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Mumbai Indians would aim to turn the tide and desperately try to save their sinking campaign when they face Punjab Kings in the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium on Tuesday, September 28. The match would begin at 7:30 pm IST (Indian Standard Time). Mumbai Indians have had a horrid run in the UAE leg of IPL 2021 so far. The defending champs lost to Chennai Super Kings, which was followed by a thrashing at the hands of the Kolkata Knight Riders. On Sunday, they were put into further trouble after a humiliating 54-run defeat to Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore. Mumbai Indians would take the field on Tuesday to face Punjab Kings now, with an aim to build back and return to winning ways. Rohit Sharma's side had entered the UAE leg of IPL 2021 as one of the favourites to go all the way, but the narrative has changed dramatically. Now, all they need is a win, which would instill that faith and confidence in the players. And they would need their wobbly middle-order to take charge. The likes of Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard and the Pandya brothers have misfired so far and Mumbai would want them to be at the top of their game on Tuesday. Currently placed seventh, Mumbai need to win all their games in order to make it within the last four. Harshal Patel Becomes Third RCB Player to Scalp a Hat-Trick, Achieves the Feat During RCB vs MI, IPL 2021 (Watch Video)
Punjab Kings meanwhile, started off poorly in the UAE leg with a disappointing two-run loss to Rajasthan but they found a way to win against Sunrisers Hyderabad, despite posting a low total on the board. But there's room for a lot of improvement and despite Mumbai being in poor form, Punjab would not be too eager in underestimating the five-time champions. Mumbai Indians IPL 2021 Playoff Qualification Scenario: Here's How Rohit Sharma's Men Can Qualify for Knockouts
MI vs PBKS Head-to-Head
Mumbai have had the advantage over Punjab Kings with respect to head-to-head records. Out a total of 27 matches, Mumbai Indians have won 14 while Punjab have 13 wins to their name. Rohit Sharma's side have won a total of four matches in the last seven matches that they have played against the 2014 finalists. IPL 2021 Points Table Updated
MI vs PBKS, IPL 2021 Match 42, Key Players
For Mumbai Indians, captain Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah would be very important for a win while Punjab would rely on a lot on their skipper KL Rahul and ace paceman Mohammed Shami.
MI vs PBKS, IPL 2021 Match 42, Mini Battles
Rohit Sharma vs Mohammed Shami would be a key player battle in this match along with the duel between KL Rahul and Jasprit Bumrah. The winners of these duels would have a say in their team's performance and this could potentially determine the outcome of the match.
MI vs PBKS, IPL 2021 Match 42 Venue and Match Timing
Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings (MI vs PBKS) match in IPL 2021 will be played at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi on September 28, 2021 (Tuesday). The game is scheduled to begin at 07:00 pm IST (Indian Standard Time). Toss will be held at 06:30 pm.
MI vs PBKS, IPL 2021 Match 42 Live Telecast and Live Streaming Online
Fans can live telecast the Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings match live on Star Sports channels. The MI vs PBKS match in IPL 2021 will be live telecast on Star Sports 1/HD, Star Sports 2/HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi/HD, Star Sports Select 1/HD, Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports 1 Telugu, Star Sports 1 Kannada and Star Sports 1 Bangla channels on television. Fans looking for how to watch the MI vs PBKS live streaming online can watch the match live on the Disney+Hotstar app as well as on the website. Fans watching the live streaming online on Disney+ Hotstar will have to pay a nominal fee and subscribe to catch the live-action.
MI vs PBKS, IPL 2021 Match 42, Likely Playing XIs
Mumbai Indians Likely Playing XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton De Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Adam Milne, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult.
Punjab Kings Likely Playing XI: KL Rahul (c & wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Harpreet Brar, Nathan Ellis, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh.