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IPL: Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians Predictions



Mumbai Indians will face Punjab Kings in the 23rd match of IPL 2022.

Mumbai Indians are the only side in this season which haven’t won a single game and they are yet to open their account on the points table of IPL 2022.

MI have lost 4 out of 4 games and the skipper Rohit Sharma will have to come up with some new plans for the upcoming matches because they badly need a win to stay alive in the tournament.

The think tank of MI looks a bit confused. In fact, MI has used 15 players in its first four matches.

In the last match against RCB, the management fielded just two foreign players which was surprising.

Punjab Kings is having a mixed IPL campaign so far as they have registered 2 wins and 2 defeats in their first 4 matches.

They failed to defend 190 runs against Gujarat Titans in their previous game due to an outstanding finish from Rahul Tewatia who smashed two sixes on the last two balls to win the game for his side.

Liam Livingstone has been in great touch for Punjab Kings as he had scored two half-centuries in the last 2 games.

Match details

Teams: MI vs PBKS

Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Stadium

Date: 13th April, Wednesday

Time: 7:30 pm IST

Pitch and weather report

The weather in Pune will be hot, with temperatures rising to 35-39 degrees, while humidity will be just 21%.

The track will play out even, with something on offer for both batters and bowlers.

The teams winning the toss will still prefer chasing, with a hint of dew after 9 .30 pm.

Head to head record

Let’s take a look at the head-to-head record between Mumbai Indians and Punjab Kings in the IPL history.

Total Matches Played: 28

MI won: 15

PBKS won: 13

Tie/no results: 0

MI Probable Playing 11

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

PBKS Probable Playing 11

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

Star bowler of the match

Rahul Chahar is bowling brilliantly so far in the tournament.

He is picking wickets at a very low economy rate which is very crucial in the T20 format.

He will probably be the best bowler of the match.

Star batsman of the match

Suryakumar Yadav has been exceptional for Mumbai in the last couple of matches.

He has rescued his team with match-saving half-centuries in both games and he will be the key batter in this game as well.

Star Wicketkeeper of the match

Ishan Kishan has scored two fifties in the tournament so far and he is also very sharp behind the stumps.

He will the best wicketkeeper in match 23 of IPL 2022.

Star all-rounder of the match

Liam Livingstone has smashed two outstanding half-centuries in the last two games for Punjab.

His power-hitting ability is helping Punjab to score big totals.

He is also a good wicket-taking bowler in the middle overs and he is expected to shine with both bat and ball today.

Who will win?

Mumbai Indians are struggling a lot to assemble a balanced team combination.

Their bowling department is completed out of color which is the main reason for their poor performance this season.

Jasprit Bumrah is bowling nicely but he is not getting enough support from the other ends.

On the other hand, Punjab Kings have a better team combination and bowling department.

They have the likes of Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, and Arshdeep Singh in their bowling lineup which makes them a strong side.

Hence, our prediction for match 23 is that Punjab Kings will defeat Mumbai Indians.

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Smriti Mandhana and Ellyse Perry star in RCB women’s comeback win against UP Warriorz in WPL 2024




Smriti Mandhana and Alyssa Healy (Source - X)

RCB women overcame UP Warriorz by 23 runs to clinch their third win of the season. The home side outperformed Warriorz in all the facets of the game and emerged victorious. A collective team effort, particularly with the bat, helped RCB women to beat Warriorz for the second time in the season. They now have three wins in their five matches in the WPL 2024.

Alyssa Healy won the toss and opted to field first. Given how things have panned out in the league so far, it needed a great batting performance from RCB to challenge the chasing side. The home side did exactly that. They were full of intent which was lacking in the last few games. Right from the start, S Meghana and Smriti Mandhana smashed the bowlers.

It was the night of the RCB skipper. The Southpaw scored 80(50) in her stay. S Meghana perished after a valuable 28(21). Ellyse Perry batted well and registered her first fifty of the WPL 2024. She was aided well towards the end by Richa Ghosh whose 21(10) propelled RCB to a score of 198 on the board. It was the highest team total in the WPL 2024.

