PBKS vs MI Preview – Mumbai seek redemption after Arshdeep heroics at Wankhede

Punjab Kings will tussle against Mumbai Indians in the 46th match of the ongoing Indian Premier League 2023 at the PCA Stadium in Mohali on Wednesday, May 3. Both teams are coming into the match after registering impressive victories in their previous encounters against opponents in the top half of the table.

Rohit Sharma’s visiting Mumbai Indians will be looking to avenge their defeat against Punjab Kings in their last meeting earlier this season. The five-time champions are coming into the game on the back of a resounding victory over high-flying Rajasthan Royals in a high-scoring affair at the Wankhede.

Meanwhile, the home side sealed a scintillating last-ball victory against Chennai Super Kings in their last outing. It was Punjab’s lower middle order which came to the party in a high-scoring thriller against the four-time champions in their own backyard. Both sides will be looking to make their ascent in the points table with a victory in the upcoming fixture.

Pitch and conditions

The previous game at this venue sent the record books tumbling after Lucknow Super Giants posted the second-highest total in the history of the competition. The surface is expected to play on similar lines with little to no margin of error for the bowlers. The team winning the toss would be inclined to bat first at this venue.

Venue details: PCA Stadium, Mohali

Last T20 match at the venue: LSG- 257/5 (20 overs) PBKS- 201/10 (19.5 overs)

Here’s the probable playing XI for Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians:

Punjab Kings

Although returning skipper Shikhar Dhawan is yet to find his form after his injury, Punjab Kings’ batting order has started to click at just the right moment. They will look to address their issues with the ball, especially the spin bowling department.

Mumbai Indians

Barring the openers, Mumbai Indians’ batting order fired on all cylinders to complete the highest successful chase at the Wankhede. However, Rohit Sharma will be concerned with their bowling performance heading into the clash against a power-packed Punjab Kings batting order.