The Kings XI Punjab team has now decided to take a new name for playing in the 14th edition of the IPL (Indian Premier League). They are now called Punjab Kings. Hopefully, with a new name and renewed energy to win, they will manage to turn their fortunes in IPL 2021. They have not been able to reach the playoffs in the last six seasons of the tournament. In fact, their performance has been so abysmal at times that they have landed at the bottom of the table two times in these six years.
And, on the other hand, we have Mumbai Indians who happen to be the most successful in the history of IPL. They have won five IPL titles so far and have been performing consistently well in the tournament. Thus, usually, any prediction for the MI vs PBKS match tends to lean in favor of the former.
But this is the Indian premier league, and the underdogs can emerge victorious at any time.
It is important to know the head-to-head record of Mumbai Indians vs. Punjab Kings if we try to make IPL 2021 Match Prediction. The teams have faced each other 26 times in the history of the tournament. Out of this, Mumbai has won fourteen matches, while Punjab kings has won the rest.
In the league stages of the last two editions before IPL 2021, both teams won two matches each in their clashes.
In a nutshell:
|Total Number Of Matches Played||Punjab Kings Won||Mumbai Indians Won|
Among the players for IPL 2021, the highest runs (498) have been scored by Kieron Pollard in the matches played between Punjab and Mumbai. He is closely followed by Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul, with 423 and 383 runs, respectively. The captain of Punjab Kings, KL Rahul, had smashed a terrific century against Mumbai in 2019.
In terms of bowling, Jasprit Bumrah reigns at the top with his seventeen wickets. Piyush Chawla and Mohammed Shami are right behind with fifteen and eight wickets, respectively. So, these are the names to remember when you make your IPL 2021 Match Prediction.
In the first clash between the teams in 2020, Mumbai had a dominating win by as much as 48 runs. They went to bat first and earned a total of 191 runs, thanks largely to 70-run innings from skipper Rohit Sharma. Punjab failed to chase this huge total successfully and scored only 143 in 20 overs. Rahul Chahar, James Pattinson, and Jasprit Bumrah took two wickets each and helped Mumbai taste victory in the match.
The second game was even more interesting because the teams had to play the second super over after they tied at 176 runs in 20 overs. With some fine hits from Mayank Agarwal and Chris Gayle, Punjab won the match this time.
It’s time to see how far the IPL 2021 Match Predictions for Mumbai and Punjab come true based on their previous records.