Alyssa Healy’s efforts go in vain

Chasing the daunting total, UP Warriorz were off to a flier. The opening duo of Healy and Kiran Navgire gave a fiery start to the visiting side. When the two were batting in the PP overs, it seemed like the Warriorz could pull off an insane chase. However, Sophie Devine brought RCB back into the game with crucial wickets. At Bengaluru, the home crowd was literally behind the RCB women.

It helped the home side to stay calm and do their job with ease. Sophie Molineux and Asha Sobhana were the pick of the bowlers, who claimed 2/29 each in their spell of four overs. While Healy scored a fifty and Deepti tried her best in the death overs, ten daunting targets could not be chased down. Despite the early hiccups, RCB managed to restrict UP Warriorz to a score of 175 and won by 23 runs.

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WATCH: Ellyse Perry in disbelief as her six breaks car’s window




Ellyse Perry smashed a six in the match against UP Warriorz in the WPL 2024. It was an interesting six as the ball travelled towards the boundary ropes and fell exactly on the window of the car. As a result, the glass of the window was broken. The car is set to be provided as a reward for the player of the tournament.

It was the over of Deepti Sharma towards the last few moments of RCB’s innings. Before Perry struck, the home side was in a great position in the match, thanks to a great start provided by Smriti Mandhana. The star batter scored 80 (50) and shined in front of the home crowd. Her form helped RCB to have a good momentum towards the death overs.

Watch the viral video here –

Perry, who was struggling till that point, opened up and smashed the bowlers for fun. She went hard against the spinners like Rajeshwari Gayakwad and Deepti Sharma who were asked to bowl at the death. The right-handed batter smashed back-to-back sixes in the over of Sharma. One of those travelled towards the mid-wicket region where the car was stationed. The video of her shot has gone viral on X.

RCB teammates laugh, Ellyse Perry in disbelief

As the ball fell on the car and damaged the window, the fans erupted. There was no end to the joy of the fans who started chanting “Perry.. Perry..” and lit the atmosphere of the stadium. However, Perry was in disbelief. As she saw the impact of the ball damaging the car’s window, the Australian batter could not believe her eyes and thought about what she had just done.

On the other hand, the RCB teammates of Perry were in awe of the shot. They looked at the replays and appreciated the shot of Perry. At the same time, players like Sophie Molineux and Sophie Devine had a laugh about the car’s window getting damaged. Ellyse scored a fifty and helped her team score 198 runs with her batting in front of the home crowd.

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Praveen Kumar addresses Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer’s negligence of taking part in Ranji Trophy




Praveen Kumar

Praveen Kumar has given his opinion on the preferences of Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer in recent times. The duo did not take part in the Ranji Trophy matches for their respective teams despite being fit. It did not go well with the Indian Cricket Board which landed the duo without a ventral contract which was announced a few days back.

Praveen Kumar has reacted to the issue recently. The former India pacer claimed that he has been of an opinion on the issue for a long time. Praveen felt that one should definitely earn money but not at the cost of neglecting to play for domestic and national teams. The right-arm pacer felt that players today are having a certain mentality which is not good.

The former pacer claimed that the players have a mindset that they can rest for a month before taking part in the IPL, thereby bypassing playing for their national team or the domestic teams. Praveen felt that the players could not resist letting go of money which they could earn by taking part in the IPL and other T20 leagues (For foreign players).

‘Ye mentally hota hai, ki mai itne paise kaise chodun’ – Praveen Kumar

“This thing is now firmly in the mind of players. Mai ek mahine pehle rest kar lunga, fir IPL khel lunga. Ye mentally hota hai, ki mai itne paise kaise chodun,” said Praveen in the interview. He claimed that youngsters these days are spoilt and are behind money. The former RCB pacer felt that it is not fair on the part of the young players to neglect the country over the IPL.

Kumar felt that a player needs to maintain a balance between playing for the IPL team and for the country. He felt that money is an important factor, but not at the cost of playing for the national team. “But this is not fair at all. A player needs to balance things. Money is important, but this (giving franchise cricket the priority) is wrong,” said the former Indian bowler in the interview.

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