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IPL 2022 – Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings Match 23 – Winner Prediction

The Mumbai Indians will face the Punjab Kings in IPL 2022 Match 23 at the MCA Stadium in Pune, in what is likely to be an exciting encounter. Mumbai Indians are yet to register a win in the competition, having lost four of their first four games, and their bowling has already suffered significantly. The insertion of Ramandeep Singh and Jaydev Unadkat was also ineffective in terms of outcomes, and Rohit will need to devise new strategies for the forthcoming encounter.

Punjab Kings, on the other hand, have won two and lost two games thus far and have had a mixed tournament, with their batting and bowling units performing admirably in alternating games. In their previous match, the Mayank Agarwal-led team were defeated by the Gujarat Titans, courtesy of a sensational finish from Rahul Tewatia. However, Liam Livingstone has been a significant positive in the franchise’s previous two games, and he is expected to continue to do so.

 

How the Pitch will behave

 

The Royal Challengers Bangalore successfully chased down a target of 152 in the last game at the MCA stadium in Pune, and the team batting first would undoubtedly require a lot more. At the ground, the captain who wins the toss will have no reservations about bowling first.

 

Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings Match 23 – Probable XI

 

Mumbai Indians

 

Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Kieron Pollard, Fabien Allen, Murugan Ashwin, Jaydev Unadkat, Jasprit Bumrah, Basil Thampi

 

Punjab Kings

 

Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Shahrukh Khan, Rishi Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Vaibhav Arora, Arshdeep Singh

 

Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings Match 23 – Player of the match prediction

 

Liam Livingstone

 

Liam Livingstone has been a revelation for Punjab Kings in the previous two games, and he has performed admirably with the bat. The right-hander smashed a 27-ball 64 that contained seven fours and four sixes, assisting his team in putting up a large total. He has also contributed with the ball, helping to the side’s balance as the sixth bowling option, and he is expected to maintain his destructive form with the bat.

 

Suryakumar Yadav

 

On the Mumbai side of things, the one player who can definitely help his team get its first victory of the season is Suryakumar Yadav. He missed the first couple of games with an injury but since his return, he has been absolutely explosive with the bat and the fact that he can play his natural game absolutely anywhere in the batting order makes him a very dangerous commodity. If he comes in to bat early and stands firm for a few overs, then sky is the limit.

 

Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings Match 23 – Winner Prediction

 

A betting man would put his money on the Punjab Kings to win the game as they have been in better form than the Mumbai Indians. However, the 5-time champions are known to have a horrible start to the season and then kick on from there. The think tank will be hard at work, trying to sort out the playing XI and there is a high chance that the Rohit Sharma-led team will come into this game a little more desperate for the win and put in a performance that will start their bounceback.

We predict a win for the Mumbai Indians.