MI vs PBKS Match Prediction Who Will Win Today IPL Match, 28th September

Ravi Bishnoi was not part of Punjab's first match playing XI, it shocked everyone but after the first match's setback, he redeemed himself perfectly in the 2nd match.
  • Match: Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings (MI vs PBKS)
  • Date- 28th September 2021
  • Match Format- T20
  • Venue- Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
  • Time- 7:30 PM (IST)
  • Weather Forecast- Cloudy, 33℃

MI vs PBKS, 42nd Match, IPL 2021, General Online Betting Odds

Mumbai Indians- 1.66

Punjab Kings- 2.20

MI vs PBKS Betting Odds Comparison

Betting Sites with Odds For MI vs. PBKSMI(Odds)PBKS(Odds)
1x Bet1.662.24
Bet 3651.662.20

MI vs PBKS Today Match Prediction, 42nd Match, IPL 2021, 28th September 2021

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Mumbai Indians

Mumbai Indian’s ship is slowly sinking down and their hopes for playoffs are slowly breaking unless they start winning. Before coming to UAE, Mumbai Indians was the happiest team as last year they dominated IPL in similar conditions and again they were favorites but things have taken a drastic change. They have lost 3 consecutive matches. Their batting has been the biggest headache as their star middle-order players- Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan have failed to find their touch which has been their biggest setback.

Even Quinton de Kock and Rohit Sharma have looked good at times but couldn’t convert them into big scores which is also the reason behind their recent struggles with the bat. They are up against Punjab Kings who have won the last match but Mumbai has a good record against them and they will be hoping to start their winning momentum from this match.

  • Form Guide- L-L-L-W-W-L-L
  • Mumbai Indians have run rate less than 7 in middle overs.
  • MI defeated PBKS both times in UAE last season.
  • Rohit Sharma has scored 163 runs against spinners which is 3rd best in the tournament.

Top Batsmen so far in IPL 2021 

  • Rohit Sharma- 326 runs at 128.85 strike rate
  • Suryakumar Yadav- 189 runs at 129.45 strike rate  
  • Kieron Pollard- 211 runs at 154.01 strike rate    

Top Bowlers so far in IPL 2021

  • Rahul Chahar- 12 wickets at 24.25 average 
  • Jasprit Bumrah- 14 wickets at 21.71 average 
  • Trent Boult- 11 wickets at 27.09 average 

Punjab Kings

Punjab Kings were again involved in a thriller in the last match but they were on the right side of the result against Sunrisers Hyderabad. They defended a score of 125 on a small ground of Sharjah which is a very sight in IPL. They won but still need to work on their gameplay in the middle overs. If KL and Mayank get out early then they struggle miserably in middle overs as Chris Gayle only depends on sixes and fours which creates pressure on the other end.

Nicholas Pooran has looked back to his old rhythm which is good but needs to score big if Punjab Kings wants to claim that playoffs spot. They have struggled against Mumbai Indians in the past but last year they defeated them in a historic double super over which could be a morale booster for them.

  • Form Guide- W-L-L-W-L
  • KL Rahul is the tournament’s 3rd highest run-scorer with 401 runs.
  • Rahul has hit most sixes (18) this season.

Top Batsmen so far in IPL 2021

  • KL Rahul- 401 runs at 135.01 strike rate
  • Mayank Agarwal- 332 runs at 142.48 strike rate    
  • Chris Gayle- 192 runs at 128.00 strike rate 

Top Bowlers so far in IPL 2021

  • Mohammed Shami- 13 wickets at 20.69 average 
  • Arshdeep Singh- 13 wickets at 15.69 average 
  • Ravi Bishnoi- 7 wickets at 17.57 average

Venue Stats: T20

Match Venue      Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Total matches57
Matches won batting first27
Matches won bowling first30
Average 1st Inns scores161
Highest score Islamabad United 247/2
Lowest Score Royal Challengers Bangalore 70/10
Score less than 15015 times
Score between 150 and 16919 times
Score between 170 and 18913 times
Score Above Score 19010 time

Weather Report

Weather is likely to be a bit cloudy at the time of the match and wind speed is likely to be strong which will assist seamers from one end in powerplay overs. Humidity will be normal but cloudy weather and strong weather could counter humidity which will be a sigh of relief for teams.

