Punjab vs Mumbai (PUN vs MUM), Match 17 Details
Match: Punjab vs Mumbai, Match 17
Date: 23rd April 2021
Time: 07: 30 PM IST
Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Match Officials: Umpires: Nitin Menon (IND), Chettithody Shamshuddin (IND) and Saiyed Khalid (IND), Referee: Vengalil Narayanan Kutty (IND)
Punjab vs Mumbai (PUN vs MUM), Match 17 Preview
Match 17 of the "Indian T20 League, 2021" will be played between Punjab and Mumbai (PUN vs MUM). The match will be played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.
Punjab have played 4 matches in the series and they are currently ranked sixth on the points table, while Mumbai have also played 4 matches in the series and they are currently ranked fourth on the points table.
Both teams last played against each other in the Match 36 of the Indian T20 League, 2020 where KL Rahul was the Man of the Match and Punjab tied with Mumbai (Punjab win Super Over by 2 wickets). KL Rahul scored the highest fantasy points for Punjab with 102 match fantasy points while Jasprit Bumrah topped the fantasy points leaderboard for Mumbai with 81 match fantasy points.
In the last match played by Punjab against Hyderabad, Hyderabad beat Punjab by 9 wickets. The top fantasy player for PUN was Fabian Allen who scored 47 fantasy points.
In their last match in this series against Delhi, Delhi beat Mumbai by 6 wickets. The top fantasy player for MUM was Rohit Sharma who scored 63 fantasy points.
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The pitch at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai is a balanced pitch. The average 1st innings score at this venue in the last 16 matches is 169 runs. The team batting first at this venue has won 50% of its matches. So the toss does not make much of a difference here.
Pacers have been very successful at this Venue. They have earned 71% of the total bowling fantasy points at this venue. We would suggest that you pick as many pace bowlers as possible in your team.
Head to Head
In the 26 matches played between these 2 teams, Punjab have won 11 matches and Mumbai have won 14 matches. Bowlers of both teams have earned the most fantasy points for their respective teams so far.
Top Fantasy Predictions for PUN vs MUM: Batters and Wicket-Keepers
KL Rahul might have not been that impactful in the last match but with Ishan Kishan and de Kock struggling to find form, Rahul can be the first-choice wicket keeper to be chosen for this fixture.
So far, he has given 8, 84, 18 & 142 fantasy points in his 4 matches this season.
He has a great record against Mumbai in the Indian T20 league having scored 580 runs in 12 matches against them (includes a century and 4 fifties) and it accounts to an estimated 60 fantasy points per match against them which is a staggering number.
He has done even well in recent times against them as his last 5 scores vs Mumbai are 77, 17, 100*, 71* and 94.
He has a Fantasy Gully rating of 9.8 which is the highest for this fixture and should be a must-have.
With 138 runs in 4 matches, Rohit is the leading run getter for Mumbai this season and has given 63, 46 and 58 fantasy points in his last 3 matches and was also part of the Dream team in all these matches.
With batsmen scoring the most runs inside the first 6 overs (powerplay overs) at this venue and Rohit being an opener, there is a high chance of him scoring big again in this match and thus returning with loads of fantasy points.
He has a Fantasy Gully rating of 8.6 which is the highest among all batsmen. He has given 38 fantasy points in his last 10 T20 matches which is still a good number considering Chennai is a hard surface to get big runs.
Gayle has performed well only in 1 match so far this season which was Punjab’s 1st match against Rajasthan (he scored 40 from 28 balls) but a player like him cannot be kept quiet for a long time and can score big runs given that he has a good record against Mumbai in the Indian T20 league.
In his 18 matches against Mumbai, he has scored 664 runs which includes 6 fifties and if we are to convert this into fantasy points then it comes down to an estimated 50+ fantasy points per match.
He has a Fantasy Gully rating of 8.2 for this fixture and has given 54 fantasy points in his last 10 T20 matches which shows that he is in good rhythm.
Top Fantasy Predictions for PUN vs MUM: Bowlers
Jasprit Bumrah has not yet proved his brilliance after taking 2/26 in the 1st match this season but a player like him can bounce back anytime soon especially in this fixture given that it is against Punjab.
He has played 12 matches against Punjab in the Indian T20 league and has taken 17 wickets with being wicketless in only 3 matches which means that in all the other 9 matches he has taken an average of 50+ fantasy points. Last season he took 3/24 and 2/18 against Punjab in 2 matches.
