The Indian Premier League 2023 (IPL 2023) Eliminator will take place on May 24 (IST), between Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) and Mumbai Indians (MI) at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chepauk. Lucknow secured a thrilling victory against Kolkata Knight Riders in their last game, winning by a narrow 1-run margin. They will look to maintain their strong performance and advance to the second Qualifier.
Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians enjoyed a convincing eight-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in their last league game. The result secured their spot in the playoffs. They will be looking to continue their form and take a step closer to their sixth IPL title against Krunal Pandya and his team on Wednesday.
Lucknow Super Giants vs Mumbai Indians preview
The IPL 2023 Eliminator between Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) and Mumbai Indians (MI) will be played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Tuesday (May 23). LSG finished third in the points table with eight wins in 14 matches, while MI also won eight out of their 14 games to finish in fourth place.
Lucknow enter the match on the back of three consecutive wins, including a thrilling one-run victory against Kolkata Knight Riders. In that match, LSG batted first and scored 176/8 in their allotted 20 overs. Nicholas Pooran scored a half-century. In response, the Knight Riders fell short by just one run, finishing at 175/7.
In their previous game, Mumbai Indians faced Sunrisers Hyderabad, who posted a formidable 200/5 in their 20 overs. SRH’s openers Vivek Sharma and Mayank Agarwal put together 140 runs. However, MI successfully chased down the target in 18 overs, with Cameron Green scoring his first IPL century.
LSG and MI have met three times in the IPL, with the former emerging victorious in all three matches. This year, Lucknow set Mumbai a target of 177 runs, with Marcus Stoinis playing a crucial innings of 89 runs off 47 deliveries. MI fell just short, scoring 172 runs to lose by a narrow margin of five runs.
Lucknow Super Giants vs Mumbai Indians match details
Lucknow Super Giants vs Mumbai Indians, Eliminator, IPL 2023
Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Date and time: Wednesday, May 24, 7:30 pm (IST)
LSG vs MI pitch report
As the tournament progresses, the pitch at the MA Chidambaram Stadium has also become slower. The surface is expected to provide significant assistance to the spinners, while batsmen may need some time before they can adjust to the conditions. Any score in excess of 165 runs would be considered challenging. The skipper winning the toss would likely choose to bat first to increase their chances of winning.
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LSG vs MI prediction
Both Lucknow Super Giants and Mumbai Indians stand a fair chance of winning this crucial Eliminator, provided they play their cards right. Both Krunal Pandya and Rohit Sharma would be eager to win the toss and likely bat first. That said, the team batting first should have the upper hand and emerge victorious.
LSG vs MI probable playing XIs
Lucknow Super Giants (LSG):
Quinton de Kock (wk), Kyle Mayers, Krunal Pandya (c), Prerak Mankad, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran, Amit Mishra, Yash Thakur, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohsin Khan, Avesh Khan
Mumbai Indians (MI):
Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Nehal Wadhera, Tim David, Kumar Kartikeya, Chris Jordan, Piyush Chawla, Jason Behrendorff, Akash Madhwal