In IPL 2023, this marks the inaugural encounter between the two teams, making it a highly pivotal match for both sides. Emerging victorious would catapult the winner into the coveted top two positions on the points table. As of now, LSG occupies the 4th spot while MI holds the 3rd position in the standings.
Head to Head
MI - 0 || LSG - 2
Last 5 matches
MI - W W L W W
LSG - W L NR L W
With a tally of 14 points, the Mumbai Indians presently find themselves in the third position on the points table, having triumphed in seven out of their twelve encounters thus far. In their previous showdown, they emerged victorious over the table-topping Gujarat Titans, courtesy of a remarkable performance by Suryakumar Yadav. In an exceptional display of skill, Yadav amassed 103 runs from a mere 49 deliveries, marking his inaugural century in the IPL. Despite a sluggish start this season, Mumbai has displayed brilliance in the latter half of the tournament, securing victory in four out of their last five matches. Although their bowling unit has shown improvement, they still struggle with conceding runs, allowing a total of 109 sixes thus far, the highest count among all teams. Mumbai's batsmen have encountered difficulties on slow-turning pitches, particularly during recent matches in Chennai. Considering Lucknow's reputation as the lowest-scoring venue this season, the upcoming challenge for Mumbai's batters lies in adapting to these conditions and achieving a commendable run rate.
Probable XI : Rohit, Ishan, Green, Surya, Tilak/Wadhera, Tim David, Karthikeya, Chawla, Akash, Behrendorff, Jordan
Currently occupying the fourth position on the points table, Lucknow finds themselves with six wins from twelve games in the IPL. In their recent encounter, they emerged triumphant against SRH, successfully chasing down a target of 183 runs in 19.2 overs with seven wickets to spare. Prerak Mankad, participating in his third IPL match, achieved his inaugural half-century and was awarded the Player of the Match accolade. Notably, the contributions of Marcus Stoinis and Nicholas Pooran's quick innings aided Lucknow in their pursuit, as they managed to score 110 runs in the final eight overs to successfully achieve the target. In the previous two instances of facing Mumbai, Lucknow emerged victorious on both occasions, with KL Rahul scoring centuries in each encounter. Despite KL Rahul's injury posing a setback, the Lucknow Super Giants still possess a capable side, capable of defeating any team on a given day. Although possessing a strong bowling unit, Lucknow has struggled to pick wickets during the powerplay, having secured only 11 dismissals, the lowest among all teams during this phase.
Probable XI : K Mayers, De Kock, P Mankad, Stoinis, Pooran, Badoni, Krunal, Mishra, Yash Thakur, Avesh, Bishnoi
Rohit v Mishra - 87 runs, 7 out (96 SR)
Ishan v Mishra - 8 runs, 3 outs (100 SR)
Surya v Mishra - 23 runs, 0 out (153 SR)
Rohit v Avesh - 11 runs, 2 outs (85 SR)
Surya v Avesh - 2 runs, 1 out (25 SR)
Rohit v Bishnoi - 28 runs, 1 out (107 SR)
Ishan v Bishnoi - 15 runs, 2 outs (100 SR)
Surya v Bishnoi - 23 runs, 3 outs (115 SR)
Surya v Krunal - 35 runs, 0 out (135 SR)
De Kock v Jordan - 45 runs, 4 out (136 SR)
Stoinis v Jordan - 125 runs, 0 out (240 SR)
Pooran v Jordan - 55 runs, 1 out (120 SR)
De Kock v Chawla - 9 runs, 1 out (69 SR)
Pooran v Chawla - 18 runs, 0 out (257 SR)
Krunal v Chawla - 52 runs, 1 out (186 SR)
Stoinis v Behrendroff - 22 runs, 1 out (85 SR)
Key Players :
Suryakumar Yadav: He has scored 413 runs in last 7 Innings with an average of 68.83 and strike rate of 202.45 including 5 50+ Scores!
Piyush Chawla: He has been brilliant in this season. Has picked 19 wickets so far with 7.60 eco rate (26.03% of Team wickets)
Nicholas Pooran: He has been consistent for Lucknow in this season and had SR of 174. Also Played number of cameos ameos this season like 36 (21), 32 (18), 62 (19), 45 (19), 44* (13)
Ravi Bishnoi: In last 4 matches against Mumbai, he has Dismissed Surya thrice, Ishan twice, Rohit once. All three Combined had only 11.00 average against him