PBKS vs MI Live Score: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma will be aiming for wins in Match 17 of IPL 2021.© BCCI/IPL
Lowly Punjab Kings (PBKS) face defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) in Match 17 of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season, at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Friday. MI have been inconsistent in IPL 2021, losing to Delhi Capitals (DC) by six wickets in their previous fixture. The Rohit Sharma-led side are fourth in the league standings, with two wins and two defeats. All eyes will be on spinner Rahul Chahar, who has been brilliant for Mumbai this year, with eight wickets from four games. The India international is currently fourth in the Purple Cap race. Punjab have been in poor form this year, and have lost their last three matches. Their most recent defeat was against SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Wednesday, losing by nine wickets. Skipper KL Rahul will be hoping to find his form, and is currently sixth in the Orange Cap race, with 161 runs from four fixtures. The wicketkeeper-batsman was the highest run-scorer in IPL 2020. (LIVE SCORECARD)
IPL 2021 Match 17 Live Cricket Score And Updates Between Punjab Kings (PBKS) vs Mumbai Indians (MI), from MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Head to head
Both sides have faced each other in 26 IPL matches, with MI coming out on top with 14 wins. PBKS have won on 12 occasions.
Jasprit Bumrah ready for tonight!
MI pacer Jasprit Bumrah has been in decent form this season, although he still hasn’t shown us his best. In four games, he has registered four wickets. Here is a photo of him with Zaheer Khan ahead of the game:
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Mumbai Indians’ (MI) poor outing vs Delhi Capitals (DC)
MI lost to DC by six wickets in their previous fixture, and the bad news just didn’t end there. After the match MI captain Rohit Sharma was fined Rs 12 Lakh for maintaining a slow over-rate.
KL Rahul to bank on Arshdeep Singh
In a rather poor season until now, Arshdeep Singh has been a bright spot for PBKS. In four games, he has taken five wickets and will be aiming to increase his momentum this season.
All eyes on Rohit Sharma!
MI captain Rohit Sharma will be aiming for more consistency this year, and is currently ninth in the Orange Cap race with 138 runs in four games. Against Punjab, he has the perfect chance to start afresh today!
Good afternoon and welcome everyone!
Good afternoon and welcome everyone to our live coverage of IPL 2021’s Match 17 between Punjab Kings and Mumbai Indians, at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. PBKS will be aiming to find some form after some poor displays in the ongoing season. Meanwhile, the defending champions will be trying to get their campaign back on track on Friday. Stay tuned for some exciting cricket action!
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