The 46th match of the IPL 2023 season, featuring the Punjab Kings and Mumbai Indians is anticipated to be a highly competitive game, given the current points of both teams in the league. The coin toss is scheduled for 7:00 PM, thirty minutes before the match commences, and each side has proficient players. This match holds great importance for the playoff chances of both teams, and they are equally determined to emerge victorious. Experts predict a challenging and intense encounter between these two exceptional teams.
- Match: Punjab Kings and Mumbai Indians, 46th Match of IPL 2023
- Day: Wednesday
- Date: 3rd May 2023
- Time: 07:30 PM IST
- Venue: Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
PBKS vs MI Head-to-Head
In the history of the Indian Premier League, the Punjab Kings and Mumbai Indians have played against each other 30 times. Punjab Kings emerged victorious in 15 matches, while Mumbai Indians also won 15.
PBKS vs MI Last Meeting
The Punjab Kings secured their fourth victory of the 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL) season by defeating the Mumbai Indians on 22 April 2023 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Punjab Kings' Captain Sam Curran's innings of 55 (29), Harpreet Singh's attacking 41(28), and Jitesh Sharma's contribution of 25(7) powered the Kings' total of 214/8.
Mumbai Indians started well but lost Ishan Kishan early to Arshdeep Singh. Rohit Sharma and Cameron Green counter-attacked, hitting three sixes and four fours, taking the score to 54/1 at the end of the Powerplay. Suryakumar Yadav then went on a boundary-hitting spree, hitting a four off Chahar and then three fours in a row off Livingstone before smacking a six each off Ellis and Curran. However, Arshdeep Singh's splendid spell of 4/29 survived the blitzes of Cameron Green (67 off 43), Suryakumar Yadav (57 off 26), and Tim David (25* off 13) to secure victory for the Kings by 13 runs. In the final over, Arshdeep gave away just two runs and picked up two wickets, cleaning up Tilak Varma and Nehal Wadhera with consecutive balls. Although he couldn't get his hat-trick, he broke the middle stumps off both balls with cracking yorkers, clinching the win for Punjab Kings.
Rohit Sharma, the captain of Mumbai Indians, won the toss and chose to bowl first. Mumbai Indians made one change to their starting XI, bringing in Jofra Archer in place of Nehal Wadhera. Punjab Kings, led by Sam Curran, made one change to their starting eleven, replacing Nathan Ellis with Prabhsimran Singh.
Mumbai Indians got off to a good start by taking the early wicket of Mattew Short in the third over. However, Punjab Kings gained momentum with Prabhsimran Singh hitting two sixes off Behrendorff, taking 16 off the fourth over. Atharva Taide also hit a six off Jofra Archer. But Rohit Sharma brought back Arjun Tendulkar, who dismissed Prabhsimran Singh LBW with a cracking yorker. Chawla then jolted the away side with two strikes in one over, giving away just one run. Punjab Kings reached 83/4 at the halfway mark.
Mumbai Indians kept it tight over the next four overs before Curran and Harpreet Singh hit 13 off Hrithik Shokeen's 15th over. Punjab Kings went on the attack from then on, and the tables turned. Curran smacked a six straight down the ground and got an outside edge to third man for a streaky four. Harpreet Singh hit a couple of fours and a six in the over to make it 31 runs off the over.
Curran and Harpreet took 13 off the next over from Archer. Curran then cracked a couple of sixes off Green, but the MI all-rounder bounced back to break the 91-run stand as he made Harpreet Singh (41 off 28) drag one onto the stumps. Jitesh Sharma hit sixes off his first two balls as the Punjab Kings accumulated 25 runs from the penultimate over from Green.
Captain Curran (55 off 29) crashed a couple of fours off Archer to bring up his third IPL fifty but Archer sent him back with a fiery short ball, having him caught and bowled off the final ball of the over.
Punjab Kings Predicted Playing 11
PBKS had the second-largest purse for the 2023 auction and signed Sam Curran for a record-breaking amount. Punjab Kings have had a talented team in the past but have struggled to perform consistently.
