MI vs PBKS, IPL 2023 Match 31: Wankhede Stadium Mumbai Pitch Report and Weather Forecast

Rohit Sharma-led MI head into the match on the back of their third win of this season, while PBKS, who will be led by either Shikhar Dhawan or Sam Curran, are fresh from their third loss of the campaign. MI has won 3 in 5, whereas PBKS has won 3 of 6.

Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai to host MI vs PBKS IPL 2023 Match 31

The two sides will clash at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, which will host it’s third match of the season. MI opened their campaign with a 7-wicket loss to Chennai Super Kings, but bounced back with a 5-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders in the recent fixture at the venue.

Ahead of MI vs PBKS 2023 meeting at the Wankhede Stadium, we take a look at the pitch report and weather forecast for the day as some parts of the country have received summer showers.

Wankhede Stadium Pitch Report

The Wankhede has is known to be batting friendly due to the true nature of the wicket and quicker outfield. The average score batting first in IPL at the venue is 167. However, the wickets have helped the quicker bowlers in the night matches.

The first match of the 2023 season saw the CSK spinners dominate in the first innings, but the MI bowlers could not achieve the same as CSK batters eased to the target with 7 wickets in hand and 11 balls to spare.

In the second match, a 3:30 PM IST start, saw KKR ride on Venkatesh Iyer hundred post a challenging target of 186, which was chased down by the home side with 14 balls to spare thanks to a quick-fire fifty by Ishan Kishan.

The history at the venue suggests that the team batting second has had the most success. So, the captain winning the toss will be tempted to chase, especially with the dew factor also coming into play during the second innings of the match.

Wankhede Stadium IPL stats

Matches: 104

Batting First Won: 48

Chasing Won: 56

Highest Total: 235/1 by RCB vs MI in 2015

Highest Run Chase: 198/7 by MI vs PBKS in 2019

Lowest Total: 67 All Out by KKR vs MI in 2008

Lowest Total Defended: 118 by SRH vs MI in 2018

Average 1st Innings Score: 167

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MI Record in Wankhede Stadium

Mumbai Indians Played: 73

Mumbai Indians Won: 44

Mumbai Indians Lost: 28

Mumbai Indians Tied: 1

Mumbai Indians Won Batting First: 21

Mumbai Indians Won Chasing: 23

MI Highest Total: 223

MI Lowest Total: 87

PBKS Record in Wankhede Stadium

PBKS Played: 18

PBKS Won: 8

PBKS Lost: 10

PBKS Won Batting First: 6

PBKS Won Chasing: 2

PBKS Highest Total: 230

PBKS Lowest Total: 137

Mumbai weather forecast on Saturday, April 22

A humid day with a max temperature of 30o C during the playing hours. There is no chance of rain on the match day and weather is unlikely to play spoilsport in the clash between Mumbai Indians and Punjab Kings.

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