff hopes.
Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishan Kishan, Dewald Brevis, Basil Thampi, Murugan Ashwin, Jaydev Udadkat, Mayank Markande, N Tilak Varma, Sanjay Yadav, Jofra Archer, Daniel Sams, Tymal Mills, Tim David, Arshad Khan, Anmolpreet Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Rahul Buddhi, Hrithik Shokeen, Arjun Tendulkar, Fabian Allen, Aryan Juyal, Riley Meredith.
Kings have played some good cricket and some senseless cricket thus far in the season. Their loss against Gujarat Titans was an example of the senseless bit of cricket that they have played. The games will only get tough for Punjab and with difficult oppositions. Thus the side needs to be wary about not losing the momentum that they have gathered so far in the season.
Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, Arshdeep Singh, Kagiso Rabada, Jonny Bairstow, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Brar, Shahrukh Khan, Prabhsimran Singh, Jitesh Sharma, Ishan Porel, Liam Livingstone, Odeon Smith, Sandeep Sharma, Raj Angad Bawa, Rishi Dhawan, Prerak Mankad, Vaibhav Arora, Writtick Chatterjee, Baltej Dhanda, Ansh Patel, Nathan Ellis, Atharva Taide, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Benny Howell