MI vs PBKS head to head IPL record: Stats, total matches and history
Mumbai Indians (MI) are one of the most successful teams in IPL history, having won the trophy five times, whereas Punjab Kings (PBKS) have only made it to the playoffs twice in their IPL career. The games between MI and PBKS have been fiercely contested despite their differing records.
The Punjab Kings have named Shikhar Dhawan as their new captain beginning with the 2023 season. They, too, would be hoping for a turnaround this season. In the previous eight editions, they failed to qualify for the playoffs and finished at the bottom of the points table twice. In contrast, the Mumbai Indians are the most successful team in IPL history. Both teams won a match apiece in two league stage meetings in IPL 2021. PBKS beat MI by 12 runs in the IPL 2022.
Despite the contrasting records, the matches between MI and PBKS have been closely contested. The two teams have faced each other 29 times in IPL history, with MI winning 15 matches and PBKS winning 14. This suggests that the rivalry is fairly evenly matched, and both teams have the ability to beat the other on any given day.
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MI vs PBKS head to head
The Mumbai Indians have won 15 of the 29 IPL matches they have played against each other, while the Punjab Kings have won the remaining 14 games. During the 2020 season, both teams competed in a double super over match, with PBKS ultimately winning.
MI vs PBKS match results
Overall, while the rivalry in the MI vs PBKS head to head in the IPL may not be as heated as some of the other rivals in the competition, it has provided some thrilling moments and matches over the years. Punjab crushed Mumbai Indians by 66 runs in their first-ever match on April 25, 2008, in Mohali. In their most recent match, the Mumbai Indians defeated Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) by two wickets in Mumbai.
|28-Sept-2021||MI||6 wickets||Abu Dhabi|
|01-Oct-2020||MI||48 runs||Abu Dhabi|
|30-Mar-2010||MI||4 wickets||Mumbai (BS)|
MI vs PBKS IPL stats
Kieron Pollard has scored the most runs (539) in the IPL T20 games played between MI and PBKS. He is followed by Shaun Marsh (526) and Rohit Sharma (522). Except for Rohit Sharma all the other players on this list have either retired or play for another franchise currently.
Lasith Malinga leads the way in wickets with 22, followed by Jasprit Bumrah (20) and Harbhajan Singh (16). Shami currently plays for Gujarat Titans while Malinga and Harbhajan have retired from the game.
Best match in the Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings head to head
One of the best matches in the Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings head to head took place on April 29, 2013, in the sixth edition of the IPL. The match was played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, and it was a high-scoring encounter that went down to the wire.
MI won the toss and elected to bat first, posting a mammoth total of 174/3 in their allotted 20 overs. Opener Rohit Sharma top-scored with a blistering 79 off 39 balls, while Dwayne Smith and Dinesh Karthik chipped in with useful contributions.
In response, PBKS did not get off to a great start, with opener Shaun Marsh and Mandeep Singh getting out cheaply early on. However, David Miller continued to bat brilliantly, scoring 56 off just 34 balls to keep his team in the hunt.
However, MI fought back with some disciplined bowling and fielding, taking crucial wickets at regular intervals to put the pressure back on PBKS. The match went down to the final over, with PBKS needing 17 runs to win. Kulkarni, who was playing for MI, bowled a superb final over, conceding just 12 runs and picking up 1 wicket to seal a thrilling victory for his team.
Overall, it was a great match that had everything – high-quality batting, disciplined bowling, and some outstanding fielding. It was a testament to the skills and determination of both teams, and it will be remembered as one of the best matches between MI and PBKS in IPL history.
It will be a clash of two IPL giants when these two teams meet each other once again in the 2023 IPL.