Date: May 24 2023
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
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After an entertaining first qualifier, the Lucknow Super Giants and Mumbai Indians will battle it out in Eliminator 1. Both teams have had contrasting journeys to the playoffs as LSG comfortably reached the final four after their thrilling win over Kolkata Knight Riders. Whereas Mumbai Indians needed Gujarat Titans to beat the Royal Challengers Bangalore and ensure their qualification to the playoffs.
The Lucknow Super Giants have built a solid team which has managed to function at the highest level despite the absence of key players like KL Rahul and Mark Wood. The Lucknow batting has been scoring a lot of runs despite the poor performances by the Indian contingent. On the bowling front, Ravi Bishnoi has managed to resurrect himself after a down phase while the likes of Yash Thakur and Mohsin Khan have continued to exceed expectations and perform well in crunch moments.
On the other hand, the Mumbai Indians pulled off a big comeback after a dismal 2022 season and a disappointing start to this year for making it into the playoffs. For the five-time champions, their batting unit has been their biggest strength with each and every batter contributing to wins. Whereas with the ball, MI still needs improvement, something which has been evident as the 2023 season has progressed, especially with some quality performances by Jason Behrendorff, Kumar Kartikeya and Akash Madhwal.
Lucknow Super Giants:
Quinton de Kock (wk), Kyle Mayers, Prerak Mankad, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran, Krunal Pandya (c), Ayush Badoni, Krishnappa Gowtham, Ravi Bishnoi, Yash Thakur, Mohsin Khan
Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Tim David, Nehal Wadhera, Chris Jordan, Piyush Chawla, Jason Behrendorff, Kumar Kartikeya, Akash Madhwal
Grand League Team:
Batters: Prerak Mankad, Ayush Badoni, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav
Bowlers: Ravi Bishnoi, Mohsin Khan, Piyush Chawla, Akash Madhwal
Wicket-keepers: Quinton de Kock, Nicholas Pooran, Ishan Kishan
All-rounders: Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Cameron Green
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