MI vs PBKS IPL 2022: Punjab Kings’ tough challenge in front of Mumbai Indians longing for victory, how will the account open?
Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings IPL 2022: The start of the five-time champion Mumbai Indians in the current season has been like a nightmare and the team has lost its first four matches.
facing difficulties after losing the first four matches Mumbai Indians The team of Punjab Kings (April 13) on Wednesday (April 13)Punjab Kings) against IPL 2022 Will land with the goal of opening an account of victory. Known for slow starts, five-time champions Mumbai Indians (Mumbai IndiansThe start of the current season has been like a nightmare and the team has lost its first four matches. Mumbai, which has established itself as a strong team over the years, has failed miserably to repeat its past performances in the current season and the team needs to improve on many things if its campaign is to be back on track.
The team’s batsmen have failed to score big while the bowlers have also not been able to perform as per the expectation, due to which the team’s trouble has increased. Mumbai’s road to a comeback looks very difficult as they are running at the ninth position in the 10-team table but captain Rohit Sharma would like to improve not only the team but also his performance. Rohit has not been able to make the kind of impact for the franchise for which he is known and he has to lead the way and keep his combination right if he wants to bring the team’s campaign back on track.
Punjab’s eyes are also on the road to victory
With two wins and as many losses as Punjab, the team is running at the seventh position in the points table and after the defeat in the last match against Gujarat Titans, the team will be looking to return to the winning path. Rohit is very important in the top order for Mumbai but his opening partners Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav and Tilak Verma will also have to take more responsibility in the batting so that the team does not get late. Devald Brevis, who has the ability to play various shots, has also not played as expected so far. The team management will hope that the batting unit will be able to contribute in unison. If the team has to score big or chase the target, then one batsman in the top three will have to play a big innings.
Pollard’s form raised concerns
The weakest aspect for Mumbai has been the performance of experienced all-rounder Kieran Pollard. Pollard, who has the ability to turn the match on his own, is nowhere near his best and the West Indies batsman will be hoping to find momentum in the upcoming matches. Mumbai, however, will have to face a formidable Punjab bowling attack led by Kagiso Rabada and the team also has bowlers like Rahul Chahar, Vaibhav Arora and Arshdeep Singh.
Tough challenge in front of Mumbai’s bowling
The Mumbai bowlers, including Jasprit Bumrah, have not shown the sharpness for which they are known in the current season. An attack comprising leg-spinners Murugan Ashwin, Basil Thampi and Jaydev Unadkat will have to support Bumrah who will try to replicate his magic in fast bowling. If Mumbai has to register a win, then 12 overs of these three will be important. Mumbai has to take on a team that has players capable of playing big shots like Shikhar Dhawan, Liam Livingston and M Shahrukh Khan.
The teams are as follows:
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (capt), Anmolpreet Singh, Rahul Buddhi, Ramandeep Singh, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Verma, Tim David, Arjun Tendulkar, Basil Thampi, Hrithik Shokeen, Jasprit Bumrah, Jaydev Unadkat, Jofra Archer, Mayank Markandey, Murugan Ashwin , Riley Meredith, Tamal Mills, Arshad Khan, Daniel Sams, Devald Brevis, Fabian Allen, Kieron Pollard, Sanjay Yadav, Aryan Juyal and Ishan Kishan.
Punjab Kings: Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, Arshdeep Singh, Kagiso Rabada, Jonny Bairstow, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Brar, M Shah Rukh Khan, Prabhsimran Singh, Jitesh Sharma, Ishan Porel, Liam Livingstone, Odeon Smith, Sandeep Sharma, Raj Angad Bawa, Rishi Dhawan, Prerak Mankad, Vaibhav Arora, Hrithik Chatterjee, Baltej Dhanda, Ansh Patel, Nathan Ellis, Atharva Taide, Bhanuka Rajapakse and Benny Howell.
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