Preview Punjab Kings v Mumbai Indians: Acid test for Punjab

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Preview Punjab Kings v Mumbai Indians

After losing three out of 4 games and scoring 106 and 120 in two losing causes, Punjab Kings really need to pull up their socks and give their best against a formidable Mumbai Indians as they brace up for their toughest game.

Preview Punjab Kings v Mumbai Indians
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In batting, both openers need to fire as well as the middle order. Remains to be seen whether the luckless Pooran gets another match or Malan replaces him. Punjab is expected to maintain the same bowling attack on the slowish decks of Chennai as they did in the last match.

Another defeat in this game can put a lot of pressure on Punjab Kings as they cannot afford to slip further in the points table

Probable XI :

Rahul , Mayank , Gayle , Hooda , Pooran/ Malan , Shahrukh, Henriques , Fabian Allen , M Ashwin , Shami , Arshdeep

Preview Punjab Kings v Mumbai Indians
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Mumbai has a settled unit and ad usual a potent attack. Delhi has given them a jolt in the last match, exposing their middle-order frailties with none of the batsmen firing again after the top order set up the match. Lack of runs from the Pandya brothers, Pollard and Kishan is causing worries and once they get over it they will be a tough team to beat progressively.

Not too many changes expected in their lineup.

Probable XI

Rohit , D Cock , Surya , Kishan , Hardik , Pollard , Krunal , Jayant Yadav , Bumrah , Boult

With the game being played at Chennai team winning the toss is expected to bat first .

These two teams had played a sensational double super over game in 2020 , which till date remains one of the greatest IPL matches in the history of the event . Thus a lot of thrills are expected in this match with both teams needing to address a few issues in their lineup.

Preview Punjab Kings v Mumbai Indians

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