As Punjab Kings are taking on Mumbai Indians at present in the IPL 2021, they are missing a major batter of the side. And, that is definitely not a good news for the team in such an important contest.
KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal make a solid pair for Punjab Kings and the opening pair bas been one of the few positive sides for PK this year. Reportedly, Mayank Agarwal has a stiff neck which is why he is unable to play this match.
Punjab Kings were asked to bat first by Mumbai Indians and MI bowlers started destruction from the very begining. KL Rahul, after losing the toss said that he was unsure during toss. “I was a bit confused at the toss. Don’t mind batting first and we need to assess what a good total would be. Not much to fix, it’s important to realize that we are a team that has capitalized on good starts. We haven’t handled pressure really well. But when our backs are against the wall, we have done really well. We need to be a bit brave and trust our instincts. We need to trust our basics and not worry about the results. Just one change: Mayank has a stiff back and so he misses out. Mandeep Singh comes in.”
Punjab Kings Team
KL Rahul(w/c), Mandeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Harpreet Brar, Nathan Ellis, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh