Chennai: The match number 17th will be played between Defending champions Mumbai Indians and Punjab Kings at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Friday night.
For Punjab, middle order has struggled and Chris Gayle has not shown good game in three successive innings. Meanwhile, despite KL Rahul’s strike rate is good and it’s time to wake up as a skipper to take his time at the crease and lead the way with sensible batting while Shahrukh Khan’s familiarity with the conditions and his promising knocks so far.
Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians will be concerned about how their middle order has stay in the slow conditions. Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard and the Pandya brothers have struggled with the pitch, and like Punjab, Mumbai too suffered a collapse in the last match. A run-rate of 7.7 in the death overs with 7.1 balls per boundary this season – as compared to the run-rate of 12.43 and 3.4 balls for a boundary in IPL 2020.
When: Friday, April 23 at 7:30 PM IST
Where: MA Chidambaram stadium, Chennai
Likely Playing Squads:
Punjab Kings (Probable XI): KL Rahul (c/wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Moises Henriques, Shahrukh Khan, Fabian Allen, M Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh.
Mumbai Indians (Probable XI): Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult