In the 23rd match of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, Mumbai Indians (MI) will take on Punjab Kings (PBKS) at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on Wednesday.

The five-time champions have had a horror start to the fifteenth season of the cash-rich league as after four games, they haven’t yet won a single contest and are lying at the last spot in the points table. Similarly, Punjab are also in the bottom five with two wins out of four matches.

Pitch report:

The track at Pune will get better as the game progresses, and spinners shall also have some assistance here. The weather is expected to be slightly hot in the evening, so dew is less likely to make a huge impact, but considering the previous results, chasing might get preference in this game as well.

Head-to-Head record:

Played: 28 | MI won: 15 | PBKS won: 13

Probable XIs:

Mumbai Indians: Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Dewald Brevis, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, Fabian Allen, Murugan Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Jaydev Unadkat/Tymal Mills, Basil Thampi

Punjab Kings: Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow/Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma, Shahrukh Khan, Odeon Smith, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Vaibhav Arora

Match Prediction:

Case 1:

  • MI wins the toss and bowls first
  • Powerplay score: 40-50
  • PBKS total: 145-155

Case 2:

  • PBKS wins the toss and bowls first
  • Powerplay score: 45-55
  • MI total: 150-165

Team batting second to win the contest.

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