Mumbai vs Punjab: Introduction
If there’s one side that offers a ton of entertainment with their style of play against some of the top sides in the Indian T20 league, then it’s none other than Punjab. And when there are players in the ranks as KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal and Nicholas Pooran in the ranks, who are arguably one of the clean strikers of the ball, the fans would expect them to perform to their potential. Although they are yet to win a title, and they had mixed performances in the last few seasons, they’ve shown on occasions that they can deliver power-packed performances to muster a triumph in their favor. However, the road to the playoffs would go through defending champions Mumbai, who would be looking to make a hat-trick in the upcoming season and become the first franchise ever to do so. Just like Punjab, Mumbai has a number of power-hitters on their side as well in Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Ishan Kishan, to name a few, and consistent run-getters like Suryakumar Yadav and Quinton de Kock to almost make it difficult for the rival to score a triumph against them at any stage of the tournament.
Mumbai vs Punjab: Head to Head Record
In the 2020 edition of the Indian T20 league, Mumbai drew the first blood as they beat Punjab by 48 runs. In their second encounter, the game went on to two super-overs, and the match was eventually won by Punjab.
Top 3 Performers Comparisons & Stats
Punjab has been known to trouble Mumbai since the inception of the Indian T20 League in 2008. However, Mumbai possesses the championship mentality that has helped them turn the turn in their favor under clutch moments. Punjab made a number of interesting buys in this year’s auction, while Mumbai had retained the core players whose experience has helped the side reap benefits since the last few seasons.
Here we have mentioned the current set of players from both the teams who have done well in the faceoffs contested to date. Do keep the statistics of the key performers in mind when formulating the best team during the Indian T20 Fantasy League 2021.
|Batsmen||Runs vs Punjab|
|Quinton de Kock||293|
|Bowlers||Wickets vs Punjab|
|Bowlers||Wickets vs Mumbai|
Mumbai vs Punjab, Indian T20 League 2021
Records are bound to break, and entertainment is bound to be delivered to your home in a Mumbai-Punjab encounter. For the complete schedule listing the entire matches of the Indian Fantasy T20 League 2021, click here.
|Friday, April 23, 2021||Punjab vs Mumbai||Chennai||7:30 PM|
|Thursday, May 13, 2021||Mumbai vs Punjab||Bengaluru||3:30 PM|
Statistics and Facts about Mumbai and Punjab
There’s never a dull moment in a match between Mumbai and Punjab. Usually high scoring, but on occasions, there have been few low scores being recorded as well. Let us take a look at some distinct statistics regarding their head to head.
- Punjab has beaten Mumbai thrice by a margin of 50 or more runs which is the most by any franchise against the five-time champions in the Indian T20 League.
- Mumbai has four scores of 190+ whilst taking on Punjab in the Indian T20 League, with the highest score being 223/6 in the 2017 edition. Meanwhile, Punjab has thrice managed to get past the 190-run mark against Mumbai, with the highest score registered in an innings as 230/3.
- Mumbai has three scores under the 120-run mark against Punjab, with their lowest score being 87, which was registered in 2011.
- Punjab picked a total of 9 players in the auction for Indian T20 League 2021, with Australian pacers Jhye Richardson and Riley Meredith as their top two expensive bids whom they bought at prices of INR 14 and 8 crores, respectively.
- One of the most surprising picks in this year’s Indian T20 League auction was 20-year-old Protea all-rounder Marco Jansen, who was picked by Mumbai at a base price of INR 20 lakh.
Mumbai vs Punjab: Overall Head to Head Stats
As seen above, Punjab has never shied away from giving a tough fight to five-time Indian T20 League champions Mumbai. Here’s how their encounters have resulted so far in each season –
How will Mumbai vs Punjab Stats help you on MPL?
Both Mumbai and Punjab are packed with some of the best cricketers to have played the shortest format, making the encounter all the more interesting for the fanatics. Become a part of this epic clash by making your MPL fantasy Cricket team on the MPL pro app. Pick players who have performed well in Mumbai vs Punjab face-offs, join contests and stand a chance to win exciting prizes in the end. Download the MPL fantasy app now!