PBKS vs MI Today Match Prediction & Tips

Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips, IPL 2024

Match 33 of the 2024 Indian Premier League sees Punjab Kings take on Mumbai Indians on Thursday evening at the Maharaja Yadavindra Singh International Cricket Stadium. Both sides have lost four and won two games so far in the tournament and come into this fixture after a defeat in their last game. Read on as we preview this match which begins at 19:30 local time in Mullanpur on 18th April.

Punjab Kings come into this clash after three very close games in a row and two defeats from their last two! They will be without their regular skipper once again but they have plenty of talent across their side and we can expect them to give Mumbai Indians a strong contest.

Mumbai Indians were not quite good enough with both bat and ball in their last match but still played at a high level. After a poor start to this campaign, they have turned things around and they will travel to Mullanpur fancying their chances of another victory.

Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians T20 Live Streaming

TV channels: You can watch this match live on Sky Cricket, Star Network, Fox Sports, Sky Sport NZ, SuperSport and Willow TV

IPL 2024 Live Streaming: The fixture will be live-streamed on SkyGo, Jio Cinema, Willow, Foxtel Go and Kayo.

PBKS vs MI Match Toss Prediction

Two of the three IPL matches in Mullanpur have been won by the team chasing a total in the second innings. We predict that both sides will want to field first.

PBKS vs MI Pitch Report

The pitch at the Maharaja Yadavindra Singh International Cricket Stadium has produced three close contests so far in the 2024 IPL. Pace bowlers should get swing and movement with the new ball so it will be important for batters to get through the powerplay with wickets in hand. Overall, it should be a wicket which provides a good contest between bat and ball with a par score no higher than 190.

Chandigarh Weather Report

According to the forecast, it will be very warm with some cloud cover during this match. Humidity levels are not expected to go any higher than 55%.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians, Indian Premier League 2024

PBKS Team News & Playing 11

PBKS Team News

Shikhar Dhawan was ruled out of the last match against Rajasthan Royals with a shoulder injury and he is expected to be out for seven days in total which would include this game. Liam Livingstone returned to the side against Rajasthan and is back to full fitness.

PBKS Key Players

  • Jonny Bairstow – The English right-handed opener has struggled in Mullanpur so far this campaign with scores of 9, 0 and 15 but he has a brilliant T20 record.
  • Liam Livingstone – The batting all-rounder impressed on his return to the team and will be looking to build on his 21 runs from 14 balls in the match against Rajasthan Royals.
  • Arshdeep Singh – The left-arm swing bowler was expensive in the last match in Mullanpur but still picked up the key wicket of Riyan Parag. 
  • Sam Curran – The all-rounder has an exceptional record when bowling at the death and dismissed Rovman Powell before getting Keshav Maharaj in the 19th over in Match 27.

PBKS Possible Impact Player Substitutes

Rahul Chahar, Ashutosh Sharma, Vidwath Kaverappa, Harpreet Bhatia, Nathan Ellis

Ashutosh Sharma came into the side to boost the batting with Prabhimsran Singh replaced. Sharma could push for a starting place in this game with Nathan Ellis a candidate to come in during the fielding innings.

PBKS Team Form

Punjab Kings have been competitive in their last three games but have won only one of those matches.

PBKS Predicted Playing 11

Atharva Taide, Jonny Bairstow, Prabhsimran Singh, Sam Curran (c), Jitesh Sharma (wk), Shashank Singh, Liam Livingstone, Harpreet Brar, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh

MI Team News & Playing 11

MI Team News

After coming into their last game with momentum, Mumbai Indians will now need to start another winning run. They kept the same side during their back to back victories and with no injury worries we are not expecting any changes for this match.

MI Key Players

  • Rohit Sharma – The experienced opener was back to his best in the last game with 11 fours and five sixes. He has now hit eight centuries in this format across his career.
  • Suryakumar Yadav – The right-hander has made two ducks since recovering from injury but has also posted a half-century and he will be excited to play in his first IPL game in Mullanpur.
  • Hardik Pandya – The captain was the most expensive bowler on the side against CSK but still picked up the wickets of Ruturaj Gaikwad and Daryl Mitchell.
  • Jasprit Bumrah – The right-arm pace bowler went wicketless in the last game but he is a top performer and had taken seven wickets across the two previous matches.

MI Possible Impact Player Substitutes

Akash Madhwal, Dewald Brevis, Nehal Wadhera, Harvik Desai, Naman Dhir

Suryakumar Yadav is likely to be substituted out of the side for the fielding innings as he continues to look for full fitness. Akash Madhwal was expensive during the fielding innings so could struggle to get in for this game.

MI Team Form

Mumbai Indians had won successive games before their 20 run defeat against CSK at the Wankhede in Match 29.

MI Predicted Playing 11

Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakuumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Hardik Pandya (c), Tim David, Romario Shepherd, Mohammad Nabi, Shreyas Gopal, Jasprit Bumarh, Gerald Coetzee

PBKS vs MI Head to Head

This will be the 32nd match between Punjab Kings and Mumbai Indians with only one game separating the sides. Mumbai Indians lead the head to head 16-15 although both teams picked up a victory in a head to head last year.

PBKS vs MI Head to Head Stats in T20’s

  Matches Played PBKS Won MI Won Tie NR
Overall 31 15 16 0 0
Last 5 5 3 2 0 0

PBKS vs MI Betting Odds

According to the bookies, the away side are the favourites to win in this game. Punjab Kings can be backed to get the victory at 2.40 with Mumbai Indians at 1.57.

Who will win Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians T20 Match?

With Shikhar Dhawan missing, Punjab Kings just don’t look strong enough with the bat. As a result, we have Mumbai Indians as the leading side ahead of this game.

🏆 PBKS vs MI Prediction

There are some fine T20 players in action in this game but it looks like Mumbai Indians have far more strength in the batting department than Punjab Kings. Both teams will be hoping to climb the table over the coming weeks but we are backing Mumbai Indians, who lost to the 2023 Champions CSK in their last game, to come out on top and win this match on Thursday.

Mumbai Indians to beat Punjab Kings

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