Here are the probable Playing 11 of Punjab Kings:
1. Shikhar Dhawan (c)
2. Simran Singh
3. Harpreet Bhatia
4. Liam Livingstone
5. Jitesh Sharma (wk)
6. Shahrukh Khan
7. Atharva Taida
8. Sam Curran
9. Rahul Chahar
10. Harpreet Brar
11. Arshdeep Singh
Mumbai Indians Predicted Playing 11
Mumbai Indians made few changes in their team this year. It will be interesting to see how these new signings perform for MI in this IPL 2023 season and whether they can help the team bounce back from their back-to-back disappointing seasons.
Here are the probable Playing 11 of Mumbai Indians:
1. Rohit Sharma (c)
2. Ishan Kishan (wk)
3. Suryakumar Yadav
4. Tilak Varma
5. Tim David
6. Cameron Green
7. Jofra Archer
8. Arshad Khan
9. Kumar Kartikeya
10. Hrithik Shokeen
11. Jason Behrendorff
Punjab Kings Top Players
Here are the stats of top 5 players of PBKS:
Mumbai Indians Top Players
Here are the stats of the top 5 players of MI:
IPL 2023 Match 46 PBKS vs MI Fantasy Team
1. Shikhar Dhawan (c)
2. Rohit Sharma
3. Suryakumar Yadav
4. Simran Singh
5. Jitesh Sharma
6. Cameron Green
7. Sam Curran
8. Jofra Archer
9. Harpreet Brar
10. Piyush Chawla (vc)
11. Arshdeep Singh
Captain: Shikhar Dhawan
He has participated in 209 matches in the Indian Premier League (IPL), during which he has scored 6454 runs in 208 innings. His top score in the IPL is 106. Dhawan has achieved two centuries and 49 half-centuries in the IPL, and he has managed to score 30 or more runs in 39 matches. Dhawan's strike rate in the IPL is 127, and his average score is 30.88 out of a total of 5079 balls faced. He has hit a total of 872 boundaries in the IPL, with 728 fours and 144 sixes.
In the current IPL season, Shikhar Dhawan has played 6 IPL matches and scored a total of 262 runs. His highest score in IPL is 99 and he has not yet scored any centuries, but has achieved 2 half centuries so far. He has a strike rate of 148.86 with an average of 65.50 in 176 IPL balls. He has hit a total of 41 boundaries in IPL, including 33 fours and 09 sixes. For these reasons experts at Frolic11 believe that Shikhar Dhawan might be the best vice captain choice for the match.
Vice Captain: Piyush Chawla
Piyush Chawla has taken 165 wickets in 168 IPL innings, with a strike rate of 20.49 and an average of 26.73. He has bowled 3382 balls, including 2 maiden overs, and has taken 2 wickets 28 times and 3 wickets 13 times.
In the ongoing IPL season, he has played in 8 matches and has taken 13 wickets, with his best performance being 3/22. His bowling average for this season is 17.38, and his economy rate is 7.11. He has conceded 192 runs in 162 balls. As of now, he is ranked 7th in the race for the Purple Cap in IPL 2023. For these reasons experts at Frolic11 believe that Piyush Chawla might be the best vice captain choice for the match.
Top Picks – Batsmen for IPL 2023 Match 46
1. Shikhar Dhawan: He has participated in 209 matches in the Indian Premier League (IPL), during which he has scored 6454 runs in 208 innings. His top score in the IPL is 106. Dhawan has achieved two centuries and 49 half-centuries in the IPL, and he has managed to score 30 or more runs in 39 matches. Dhawan's strike rate in the IPL is 127, and his average score is 30.88 out of a total of 5079 balls faced. He has hit a total of 872 boundaries in the IPL, with 728 fours and 144 sixes.
