- Mumbai Indians have a 14-12 head-to-head lead over Punjab Kings.
- MI has won only two of their first four games in the IPL 2021.
- PBKS, on the other hand, has just one victory in their first four games.
- Look at their head-to-head stats and more
Punjab Kings (PBKS) have fell to the bottom of the points table in the Indian Premier League’s 2021 edition after a winning start (IPL). They were defeated by the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by nine wickets at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai in their previous match.
On Friday, April 23, KL Rahul and his teammates will face the Mumbai Indians (MI) at the same venue. Their -0.824-net run rate is also the lowest among the competing teams. In terms of Rohit Sharma’s team, they are currently in the middle of the table with two wins from four games.
The last time they played at Chepauk, they were defeated by the Delhi Capitals (DC), by six wickets. MI’s batting has been a problem for them over the last three games or so, and they’ll be looking to find answers before time runs out.
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PBKS VS MI Head To Head
When we talk about the last matches of both the team, in Punjab Kings, lot of questions have raised questions against KL Rahul for his captaincy, but KL Rahul the batsman appears to be in excellent form. In this competition, he has already scored two half-centuries whereas Rohit Sharma from Mumbai Indians have had a decent start in all three games, but has been unable to turn them into big innings, and will most likely play a captaincy inning in the next game. He’s already scored 138 runs and has a promising record against Punjab.
Also, when we talk about bowling, Rahul Chahar from Mumbai Indians has taken 8 wickets in the last three games and hasn’t given more than 30 runs in any of those matches whereas Arshdeep Singh is another youngster who is contributing well in Punjab Kings’ success. He didn’t have a good game in the last one, but he had taken five wickets in the first three.
Till now, the two teams have met in 26 matches. Mumbai Indians has a slight advantage over Punjab Kings, having won 14 matches while Punjab Kings have won 12 matches. If Punjab Kings have to prevent a fourth consecutive defeat, they need to put all out attempt to win the match.
Having said this, let us take a closer look at their past 5 meetings
PBKS Vs MI Last 5 Encounters
18th October 2020: Punjab Kings won (Super Over)
1st October 2020: Mumbai Indians by 48 runs
10th April 2019: Mumbai Indians by 3 wickets
30th March 2019: Punjab Kings won by 8 wickets
16th May 2018: Mumbai Indians won by 2 wickets
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Additional Stats Of PBKS and MI:
PBKS highest score against MI: 230
MI highest score against PBKS: 223
Most runs for PBKS: 2, 083 (KL Rahul)
Most runs for MI: 4,198 (Rohit Sharma)
Most wickets for PBKS: 43 wickets (Mohammed Shami)
Most wickets for MI: 113 wickets (Jasprit Bumrah)
Lowest total defended by PBKS against MI: 119
Lowest total defended by MI against PBKS: 159
Mumbai Indians have grown accustomed to Chepauk’s tricky spin-friendly surface, which should support them against Punjab Kings on Friday. MI will most likely win their third match of the season against PBKS in IPL 2021 Match No. 17.