PBKS vs MI IPL Prediction 03 May 2023
Indian Premier League 2023
- Date: 2023-05-03
- Start Time: 19:30
- Location: PCA IS Bindra Stadium
- Tournament: Indian Premier League 2023
- Format: Indian Premier League
- Prediction By: Malcolm Richards
PBKS are set to face Mumbai Indians in the 46th game of the IPL 2023 at the PCA IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali on Wednesday.
- With five wins out of nine games, PBKS are currently in sixth place in the points table and will be looking to improve their standing with a win in this match.
- In their previous game, PBKS defeated Chennai Super Kings by four wickets, and they will carry that momentum into this game against Mumbai Indians.
- Mumbai Indians have won and lost four games each so far this season. In their previous game, they successfully chased down a target of 213 runs against Rajasthan Royals.
PBKS vs MI – IPL – Venue Details
Venue: PCA IS Bindra Stadium
Date: May 3rd 2023
Time: 19:30 (local)
PBKS vs MI – IPL – Team Previews
Punjab Kings have had a mixed season in the IPL so far, with no consecutive wins in their last five matches. However, they have an opportunity to end this streak after defeating Chennai Super Kings in their previous encounter. Despite their recent win, PBKS have struggled to dominate at home, which could be a disadvantage in their upcoming match against Mumbai Indians.
PBKS will be riding high on confidence after successfully chasing down a massive target of 201 against CSK in their last game. The return of skipper Shikhar Dhawan from injury is a big boost for the team, and he’ll be looking to make a significant contribution at the top of the order.
In terms of bowling, PBKS will be relying on Arshdeep and Curran to deliver the goods. Although Rabada hasn’t been at his best, replacing him with Nathan Ellis might not be the best option for them. However, the team’s biggest weakness has been their spin bowling department, with the lowest number of wickets taken and the worst average among all teams in the IPL 2023.
Mumbai Indians have 8 points from 8 matches and desperately need a win to keep their playoff hopes alive. Mumbai Indians will be carrying the momentum from their previous game where they successfully chased down a target of 213 runs against the Rajasthan Royals with six wickets in hand.
Tim David played an important role, hitting three consecutive sixes to help the team cross the finish line, while Suryakumar Yadav contributed with a crucial knock of 55. However, Mumbai’s bowling department has struggled this season, with Archer failing to make a significant impact and proving to be expensive.
The only bowler who has been truly impactful for Mumbai Indians is Piyush Chawla, who is among the best and is one of the leading wicket-takers in the history of the tournament. Additionally, the visitors might be tempted to give local hero Ramandeep Singh a go as an impact sub.
PBKS vs MI – IPL – Probable Playing XI’s
Punjab Kings: S Dhawan (Cap), Shahrukh Khan, Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza, A Taide, LS Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma, R Chahar, Harpreet Brar, Arshdeep Singh, KG Rabada
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (Cap), Suryakumar Yadav, T David, Tilak Varma, Cam Green, Piyush Chawla, Arshad Khan, Ishan Kishan (wk), K Kartikeya, J Archer, R Meredith
PBKS vs MI – IPL – Pitch Report and Toss Prediction
The average 1st innings score on this ground in T20s is 165 runs. Both teams should aim at something over 180 to ensure they have a fighting chance of winning. Teams batting first have also won thrice in the four games played here.
PBKS vs MI – IPL – Win Prediction
Mumbai’s batting strength might prove to be too hot to handle for the Punjab Kings and should win this game.