Indian T20 League 2021: Match 17 - Punjab vs Mumbai - MPL Fantasy Cricket Tips, Prediction, Playing XI, and Pitch Report

Jayant Yadav is the X-Factor player for this match.

Jayant Yadav is the X-Factor player for this match.
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Match Details

Match 17 – Punjab vs Mumbai

Date & Time – April 23, 2021; 7:30 PM IST

Venue – MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.

Preview

Things are getting tougher for Punjab in the ongoing Indian T20 League. They won the first game by a slim margin and then have lost three in a row. They are next scheduled to face a tough challenge from Mumbai who have surprisingly lost two matches out of four. Having said that, the five-time champions have stretched the teams while defending low totals and still look a stronger outfit in the tournament. Mumbai will be hoping to return to the winning ways with a win over Punjab.

Probable Playing XIs

Punjab

KL Rahul (C & WK), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle/Dawid Malan, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Shahrukh Khan, Fabian Allen, Jhye Richardson, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh

Mumbai

Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah

Top Picks of the Match

Rohit Sharma (Mumbai)

The Mumbai skipper is slowly getting back to his best. He has so far scored 138 runs in four innings at a strike-rate of 135.29 and it seemed that he was back to his beast form in the game against Delhi. Having said that, a big knock from Rohit Sharma is around the corner and it is a good option to make him captain.

Mayank Agarwal (Punjab)

With KL Rahul losing his touch, it has become imperative for Mayank Agarwal to play a big innings. The opener showed his prowess a couple of games ago smashing 69 off just 36 balls. But the team lost the game. Having said that, Agarwal is gaining his lost touch and it will be important for him to play a big knock.

X-Factor Player

Jayant Yadav

The off-spinner did well in the previous game with his all-round abilities. He scored 20-odd runs and then picked up a crucial wicket of Prithvi Shaw. With 2-3 left-handers likely to be in the Punjab line-up, Jayant Yadav can turn out to be a good pick in your Fantasy pick.

Fantasy Teams

Fantasy Playing XI No.1 for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Ishan Kishan, Quinton de Kock, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rohit Sharma (C), Mayank Agarwal (VC), Krunal Pandya, Fabian Allen, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Arshdeep Singh

 

Fantasy Playing XI No.2 for Grand/Mega Leagues:

Quinton de Kock (C), Nicholas Pooran, Suryakumar Yadav, Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard (VC), Trent Boult, Jayant Yadav, Mohammed Shami

Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.