2. Rohit Sharma: He has participated in 230 IPL matches and managed to accumulate 5981 runs in 224 innings. His best performance in the IPL saw him score 109 runs in a single game. Rohit Sharma has also hit one century and 41 half-centuries in the IPL, along with scoring 30+ runs on 43 occasions and 20+ runs on 28 occasions. In total, he has scored his runs at a strike rate of 130.1 and has an average of 26.00 in the 4596 IPL balls he has faced. Over the course of his IPL career, Rohit Sharma has hit a total of 775 boundaries, including 528 fours and 247 sixes.
3. Suryakumar Yadav: He has participated in 127 IPL matches and has scored a total of 2703 runs in 112 innings. His highest score in the IPL is 82. Suryakumar Yadav has not scored any centuries but has 16 half-centuries, along with 23 innings with 30+ runs. He has scored his runs at a strike rate of 136.7 and has an average score of 21.28 in the 1977 IPL balls he has faced. During his IPL career, Suryakumar Yadav has hit a total of 376 boundaries, with 289 fours and 87 sixes.
4. Simran Singh: In the IPL, Simran Singh participated in 15 matches and batted 15 innings, scoring a total of 274 runs. His highest score in IPL is 60. Although he has not scored a century, he has made one half-century and has scored over 30 runs in two innings. Simran Singh's strike rate in IPL is 134.9, with an average of 18.26 per 203 balls faced. During his IPL career, Simran Singh has hit a total of 41 boundaries, comprising 26 fours and 15 sixes.
5. Jitesh Sharma: In the IPL, Jitesh Sharma participated in 19 matches and batted 17 innings, accumulating 379 runs. His highest score in the IPL is 44, and he has not scored any centuries or half-centuries in the league. However, he has managed to score 30+ runs on five occasions and 20+ runs on six occasions. Jitesh Sharma's strike rate is 157.9, and he has an average of 19.94 in 240 IPL balls faced. Throughout his IPL career, Jitesh Sharma has hit a total of 55 boundaries, which includes 33 fours and 22 sixes.
Top Picks – All Rounder for IPL 2023 Match 46
6. Cameron Green: He has played in 5 IPL matches, scoring 99 runs in 4 innings. His highest score in an IPL match is 64*, and he has not yet recorded a century and one half-century in the tournament. His strike rate is 154.8, with an average of 49.50. Cameron Green has hit a total of boundaries in the IPL, including 9 fours and 3 six. In terms of bowling, Cameron Green has taken 2 wickets in 5 IPL innings, with a strike rate of 30.00 and an average of 50.00.
7. Sam Curran: In 39 IPL matches, Sam Curran has batted in 30 innings and scored 479 runs. His highest score in IPL is 55, and he has not made any centuries but has scored 3 half-centuries, 2 times over 30 runs and 5 times over 20 runs in the tournament. Curran's strike rate is 146 with an average of 12.28 while facing 328 balls in the IPL. During his IPL career, he has hit 67 boundaries, which includes 41 fours and 26 sixes. Moreover, Curran has taken a total of 37 wickets in 38 IPL innings with a strike rate of 21.54 and an average of 32.83. He has delivered 797 balls without a maiden over and has taken 2 wickets on 3 occasions and 3 wickets on 6 occasions.
8. Jofra Archer: He has the ability to hit the ball hard and far, and when he wears his bowling shoes, he can reach speeds exceeding 150 kmph. Although it's uncertain whether he will participate in the 15th season, MI has invested in a dependable all-rounder who should benefit the team over the next two seasons. In 23 IPL innings, Jofra Archer has taken 39 wickets at a strike rate of 14.02 and an average of 15.82. He has bowled 547 balls (including 1 Maiden over) and has taken 2 wickets 7 times and 3 wickets 6 times.
Top Picks – Bowler for IPL 2023 Match 46
9. Harpreet Brar: As a bowler in the IPL, Brar has taken 13 wickets in 22 innings, with a strike rate of 30.07 and an average of 38.30. He has bowled a total of 391 balls, including one maiden over. Brar has taken two wickets on one occasion and three wickets twice.
