IND T20 League 2023, Match 46: PUN vs MUM Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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Indian T20 League 2023

PUN vs MUM, 46th Match



In the 46th IND T20 League match Shikhar Dhawan-led Punjab will host the 5-time league winner Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai on Wednesday. This match is scheduled to take place from Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali on 2nd May at 07:30 PM. Both sides will be facing each other for the second time in this 16th edition of the league.

In the earlier encounter between both sides, PUN defeated MUM by 13 runs in a high-scoring game. While putting to bat first, PUN posted the mammoth score of 214 runs on the board with the courtesy of Sam Curran's 55 off 29 balls and Harpreet Singh Bhatia's 41 off 28 balls. While chasing this huge target Mumbai's Rohit Sharma(44), Green(67) and Suryakumar Yadav (57) were not enough for the Hosts to score the line and the MUM lost this match.

Both sides will be heading for this with a win in their last match respectively. MUM won the epic 1000th league match against RAJ at Wankhede while chasing the target of 213 runs with the brisking inning of Aussie all-rounder Tim David. 27-year-old right-handed batter smocked 45 off 14 balls, smashing 3 consecutive sixes against Jason Holder when MUM needed 17 off 6 balls in the last over and won the match for this side by 6 wickets. It was the fourth-biggest successful chase in IND T20 League history.

On the other hand, PUN also won its last match against MS Dhoni-led CHE at Chepauk. After putting 200 on the board CHE was looking confident enough to beat PUN in this match. But Liam Livingstone's 40 off 24 and Sikandar Raza's 13 off 7 ensured the victory for the Visitors to register its 5th win of the season.

Punjab's last home game was a nightmare of a match where the Shikhar Dhawan-led side ended up conceding 257 runs bowling first against LUC. PUN would be boosted in confidence after beating CHE in the last match. It was a much-needed win after what happened in Mohali against KL-Rahul-led LUC.

Rohit Sharma's Mumbai is also coming here on the back of a win chasing a 200+ total in the tournament. MUM's middle order has found a rhythm with SKY delivering consistently. Tim David is also a reliable match-finisher for Mumbai which he showed in the last match against RAJ. Though skipper Rohit Sharma hasn’t had a good season, he and Ishan Kishan can give MUM a solid start in the powerplay.

Both sides faced each other in 30 matches in IND T20 League. Out of these 30 matches, Rohit Sharma-led MUM has won 15 matches whereas PUN has won 15 matches. In the ongoing league, Mumbai stands 7th in the league with 4 wins out of 8 matches and Punjab stands 6th with 5 wins out of 9 matches.


Match Details

Match: PUN vs MUM, 46th Match, IND T20 League 2023

Date: Wednesday, May 03, 2023

Time: 07:30 PM

Venue: Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali


Pitch and Weather Report

This venue will host the last home game of this season for Punjab in the IND T20 League 2023. The average 1st innings score on this ground in T20s is 167 runs here at Mohali. PUN and MUM should aim at something over 190 to ensure as both have a fighting chance of winning. The team batting first has won 3 of the 4 matches played on this track. It also depends on the pitch used on the match day whether batting first or second would be beneficial. However, considering the current form of the teams and the pitch conditions, batting first would be the right way to go on this pitch.

The maximum temperature will remain at 25°C, with a low of 18°C with 74% humidity and a wind speed of 14 Km/hr for the 46th Match, the IND T20 League on May 03 b/w PUN and MUM. The weather in Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali has predicted to be cloudy and we may witness thundershower as well on the match day.


PUN vs MUM Squads

PUN: Shikhar Dhawan (c), Shahrukh Khan, Matt Short, Prabhsimran Singh, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jitesh Sharma, Raj Bawa, Rishi Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Atharva Taide, Arshdeep Singh, Baltej Singh, Nathan Ellis, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Brar, Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza, Harpreet Bhatia, Vidwath Kaverappa, Mohit Rathee, Shivam Singh

MUM: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan, Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Tristan Stubbs, Piyush Chawla, Raghav Goyal, Nehal Wadhera, Jofra Archer, Shams Mulani, Vishnu Vinod, Duan Jansen, Tim David, Ramandeep Singh, Tilak Varma, Dewald Brevis, Arjun Tendulkar, Arshad Khan, Kumar Kartikeya, Hrithik Shokeen, Jason Behrendorff, Akash Madhwal, Sandeep Warrier


PUN vs MUM Probable Playing XIs

PUN: Atharva Taide, Shikhar Dhawan (c), Liam Livingstone, Sikandar Raza, Sam Curran, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh

MUM: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Jofra Archer, Piyush Chawla, Kumar Kartikeya, Riley Meredith, Arshad Khan


Match Prediction

Rohit Sharma-led MUM's hitters are back in form and appear threatening for other teams. Although PUN has also taken some significant hits, the Hosts campaign will depend on how PUN reacts when foreign hitters are dismissed for low runs. PUN and MUM's present condition is similar. One team is placed on the 6th and the other on the 7th and both teams will be eyeing to win this contest to climb up in the points table but anyone will have the last laugh. Who it could be? We predict MUM to win this match.


Top Fantasy Picks

Sam Curran: The left-handed flamboyant all-rounder scored a match-winning 55 off 29 balls against Mumbai when both teams squared off in the first round of the tournament. The English man can easily score 20-25 runs and pick up one or two wickets with the ball. He will be a good player to bank on in fantasy picks.

Liam Livingstone: The English destructive batter scored 40 off 24 balls, smashing 4 huge sixes against CHE in the last match. He can play crucial in this match not only with the bat but he can also bowl tight overs in the middle as well when PUN needs him to bowl.

Suryakumar Yadav: Mumbai's top-order batter scored 55 off 29 balls against RAJ in the last match. He is going to be the top pick ahead of this match for Mumbai.

Tim David: The last match's hero David is well known for his strength like Pollard. He can clear any ground in the world easily. The Aussie all-rounder scored a match-winning 45 off 14 balls in the last match against RAJ. His confidence will be on the seventh sky after the last match.


Risky Captaincy Choice

Cameron Green: In the last 2 league matches Green scored 67 and 44 runs while playing against Punjab and Rajasthan. The Aussie all-rounder is in red form for Mumbai and he can change the game's scenario with batting and bowling ability. However, In the last match, he conceded 31 runs in 3 overs.


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