Punjab Kings playing 11 vs Mumbai Indians – IPL 2024, match 33

Punjab Kings

Punjab Kings (PBKS) face Mumbai Indians (MI) in match 33 of IPL 2024 in Mullanpur on Thursday, April 18. The match starts at 7.30 pm IST. The Kings come into this game after a loss in their previous game.

Punjab Kings took the game to 19 by trying to defend 147 but lost it in the end. They missed Shikhar Dhawan in the last match and will miss him for the next seven to ten days, according to coach Sanjay Bangar.

PBKS have struggled for good starting positions in the season so far and the absence of Shikhar Dhawan will make it even more difficult. That the bowlers performed well in the last match should come as a relief to the Kings.

The Kings have played six games and have won only two. They have yet to win two games in a row and have struggled for consistency. The loss to Rajasthan Royals should hurt them as it was a close game.

The batters will strive to give their pitchers a few more runs in the next game. Talking about possibilities, PBKS would like to field the same XI, especially without Shikhar Dhawan.

Punjab Kings playing 11 vs Mumbai Indians – IPL 2024, match 33

Atharva Taide

The hard-hitting Taide was included in the playing XI in the last game, e. He will also open the batting in this game. He scored 15 in the last game.

Jonny Bairstow

Bairstow will continue to play for the Kings. He has so far scored 96 runs in six matches at an average of just 16. He needs a big innings in this upcoming match.

Sam Curran (C)

Curran will be placed at three. He has the added responsibility of being captain and has to perform in the upcoming game with both bat and ball. He scored fifty in the first match and nothing substantial since then.

Liam Livingston

Livingstone reduced the order in the previous match, but should bat at four. He scored 21 off 14 balls. He also needs a big one for his team against MI.

Jitesh Sharma (WK)

Jitesh scored 29 off 24 balls in the last match. This is the highest score by him in this year’s IPL so far. He has scored just over 100 runs so far this season at an average of 17.67.

Shashank Singh

Shashank scored nine batting in the lower order. He couldn’t replicate his finishing prowess in the last game. However, he is now a regular member of the team and should perform well against MI.

Ashutosh Sharma

Ashutosh will enter at seven. He scored 31 off 16 balls and was instrumental in leading his team to 147. He will be given consistent opportunities given the way he has performed in the last few games.

Harpreet Brar

Brar will enter at eight. He can handle himself with the bat and his left-arm spin will be key for his franchise in the match against Mumbai. He bowled three overs for 22 runs last game.

Kagiso Rabada

Rabada will enter at nine. He was key for the Punjab Kings in the last game, taking two for 18. He has now taken nine wickets in six games.

Harshal Patel

Harshal Patel will bat at 10. He was also impressive with the ball in the last match taking two for 21. He has now taken seven wickets in six games for PBKS.

Arshdeep Singh

Arshdeep Singh concludes the PBKS probable playing XI against Mumbai Indians. He was expensive in the last game and didn’t pick any wickets.

Deputy Chief Impact Officer: Prabhsimran Singh

Prabhsimran Singh has been used as an impact substitute by the Punjab Kings almost throughout the season and will be used in the same role, especially in the absence of Shikhar Dhawan. He scored 119 runs in six games at an average of 19.83.

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