Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) will host Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on Tuesday in match No. 63 of the IPL 2023. Both teams are fighting for a place in the playoffs, making this clash crucial not only for them but for some other teams in the league.
In terms of head-to-head records, LSG has emerged victorious in both matches against MI. As the group phase nears its end, both teams will be aiming for their places in the playoffs. Fans can expect a cracker of a match.
Lucknow Super Giants vs Mumbai Indians preview
The 63rd match of the Indian Premier League 2023 will see Lucknow Super Giants host Mumbai Indians at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on Tuesday. LSG are currently fourth position in the points table, having won six out of their twelve matches, with a total of 13 points.
In their last game against a depleted Sunrisers Hyderabad, the latter scored 182/6 in their allotted 20 overs, after a strong performance by their middle-order batsmen. However, Lucknow successfully chased down the target with seven wickets and four balls to spare.
Prerak Mankad, playing his second IPL match, smashed his first-ever half-century, while Marcus Stoinis and Nicholas Pooran also played crucial knocks for the Lucknow Super Giants.
Currently sitting third on the table with 14 points, Mumbai Indians have won seven out of their twelve games played so far. In their previous match, they defeated defending champions Gujarat Titans in an exciting affair.
Suryakumar Yadav was outstanding, scoring his first-ever century in the IPL and helping Mumbai set a formidable 218/5. SKY was unbeaten, hammering a scintillating 103 runs from just 49 deliveries.
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Gujarat faced early setbacks, but David Miller’s contribution of 41 runs from 26 deliveries kept their hopes alive. However, GT’s chances diminished once Miller was dismissed. Rashid Khan was the surprise star for the Titans, smashing 79 runs from only 32 deliveries. His knock included three fours and 10 sixes. However, despite his efforts, GT fell short of the target by 27 runs, as they were left stranded at 191/8 in 20 overs.
Lucknow Super Giants vs Mumbai Indians match details
Lucknow Super Giants vs Mumbai Indians, Match 63, IPL 2023
Venue: Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
Date and Time: Tuesday, May 16, 7:30 pm IST
LSG vs MI pitch report
Lucknow’s Ekana Cricket Stadium is a spinners paradise thanks to its slow nature. This could result in an interesting encounter, as runs could be quite difficult to get. Thus, one can expect it to be a low-scoring affair. A competitive total would be in the range of 165 to 185 runs. Based on the conditions on match day, the captain winning the toss would want to bowl first.
LSG vs MI prediction
Despite Lucknow having a strong team and the home advantage, the match is expected to favour Mumbai Indians. Players like Piyush Chawla will play a crucial role in slowing down the run rate, while the likes of Rohit Sharma, SKY, and Tim David should see Mumbai through to victory. Thus, the prediction is in favour of Mumbai Indians defeayting Lucknow Super Giants.
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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, Yudhvir Singh Charak, Avesh Khan
Mumbai Indians (MI):
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Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Nehal Wadhera, Vishnu Vinod, Tim David, Cameron Green, Chris Jordan, Piyush Chawla, Jason Behrendorff, Kumar Kartikeya