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Punjab Kings v Mumbai Indians Preview, Odds and Betting Tips

Match number 17 in the 2021 Indian Premier League season sees the Punjab Kings play the Mumbai Indians. The 2020 champions haven’t had the best start, but our expert tipster still backs them for the win.

Punjab Kings v Mumbai Indians

23rd April

M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Live on Sky Sports Cricket

Punjab Kings v Mumbai Indians Preview

After a razor-close defeat to the Royal Challengers Bangalore on opening day, IPL champions Mumbai Indians got back on track with a stunning comeback win over the Kolkata Knight Riders. The Punjab Kings had a great win over the Rajasthan Royals in their first game, with KL Rahul a particular standout scoring 91 (50). Expect to see big performances from Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav when the Mumbai Indians go to bat, with JJ Bumrah bowling a big game for MI.

Punjab Kings v Mumbai Indians Odds

The Mumbai Indians are slight favourites in their fourth game of the year, coming in at a price of 5/9. The Punjabs are underdogs at the price of 27/20. There was actually a tied match between these sides as recently as last year, so we’re happy to offer a wide price of 15/1. However, be wary with betting on ties when it comes to cricket, especially at IPL level.

Punjab Kings v Mumbai Indians Tips

Our win probability calculator has it slightly in favour of MI, and we’re leaning that way too, despite head to head records making this game a toss-up. Mumbai Indians have won 14 of their 26 meetings. The Punjab Kings, under their old franchise name, have won 12. Last season both teams got a win (albeit after a tied match for Punjab Kings), which is similar to the year before. Mumbai Indians swept the season in 2018, but they tend to share wins in this fixture, so either bet is definitely worth your time. We like S Yadav as the MI top batsman at 10/1.

Suryakumar Yadav to be away team’s top batsman – 10/1

We fancy Yadav to continue his fine batting form for the Mumbai Indians in this game, just as he did against Kolkata.


Punjab Kings Squad

KL Rahul (c/wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Prabsimran Singh, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Harpreet Brar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Ishan Porel, Darshan Nalkande, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Jhye Richardson, Shahrukh Khan, Riley Meredith, Moises Henriques, Jalaj Saxena, Utkarsh Singh, Fabian Allen, Saurabh Kumar

Mumbai Indians Squad

Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (WK), Chris Lynn, Anmolpreet Singh, Saurabh Tiwary, Aditya Tare, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Anukul Roy, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mohsin Khan, Adam Milne, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Piyush Chawla, James Neesham, Yudhvir Charak, Marco Jansen, and Arjun Tendulkar.

For more betting odds on the 2021 Indian Premier League, head over to the NetBet Cricket page.

*Odds are subject to change.