MI vs PBKS Match Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s IPL Match Between Mumbai Indians And Punjab Kings? IPL 2022, Match 23, MI vs PBKS

MI vs PBKS Match Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s IPL Match Between Mumbai Indians And Punjab Kings? IPL 2022, Match 23, MI vs PBKS.

Mayank Agarwal – We didn’t think about the toss and were prepared to do both. No changes in the playing XI for us, we’ve been playing good cricket, need to win the big moments. Jonty is a great personality, nice to have him around

Rohit Sharma – ‘We will bowl first. Looks like a similar pitch to the ones we have played, there will be help for the pacer, need to exploit. Just one change – Tymal Mills is back, replacing Ramandeep. Just want the guys to keep their heads high, it’s important not to lose focus, keep trying harder and harder to get the points. Looking forward to doing well as a team.

Teams:

Punjab Kings (Playing XI): Mayank Agarwal(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow(w), Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma, Odean Smith, Shahrukh Khan, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Vaibhav Arora, Arshdeep Singh

Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan(w), Dewald Brevis, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, Jaydev Unadkat, Murugan Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Tymal Mills, Basil Thampi

Mumbai Indians have won the toss and have opted to field

6.57pm PITCH REPORT – Deep Dasgupta is near the pitch. He says that it is a used pitch and this is the same wicket where over 200 runs were scored in the first innings. Tells that there is some grass covering and toss might not be a huge factor. Mentions that the bowlers will have pace and bounce on offer.

Liam Livingstone: It has been fun, I’ve really enjoyed my role in this Punjab side. Many people know the way we wanted to play and we are trying to incorporate that in the team. We have played some good cricket, hopefully we can get a bit smart and keep entertaining the people.

My bowling is something that I have worked on over the last couple of years, just trying something different and try to give my team an option to use me as a bowler.

It something I have really worked hard, it has been fun. It (bowling) doesn’t come as naturally as my batting does, so I have enjoyed that challenge. Everywhere you go the conditions are different, I guess in the IPL it’s more off the field than on the field, it’s a Mumbai game so there’s pressure on you. I have tried to make myself a better cricketer, and I have enjoyed the challenge of the IPL. The squad that we have built it’s all about going out and trying to hit sixes.

But I don’t think you can go out there and start hitting from ball one, that’s not how the game of cricket works. We got to be smart about how we go about it. We’ll get better and better, and hopefully we start winning the key moments. The coaching staff has given us the freedom to go out there and express ourselves, I have really enjoyed been a part of that.

Bumrah with the chat in the Mumbai team huddle. Don’t think there were any cap presentations though.

Jaydev Unadkat: This team is known for coming back from this situation.The talent’s there, the situation was tough for the team in the past as well, it’s tough now but I think everyone together will bounce back for sure. It (mood in the camp) is pretty upbeat, everyone is looking to get that win under our belt.

It’s always important to get that first win and then get that momentum. I would love that (for the ball to swing and seam), but if we are batting first then obviously not. If we are bowling first, I’d love to have that advantage of the pitch for sure. (On Sachin Tendulkar) It’s great, it’s something that you look to do in your cricketing career at some point of time.

I have had the pleasure of playing with him as well when I made my Test debut. It’s always special, just talking to him about the game, not just him but other legends in the dressing room as well. It’s great talking about the game and learning from them all the time. I think every game is a must-win game to be honest. We just need that one win.

This is the fifth game at this venue and this is the first time we’re playing on a used pitch, this was used for the first game played here. Being a centre wicket, the dimensions are pretty equal on both sides. With plenty of pace and bounce on offer, bowling short has been productive for the bowlers, although the batters have also made runs. There is an even covering of grass, toss might not prove to be a huge factor either, reckons Deep Dasgupta, in his pitch report.

Rohit Sharma and his men will have a lot to prove in this fixture, as the 5-time champions have lost four games on the trot this season. They haven’t been quite upto the mark and have failed to win those crucial moments in the game.

Punjab on the other hand, have fared reasonably well so far and have won alternate games. In spite of losing their previous game, they will be confident heading into this game, as they dominated that match for a majority of the part.

Their skipper, Mayank Agarwal would be keen to make amends against Mumbai and hand them yet another de‐ feat. Will Mumbai be able to fight against all odds and register their first win of the tournament? We shall find out soon. Stay tuned for toss and further updates.

6.38pm

Hello and a very warm welcome to the coverage of game number 23 between Mumbai and Punjab. We have witnessed some enthralling games so far in this competition, and this clash prom‐ ises to be nothing short of a cracker, as Mumbai will be itching to get their first win of the tourna‐ ment, while Punjab would be keen to get back to winning ways after losing a last-ball thriller against Gujarat. This is Nishant Majithia to give you company this evening.

6.31pm … MATCH DAY …

3.18pm

Match number 23 of the Indian T20 League sees a clash between five-time champions, Mumbai and Punjab at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune. Things are just not going Mumbai’s way this season.

They have lost all their four games so far and are currently languishing at the bottom half of the table. Yes, we have seen them in difficult situations previously, but the compe‐ tition is more fierce this time around and they will have to start winning games before it gets too late for them.

Since the past two games, we have witnessed the best of Suryakumar Yadav. Without him, Mumbai probably would not have been able to put those respectable totals on the board.

The last 5 overs have been crucial and that’s where Mumbai have scored most of their runs. But this time, the top-order will have to step up and provide them with the desired start.

We have not seen the best of Rohit Sharma yet and he will have to take responsibility and display his true magic. They do have some quality bowlers in their ranks as well, but none of them have been consistent enough.

We did see Mumbai making a few changes, but the result was the same. It’s now time for Mumbai to put their best foot forward and put an end to their losing streak. Punjab Kings, on the other hand, have done well in patches.

They have managed to win 2 out of their 4 games. However, they are coming into this game after suffering a loss against Gujarat. It would have been a tough pill to swallow for them since they were well ahead in the game only until the last two balls of the match.

Nevertheless, they will want to leave their wounds of the previous game behind and look forward to their next game. Batting does not seem to be an issue for Punjab, they are a team filled with power-hitters.

Liam Livingstone has been their stand-out player, he has been firing with the bat and once again he will be their key player. They might not have the best bowling attack but they do have match-win‐ ners. Kagiso Rabada along with Arshdeep Singh and Rahul Chahar could cause some trouble to the opposition. Will Punjab hand Mumbai their fifth defeat in a row? We will find out together.

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