Preview Mumbai Indians is set to cross swords with Punjab Kings in Match No.42 of the 2021 Indian Premier League on Tues, Sept 28TH at the swayer Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi. The Kings, led by KL Rahul can get in their next game on the back of a five-run win against Sunrisers Hyderabad.Their bowlers should be high on confidence after a defensive modest score of one hundred twenty-five on a tough strip to bat on at Sharjah. Though they’re placed fifth within the table, with four games remaining, Punjab Kings don’t have space for error. Mumbai Indians, on the opposite hand, are searching for some breathing space.Rohit Sharma and Co. are languishing at the seventh spot within the table. Their confidence would have hit low after their 54-run defeat at the hands of Royal Challengers Bangalore. In their previous meeting, the Punjab-based team defeated Rohit’s men by 9 wickets with fourteen balls left.Match Details:Match – Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings –42nd match
Venue – swayer Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Time – 7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM universal timePitch ReportThe pitch at Abu Dhabi could be a tad on the slower aspect. However, underneath the floodlights, batting becomes easier, particularly in the second half. Chasing ought to be the means forward. The spinners are expected to play a huge role in competing today.Avg 1st innings score: one hundred forty-four (4 matches within the IPL 2021 at Abu Dhabi)Record of chasing teams:
Won – three
Lost – 1
Tied – 0
Probable playing in XIs:Punjab Kings:
Lokesh Rahul (c & wk.)
Rohit Sharma (c)
Quinton DE Kock (wk.)
Krunal Pandya/Saurabh Tiwary
Saurabh Tiwary/Krunal Pandya
Played – twenty-seven
Mumbai Indians– fourteen
Punjab Kings– thirteen
N/R – zero
In the UAE
Played – two
Mumbai Indians– one
Punjab Kings– one
N/R – zero
The probable best batter of the matchKL Rahul— Punjab KingsKL Rahul is presently the leading run-scorer for Punjab Kings within the current edition of the IPL to travel with four half-centuries. The Karnataka-born has spectacular numbers against the Mumbai-based franchise. The youngster has notched 640 runs from thirteen innings at a mean of 71.11. He additionally notched a century against them at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai back in 2019.Probable best bowler of the matchJasprit Bumrah– Mumbai IndiansJasprit Bumrah has been glorious for Mumbai Indians within the current T20 league. In Mi’s previous game, he gave his team a decent beginning once obtaining obviate Devdutt Padikkal for a four-ball duck. Against the Punjab-based team, the speedster has good numbers. In the 48.4 overs he has played versus PBKS, Bumrah has picked up seventeen wickets at a formidable economy rate of 6.31.
Today’s match prediction: The team, batting second to win the match.
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