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Mumbai Indians (MI) will be up against Punjab Kings (PBKS) in the 31st match of IPL 2023. MI are flying high after three consecutive victories. The openers have managed to provide rapid starts, and the likes of Cameron Green and Tilak Varma have chipped in with useful contributions as well.

On the bowling front, Piyush Chawla has been terrific, whereas other bowlers have also chipped in with regular wickets. More of the same is the order of the day in the quest for four straight wins.

Meanwhile, Punjab Kings lost their last game against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Mohali. Shikhar Dhawan’s absence has hurt them badly. Their batting unit is short in experience, which has been visible in the last few games. PBKS will look to rectify their mistakes and display a better performance against Mumbai Indians.

Match Details

  • Location: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
  • Time: 7:30 pm (IST).
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IPL 2023 Match 31: MI vs PBKS Possible Playing XIs

Mumbai Indians might field the same XI again.

Mumbai Indians possible bat first XI: 1. Rohit Sharma (c), 2. Ishan Kishan (wk), 3. Tilak Varma, 4. Suryakumar Yadav, 5. Tim David (OS), 6. Cameron Green (OS), 7. Nehal Wadhera, 8. Hrithik Shokeen, 9. Piyush Chawla, 10. Jason Behrendorff (OS), 11. Arjun Tendulkar

Possible Impact Player swap: Tilak Varma out, Riley Meredith in.

Mumbai Indians possible bowl first XI: 1. Rohit Sharma (c), 2. Ishan Kishan (wk), 3. Suryakumar Yadav, 4. Tim David (OS), 5. Cameron Green (OS), 6. Nehal Wadhera, 7. Hrithik Shokeen, 8. Piyush Chawla, 9. Riley Meredith, 10. Jason Behrendorff (OS), 11. Arjun Tendulkar

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Shikhar Dhawan might return to the XI in this game. Atharva Taide will have to sit out if that happens.

Punjab Kings possible bat first XI: 1. Prabhsimran Singh, 2. Shikhar Dhawan (c)/Atharva Taide, 3. Harpreet Singh Bhatia, 4. Liam Livingstone (OS), 5. Matthew Short (OS), 6. Sam Curran (OS), 7. Jitesh Sharma (wk), 8. M Shahrukh Khan, 9. Harpreet Brar, 10. Nathan Ellis (OS), 11. Arshdeep Singh

Possible Impact Player substitute: Prabhsimran Singh out, Rahul Chahar in.

Punjab Kings possible bowl first XI: 1. Shikhar Dhawan (c)/Atharva Taide, 2. Harpreet Singh Bhatia, 3. Liam Livingstone (OS), 4. Matthew Short (OS), 5. Sam Curran (OS), 6. Jitesh Sharma (wk), 7. M Shahrukh Khan, 8. Harpreet Brar, 9. Rahul Chahar, 10. Nathan Ellis (OS), 11. Arshdeep Singh

Key Players to Watch/Key Stats

Mumbai Indians:

  • Rohit Sharma has scored 768 runs at an average of 33.39 and a strike rate of 139.89 against Punjab Kings. He has also amassed seven fifties against PBKS. Rohit will look to extend this good run at his home ground.
  • Tilak Varma has 214 runs at a 53.50 average and a strike rate of 158.52 in the five innings this season. He has scored runs at every position in his short IPL career.
  • Suryakumar Yadav has not been in great form lately. However, he played a fantastic knock of 43 runs off 25 balls, with the help of four boundaries and three maximums in his last outing at Wankhede. Suryakumar Yadav can again play a crucial knock at a venue where he has scored many runs earlier.
  • Cameron Green was the Player of the Match against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the last game. He first made 64 runs at a strike rate of 160 with the willow. Later, Green also picked up a wicket while conceding only 29 runs with the ball. The track in Wankhede will also suit him.
  • Piyush Chawla has impressed one and all in his comeback season. In the five innings, Chawla has seven wickets at a strike rate of 17.14 and an economy rate of 7.15. He will be eager to perform well against his former franchise.

Punjab Kings

  • Shikhar Dhawan might return for the game against Mumbai Indians. The southpaw has 871 runs at an average of 39.59 and a strike rate of 127.71 against MI. This includes six half-centuries.
  • Prabhsimran Singh has been one of the few batting performers for PBKS this season. He has played a few good innings here and there. The track in Mumbai is generally good for batting, and Prabhsimran might enjoy batting here.
  • Liam Livingstone didn’t have a great outing in the last game. However, he is a quality all-rounder who provides value with both bat and ball. PBKS would want him to step up now.
  • Sam Curran has five wickets at a strike rate of 14.40 in three innings against Mumbai Indians. He has also made 78 runs at a strike rate of 139.28, which includes a half-century.
  • Jitesh Sharma is a quality batter. In his short IPL career, Jitesh has often played useful knocks at a stage when others couldn’t support him well. In his only IPL innings against MI, Jitesh made 30 runs at a strike rate of 200, including two boundaries and as many sixes.
  • Arshdeep Singh is a certain pick in the fantasy team. He has bowled amazingly well this season. In the six games, Arshdeep has nine wickets at an average of 19.44 and a strike rate of 14.

Other Stats and Facts

  • Head-to-head: Matches 29, MI 15, PBKS 14.
  • Shikhar Dhawan vs Piyush Chawla in the IPL: 92 runs, 46 avg, 155.93 SR & 2 dismissals.
  • Suryakumar Yadav vs Sam Curran in T20s: 13 runs, 8 balls, 162.50 SR & 2 dismissals.
  • Rohit Sharma in the powerplay in IPL 2023: 107 runs, 26.75 avg, 150.70 SR & 3.55 BpB ratio.
  • Arshdeep Singh needs one more wicket to complete 50 IPL scalps.

Wankhede Stadium Mumbai Pitch Report and Weather

The average first innings score in the last three years in Mumbai has been 171. The teams batting first have won only 32.56% of the matches. There will be some swing available early on in the innings.

The temperatures will be hovering around 30°C, with no threat of rain during the match hours.

IPL 2023 Match 31: MI vs PBKS Dream11 Prediction Today Match 22 April 2023

Note: The below teams are not based on the final playing XIs. We may not be able to update these in time. Use the stats and commentary in this article as well as your own instincts to create your teams.

Option 1:

MI vs PBKS Dream11 Prediction Possible 11 Pitch Report: IPL 2023 Match 31 | MI vs PBKS Dream11 Prediction Today | Wankhede Pitch Report
IPL 2023 Match 31: MI vs PBKS Dream11 Prediction Today Match 22 April 2023

Option 2:

MI vs PBKS Dream11 Prediction Possible 11 Pitch Report: IPL 2023 Match 31 | MI vs PBKS Dream11 Prediction Today | Wankhede Pitch Report
IPL 2023 Match 31: MI vs PBKS Dream11 Prediction Today Match 22 April 2023

IPL 2023 Match 31: MI vs PBKS Match Prediction – Who will win?

Mumbai Indians don’t often lose at the Wankhede Stadium. Their team is also shaping up really well. Expect them to register their fourth consecutive victory of the season.

Darpan Jain
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Darpan Jain is a passionate cricket fan and writer based in India. He specialises in fantasy cricket tips, particularly Dream11 prediction articles, as well as news and opinion articles. If there is anything to be written on stats and matchups, Darpan is on it. You can connect with Darpan on X (formerly Twitter), at: https://x.com/darpanjain103

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