  • Rain: 2%
  • Humidity 67%
  • Wind speed: 18 km/h.
  • Temperature- 33 Degree Celsius

Pitch Report

Abu Dhabi’s pitch has surprised everyone so far in the tournament. It has been a bit two-paced and at times best for batting. In the match between DC and RR, Rajasthan failed to chase 160 odd runs but in the next game Chennai easily chased 170 runs and the pitch played better in their match. A strong wind will assist seamers and it will be the most crucial phase of the match. The average score is expected to be around 160.

MI vs PBKS, 42nd Match, IPL 2021, Today Match Prediction

Let’s check out the crucial playing 11 for today’s game and the Prediction for this match.

MI Playing XI

Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya,  Marco Jansen, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult

Wicket-keeper: Quinton de Kock (wk)

Batsmen: Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard

All-rounders: Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya

Bowlers:  Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult,  Marco Jansen

PBKS Playing XI

KL Rahul (c & wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Harpreet Brar, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Nathan Ellis, Arshdeep Singh

Wicket-keeper: KL Rahul (wk)

Batsmen: Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran

All-rounders: Deepak Hooda, Harpreet Brar

Bowlers: Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Nathan Ellis, Arshdeep Singh

MI vs PBKS– Who will win the match, Today Match Prediction:

Mumbai Indians is expected to win the match against Punjab Kings 

KhelTalk experts feel that Mumbai Indians will win against Punjab Kings in this encounter. Mumbai Indians have lost 3 consecutive matches but you can’t ever write off defending champions Mumbai Indians. They recovered from similar situations in the past and it is only about one perfect game to recapture their ruthless form. They have many match-winners in their squad and they could turn around things single-handedly.

On the other hand, Punjab Kings have looked good in 2nd phase but there are question marks over their middle-order which has struggled against quality bowling. Mumbai Indians have a strong record at Abu Dhabi and we expect them to win this match.

Top Batsman from Mumbai Indians – Rohit Sharma (4.00 odds) 

Rohit Sharma is the only Mumbai batsman who has looked in rhythm in this 2nd phase. He scored a free-flowing 43 runs in the last match and was looking in dangerous touch but got into the trap of Maxwell. This season he has been tremendous for Indians and especially against spinners, he has been instrumental. He has a strike rate of 135 against spinners in middle overs which is one of the best in the tournament and has scored 163 runs. He can give you good returns on this two-paced track of Abu Dhabi. Rohit Sharma is our pick for best batsman from Mumbai Indians.

Top Batsman from Punjab Kings – KL Rahul (2.50 odds)

KL Rahul has been again in usual boom blasting form in IPL. He has scored 401 runs this season and is 3rd highest run-scorer but it is the matter in which he has scored that is most impressive. He was always criticized for his slow strike rate but he has improved this season and even has smashed most sixes in this season. Rahul is an ideal candidate for two-paced wickets and knows how to handle such pitches which can give you good returns. KL Rahul is our pick for best batsman from Punjab Kings.

Top Bowler from Punjab Kings– Ravi Bishnoi (4.00 odds)

When Ravi Bishnoi was not part of Punjab’s first match playing XI, it shocked everyone but after the first match’s setback, he redeemed himself perfectly in the 2nd match. He picked 3 crucial wickets and helped Punjab Kings to defend a small total of 125 runs on a small ground of Sharjah which bagged him the Man of the Match award. He is a clever spinner and can harm Mumbai’s middle order on a slow-paced wicket of Abu Dhabi. He is our pick for best bowler from Punjab Kings.

Top Bowler from Mumbai Indians– Trent Boult (3.75 odds) 

Trent Boult was extraordinary in the last match and his economy was even less than 6 when other bowlers were bettered by Maxwell and Kohli. He has a left-arm angle but his in-swinging ball which is the most threatening and will trouble the duo of Mayank and Rahul in power-play overs. In death overs, he has pinpoint yorkers which makes him a seriously threatening bowler. He can give you big returns from this match and is our pick for best bowler from Mumbai Indians.

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