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Punjab Kings XI will face Mumbai Indians in the 23rd match of IPL-15 on Wednesday evening. The match will be played at 7.30 pm at the Cricket Stadium in Pune. Cricket Coach Sanjeev Pathania, who holds a Diploma in Coaching from the National Institute of Sports (NIS), Patiala, analyzed the various aspects of this encounter for the Punjab team before the match. According to Pathania, Mumbai Indians can get the benefit of the home pitch. Many players of the team have practiced on this ground.
According to coach Sanjeev Pathania at Chandigarh Sector 16 Cricket Stadium, both the teams are looking balanced at the moment. The batsmen of both the teams are also performing well. However, at the level of bowling, the Punjab team has been light. Punjab bowlers will be tested in this match and they will have to improve their bowling to win. Mumbai Indian batsmen may also face problems in front of the swing of Punjab bowlers Kegiso Rabada and Vaibhav Arora.
You have to show amazing in bowling too, then only the matter will be made.
According to Pathania, this match is very important for Punjab Kings XI after their crushing defeat at the hands of Gujarat Titans. The batsmen of Punjab team have performed well in the first 4 matches. However, the bowlers could not sustain the excellent performance against Chennai Super Kings. In such a situation, there will be pressure on the bowlers of Punjab team to perform well in Wednesday’s match.
There will also be pressure on captain Mayank Agarwal
Punjab Kings captain Mayank Agarwal’s performance was weak in Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans. Shikhar Dhawan’s performance in the last four matches is good. A total of 127 runs have come off his bat. Though he hasn’t hit any half-century yet, his batting has been lethal. All-rounder Livingston’s performance has been better in the previous matches. Apart from showing amazing with the bat, he has also taken many wickets. In the match with Chennai team, he scored 60 runs in 32 balls and turned the tide of the match. He also took 2 wickets for 25 runs in 3 overs.