The 17th match of the Indian Premier League 2021 is scheduled to be held on 23 April at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai between Mumbai Indians and Punjab Kings. Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians and only Rahul-led Punjab Kings have lost the previous match. Mumbai lost to Delhi Capitals while Punjab Kings lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad. Mumbai has won 2 matches so far.
The Mumbai Indians team is placed fourth in the two-point point table. The Mumbai Indians are expecting their middle order to bat heavily. The bowling order of Mumbai Indians is very powerful and the bowlers' role has been important in the 2 matches they have won. The Mumbai batsmen would like to regain their rhythm against the Punjab Kings.
At the same time, the team of Punjab Kings is not able to play in unison. KL Rahul needs to improve his leadership style. The Punjab Kings bowlers were unable to take wickets against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Punjab Kings will expect big innings from Chris Gayle for the team. There are many great players in both teams, who can turn the match on their own.
Potential playing XI of both teams
Punjab Kings - KL Rahul (captain and wicketkeeper), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Shah Rukh Khan, Moises Henriques, Fabian Allen / Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh.
Mumbai Indians - Quinton de Kock (wicketkeeper), Rohit Sharma (captain), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishaan Kishan, Kirron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Jayant Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Trent Bolt, Jasprit Bumrah.