Cricket News India – LSG vs MI Live Score: Fields are set, and boys are ready as Mumbai Indians are all set to lock horns with Lucknow Super Giants in the Eliminator Clash of IPL 2023. Lucknow is marching into this clash on the back of a closely-fought win against KKR. They have worked hard to fix their spots in the Playoffs & have finally managed to clarify for the eliminator clash. Facing them are Mumbai Indians who are in red hot form. They too have a hot & cold campaign throughout the season but they gathered all their might & bounced back to qualify for the playoffs. They have fixed their spot in the Playoffs on the back of RCB’s defeat at the hands of Gujarat Titans in their last league stage fixture.They have faced each other in one fixture in the ongoing season of the league which was won by Lucknow Super Giants. Batting is Mumbai’s biggest strength & they would bet on it in today’s fixture. Super Giants have struggled to stay consistent in terms of their performance & would try to change that in today’s fixture against MI. The match is quite intense as the winner of this clash would play Qualifier 2 while the loser will exit from the tournament. We can expect a thrilling contest between MI batters & LSG bowlers.
Lucknow Super Giants Preview
Krunal & Co are marching into this clash on the back of three consecutive wins. In their last fixture against KKR, LSG displayed an outstanding performance to dismantle Kolkata by one run. Stand-in Captain Krunal Pandya would not leave this opportunity to prove his prowess as a captain & guide their team to their maiden title win. LSG bowlers will have to hold their nerves & rattle MI’s destructive batting order to secure a spot in the Finals. In the batting order, a good show from Quinton De Kock & Karan Sharma at the top order is a must to lay the foundation for a strong score against MI. While Krunal Pandya, Stoinis & Prerak Makand have the onus to amass runs in the middle order. While their lower order too looks potent with the presence of Nicholas Pooran & Ayush Badoni. Coming to the bowling order, they have a strong lineup with Mohsin Khan & Naveen-Ul-Haq scalping early wickets. They must aim to scalp early wickets & put MI’s mighty batting order in dismal. Ravi Bishnoi is their go-to-man with the ball & he should aim to scalp early wickets in the middle overs. They would aim to get good support from Krishnappa Gowtham & Yash Thakur.
Mumbai Indians Preview
MI has displayed great character & bounced back from rags to riches by chasing huge targets & winning back-to-back fixtures. They have fought till the end & stars got aligned for them with GT outclassing RCB in their last league fixture & ensuring MI a playoff berth. Rohit & CO would bank on this opportunity & would aim to prove their mettle in this fixture as well to book their spot into the Qualifiers 2. MI is coming into this clash on the back of an eight-wicket victory over SRH & ending their league stage in the fourth spot at the Points table. However, marching into this clash they have certain weaknesses too. Their bowling attack is not that competent & they need to produce the best show with the ball if clearing the Eliminator clash against Lucknow is their motive. Rohit Sharma is back in form & this would be the major positive for MI’s batting order. He would aim to provide MI with a stable start by stitching a rewarding opening stand with Ishan Kishan. Their middle order is settled with in-form Cameron Green & Suryakumar’s presence. In their previous clash against SRH, Cameron Green scored a match-winning ton, he got good support from Suryakumar who also scored crucial runs. The duo would aim to do the same trick against Lucknow. MI will also look for some crucial cameos from Nehal Wadhera, Raghav Goyal, and Chris Jordan in the lower middle order. In the bowling attack, MI has struggled throughout the season. Their biggest bet is none other than Piyush Chawla who has returned with 14 wickets in 20 matches for Mumbai. Chris Jordan should also provide Piyush with good support in the middle overs. The side would also expect good bowling spells from Kumar Kartikeya and Akash Madhwal with finals at stake.
LSG vs MI Predicted Playing XIs:
Lucknow Super Giants
Krunal Pandya (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Karan Sharma, Prerak Mankad, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran, Ayush Badoni, Krishnappa Gowtham, Ravi Bishnoi, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mohsin Khan, Yash Thakur (Impact Player)
Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Tim David, Nehal Wadhera, Chris Jordan, Piyush Chawla, Akash Madhwal, Kumar Kartikeya, Jason Behrendorff Raghav Goyal (Impact Player)
LSG vs MI Match Prediction:
After considering Mumbai Indians & Lucknow Super Giants form & lineup strength, there are chances that Mumbai Indians could outclass fragile looking Lucknow Super Giants Also read, ICC World Cup 2023 Qualifiers Schedule Announced