Mumbai Indians in search for missing sparkle amidst defeats
Overview of Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings
It is said that “home is where the heart is.” And the action is taking place at Wankhede Stadium, where the Mumbai Indians have yet to play.
In the scorching heat of April, the trek through the remainder of Maharashtra’s stadiums hasn’t been as peaceful for the five-time Indian Premier League champions this season. The Rohit Sharma-led side is in a different level of war with arch-rivals Chennai Super Kings, who are now second to the bottom of the points table after winning only a single game in the ongoing IPL edition.
Mumbai Indians – What must they do to win their first match?
Nothing seems to be fitting in well, especially their bowling, despite the fact that they have been a well-oiled unit with their plans and execution They have managed to sustain a substantial portion of their core and the larger structure that has brought them huge success in the last decade. Wickets have been difficult to fetch, runs have been difficult to stop leaking, the combinations haven’t gelled well, and they’ve made far too many changes for their satisfaction.
The toss, which they have lost on all three times in the evening matches, where the chasing sides have had a significant advantage with the dew, is certain to assist their side turn their fortunes around, according to Jasprit Bumrah, the pace attack’s commander.
When their backs are against the wall, Mumbai Indians are fortunate in that they don’t have look out far for the sparkle of inspiration. They’ve been in similar positions before, and a number of their veteran players, as well as members of the coaching staff, have seen what it takes to turn the table around.
Their caravan is still in Pune, where they will face the unpredictably unpredictable Punjab Kings on Wednesday.
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Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings: Match details
When: 7:30 p.m. IST on Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Where: MCA Stadium, Pune, Mumbai Indians against Punjab Kings
What to expect: The weather is forecast to be warm, especially in the evenings, with temperatures hovering around 30 degrees Celsius and low humidity, which could imply that dew won’t play as big a role in the contest’s outcome.
Mumbai Indians beat Punjab Kings 15-13 in a head-to-head matchup (3-3 since 2019)
Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings – Team watch
With so many right-handed batters in the PBKS lineup, there’s a case to be made for bringing in Fabian Allen to partner with Murugan Ashwin.
Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Fabian Allen, Murugan Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Dewald Brevis, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, Jaydev Unadkat/Tymal Mills, Basil Thampi
With four right-handed batsmen in the top six, PBKS’s leg-spin options could be useful in the middle overs.
Mayank Agarwal (c), Jitesh Sharma, Shahrukh Khan, Odeon Smith, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow/Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Liam Livingstone, Arshdeep Singh, Vaibhav Arora
Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings Trivia
In IPL 2022, the Punjab Kings have the second-best scoring rate (9.23), while the Mumbai Indians have the third-worst (8.24). While the top three in Punjab have scored at a pace of 142.9, the top three in Mumbai have failed to get going, scoring at only 123.5. Punjab, in fact, has the best powerplay scoring rate (10 runs an over)