Also, he has a brilliant record against KL Rahul, Mayank and Gayle in the Indian T20 league which could also work in his favor.
He has a Fantasy Gully rating of 8.5 which is the highest among all bowlers for this fixture.
Arshdeep Singh is the leading wicket taker for Punjab this season and has given good fantasy returns so far, this series barring just 1 match.
He has scored 5, 29, 35 & 91 fantasy points and thus has been part of the Dream team on 3 occasions.
Given that he comes at a low credit he is a perfect budget pick and by picking him, other big credit players such as KL Rahul, Rohit and Gayle can be easily accommodated. In his only match against Mumbai in the Indian T20 league he had taken 2/35 and thus would be hoping to repeat the same in this fixture as well.
He has a Fantasy Gully rating of 8.1 which is the 2nd highest among all bowlers for this venue and has given 44 fantasy points per match in his last 10 matches which is also a very good number.
Rahul Chahar has taken 1/29, 3/19 & 4/27 in the last 3 matches and thus has given 36, 89 & 122 fantasy points, respectively.
Last season against Punjab, he took 2 wickets each in both the matches and thus had given 50+ fantasy points.
With spinners extracting the best from the Chennai track, Rahul Chahar can be a great pick for this fixture.
He has given an average of 59 fantasy points in his last 10 T20 matches, and this exactly tells you the form he is in.
Top Fantasy Predictions for PUN vs MUM: All-Rounders
Kieron Pollard after struggling in the initial 2 matches, he did well in the next 2 as he scored 39 and 66 fantasy points in his last 2 matches and thus was part of the dream team on both these occasions.
Against Punjab, he has done great in recent times as in his last 6 matches against them, he has scores of 34*, 47*, 83, 7, 50 & 50* (all of these have come collectively at a strike rate of 227) and thus has given at least 45 fantasy points in 5 out of these 6 matches.
He proved that he can be more than handy with the ball as well as he took the priced scalped of Steve Smith in the last match against Delhi and thus Mumbai might be giving him more overs in the upcoming games as well which increases his chances of scoring more fantasy points.
Fabian Allen made his debut against Hyderabad in the last match and made an impact right away by picking a wicket and scoring 6 runs with the bat and thus gave a total of 47 fantasy points which was enough for him to feature in the Dream team.
He is exactly the player that Punjab wanted on a surface like Chennai as he is a spinner and can also be handy with the bat if he gets to bat 5 or 10 deliveries. Him being a spinner can be a great fantasy choice at Chennai.
Coming into this season, he had played 5 T20 internationals in which he had scored 78 runs and took 3 wickets which adds up to an average of 35+ fantasy points per match which is still decent.
Top Fantasy Predictions for PUN vs MUM: Top Players of the Last Match
The Top Point Getters for Punjab are Fabian Allen with 47 match fantasy points. Mayank Agarwal with 36 match fantasy points and Shahrukh Khan with 30 match fantasy points.
The Top Point Getters for Mumbai are Rohit Sharma with 63 match fantasy points. Jayant Yadav with 63 match fantasy points and Kieron Pollard with 39 match fantasy points.
Top Fantasy Predictions for PUN vs MUM: Captain and Vice-Captain
KL Rahul has a fantasy rating of 9.81, an X-Factor of 66 and an average of 59 match fantasy points in the last 10 games.
Rohit Sharma has a fantasy rating of 8.56, an average of 37.6 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and an X-Factor of 76.
Suryakumar Yadav has a fantasy rating of 8.54, an X-Factor of 73 and an average of 35.8 match fantasy points in the last 10 games.
Jasprit Bumrah has an average of 52.8 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, an X-Factor of 74 and a fantasy rating of 8.46.
Chris Gayle has an average of 53.6 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.21 and an X-Factor of 69.
PUN vs MUM, Indian T20 League, 2021 Dream11 Fantasy Suggestion
Wicket-Keeper: K. Rahul
Batters: R. Sharma, S. Yadav, C. Gayle and S. Khan
All-Rounders: K. Pollard and F. Allen
Bowlers: J. Bumrah, R. Chahar, T. Boult and A. Singh
Captain: K. Rahul
Vice-Captain: R. Sharma