PBKS vs MI IPL 2023 Match Preview & Prediction | Match 46
PBKS vs MI is the second match between Punjab Kings (PBKS) and Mumbai Indians (MI) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 season. Both teams have a rich history in the league and are expected to deliver a thrilling game for their fans. The pitch in Mohali is known to be batting-friendly, and we can expect a high-scoring encounter between these two teams.
The IPL match 46 will be played in Mohali on Wednesday at 7:30 PM.
PBKS batters impressed in the thrilling victory over Chennai Super Kings. Prabhsimran Singh, Liam Livingstone, and Jithesh Sharma made valuable contributions. Meanwhile, Sikandar Raza hit the winning runs, which helped the franchise pick up their fifth win. PBKS fans will be hoping that the batting unit will keep the momentum in the upcoming matches.
The bowling attack must show more consistency, as PBKS has conceded 200 runs in the last three games. Arshdeep Singh has been the most reliable player, while Kagiso Rabada and Rahul Chahar haven’t been able to replicate last season’s performances. Overseas players Nathan Ellis and Sam Curran have picked up 14 wickets between them but have been on the expensive side.
MI will have newfound belief after Sunday’s stellar win against Rajasthan Royals. The batters rose to the occasion thanks to fine performances from Suryakumar Yadav, Tim David, Cameron Green, and Tilak Varma. If the opening pair can set the tempo in the powerplay, the MI batting unit will be too hot to handle.
Like PBKS, MI’s bowling unit has struggled this season. Apart from Piyush Chawla, the rest of the bowling unit hasn’t met the expectations. The Aussie duo Riley Meredith and Jason Behrendorff haven’t been able to pick up wickets regularly. At the same time, Jofra Archer’s fitness concerns made it challenging for MI to control the run flow in the powerplay and death overs.
PBKS vs MI Head-to-Head
PBKS and MI have met 30 times in IPL, with both teams winning 15 matches each. Arshdeep Singh was the game-changer in the last meeting between the two teams. The left-arm pacer took four wickets and helped his side win the game by 13 runs.
PBKS vs MI Last Five Meetings
PBKS & MI IPL 2023 Stats
- Top Run-scorer: Shikhar Dhawan – 262 runs (PBKS); Tilak Varma – 248 runs (MI)
- Most Wickets: Arshdeep Singh – 15 wickets (PBKS); Piyush Chawla – 13 wickets (MI)
- Most Sixes: Jitesh Sharma – 14 sixes (PBKS); Tilak Varma – 15 sixes (MI)
PBKS vs MI – Who Will Win?
MI has plenty of experienced players in the squad, and the thrilling win over the Royals would have boosted their confidence. The quality batting unit gives them the edge over PBKS, who has lost their last three games in Mohali.