IPL 2022 MI vs PBKS: Mumbai Indians searching for their first win via Punjab Kings as we look at the best predicted playing 11 of both the teams.
It’s match 23 of Tata IPL 2022, and we have the wounded Mumbai Indians taking on Punjab Kings in search of their first win. Who would have imagined that the team that has won two IPL trophies in the last three years will start their IPL campaign with 4 consecutive losses? While party one can blame poor Auction performance, mostly you would blame poor team performance so far with bowling being the culprit.
Punjab Kings maybe still recovering from the hammering they got from the Gujarat Titans. They almost had the game when Gujarat required 13 from 3 balls, but an immature runout attempt by Odean Smith to dismiss Rahul Tewatia when in fact it should have been a dot ball and followed by two back-to-back sixes left PBKS in a shock. They haven’t played bad cricket, but just haven’t won the key moments.
So, how will both teams fare against each other on Wednesday? Will Mumbai Indians finally get off the mark or will Punjab Kings win their third? From the team standpoint, what’s the best predicted playing 11 for IPL 2022 Match 23 MI vs PBKS. Let’s find out in this article. Before that, let’s look at the key match details.
- Type: IPL 2022 Match 23 – MI vs PBKS
- When: April 13, 2022
- Where: Pune
- Time: 7:30 pm IST
IPL 2022 MI vs PBKS: Predicted Playing XIs for Both Teams
Mumbai Indians’ playing 11 selection felt horrible in the last match. Not only did they play only two overseas players but they also played the likes of Ramandeep Singh and Jaydev Unadkat ahead of Tim David, Fabien Allen, and Riley Meredith. It’s suicidal to play such inexperienced players when you have so much quality warming the bench; especially when you are desperate for a win.
Mumbai Indians have to make these two changes in their playing 11 if they are planning for a win. The likes of Jaydev Unadkat and Ramandeep Singh aren’t bad options, but these two need to be replaced by Riley Meredith and Fabien Allen respectively. While Meredith is a wonderful pacer, Fabien Allen offers a good all-round option.
From the team standpoint, it’s high time Captain Rohit Sharma comes to the party. Mumbai Indians don’t have a strong batting attack, and they can’t rely on Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav always to deliver. The lack of runs from Rohit Sharma at the top is hurting them, and it’s time Rohit finally delivers.
IPL 2022 MI vs PBKS: Predicted Playing 11 for Mumbai Indians
Rohit Sharma (C), Ishan Kishan (WK), Dewald Brevis, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, Fabien Allen, Riley Meredith, Murugan Ashwin, Basil Thampi & Jasprit Bumrah
Punjab Kings may not want to make enough changes in their squad except for bringing in Benny Howell for Odean Smith. The Odean Smith experiment hasn’t quite worked well for the Punjab Kings. Not only has he failed as a batter but also as a bowler, which is his primary skill. Benny Howell, who is quite similar in skill may not be a bad option for Smith.
Just like Mumbai India, for Punjab Kings, Mayank Agarwal is due for a big one. The captain of Punjab Kings hasn’t had the bests of the tournament so far. But with the need of the hour is for Mayank Agarwal to deliver. In addition, Rahul Chahar would be up against his former team. So, expect Chahar to also make an impact.
IPL 2022 MI vs PBKS: Predicted Playing 11 for Punjab Kings
Mayank Agarwal (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow (WK), Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma, Shahrukh Khan, Benny Howell, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Vaibhav Arora & Arshdeep Singh
Overall, Mumbai Indians may not be facing a must-win match, but a loss from here will make their chances a hell lot difficult to qualify for the Playoffs of IPL 2022. For Punjab Kings, a win will take them to 6 points from 5 games, but a loss could make things interesting for them.
Best Fantasy XI Prediction for MI vs PBKS:
Batters: Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal & Tilak Varma
Wks: Ishan Kishan & Jonny Bairstow
All-rounders: Liam Livingstone & Dewald Brevis
Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah, Murugan Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh & Rahul Chahar
CVC Choice: Rohit Sharma & Mayank Agarwal
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