Punjab Kings will take on Mumbai Indians at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, in the seventeen Match of Indian Premier League 2021 on Friday, 23 April 2021. Keep reading to find out PBKS vs MI Match Prediction Who Will Win Today IPL 2021 Match 17.
Against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Punjab Kings played their first game in Chennai this season. Earlier, they were playing at the Wankhede stadium, Mumbai. Immediately, the franchise struggled to cope with the slowness of the surface. They could muster only 120 runs batting first which SRH chased down with 9 wickets in hand. It was their third loss in four games.
Mumbai Indians are also coming into this game on the back of a defeat in the last match. Against Delhi Capitals, MI scored 137 while batting first. In a close chase, DC managed to get home in the last over. The game against Punjab Kings would be MI’s last in Chennai before they move to Delhi. The defending champions have so far won two and lost as many matches.
There are various factors that matter a lot for today’s IPL match prediction. Our experts analyze various factors related to a game such as head-to-head records, pitch reports, weather conditions, team form, etc. Let’s look at those stats which are important for PBKS vs MI prediction.
Punjab Kings News
The stint with two big buys – Riley Meredith and Jhye Richardson came to an end in the last game as both were made to sit out. Punjab Kings might want to strengthen their spin department for the Chennai pitch.
Mumbai Indians News
Rohit Sharma was fined INR 12 lakh for maintaining a slow over-rate in the last game against Delhi Capitals. He needs to be more careful now as repeat offenses could result in more fines or suspension for one game.
PBKS vs MI Head to Head Records
Let’s have a look at the head-to-head record for PBKS vs MI today’s match prediction. Which will help us to understand who will win today’s IPL match prediction. Know who has higher chances of winning between Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians?
Total Matches Played 26
Punjab Kings Won 12
Mumbai Indians Won 14
No Result 0
Chennai’s surfaces have been pretty slow as hitting through the line is difficult for the batsmen. The slow bowlers are lethal on this deck. Many times, scores close to 150 have proved to be winning totals. Once again, a slow pitch is expected for this game.
The city would experience a maximum temperature of 34°C along with humidity of around 65%. Surprisingly, there was too much dew in the last game between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals.
Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians Predicted Playing XIs:
Here are the predicted playing XI’s of Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians for the IPL 2021 match 17
Punjab Kings Predicted Playing XI:
Mumbai Indians Predicted Playing XI:
Even though the last two matches in Chennai have been won by the chasing team, yet batting first is still a better option. Considering the slow nature of the pitch, if the team batting first can get anywhere close to 150, chasing would become extremely difficult. So, batting first after winning the toss would be the way to go.
Here is Our IPL 2021 PBKS vs MI Match Prediction
Here are the cases for who will win today’s IPL Match 17, Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians Today Match Prediction.
Case1: If Punjab Kings bat first
First Innings score prediction: Punjab Kings will score 130-140
Result prediction: Mumbai Indians will win the match by 6 wickets
Case2: If Mumbai Indians bat first
First Innings score prediction: Mumbai Indians will score 145-155
Result prediction: Mumbai Indians will win the match by 5-15 runs
PBKS vs MI Today Match Prediction
Mumbai Indians have played 4 matches at this venue and hence, they have more experience here. Punjab Kings struggled in these conditions against Sunrisers Hyderabad. So, the advantage lies with Mumbai Indians.
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