10. Piyush Chawla: He has taken 165 wickets in 168 IPL innings, with a strike rate of 20.49 and an average of 26.73. He has bowled 3382 balls, including 2 maiden overs, and has taken 2 wickets 28 times and 3 wickets 13 times.
11. Arshdeep Singh: He is regarded as one of the most exceptional left-arm pacers in India. The young cricketer from Punjab has been highly successful in the shortest format of international cricket. With 41 wickets taken in 26 T20I matches played thus far, the towering pacer has performed remarkably well for the national team, establishing himself as a significant threat to opponents. As the next IPL season approaches, Arshdeep is determined to deliver an impressive performance for his team.
PBKS vs MI Game Prediction
In the ongoing IPL 2023 season, Punjab Kings have participated in nine matches, winning five and losing four games. They currently hold the sixth position in the points table with ten points with the net run rate of -0.447. On the other hand, Mumbai Indians have played eight matches, out of which they have won four and lost four. With eight points, they occupy the seventh position in the points table with a current net run rate of -0.502. According to cricket experts at Frolic11 and head-to-head stats Mumbai Indians have a 52% chance of winning the game.
Best Batter of the Match
Shikhar Dhawan: In the current IPL season, Shikhar Dhawan has played 6 IPL matches and scored a total of 262 runs. His highest score in IPL is 99 and he has not yet scored any centuries, but has achieved 2 half centuries so far. He has a strike rate of 148.86 with an average of 65.50 in 176 IPL balls. He has hit a total of 41 boundaries in IPL, including 33 fours and 09 sixes. Experts at Frolic11 believe that Shikhar Dhawan might be the best batter of the match.
Best Bowler of the Match
Arshdeep Singh: In the current season of IPL 2023, Arshdeep Singh has only played in nine matches, but he has already taken fifteen wickets, with his best performance being 4/29. His bowling average for the current season stands at 19.67, while his economy rate is 8.94. And he currently stands on the fifth place in the Purple cap race in IPL 2023. Experts at Frolic11 believe that Arshdeep Singh might be the best bowler of the match.
Match 46: PBKS vs MI Pitch and Weather Report
The most recent match played at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium revealed that the pitch there is favourable for batsmen due to its good bounce and speed, making it advantageous for them. Additionally, it is recognised that fast bowlers can also benefit from the pitch, particularly during the first few overs, as the ball tends to spin and offer some swing and bounce. However, as the game continues, the field becomes flatter, which makes it simpler for batsmen to score runs.
- Initial Ball Movement (1st Inning): High chance
- Initial Spin Movement(1st Inning): Chances of Turn on Pitch
- Middle Over: Scoring pitch
- 2nd Inning Pitch Behaviour: Advantage for batsman
- Due factor: Less chance of Due
- Pitch Nature: Dry Pitch
Despite its reputation for being a pitch that favours batsmen, it can also offer benefits to bowlers. In evening matches, there is a possibility of early seam and swing movements with the ball, which can be advantageous for bowlers. Additionally, spin bowlers tend to find the pitch helpful in the later stage of the game.
As per the weather report for April 28th, 2023, Mohali is expected to experience a temperature of 26 degree celsius, with a wind speed of 14 km/h and a humidity level of 68%.
The high temperature has resulted in a solid and even pitch that typically favours batsmen, making it easy for them to score boundaries. However, there is a chance of some seam and swing movements from the ball in the early stages of the game, which can benefit both the batsmen and the bowlers. Nonetheless, the outcome of the match may be influenced by the prevailing weather and pitch conditions.
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The upcoming match between Punjab Kings and Mumbai Indians is highly anticipated, as both teams are eager to secure two crucial points. Punjab Kings, currently placed at the sixth position on the IPL 2023 points table, are particularly keen to win this match. On the other hand Mumbai Indians hold the seventh place on the IPL 2023 points table. Our cricket experts believe that Mumbai Indians hold the upper hand and are expected to emerge victorious against Punjab Kings on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023.