• Sat. May 27th, 2023

Aiming to move up the points table, Mumbai Indians and Punjab Kings are set to face off in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Game No. 2023. 46 at IS Bindra PCA Stadium in Mohali on Wednesday night. Regarding their positions on the table, Punjab are placed 6e with 10 points and can move into second place if they can beat MI tonight. In contrast, five-time champions are ranked 7e with 8 points.

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The contest also pits two of India’s best openers – Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan – against each other. The duo share a great camaraderie that showed during the draw on Wednesday night.

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Rohit won the toss and decided to play first. Asked about his decision, the MI captain said he took suggestions from his counterpart on what to do on this pitch. Ever since Dhawan told him to play first, Rohit followed the cue.

“I asked Shikhar Dhawan what to do. He said we’ll play first, so we’ll play first. It’s good ground, we pursued our objectives quite well, so we will stay true to our strengths. You always want to have a score in front of you on such pitches. It’s important to keep the balance, we’ve played enough IPL matches, things can change quickly,” Rohit said after winning the draw.

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Speaking about the changes to their playing XI, Rohit said Akash Madwal replaced an injured Riley Meredith in the roster.

“We have a change, Merdith is injured. Akash Madwal is here,” Rohit said.

Meanwhile, Shikhar said his team have changed their playing XI as well. Matthew Short has been included in the mix and he replaces Kagiso Rabada.

“We would have bowled first. I feel like the wicket looks good, it’s not dry, it won’t change much. It’s good to hit first and post a big total, I can’t wait to get there. We keep the energy calm and relaxed. Mentally you have to be relaxed, as a leader I have to make sure of that. Short came in, Rabada came out,” Dhawan said.

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Here are the XIs in play:

Kings of Punjab: Prabhsimran Singh, Shikhar Dhawan(c), Matthew Short, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma(w), Sam Curran, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Rishi Dhawan, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh.

Bombay Indians: Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan(w), Cameron Green, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Nehal Wadhera, Jofra Archer, Piyush Chawla, Kumar Kartikeya, Akash Madhwal, Arshad Khan.

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