IPL Match 23 Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings

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The 23rd match of the 2022 edition of the IPL is between Mumbai Indians and Punjab Kings in a highly anticipated contest. Mumbai lost their first match to the impressive Delhi Capitals, while Punjab Kings started very well, winning 2 of their first 3 matches. Both have lost their most recent match however, and will be keen to get off and running with this match. Let’s preview this match from a betting perspective with odds provided by 10cric.

Betting Pick Betting Odds @10cric 
MI to win.  2.00
MI to hit the most sixes 2.50
MI to have the Highest Opening Partnership 1.85
Rabada to be PBKS's top bowler 3.50

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The Mumbai Indians are the most successful side in IPL history, with a record 5 titles to their name. PBKS, in contrast, have still never won this title. This clash is between two fierce rivals - Shikhar Dhawan Vs Virat Kohli. 

These two arch-rivals have met 27 times over the years, and MI have a slight lead in the head to head record as they have won 14 times, while PBKS have won 13 matches. 

Team News And Tournament So Far

Mumbai Indians  

Mumbai Indians have had a disastrous start to the IPL 2022 season, losing both their first two matches comprehensively. Their bowling has been very poor as DC and RR both found it very easy to post huge totals against them. 

The five-time Indian Premier League (IPL) winners, have received good news in the form of ace batsman Suryakumar Yadav's comeback from rehabilitation. Yadav, who missed the first two IPL games against Rajasthan Royals(RR) and Delhi Capitals (DC), could be available for the third game after fully recovering from his injury. He will almost certainly replace Anmolpreet Singh, who scored 8 points off 9 balls against Delhi.

Daniel Sams proved to be quite expensive in MI's first game. He conceded 57 runs in four overs and was a major factor for the team's loss in their first game. Riley Meredith, Fabian Allen, or Jaydev Unadkat might take his spot in the starting XI.

Tilak Varma showed off his abilities in the first game against DC, scoring a critical 22 runs off 15 deliveries, and he was also solid against Rajasthan Royals, scoring a brilliant 61 off just 33 balls, studded with 5 sixes. Despite encouraging individual performances, MI have lost 4 out of 4 matches so far. 

Mumbai Indians can easily drop Basil Thampi and Jaydev Unadkat and play both Riley Meredith and Tymal Mills which would significantly boost their bowling attack by a mile or they may opt to play Fabian Allen in place of Ramandeep Singh.

MI Probable XI: Rohit Sharma (captain), Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Dewald Brevis, Kieron Pollard, Fabian Allen, Tymal Mills, Jasprit Bumrah, Jaydev Unadkat, Basil Thampi.

Punjab Kings

Jonny Bairstow, the explosive wicket-keeper batsman, has finished his necessary quarantine period and will be eligible for this match against the Gujarat Titans. Bairstow has hammered 1038 runs at a remarkable strike rate of 142.19 in his brief IPL stint. The English cricketer has seven fifties and one century in the IPL. Nathan Ellis, the Punjab Kings' right-arm pacer, is currently unavailable due to his participation in Australia's ongoing tour of Pakistan in 2022.

Punjab Kings have all their overseas players available. There are high chances that they may consider bringing in Benny Howell for Odean Smith who is an experienced T20 veteran from Hampshire. He has plenty of variations under his sleeves and is one of the pioneers when it comes to bowling off cutters, leg cutters, and knuckleballs in T20s. He is also a decent hitter lower down the order.

With the firepower of another England keeper Jonny Bairstow at the top of the order, they can certainly go for Benny Howell, who may not be a fierce six-hitter like Odean Smith but provides much better control than Odean Smith with the ball.

PBKS Probable XI: Mayank Agarwal (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow (wicketkeeper), Liam Livingstone, Shahrukh Khan, Rishi Dhawan, Benny Howell, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Varun Arora, Arshdeep Singh.

Betting Preview, Picks And Prediction

To Win The Match

Punjab Kings are the favourites to win the match with odds of 1.80 as per 10cric, despite a hurtful loss in their last game. This is primarily because MI are still winless and lack confidence going into this game. 4 straight defeats have taken their toll on MI, who are 2.00 to win this match.

Top Team Batsman

Mumbai Indians have a brilliant opening pair and both of them are the favourites to be their top scorers, with Ishan Kishan having odds of 3.25 and Rohit Sharma’s odds being 3.00.

Punjab Kings have a brilliant opening pair and both of them are the favourites to be their top scorers, with Shikhar Dhawan having odds of 3.00 and Mayank Agarwal’s odds being 3.60. 

Highest Opening Partnership

Both teams are equal favourites at 1.80 to have the highest opening partnership as Rohit and Ishan Kishan are considered as one of the best opening pairs in the league. While Dhawan and Mayank are also a top opening pair. 

Top Team Bowler

Jasprit Bumrah is the clear favourite from MI to be their top bowler with odds of 3.25, while Tymal Mills had a great outing in the previous match and has odds of 3.75.

Kagiso Rabada is finally back after making his debut for PBKS and he is instantly the favourite to be their top bowler at 3.50, followed by Arshdeep Singh at 3.75. 

Total Runs In The Match

Odds of there being more than 339.5 runs in this match are 1.83, as per 10cric. This seems highly achievable as both these teams have some brilliant batsmen and have scored plenty of runs this season.

Individual Player Betting

  • Ishan Kishan to score more than 29.5 runs has odds of 1.83 , which is a tempting bet as he is in incredible form and struck a brilliant half century in the first match as well. Shikhar Dhawan to score more than 24.5 runs has odds of 1.87 , which is a tempting bet as he would like to continue with another solid innings.
  • PBKS to hit the most sixes has odds of 1.75, which are not great odds with only Odean Smith and Rajapaksa capable of clearing the boundary. MI to hit the most sixes has brilliant odds of 2.50, which can be tempting with Yadav back in the team and traditional big hitters Rohit, Ishan and Pollard all ready and waiting
  • Rabada to take 2 or more wickets has odds of 2.25, while Bumrah to take 2 or more wickets has odds of 2.00, as this promises to be a clash of these brilliant pacers.
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