The 2021 IPL Match 17 will see the defending champions of the Indian Premier League Mumbai Indians battling against Punjab Kings. Both teams have had dramatic starts with Punjab Kings, who managed to win their opening game and then lost the other three games played. This losing streak has led Punjab Kings to find themselves at the last position of the IPL table. On the other hand, Mumbai Indians started the league losing their first match though ending up winning the next two matches. However, this winning streak was halted by Delhi capitals, making Mumbai Indians win only two games in their previous four matches.
Basically, the defending champions have the upper hand to win this game.
Mumbai Indians (60%) vs Punjab Kings (40%)
Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings previous match preview
The last game between MI and PBKS on 23rd April 2021 was a win to the Punjab Kings by nine wickets. The game performance for PBKS was outstanding as they were never behind the chase and their bowlers brilliantly helped them win the game. This game led to the defending champions going down the table.
With that said, let's focus on the next game between Mumbai Indians and Punjab Kings as they seek to make their comeback on 28th September 2021 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium (Abu Dhabi) starting from 5.00 pm.
This match stands a big chance for Mumbai Indians, and it's also a challenge for the defending champions to prove their class.