MI vs PBKS Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Apr 22, 2023

MI vs PBKS Match Prediction - Apr 22, 2023

The Mumbai Indians will be looking to continue with their winning momentum in IPL 2023 as they host the Punjab Kings this weekend at the Wankhede Stadium. Make sure you follow our Telegram channel for stats, Dream11 tips, updates after the toss, and exclusive offers!

MI vs PK head-to-head record

Neither team has a particular advantage when it comes to head-to-head contests as out of the 29 matches played so far, the Punjab Kings have won 14, while the Mumbai Indians have won 15.

MI vs PK Live-streaming and Broadcast

The match can be streamed on the Jio Cinema app or can be watched live on the Star Sports Network.


MI vs PBKS Team Previews

Mumbai Indians

After suffering from back-to-back losses at the start of the season, the Mumbai Indians have made a dramatic turnaround, winning each of its last 3 matches, and have slowly but surely climbed up the rankings on the points table.

Ishan Kishan and Rohit Sharma, who had a sedate start to the season, have gradually regained form and given the team some good starts in the last couple of matches. Both players play aggressively and attempt to maximize the powerplay but they don't always stay at the crease for a long time.

Cameron Green played a vital inning of 64 runs in the Mumbai Indian’s latest fixture against the Sunrisers Hyderabad to propel them to a match-winning total. With Tilak Varma in good form too, the Mumbai Indians seem to have a decent batting line-up at their disposal. Speaking of Varma, he is easily the best batter for MI right now and could find himself in the Indian national team sooner rather than later.

In the bowling department, while most of the bowlers have chipped in, there has been no standout performer for the team. Piyush Chawla is the leading wicket-taker for the team with 7 wickets, while Jason Behrendorff has taken 6. Arjun Tendulkar, who has played a couple of games now, looks promising but only time will tell how effective he is, especially in the death overs. 

The bowling unit is weak without Archer and Bumrah. It has been getting away in the last few matches but this part of the game is a clear weakness for MI.


Mumbai Indians Playing 11

Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Timothy David, Tilak Varma, Hrithik Shokeen, Jofra Archer, Piyush Chawla, Jason Behrendorff, Arjun Tendulkar.

Punjab Kings

The Punjab Kings haven’t been consistent this season, winning 3 matches and losing 3 matches, including their latest match played against the Royal Challengers Bangalore.

The batting has been one of the weakest links for Punjab Kings, and with Shikhar Dhawan missing the last couple of matches due to an injured shoulder, it appears to be particularly vulnerable at the moment. In the match against the Royals, none of the batsmen other than Prabhsimran Singh and Jitesh Sharma managed to impress.

The team has some big names including Matthew Short, Liam Livingstone, and Bhanuka Rajapaksa in the middle order, but they have been rather inconsistent so far. Here is the thing, though. This batting lineup is likely to enjoy the conditions in Mumbai. Also, we think the MI bowling lineup is one of the weakest and someone like Livingstone or Short could really lay into it.

Arshdeep Singh will once again lead the new-ball attack for the Punjab Kings. He has done a good job so far, picking up 9 wickets, and will be supported by Sam Curran and Nathan Ellis. Harpreet Brar has been pretty economical with his left-arm orthodox spin and has also picked up 4 wickets. However, Rahul Chahar has been struggling to make an impact.

PBKS hqas not had its best players available and we think it is still struggling to find the right balance. Rajapaksa for Short will be something the management thinks about carefully.


Punjab Kings Playing 11

Atharva Taide, Prabhsimran Singh, Matthew Short, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Jitesh Sharma, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Harpreet Singh, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh.

MI vs PBKS Toss Prediction

The team winning the toss will likely opt to bowl first here. No team has won batting first at the Wankhede in IPL 2023. The overall stats also suggest that chasing is a big advantage (66% win rate).


Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

The pitch at the Wankhede Stadium is generally considered good for batting and we expect it to be no different for this match. The team batting first will be looking to set a target of close to 200 runs to give the bowlers a good chance to defend. The average first inning score so far has been 171 so anything above that can be competitive.

The pitch is expected to be on the drier side with little assistance for the quicker bowlers. However, the spinners will get some help here. There is no rain expected for this match. The Temperatures should be in their mid-thirties and humidity high.


MI vs PBKS Betting Tips

The Mumbai Indians are riding a 3-match winning streak and finally seem to have gelled as a unit. On the other hand, the Punjab Kings have been rather inconsistent in their recent outings, losing 3 of their last 4 matches. Looking at the form of both teams, we feel that the home team holds an edge here.

Add home conditions into the mix and the fact that PBKS is struggling to find the right balance, we think MI is certainly the team to back.

Bet on the Mumbai Indians to win.

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Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. Betway


    Mumbai Indians Total 4’s

    Over 15.5 (2.00)


The result of this bet again comes down to the quality of Mumbai Indians’ batting and the pitch conditions. The Wankhede Stadium doesn’t have the biggest boundaries and with a quick outfield, we will see plenty of 4’s scored here.

  1. 1xBet


    Total Wickets in the Match

    Over 12.5 (1.75)


While the pitch at the Wankhde Stadium is good to bat on, it does provide some opportunities to the bowlers too. Also, there are quite a few batsmen on both sides who aren’t in the best of forms. We are therefore likely to see over 12.5 wickets fall here.

  1. Maharaja Fortune

    Maharaja Fortune

    Total Sixes in the Match

    Over 15.5 (1.87)


So far, we have seen a six every 14.2 balls at the Wankhede in IPL 2023. This would mean an average of 17 sixes per match. We think with so many big hitters in the lineup, you can bet Over 15.5 sixes in this match.

Today Match Prediction

Mumbai Indians To Win the Match, 1.75

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Who will win MI vs PBKS

Mumbai Indians 78.61% (305)
Punjab Kings 21.39% (83)
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