Date : May 24, 2023
Time : 7:30 PM IST
Venue : M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
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Lucknow Super Giants are set to face-off Mumbai Indians in the Eliminator of the Indian Premier League 2023 at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium. Throughout the league stage, Lucknow have been very consistent as an overall unit and their performances have peaked in the lead-up to the playoffs. Meanwhile, for Mumbai Indians, the batting department has been extraordinary in the IPL, while their bowling department is coming into its own in the last few games. With that, the upcoming Eliminator match between Lucknow and Mumbai promises to be a very keenly contested affair.
The pitches at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium has been providing quality T20 cricket in this year’s tournament. The average first innings score at this venue in the history of the IPL is 163, but during the league stage of the 2023 season, it has gotten up to 168. Hence, the first innings score when LSG takes on MI in the Eliminator might hover around 165-175 range.
Lucknow Super Giants
Lucknow Super Giants has frequently changed the opening partners for Quinton de Kock in the last couple of matches due to lack of quality run scoring in the powerplay. The middle-order has resurrected the innings for LSG on multiple occasions, with the likes of Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran, and Prerak Mankad featuring amongst the runs. In the bowling side of things, Ravi Bishnoi has been the best performer of the lot for Lucknow, along with captain Krunal Pandya and Yash Thakur in the supporting cast.
SportsTiger Playing XI of LSG
Deepak Hooda, Quinton de Kock (wk), Prerak Mankad, Krunal Pandya (c), Marcus Stoinis, Ayush Badoni, Nicholas Pooran, Krishnappa Gowtham, Ravi Bishnoi, Naveen-ul-Haq Mohsin Khan (Potential Impact Substitute - Yash Thakur for Prerak Mankad)
Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma has scored vital runs in the lead-up to the IPL playoffs, which is a great sign for the team management as they prepare for the tougher tasks ahead. Cameron Green scored his first hundred of the IPL in the previous match for MI, which has given a massive boost to the already settled middle order, including the likes of Suryakumar Yadav, Nehal Wadhera, and Tim David. As far as the bowling lineup for Mumbai goes, Piyush Chawla has been the most consistent wicket-taker for the side, while getting decent support from Jason Behrendorff and Akash Madhwal in their recent games.
SportsTiger Playing XI of MI
Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Cameron Green, Nehal Wadhera, Tim David, Chris Jordan, Piyush Chawla, Jason Behrendorff, Kumar Kartikeya, Akash Madhwal (Potential Impact Substitute - Vishnu Vinod for Suryakumar Yadav)
The Eliminator of the IPL 2023 is going to be played at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, a venue where spin holds the key to victory most of the time. Hence, Lucknow’s depth in the spin department might give them a slight upper hand over Mumbai when they take the field on May 24.
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