Mumbai: When Mumbai Indians lock horns with Punjab Kings on Wednesday at Pune, eyes would be on Shikhar Dhawan – who is on the cusp of a massive feat.If Suresh Raina is given the opportunity to become the leading run-getter in IPL, Dhawan would need to improve his batting skills by a lot. In 26 innings against Mumbai, Dhawan has amassed 801 runs at 38.14, with five half-centuries and 24 runs scored in 18 innings as captain of Chennai Super Kings. If given the chance to lead Chennai Super Kings into their next match against Rajasthan Royals on Sunday – which is sure to be an intense encounter – it’s likely that Suresh Raina will edge out former CSC player and ex-Chennai Super King Suresh Raina for the number one spot on this list!
Mumbai Indians (MI) are desperate to win after four consecutive losses. Ahead of the game, pacer Jasprit Bumrah said that MI still has not stopped believing in themselves. “Right now, we live in the present and yes, things have not gone according to plan so far- but we keep on fighting and trying,” senior MI bowler Jasprit Bumrah was quoted as saying in media release issued by the franchise.
In terms of head-to-head, Mumbai has a better record against Punjab than any other team. They have won 15 games against the Punsirians while PBKS has won 13 games.
Probable 11: Mumbai Indians Likely XI: Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Dewald Brevis, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, Fabian Allen, Murugan Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Jaydev Unadkat/Tymal Mills, Basil Thampi
Punjab Kings Likely XI: Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow/Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma, Shahrukh Khan, Odeon Smith, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Vaibhav Arora