Two same yet contrasting teams Lucknow Super Giants and Mumbai Indians will be up against each other in the Eliminator of the IPL 2023 at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. MI and LSG have battled with injury issues but have made it to the top four and are now two steps away from a spot in the final. Let’s see how these two can fare against each other.
Mumbai and Lucknow share a fair bit of similarity and uniqueness between them. Both teams have had injury issues. While MI have suffered with injuries to their key bowlers, LSG were hit with a body blow after injury to their captain KL Rahul.
They have a difference in their team performance. MI have a strong batting unit, well led by Suryakumar Yadav. On the other hand, LSG have good spinners in their ranks – Amit Mishra, Ravi Bishnoi, and Krunal Pandya. Another aspect of their similarity and contrast is that MI have hunted down big totals and LSG have defended scores well in the league stage.
But the surface at Chepauk is not a batting paradise by any means and LSG might fancy their chances of beating Mumbai here. Given that, LSG have not won much on slower surfaces. Their own surface at home is a slow one and they have 3 wins out of 6 completed games there. LSG have played one game at Chepauk this season and they have lost that to CSK. But they have played much more on slower surfaces this season and might have an upper hand over Mumbai.
LSG vs MI- IPL 2023: Playing XI
Lucknow Super Giants: 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: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Nehal Wadhera, Tim David, Kumar Kartikeya, Chris Jordan, Piyush Chawla, Jason Behrendorff, Akash Madhwal
LSG vs MI- IPL 2023: Prediction
Prediction: Mumbai Indians will win today’s match.
LSG vs MI- IPL 2023: Broadcast & live-streaming details
Match timings: 7:30 pm IST
Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Live broadcast: Star Sports
Live streaming: JioCinema app