Punjab Kings have lost their last three matches after winning their opener against Rajasthan Royals by 4 runs. The bowling department looks unsettled, the middle-order is yet to strike together and KL Rahul is being criticised for his defensive style of batting. In their last match Punjab lost by 9 wickets against SRH.
Mumbai Indians are struggling with their middle-order batsmen as well. It’s because of their bowling unit that they have played close games and managed to win 2 out of 4 of them. Team’s Trent Boult has said that the defending champions will ‘obviously’ want a few more runs on the board.
Punjab Kings Squad: KL Rahul(w/c), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Moises Henriques, Shahrukh Khan, Fabian Allen, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Mandeep Singh, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Jalaj Saxena, Sarfaraz Khan, Saurabh Kumar, Jhye Richardson, Ishan Porel, Riley Meredith, Utkarsh Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Prabhsimran Singh, Harpreet Brar, Ravi Bishnoi
PBKS Predicted XI: KL Rahul(w/c), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Dawid Milan, Deepak Hooda, Mandeep Singh, Moises Henriques, Shahrukh Khan, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi
Mumbai Indians Squad: Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Jayant Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Piyush Chawla, Dhawal Kulkarni, Saurabh Tiwary, Aditya Tare, Adam Milne, Chris Lynn, Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Neesham, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, Arjun Tendulkar, Marco Jansen, Yudhvir Singh
MI Predicted XI: Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Jayant Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult