Punjab vs Mumbai, 33rd Match IPL 2024 Preview

Punjab vs Mumbai

Punjab Kings (PBKS) vs Mumbai Indians (MI) — the 33rd match of IPL 2024 proves to be a crucial clash. Both teams have a common goal of winning at least 5 out of the remaining 8 matches in the ongoing season to keep their playoff qualification hopes alive.

In this preview, the performance analysis of MI and PBKS in IPL 2024 so far highlights their strengths and weaknesses.

Comparing the head-to-head stats helps to figure out which team will secure their 3rd win of the ongoing IPL season. Based on the toss outcome and pitch conditions, it would be interesting to make a list of the possible playing XI and impact players of both PBKS and MI.

Mainly, you need to find out the weather conditions and the chances of playing a complete 20-over game between the two sides.

Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians: Schedule, Venue and Timings

Ahead of the match between Punjab Kings and Mumbai Indians, it’s important to know the Schedule, Venue, and Timings shown below:

Date and Day18th April 2024  (Thursday)
VenueMullanpur Stadium, Punjab
Seating Capacity38,000
Timings07:30 pm  IST

Punjab vs Mumbai: Weather Forecast

You can expect a full-fledged T20 game between Punjab Kings and Mumbai Indians as the weather forecast indicates a clear sky and no threat of rain interruptions during the match:

Expected temperature during the match25°C to 31°C
Cloud CoverClear Sky
Wind Speed21 km/hr
Chances of RainNIL
Humidity in Air38%

Performance Analysis in IPL 2024: Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians

Let us compare the performance of Punjab Kings and Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2024 tournament so far:

1. Punjab Kings (PBKS): 7th Position ( 4 points with -0.218 NRR)

It is a huge blow for Punjab Kings (PBKS) as the entire team will be missing their skipper Shikhar Dhawan for 7 to 10 days due to a severe shoulder niggle. Also, the team faced a 3-wicket loss against the Rajasthan Royals (RR) in their previous match under Sam Curran’s captaincy.

Also, the PBKS have managed to win only 2 out of 6 games, that too against the less dominant teams like Delhi Capitals (DC) and Gujarat Titans (GT). Mainly, the ineffective bowling attack and lack of intent from the batsmen to score huge runs make PBKS rank at the 7th position in the IPL 2024 points table.

2. Mumbai Indians (MI): 8th Position ( 4 points with -0.234 NRR)

After securing back-to-back victories against Delhi Capitals (DC) and Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB), the Mumbai Indians (MI)  faced a humiliating defeat in their previous match against the defending Champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by 20 runs.

Chasing a target of 207 runs, the MI batters left Rohit Sharma struggling in the chase with his unbeaten knock of 105 runs from 63 balls which included 11 fours and 5 sixes. The lack of support from other batters scoring 74 runs from 57 balls resulted in MI scoring 186-6 in 20 overs.

Especially, Hardik Pandya’s captaincy received a lot of criticism and his bowling in the last over was below average which allowed MS Dhoni to once again display his finishing abilities by scoring 20 runs from just 4 balls (including 3 sixes). As a result, CSK scored 206-4 in 20 overs. 

Apart from Jasprit Bumrah, none of the bowlers have contributed the best for the Mumbai Indians so far.

Head-to-Head Stats of Punjab Kings (PBKS) vs Mumbai Indians (MI)  in IPL

Punjab and Mumbai have locked horns against each other in 31 matches of the Indian Premier League and you can find many useful stats tabulated below:

Total Matches Played31
Matches Won by PBKS15
Matches Won by MI16
Highest score by PBKS230-3 in 20 overs (IPL 2017)
Lowest score by PBKS119-8 in 20 overs ( IPL 2009)
Highest score by MI223-6 in 20 overs ( IPL 2017)
Lowest score by MI87-10 in 12.5 overs (IPL 2011)
PBKS winnings batting first9
PBKS winnings batting second6
MI winnings batting first6
MI winnings batting second10

You might have understood from the above stats that MI has won the majority of 10 matches against the PBKS while chasing targets.

Pitch Conditions and Toss Prediction at Mullanpur: Punjab vs Mumbai

The team skipper winning the toss would decide to field first on a high-scoring pitch at Mullanpur stadium. You can expect a score of 170 to 190 runs in the upcoming match.

So far, three matches of the IPL 2024 have been played at this venue, with the teams batting first posted a total of 174, 182 and 147 runs.

Whereas the teams that batted second scored 177, 180 and 152 runs. However, the PBKS neither managed to chase a target of 182 against SRH nor succeeded in defending a total of 152 runs against RR.

Since 2 out of 3 games were won by the chasing teams on the home ground of PBKS, the MI skipper Hardik Pandya will certainly take advantage by inviting the opposition team to bat first after winning the toss.

Expected Playing XI and Impact Players List: PBKS vs MI

Here is the possible playing XI and impact players list for both Punjab Kings and Mumbai Indians for the upcoming match:

Possible Playing XI of Punjab Kings (PBKS):

  1. Jonny Bairstow
  2. Atharva Taide
  3. Prabhsimran Singh
  4. Sam Curran (captain)
  5. Liam Livingstone
  6. Jitesh Sharma (wicketkeeper)
  7. Shashank Singh
  8. Harpreet Brar
  9. Harshal Patel
  10. Arshdeep Singh
  11. Kagiso Rabada

Punjab Kings (PBKS) Expected Impact Players Substitutes List:

  1. Rahul Chahar
  2. Ashutosh Sharma
  3. Vidhwath Kaverappa
  4. Harpreet Singh Bhatia
  5. Nathan Ellis

Possible Playing XI of Mumbai Indians (MI):

  1. Rohit Sharma
  2. Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper)
  3. Tilak Varma
  4. Hardik Pandya (captain)
  5. Tim David
  6. Mohammad Nabi
  7. Romario Shepherd
  8. Shreyas Gopal
  9. Gerald Coetzee
  10. Jasprit Bumrah
  11. Akash Madhwal

Mumbai Indians (MI) Expected Impact Players Substitutes List:

  1. Suryakumar Yadav
  2. Dewald Brevis
  3. Naman Dhir
  4. Nehal Wadhera
  5. Harvik Desai

PBKS vs MI 33rd Match IPL 2024 Winner Prediction: Conclusive Facts

The upcoming match proves to be a must-win situation for both PBKS and MI to rank one step higher in the points table.

Especially, Hardik Pandya and his men will be focussing on improving their batting skills and preparing themselves to face any kind of challenges after facing a severe defeat in the previous match.

On the other side, the Punjab Kings under Sam Curran’s leadership are striving to secure a win against the average bowling attack of Mumbai Indians.

As both teams are hungry to taste the essence of victory, the battle between the batting juggernauts will be exciting to watch.

Ultimately, it’s time to experience an exciting action tonight and watch which team performs better compared to their previous matches to strengthen its position in the ongoing season of IPL 2024.