Mumbai won their previous match against the Sunrisers Hyderabad, while Punjab Kings fell to a disappointing defeat at the hands of Royal Challengers Bangalore. MI are on a three-game winning streak and PBKS need to get themselves out of a muddle as they have lost three of their last four matches.
Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings – MI vs PBKS IPL 2023 Match 31 Details
Match Date, Time and Venue: The IPL 2023 match between Mumbai Indians and Punjab Kings will be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday (April 22). The match will start at 7.30 pm IST.
Live Stream and Telecast: The IPL 2023 Match 31 between MI and PBKS will be broadcast live on Star Sports network in multiple languages.
Indian viewers can also enjoy the live stream of the match through the JioCinema app and website. The viewers can enjoy the commentary in 12 Indian languages in the live stream, namely in English, Hindi, Bengali, Odiya, Bhojpuri, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi and Gujarati.
Mumbai Indians and Punjab Kings Squads
Mumbai Indians Squad: Rohit Sharma (C), Tim David, Ramandeep Singh, Tilak Varma, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Tristan Stubbs, Dewald Brevis, Jofra Archer, Jasprit Bumrah, Arjun Tendulkar, Arshad Khan, Kumar Kartikeya, Hrithik Shokeen, Jason Behrendorff, Akash Madhwal, Cameron Green, Piyush Chawla, Duan Jansen, Vishnu Vinod, Shams Mulani, Nehal Wadhera, Raghav Goyal, Riley Meredith (replacement for Jhye Richardson)
Punjab Kings Squad: Shikhar Dhawan (C), Shahrukh Khan, Jonny Bairstow (injured, replaced by Matt Short), Prabhsimran Singh, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jitesh Sharma, Raj Bawa, Rishi Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Atharva Taide, Arshdeep Singh, Baltej Singh, Nathan Ellis, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Brar, Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza, Harpreet Bhatia, Vidwath Kaverappa, Mohit Rathee, Shivam Singh
MI vs PBKS IPL 2023: Match Prediction
Mumbai Indians have found their cutting edge back after two defeats in the first two games of the season. Their batting looks good and the bowling has considerably improved. Key players like Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan have also found form which is a massive positive for the Paltans.
Punjab have somehow lost their momentum after a very bright start. They have been below par with their bat, and missing Shikhar Dhawan through injury has taken its toll. The return of Liam Livingstone will certainly bolster the batting, but they will be taking on a rampant MI side who have hit the accelerator button.
MI definitely look stronger on paper but the Kings from Punjab have the potential to punch above their weights, which they have already shown in their wins over Rajasthan Royals and Lucknow Super Giants.
But in this match, Mumbai Indians are favourites and they are expected to win the match.
MI vs PBKS Head to Head in IPL
Mumbai and Punjab are going neck to neck when it comes to previous records. Out of the 29 meetings, MI have won 15 times while PBKS have registered victory 14 times. In the solitary meeting last year, Punjab won the match by 12 runs.
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