Rohit Sharma’s side still searching for first win
- Jasprit Bumrah’s form could be big for MI
- Punjab’s batting template might need a relook
Punjab Kings have a strong batting group filled with big-hitters and have odds of 1.89 to beat Mumbai Indians in this fixture. Punjab’s strong batting line-up remains their strength but their bowling could struggle against Mumbai’s batting.
Mumbai Indians made several changes for the last game and played just two overseas stars, but continued to lose big and are now ninth in the points table. They will want to rethink their strategy and personnel for this game to manage to beat Punjab at 1.89 Surprises are yet to come…
MI have the better head-to-head record
Mumbai Indians have won 15 and lost 13 of the head to head clashes against Punjab Kings over the years in the Indian Premier League. Interestingly, in each of the last three years, MI and PBKS have won one game apiece in the two clashes each year.
Punjab Kings look the more well-rounded unit and with MI batters not in form, PBKS have a slight edge in this one.Recommended Bet by 10CRIC
The real battle could be between Mumbai Indians’ bowling attack and Punjab Kings’ top-order. The MI line-up might need a tweak to push Punjab’s batting, and especially in the death overs, MI will fancy their chances against Punjab ‘s big-hitters.
Keep an eye on…
Rohit Sharma: His form has been the subject of several debates over the last couple of seasons, and now with the team too not firing, Rohit will come under scrutiny. Can he turn it around with a big one?
Shikhar Dhawan: Shikhar Dhawan will need to bat deep for Punjab Kings to do well against Mumbai Indians. Having played against the Mumbai attack a lot at Delhi in the last two seasons, Dhawan will be a massive player for Punjab Kings.
TIP: Shikhar Dhawan has been middling the ball well. Back Dhawan at 4.34 to be Punjab Kings’ top batter!