MI vs PBKS (Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings), Match 42 - Match Information
Match: Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings, Match 42
Date: 28th September 2021
Time: 07:30 PM IST
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
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Match 42 of the Indian T20 League, 2021 has Mumbai Indians taking on Punjab Kings at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
Mumbai Indians have played 10 matches in the series and they are currently ranked seventh on the points table, while Punjab Kings have also played 10 matches in the series and they are currently ranked fifth on the points table.
In their previous encounter in this series, KL Rahul was the Man of the Match and Rohit Sharma scored the highest fantasy points for Mumbai Indians with 84 match fantasy points while KL Rahul topped the fantasy points leaderboard for Punjab Kings with 89 match fantasy points.
In the last match played by Mumbai Indians against Royal Challengers Bangalore, Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Mumbai Indians by 54 runs. The top fantasy player for Mumbai Indians was Jasprit Bumrah who scored 89 fantasy points.
In their last match in this series against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Punjab Kings beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 5 runs. The top fantasy player for Punjab Kings was Ravi Bishnoi who scored 101 fantasy points.
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MI vs PBKS, Pitch Report and Conditions
The pitch at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi is a balanced pitch. The average 1st innings score at this venue in the last 40 matches is 164 runs. The team batting first at this venue has won 43% of its matches. So the toss does not make much of a difference here.
The pacers have earned 68% of the total bowling fantasy points at this venue. Hence picking up pacers for your fantasy team should be a good idea.
MI vs PBKS, Head to Head
In the 27 matches played between these 2 teams, Punjab Kings have won 12 matches and Mumbai Indians have won 14 matches. Bowlers of both teams have earned the most fantasy points for their respective teams so far.
MI vs PBKS Dream11 Prediction: Batters and Wicket-Keepers
With the highest FG rating of 10, KL Rahul is a no-brainer pick for this fixture as he is the 2nd in the list of most runs this season (401 runs in just 9 matches).
As context, he has a staggering record against Mumbai in the Indian T20 league having scored 640 runs in just 13 matches at an average of 71. Moreover, in his last 6 matches against them he has scored 4 fifties and a century.
Quinton de Kock
He is looking in sublime form with the bat as in his last 6 T20 innings he has scores of 24, 55, 17, 59*, 58* & 36.
He has scored 413 fantasy points this season which accounts to an average of 46 points per match, which is a great number.
Given that this match is at Abu Dhabi, de Kock can be a good pick as in his last 5 T20 inns here he has scored a total of 210 runs which includes 3 fifties.
With 326 runs in 9 matches, he is the leading run getter for Mumbai this season.
In fact, he has been more consistent this season than any of his previous seasons as fantasy points scored by him read 62, 45, 51, 20, 84, 63, 46, 58 & 26.
In his last 4 matches against Punjab, Rohit has scores of 63, 9, 70 & 32.
MI vs PBKS Dream11 Prediction: Bowlers
He has 14 wickets (in 10 matches) to his name this season which is the joint 3rd highest.
Moreover, 8 out of these 14 wickets have come in the recent 3 matches, that is since the U.A.E. leg has started.
At Abu Dhabi, Bumrah has taken 16 wickets in 9 matches with being wicketless in only 1 match and thus points are always guranteed whenever he has bowled here.
Bishnoi made a comeback into the side in the last match with a brilliant 3/24 and thus looks promising.
In his last 2 outings against Mumbai he had taken 2/21 & 1/12.
His credits are on the lower side and hence, he can be great bargain pick which is exactly what is needed for this fixture given that there are too many high credit players (KL Rahul, Rohit, de Kock, Gayle, Shami, Bumrah)
In his last 5 matches, Boult has taken 5 wickets with being wicketless only once and thus has given guranteed points.
He also has a decent record at Abu Dhabi having taken 9 wickets in as many matches with being wicketless in only 2 matches.
MI vs PBKS Dream11 Prediction: All-Rounders
Pollard has performed brilliantly in recent times against Punjab having scored 180 runs at a SR of 240 in last 4 matches.
He has not bowled enough overs lately, but he can be looked at as a bowling option given that Mumbai bowlers are struglling a lot and Pollard already has 3 wickets to his name this season.
It will be interesting to see how Hardik plays after comeback from injury as he did not put up a good show with the bat in the last match.
Having said that he has scores of 17, 60*, 21*, 0, 30* & 30* in his last 6 matches at this venue. He can be a high risk/good return pick for this fixture.
In his 2 matches at this venue, Hooda has scored 63 runs at a SR of 203.
He has not bowled enough this season, but in the reverse fixture earlier he had picked up a wicket (of Quinton de Kock) and thus Punjab might be tempted to give Hooda more overs.
MI vs PBKS Dream11 Prediction: Top Players of the Last Match
The Top Point Getters for Mumbai Indians are Jasprit Bumrah with 89 match fantasy points. Rohit Sharma with 62 match fantasy points and Trent Boult with 51 match fantasy points.
The Top Point Getters for Punjab Kings are Mohammed Shami with 80 match fantasy points. Arshdeep Singh with 51 match fantasy points and KL Rahul with 36 match fantasy points.
MI vs PBKS Dream11 Prediction: Captain and Vice-Captain
KL Rahul has an average of 65 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 10 and a low XFactor.
Quinton de Kock has an average of 45 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 9.1 and a low XFactor.
Jasprit Bumrah has an average of 46 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.8 and a medium XFactor.
Rohit Sharma has an average of 54 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.2 and a medium XFactor.
Trent Boult has an average of 42 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.2 and a medium XFactor.
MI vs PBKS Dream11 Fantasy Team Suggestion
Wicket-Keepers: K. Rahul and Q. De Kock
Batters: C. Gayle, K. Pollard and R. Sharma
All-Rounder: H. Pandya
Bowlers: A. Singh, J. Bumrah, N. Ellis, R. Bishnoi and T. Boult
Captain: K. Rahul
Vice-Captain: Q. De Kock