Mumbai Indians are having the nightmare sort of season as Men in Blue have been winless so far and will be desperate to make a statement when they take on debutant Lucknow Super Giants. Mumbai Indians have lost five consecutive matches on the trot, and with four losses more, they will be out of the race to determine the top four for playoffs. However, Mumbai Indians have returned from this position to win the IPL trophy. This shall boost their confidence at least a bit.
They have found two uncapped talented middle order batters in Dewald Brevis and Tilak Varma, and luckily they both are in good touch. Whereas, Suryakumar Yadav’s presence in the squad is a major boost in sublime form, the seniors like Keiron Pollard and Rohit Sharma have not fired, which could be why Mumbai Indians sit in the last place. Apart from this, MI lacks depth in the bowling department, with Jofra Archer not available to play in the tournament.
On the other hand, Lucknow Super Giants runs a fabulous campaign with three wins in 5 matches. The two matches they lost were close encounters that could have gone either way. Ayush Badoni, the find of the season, and Deepak Hooda and Marcus Stoinis form a deep batting line-up for the team.
LSG’s bowling unit is excellent, with Avesh Khan, Dushmantha Chameera and Jason Holder not giving away much to the batters. The only concern they face is KL Rahul’s inconsistency and below-par strike rate in the tournament. The LSG skipper needs to rise to the occasion and guide his team to victory.
Time: 7:30 PM
Date: April 16, 2022
Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
Head to Head:
This will be the first match between the two teams.
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma
Lucknow Super Giants: KL Rahul
When will the match between Mumbai Indian vs Lucknow Super Giants be played?
The match between both the quality sides will take place on April 16, 2022 at 3:30 PM IST.
Where will the match take place?
The match will be held at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.
Where can one watch the match?
Star Sports will live telecast the IPL 2022 MI vs LSG. Star Sports 1/1HD/1 Hindi/1HD Hindi will be the different channels where one can watch the broadcast.
Where can one live stream the match?
Disney+Hotstar will live stream the matches on its app & website.
Where to tune in for Latest Updates?
One can visit www.sportstiger.com for live ball-by-ball updates. He/She can also download the SportsTiger App, available on Google Play Store & Apple App Store.
Last playing XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Dewald Brevis, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, Jaydev Unadkat, Murugan Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Tymal Mills, Basil Thampi
Bench: Daniel Sams, Fabian Allen, Anmolpreet Singh, Sanjay Yadav, Riley Meredith, Mayank Markande, Tim David, Aryan Juyal, Arjun Tendulkar, Hrithik Shokeen, Rahul Buddhi, Arshad Khan, Ramandeep Singh
Last playing XI: KL Rahul (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Deepak Hooda, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Jason Holder, Krishnappa Gowtham, Dushmantha Chameera, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan
Bench: Evin Lewis, Andrew Tye, Manish Pandey, Shahbaz Nadeem, Manan Vohra, Kyle Mayers, Ankit Rajpoot, Mohsin Khan, Karan Sharma, Mayank Yadav