- Match: Mumbai vs Punjab, Indian T20 League
- Date: 13th April, 2022
- Time: 07:30 PM IST
- Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
However, this season, Mumbai has done too little to impress their fans. The team has lost all the four matches they played so far. Skipper Rohit Sharma is yet to put on a decent performance in the team’s favour. Meanwhile, Punjab has won two back-to-back matches. Currently, Mumbai is at the last spot in the points table, and Mayank Agarwal’s Punjab is at number seven at the table. Surely, the battle between the two will be one to watch.
Read on to find match predictions, MyTeam11 fantasy team tips & team previews.
Rohit Sharma’s team is still waiting for its first win in the tournament. The team has played four matches, and won zero times. What’s concerning for fans is the off-key performances from big names like Rohit Sharma and Kieron Pollard. The only consistent performer for Mumbai is Ishan Kishan (175 runs). Although Mumbai has the depth in the batting lineup, the team is struggling to put on big scores.
The bowling unit is struggling as well. Veteran Jasprit Bumrah has picked wickets. However, the fans are still waiting to see the old version of Bumrah. All in all, the five-time title winners need to kick it up a notch in their next match.
The young side of Punjab has recently made some noise in the Indian T20 League 2022. Although the team lacks the veterans on the field, recently Punjab has surprised the fans. After two back-to-back wins, Punjab is sitting on number seven on the points table. Liam Livingstone and Shikhar Dhawan have been the backbone in the batting division for the team.
The young bowlers in the Punjab team are putting everyone on notice. Lethal Kagiso Rabada has been a little off-key this season. However, he still plucked two wickets for the team in the last match.
Pitch Report & Conditions
The Maharashtra Cricket Association in Pune has provided good assistance to the batting side. With that being said, the spinners have a fair chance of turning the ball dramatically on the pitch because of the dew factor. There’s a fair chance that the team chasing has an upper hand on this wicket.
On April 13th, Pune is predicted to have clear skies.
Probable Playing XI:
Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, Daniel Sams, Dewald Brevis, Murugan Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Tymal Mills, Basil Thampi
Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Jitesh Sharma, Shahrukh Khan, Odean Smith, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Vaibhav Arora, Arshdeep Singh
Top Picks for Mumbai vs Punjab MyTeam11 Match:
Ishan Kishan is a left-handed batter for Mumbai. Currently, the young star is the highest run-scorer for the team so far in the Indian T20 League. Kishan’s form this year has reaped benefits for the team as he single handedly is leading the top order of the batting unit. He is expected to perform well in the upcoming matches. Undoubtedly, Kishan can become a contender for the Orange Cap as the season continues.
Kieron Pollard is a right-handed all-rounder from Mumbai. In the past, the West Indian has proved multiple times his worth for the franchise. Pollard has the ability to knock the ball out of the park and make life of the bowlers miserable. Pollard’s fans are waiting for his form to come back because when he hits, he hits big.
Right-arm leg break bowler Rahul Chahar has been the highlight for Punjab. He has taken seven wickets and is coming closer to the Purple Cap. Chahar has surely made the lives of the batters difficult with his flight deliveries and his aggressive approach at bowling.
All-rounder Liam Livingstone shone brilliantly for Punjab in the last few matches. The 28-year-old English cricketer has scored 162 runs in the last four matches. Additionally, he contributes with his athletic fielding abilities which is a major bonus for the Punjab team
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Mumbai vs Punjab MyTeam11 Team:
Keepers – Jonny Bairstow, Ishan Kishan (VC)
Batters – Suryakumar Yadav, Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma
All-rounders – Kieron Pollard, Liam Livingstone (C), Odean Smith
Bowlers – Jasprit Bumrah, Vaibhav Arora, Rahul Chahar
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Mumbai vs Punjab MyTeam11 Team:
Keepers – Ishan Kishan (C), Jonny Bairstow
Batters – Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Tilak Varma
All-rounders – Kieron Pollard, Liam Livingstone
Bowlers – Rahul Chahar (VC), Tymal Mills, Jasprit Bumrah, Kagiso Rabada
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