Punjab Kings VS Mumbai Indians [What to watch out for in IPL 2022]
Introduction of Punjab Kings
The Punjab Kings is one the most popular cricket teams of all time. Based out of Mohali, Punjab, the team debuted in the Indian Premier League in 2008. In recent years, the performance of the team has improved. In 2014, the team reached the semi-finals of IPL for the first time ever and stood as runner-ups after losing the match against Chennai Super Kings.
The franchise of Punjab Kings was bought jointly by Ness Wadia, Preity Zinta, Mohit Burman, and Karan Paul. Each of them possesses an individual stake. The high-flying Punjab Kings boast of several national and international players who excel in different areas of cricket. KL Rahul, an Indian cricket player, is the captain of Punjab Kings, whereas the team is coached by Anil Kumble. Here is the list of players in Punjab Kings:
|KL Rahul (Captain)
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Introduction of Mumbai Indians
Mumbai Indians is one of the most successful franchises ever in the history of IPL. The team was founded in 2008, and it is based out of Mumbai, Maharashtra. Mumbai Indians is owned by one of India's most prominent business tycoons, Mukesh Ambai, and his wife, Neeta Ambani. Although the team struggled in its initial years (2008-2009), it evolved as one of the strongest teams over time. In these 13 years, the team brought the IPL trophy home five times. Mumbai Indians' recent victory was in the year 2020 under the leadership of Rohit Sharma.
Currently, the team is led by an Indian cricket player, Rohit Sharma, a right-handed batsman and an occasional right-arm off-break bowler. Here is the list of players in Mumbai Indians:
||Quinton de Kock
king xi punjab vs mumbai indians in IPL 2022
Two of the strongest teams of IPL, Punjab Kings and Mumbai Indians are going head to head in the 2022 IPL. Both the teams are stacked with international stars. They feature the most polished cricketers and bowlers in IPL—such as KL Rahul and Chris Gayle in Punjab Kings; and Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya in Mumbai Indians. The list continues.
When talking about Punjab kings, the team has a slightly unsatisfactory record, especially in the IPL series. On the other hand, the five-time champion, Mumbai Indians, is all set to bring back the trophy home. Over the years, both teams have evolved drastically in terms of their strategies, players, and tactics to win matches.
With MI having a slight advantage over its competitors, the fans are excited to know whether it will emerge victorious again or if the boys of Punjab Kings are ready to put their best foot forward.
Past Performance of MI vs KXIP head to head
If you're an Indian, your love for cricket must be unparalleled. On the one hand, where Mumbai Indians are evolving as the best team in the nation, Punjab Kings have practiced hard to beat MI in the upcoming 2022 IPL. Although both the teams are star-studded with players like KL Rahul, Rohit Shara, Cris Gyle, and others, it's hard to decide which one will emerge victorious.
In the past years, Punjab Kings and Mumbai Indians have played 28 matches against each other, out of which 15 were won by MI, whereas 13 were by PBKS.
Here is the mi vs kxip score card
Retained Players in Each Team
Top retained batsmen and their performance in PBKS vs MI head-to-head matches till 2021
Kieron Pollard (MI) - 514
Rohit Sharma (MI) - 486
KL Rahul ( PBKS ) - 443
Chris Gayle (PBKS) - 238
Top retained bowlers and their performance in PBKS vs MI head-to-head matches till 2021
Jasprit Bumrah (MI) - 17 wickets
Mohammed Shami (PBKS) - 10 wickets
Top Performers in Batting and Bowling
Among the matches played between Punjab Kings V/S Mumbai Indians, Kieron Pollard scored the most runs, i.e., 514. This score is followed by Rohit Sharma (486), KL Rahul (443), and Chris Gayle (238). In IPL 2019, KL Rahul, the Captain of Punjab Kings, smacked a powerful century against Mumbai Indians.
Jasprit Bumrah secured the first position in the bowling department with 17 wickets, followed by Mohammed Shami's 10 wickets.
In the last season, Punjab Kings and Mumbai Indians came face to face again. Thanks to unparalleled contributions, boys in blue made the target of 131/6; however, the target wasn't enough to make them win. As a result, PBKS crossed the line in 17.4 overs and won by 9 wickets
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