Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians IPL 2024 prediction: Match win, Dream11 and toss

Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians match prediction: MI to win

Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians toss prediction: MI to win the toss and field first

PBKS vs MI head to head

Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians prediction

  • PBKS vs MI date and time: April 18, 7:30 PM IST
  • PBKS vs MI venue: Maharaja Yadavindra Singh International Cricket Stadium, Mullanpur, Chandigarh
Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians IPL 2024 prediction
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PBKS vs MI match preview

Punjab Kings (KKR) and Mumbai Indians (MI) will face each other in the 31st match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. The Maharaja Yadavindra Singh International Cricket Stadium in Mullanpur, Chandigarh will host the contest.

MI are struggling in the bottom half of the table as they have 4 points and a net run rate of -0.234 thanks to wins in 2 out of 6 games. PBKS have had a similar campaign as they also have 4 points with a slightly better net run rate of -0.218.

There is very little to separate the two teams as far as head-to-head records are concerned. Out of 31 meetings since 2008, MI are leading PBKS 16-15. In their previous meeting on May 3, 2023, MI beat PBKS by 6 wickets after chasing down 215 with 7 balls to spare at the PCA Stadium in Mohali.

The upcoming PBKS vs MI prediction is expected to be an exciting one since both teams will be desperate for a win.  

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Punjab Kings

PBKS have not had the best of campaigns until now and need to work a lot to break into the top 4. They lost to Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 3 wickets in their previous game. The fact that they missed Shikhar Dhawan in the last game did not help them by any means.

Defending 147, PBKS tried their heart out. But with the Royals needing 10 runs to win off 4 balls, Arshdeep Singh failed to hold his nerve under pressure.

The PBKS vs MI prediction will depend a lot on how Punjab bounce back after agonisingly missing out against RR.

Punjab Kings Possible 11: Jonny Bairstow, Atharva Taide, Prabhsimran Singh, Sam Curran (c), Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Shashank Singh, Harpreet Brar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Kagiso Rabada

Mumbai Indians

Mumbai have won 2 games thus far and both their victories came at home. In their previous game, they lost to the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by 20 runs at the Wankhede Stadium. After being asked to chase down 207, MI finished at 186 for 6.

Hardik Pandya had an off day. He leaked 26 runs in his last over after MS Dhoni took him apart. Thereafter, he got out cheaply to Tushar Deshpande. Hardik was also criticised for holding the spinners back when pacers were going for runs.

The outcome of the PBKS vs MI prediction will depend on how Hardik is being able to lift the morale of his team.

Mumbai Indians Possible 11: Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan (wk), Tilak Varma, Hardik Pandya (c), Tim David, Romario Shepherd, Mohammad Nabi, Shreyas Gopal, Jasprit Bumrah, Gerald Coetzee, Akash Madhwal

Pitch report and expected weather conditions

The pitch in Mullanpur has been kind to the batter until now. But in the game between PBKS and RR, the bowlers also got a lot of assistance from the surface. Teams need to score around 180 to give themselves a decent chance of winning the game.

There is no chance of rain for the time being. Temperatures will be around the 31-deegree Celsius mark. The humidity will be ideal with the numbers in the high-20s and 30s. Wind gusts of 20 km/h will make it comfortable for the players on the field.

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PBKS vs MI Dream11 prediction

Our PBKS vs MI Dream11 predictions for this match:

  • Wicketkeeper(s): Jitesh Sharma, Ishan Kishan
  • Batter(s): Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma
  • All-rounder(s): Liam Livingstone, Hardik Pandya, Sam Curran
  • Bowler(s): Jasprit Bumrah, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh
  • Recommended captain: Sam Curran
  • Recommended vice-captain: Rohit Sharma

We have selected Sam Curran as our captain because he is an all-rounder and has a better chance of fetching points. He has been decent for PBKS with the bat in hand, having scored 126 runs from 6 games at an average of 21 and a strike-rate of 120 with a top score of 63 to his name. The left-arm speedster has also accounted for 8 scalps at an impressive economy rate of 8.44.

Rohit Sharma is our vice-captain because of the form he is in. In 6 matches, Rohit has scored 261 runs at an average of 52.20 and a strike-rate of 167.30. Against CSK, Rohit scored an unbeaten 105 and the knock should keep him in a positive frame of mind.

PBKS vs MI match prediction: Mumbai Indians to win

As per the PBKS vs MI match prediction, MI are expected to win. Although they have not been in the best of form, Rohit’s men will go into the game as the favourites. But playing at home, one cannot afford to undermine PBKS by any stretch of the imagination.

PBKS vs MI toss prediction: Mumbai Indians to win the toss and field first

As per the PBKS vs MI toss prediction, teams should opt to field first after winning the toss. Chasing teams will always be in with a chance to win as the track is not expected to change much throughout the duration of the game.

Player of the Match prediction: Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma has arguably been the standout batter for MI. Having scored over 22 percent of his team’s runs this season, he is one of the contenders to win the Player of the Match. The likes of Ishan Kishan and Jasprit Bumrah are also in good enough form to win the award as well.

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Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians betting odds

  • Punjab Kings odds: 2.458
  • Mumbai Indians odds: 1.608

The PBKS vs MI betting odds are in favour of MI although they lost their previous game. Mumbai do have the resources to make a strong turnaround in the next game while PBKS need to be on their toes.