IPL 2021: Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings Match Betting Tips and Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Team
Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings Match Preview
The 42nd match of IPL 2021 will have Punjab Kings take on Mumbai Indians at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium on Tuesday. Both teams have played against each other once before as well in this season. Punjab Kings won that game by 9 wickets.
Surprisingly, Mumbai Indians have lost more games than they have won this season. They are coming into the game on the back of three consecutive defeats. They are currently languishing at the seventh spot on the points table and one more defeat could end their prospects of reaching the playoffs. MI’s middle-order woes continue to plague them.
The likes of Ishan Kishan, Surykumar Yadav and Hardik Pandya have failed to hit the straps this year. Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock have been getting starts, however, the middle order needs to do well if MI fancy their chances of making the playoffs from here. Rohit Sharma shouldn’t be having any complaints from the bowling department, though. One shouldn’t be expecting any change in that department.
Punjab Kings, on the other hand, are coming off a 5-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in the last game. With that win, they move to the fifth position on the table with 4 wins in 10 matches. Much like Mumbai, Punjab, too, need to win all their games from here to reach the playoffs.
KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal got out early in the last game and the West Indies duo of Nicholas Pooran and Chris Gayle too didn’t contribute a lot either. Aiden Markram top-scored with 27 off 32 as Punjab scored a below-par 125-run total in the first innings.
The bowlers, however, was superb in the second innings. M Shami sent both Warner and Williamson back to hut in his first two overs to bring Punjab back into the game. Ravi Bishnoi then removed Manish Pandey, Jadhav and Samad to leave SRH reeling at 60 for 5. A counter-attack from Jason Holder kept SRH’s hopes alive but fell short of five runs in the end.
Probable Playing XIs
Rohit Sharma (capt), 2 Quinton de Kock (wk), 3 Ishan Kishan, 4 Suryakumar Yadav, 5 Hardik Pandya, 6 Kieron Pollard, 7 Krunal Pandya, 8 Adam Milne, 9 Rahul Chahar, 10 Jasprit Bumrah, 11 Trent Boult
1 KL Rahul (capt, wk), 2 Mayank Agarwal, 3 Chris Gayle, 4 Aiden Markram, 5 Nicholas Pooran, 6 Deepak Hooda, 7 Harpreet Brar, 8 Ravi Bishnoi, 9 Nathan Ellis/Chris Jordan, 10 Arshdeep Singh, 11 Mohammed Shami
Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings Betting Tips
Rohit Sharma to score most runs for Mumbai Indians in the match: 7/2 @bet365
Rohit Sharma is in exceptional form with the bat. He top-scored for MI in the last game, scoring 43 runs off just 28 balls. Though, he was disappointed to not have converted that into a big score. Rohit would be keen to make it count on Tuesday.
Jasprit Bumrah to pick most wickets for Mumbai Indians in the match: 5/2 @betway
Jasprit Bumrah has been amongst the wickets and is enjoying his bowling at the moment. He picked three wickets in the last game and you would expect him to pick more in the upcoming matches.
KL Rahul to score most runs for Punjab Kings in the match: 287/100 @bet365
KL Rahul got out on 21 in the last game. That was a rare bad outing for him this season. He has been in superlative form with the bat, having scored runs at an average of 57.29. KL Rahul is the biggest bet in the match as far as the highest run-getter in the match is concerned.
Mohammed Shami to pick most wickets for Punjab Kings: 11/4 @betway
Shami has been bowling great spells for Punjab, of late. He has not only been economical but also picking wickets consistently. Shami returned with the figures of 2 for 14 in the last game against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Team
Captaincy and Vice-Captaincy Picks
Both KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma are great options as captain, keeping in mind their recent form. As for vice-captaincy, Quinton de Kock, Mayank Agarwal or Jasprit Bumrah could be decent bets as all of them are in great form.