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PBKS vs MI, Dream 11 prediction, Preview, Predicted XIs, Injury Updates, Pitch and Weather report – IPL 2021, Match 17, Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians

Match preview- PBKS vs MI

PBKS vs MI Dream 11 Prediction IPL 2021: The 17th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 will be played between the Punjab Kings and the Mumbai Indians at the M.A Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST on 23.04.2021. The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Bengali. The game will be streamed live on Disney+Hotstar.

Preview:

Despite having some of the big names in the game in their squad, Punjab has had a torrid time so far in the IPL. They are currently lying at the bottom place in the points table with three losses on the trot. The performance from their overseas stars has left a lot to be desired. The likes of Jhye Richardson, Riley Meredith have been quite average with the ball. Nicolas Pooran, one of the biggest hitters in the game, has 3 ducks from 4 outings so far. Punjab needs their big names to fire if they are to move up the points table.

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This is the last game of the Chennai leg for Mumbai who have played all their games at Chepauk so far. They have won two and lost two. The main cause for concern is their batting which has failed to cross the 160-run mark so far. The bowlers have kept them in the games with the likes of Jasprit Bumrah and Rahul Chahar making the most of favourable conditions on offer at the M.A Chidambaram stadium.

PBKS vs MI Weather Report for Match 17:

None of the games played at the Chepauk have been affected by the weather so far and that trend is likely to continue with a full game on offer for the fans.

Pitch Conditions/Report:

The Chepauk track has been home to some low-scoring games. Scores in excess of 150 have proved to be match-winning ones. Any side that wins the toss will like to bat first to make the best use of the conditions.

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Average first innings score:

The average first innings score for the T20s in Chennai has been 157. But with the turn-on offer this year on the Chennai track, teams will be delighted if they cross the 150-run mark batting first.

Record of chasing teams:

Won – 40, Lost – 39, Tied – 0

Injury and Availability News:

Hardik Pandya has a shoulder niggle and is likely to refrain from bowling in this game as well. Rohit Sharma left the field in the last game against Delhi Capitals due to a niggle but is expected to be fit to lead his side against Punjab.

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Punjab on the other hand have no fresh injury concerns and have a full squad at their disposal.

PBKS vs MI Dream 11 Prediction Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Punjab Kings:

Chris Gayle hasn’t had the best time in the IPL so far and may make way for Dawid Malan in the playing XI. This move may free up Rahul who has been conservative in his batting approach so far.

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Playing XI:

K.L Rahul(c), Mayank Agrawal, Dawid Malan, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Moises Henriques, Shahrukh Khan, Fabian Allen, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh

Mumbai Indians:

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Despite the loss, Mumbai are expected to go in with an unchanged XI.

Playing XI:

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

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PBKS vs MI Top Picks for Dream 11 Prediction in 17th Match

Suryakumar Yadav has had a few starts but has failed to convert them into big scores. This might just be the game where he gets a big one.

Although his strike rate has been below par, Rahul has a habit of getting some big scores and is a sureshot pick for your fantasy XI.

Deepak Hooda has had a decent season so far. Apart from batting in the top 5, he completed his full quota of 4 overs against the Sunrisers. Hence, he warrants a place in your fantasy team.

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Trent Boult has been lethal for Mumbai at the death and is likely to fetch some big points for his owners.  

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Fantasy Captain Options – Suryakumar Yadav, Rahul Chahar

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for PBKS vs MI Dream11 Prediction Fantasy Cricket:

Keepers – K.L Rahul, Nicolas Pooran, Ishan Kishan

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Batters – Suryakumar Yadav (c), Mayank Agarwal, Rohit Sharma

All-Rounders – Deepak Hooda, Fabian Allen

Bowlers – Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar (vc), Mohammed Shami

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PBKS vs MI Dream 11 Prediction Fantasy Tips:

Rahul Chahar has been very good with the ball for Mumbai and has made the most of the turn-on offer at the Chennai track. Fabian Allen might be the differential pick for your fantasy side as he can pick some crucial wickets and can smack a few with the bat as well.

PBKS vs MI Dream 11 Prediction – Who will win?

Mumbai are expected to bounce back and notch up two more points on the board.

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