- Batting for Punjab Kings
- Mumbai without Ishan Kishan
- Changes in the Punjab team too
Punjab’s better score
Batted first against Mumbai Indians Punjab Kings He scored 135 runs for the loss of 6 wickets. Markram was the top scorer with 42 off 29 balls. Deepak Hooda scored 28 off 26 balls while KL Rahul scored 21 off 22 balls. For Mumbai, Bumrah and Pollard took two wickets each.
Batting for Punjab
Mumbai will take on Punjab in a crucial match in the IPL. Today’s match is crucial for the Mumbai Indians, who have suffered three defeats in a row. Mumbai skipper Rohit Sharma, who won the toss, has decided to field first. Punjab were sent to bat.
Mumbai have sacked Ishan Kishan, who is in poor form. Instead, Saurabh Tiwary joined the team. Adam Milne will be replaced by Nathan Coulter. Opener Mayank Agarwal is not playing for Punjab. Mandeep Singh has been included instead.
If the Mumbai Indians win the match, the gains will not be small. The team, which is currently seventh in the points table, will move up to fourth. But they need to win the next four matches to reach the playoffs. Defeat is unbearable for Punjab and Mumbai.
Punjab, who won by 5 runs against Sunrisers Hyderabad, are also not very confident. Punjab is a team that wins and loses any match. Punjab, led by KL Rahul, is making an unpredictable performance. Apart from Rahul and Mayank, the return of foreign players including Markram has given the team confidence. The bowling line-up, which includes Mohammad Shami and Ravi Bishnoi, is also in good form.
The two teams have met in 27 matches in the IPL so far. Mumbai Indians have won 14 times and Punjab 13 times. Punjab are currently fifth in the points table. Mumbai Indians Ranked seventh. Both teams have eight points. Failure to do so will dim the playoff hopes.
Despite Sanju’s brilliance, Rajasthan threw away the victory