IPL 2021: In the 17th match of the IPL 2021, Punjab Kings will face the defending champions Mumbai Indians at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on 23rd April 2021.
Punjab Kings have suffered three comprehensive defeats following the narrow win in their tournament opener. They would be desperate to arrest their overall slide when the two sides clash in an IPL match no. 17 while, Mumbai Indians will be aiming to address their batting woes to achieve consistency.
At the same time, KL Rahul is expected to be aggressive and anchor the innings. The presence of Dawid Malan could allow Rahul to play a bit more freedom at the top.
Punjab Kings Vs. Mumbai Indians – Probable XI And Match Prediction
Punjab Kings Playing XI: KL Rahul (c), Mayank Agarwal, Deepak Hooda, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Jalaj Saxena, Nicholas Pooran, Chris Gayle/Dawid Malan, Fabian Allen, Shahrukh Khan.
Mumbai Indians Playing XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Quinton de Kock, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar.
Interestingly, both teams have batted first in all four games they have played this IPL season. KL Rahul has 580 runs against Mumbai Indians at an average of 64.44. The Kings won their first game but lost their next three games and are now at the bottom of the points table.
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