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Ind T20 League, Match 31- MUM vs PUN Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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Indian T20 League 2023 

Match 31: MUM vs PUN 

Preview 

Mumbai and Punjab will lock horns in match number 31 of the Indian T20 League at the iconic Wankhede Stadium on Saturday, April 22. 

Mumbai are currently positioned at sixth in the league standings. They have won three out of their five games and have managed to register six points. They faced Hyderabad in their last game and emerged victorious. 

After being asked to bat first, Cameron Green hit an unbeaten 64 and significant contributions from their openers helped them post 192 on the board. Jason Beherendoff, Riley Meredith and Piyush Chawla picked two wickets apiece as they knocked out Hyderabad for 178 to win the game by 14 runs. They will look to continue the winning momentum and put up a similar performance against Punjab on Saturday. 

Punjab on the other hand are coming into this match on the back of a 24 run loss against Bangalore. Chasing 175 for victory, Punjab lost wickets at regular intervals and were eventually bowled out for 150. With three wins in six games, the Punjab based franchise are languishing at seventh in the league standings. 

Ahead of this thrilling faceoff, let us have a look at how the two sides fare out on Saturday. 

 

Match Details

Match: MUM vs PUN, 31st Match, Indian T20 League 2023

Date: Saturday, April 22, 2023

Time: 7:30 PM

Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

 

Pitch and Weather Report

The Wankhede Stadium offers an ideal pitch to bat on. The batters can hit through the line right from the start of their innings. The ground possesses short boundaries on either side which can help the batsmen to line up and clear the fence. Expect a high scoring thriller. 

Temperature is expected to hover between 27 to 32 degree celsius. Humid conditions are forecasted throughout the day. 

 

MUM vs PUN Squads

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

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

 

MUM vs PUN Probable Playing XIs

MUM: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Tilak Varma, Suryakumar Yadav, Tim David, Cameron Green, Arjun Tendulkar, Nehal Wadhera, Hrithik Shokeen, Piyush Chawla, Jason Behrendorff.

PUN: Shikhar Dhawan (c)/Atharva Taide, Matthew Short, Harpreet Singh Bhatia, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh.

 

Match Prediction

Mumbai have found the right combination and won three games on the bounce. They will be brimming with confidence and Punjab will face a stern challenge. Considering the team balance and current form, Mumbai will be favourites to win this encounter. 

 

Top Fantasy Picks

Rohit Sharma: The Mumbai skipper is growing in confidence with each game. In the last game, Sharma got a 18 ball 28 and gave his side a brisk start. 

Ishan Kishan: The wicket keeper batter has looked threatening at the top of the order. He will enjoy playing through the line at this Wankhede track. Expect the southpaw to continue his pyrotechnics. 

Shikhar Dhawan: The PUN skipper missed out the last couple of games due to injury and is expected to make a return on Saturday. If he does, he can solve PUN’s opening woes. 

Liam Livingstone: He is one of the fiercest strikers of the cricket ball. His addition to this relatively inexperienced batting order is certainly a positive sign for Punjab. We fancy the English international to do well in this game. 

 

Risky Captaincy Choice

Harpreet Brar picked two key wickets in the last game. He is a pretty handy bowler who can also hit a long ball.



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