- The Lucknow Super Giants may struggle in this game because they don’t have a reliable opening lineup.
- Suryakumar Yadav, Cameron Green, and Ishan Kishan are three batsmen with the Mumbai Indians who have scored 1300+ runs.
- Ravi Bishnoi is the only reliable bowler for the Lucknow Super Giants, since the team’s other bowlers have struggled.
Mumbai Indians (MI) defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad in their last league match to earn a thrilling victory that qualified them for the IPL 2023 playoffs. They will now face Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in the Eliminator on May 24 at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
The batters are currently on fire, so the five-time champions will feel quite optimistic about their chances. Cameron Green, an Australian player, made an incredible century in the most recent game, while Rohit Sharma, the captain, also found his form. The team would like to improve in the bowling, which appears to be a bit of an issue.
The majority of Lucknow Super Giants’ tactics have so far been successful, which is a major positive. Marcus Stoinis and Nicholas Pooran have, to put it mildly, been fantastic, while opener Quinton de Kock has been able to provide good starts. LSG’s success relies on their shoulders, therefore it will be interesting to see how they handle pressure. It will also be crucial to have Amit Mishra and Ravi Bishnoi.
LSG Vs MI Head To Head:
In the three IPL games between the two teams, Lucknow won over MI each time. LSG defeated MI in the IPL 2022 courtesy to a century from Kl Rahul, their captain. In the reverse match, LSG also defeated Mumbai by 36 runs. In 2023, Australian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis scored a quickfire fifty, and Ravi Bishnoi’s two-wicket haul gave LSG a thrilling 5-run victory.
Having said that, let us take a closer look at their past 3 meetings
LSG Vs MI Last 3 Encounters:
16-May-2023: Lucknow Super Giants won by 5 runs
25-Apr-2022: Lucknow Super Giants won by 36 Runs
16-Apr-2022: Lucknow Super Giants won by 18 Runs
Expected Top Performers For LSG And MI:
Probable Best Batsman
Suryakumar Yadav, hailing from Mumbai, is expected to face a challenging batting experience in Chepauk. Success in playing spin will be crucial, making him one of the players to keep an eye on. With a current total of 511 runs in 14 matches, he currently ranks seventh in the race for the IPL 2023 Orange Cap.
Probable Best Bowler:
Ravi Bishnoi emerges as a strong contender for the title of the best bowler, considering the prevailing conditions. As a young talent, he has the potential to create chaos and capitalize on the opportunity presented. Bishnoi has already made a significant impact for LSG, having taken 16 wickets in 14 matches thus far.
Additional Stats Of LSG And MI:
LSG highest score against MI: 199
MI highest score against LSG: 181
Most runs for LSG: 34 (Quinton de Kock)
Most runs for MI: 64 (Tilak Varma)
Most wickets for LSG: 3 (Avesh Khan & Krunal Pandya)
Most wickets for MI: 2 (Riley Meredith)
Most catches for LSG: 2 (Ravi Bishnoi, Krishnappa Gowtham & Deepak Hooda)
Most catches for MI: 2 (Rohit Sharma)
Lowest total defended by LSG against MI: 168
Lowest total defended by MI against LSG: 132
The Lucknow Super Giants have enjoyed a positive history against the Mumbai Indians. However, they are up against a rejuvenated Mumbai side that has rediscovered its winning touch. Lucknow’s bowlers have been inconsistent and will need to step up with a remarkable effort if they are to emerge victorious. Mumbai’s batsmen are currently in outstanding form and possess the ability to dismantle any bowling attack they face. With their formidable batting firepower, Mumbai holds the upper hand and is considered the favoured team in this matchup.