There will be a fight between Mumbai Indians and Lucknow Super Giants for the playoffs, such is the figure between the two
The playoff battle for the Indian Premier League 2023 has started intensifying. The 63rd match of the Indian Premier League will be played on May 16 at the Ekana Stadium in Lucknow. In this match, the team of Mumbai Indians will face Lucknow Super Giants at Ekana Stadium.
On one hand, the Indian Premier League has started reaching its final stage. Meanwhile, the playoff race is still going on. The place of three teams in the playoffs and for which seven teams are contenders. In such a situation, on May 16, in the match between Mumbai Indians and Lucknow Super Giants, both the teams will come out with the intention of winning. Mumbai Indians are third in the points list with 14 points and Lucknow Super Giants are fourth with 13 points.
The Indian Premier League has reached its final stage. To reach the playoffs in this league, both the teams will be seen trying hard in this match. Significantly, there are still seven teams left in the playoff race. Gujarat Titans became the first team to beat Sunrisers Hyderabad and secure a place in the playoffs. There have been two matches between the two teams so far, in which Lucknow’s team has won. In such a situation, today Mumbai will try to defeat Lucknow for the first time.
This is the specialty of Mumbai
For the last few matches, T20 format star batsman Suryakumar Yadav has returned to his blazing form. Suryakumar Yadav is wreaking havoc on the opposition team. Suryakumar Yadav has helped the team win because of his performance in the last two matches. Rohit Sharma also found his rhythm against Gujarat Titans and would now like to play a big innings at the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Stadium. In the absence of Tilak Verma, Mumbai got a good option in the form of Nihal Wadhera, who is improving match by match. In bowling, experienced spinner Piyush Chawla continues to trouble the batsmen while youngster Akash Badhwal has strengthened the pace attack.
This match is also expected to be low scoring in which the role of spinners can be important. Leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi has been the top wicket-taker for Lucknow and stand-in captain Krunal Pandya also bowled well against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Experienced Amit Mishra can also play an important role. Fast bowlers, especially Avesh Khan, have proved to be expensive, with an economy rate of close to ten in nine matches. The batting looks strong even in the absence of injured KL Rahul. Quinton Dickock has impressed as a substitute for Rahul while Kyle Myers has been the top run-getter for Lucknow this season. Nicholas Pooran and Saurashtra batsman Prerak Mankad will also be expected to do well.
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Jofra Archer, Arshad Khan, Jason Behrendorff, Dewald Brewis, Piyush Chawla, Tim Davids, Raghav Goel, Cameron Green, Ishan Kishan, Dwayne Jansen, Chris Jordan, Kumar Karthikeya, Akash Madhwal, Riley Meredith, Shams Mulani , Ramandeep Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Hrithik Shokeen, Tristan Stubbs, Arjun Tendulkar, Tilak Verma, Vishnu Vinod, Nehal Wadhera, Suryakumar Yadav.
Lucknow Supergiants: Krunal Pandya (c), Kyle Myers, Deepak Hooda, Amit Mishra, Nicholas Pooran, Quinton Dickock, Naveen-ul-Haq, Ayush Badoni, Avesh Khan, Karan Sharma, Yudhveer Charak, Yash Thakur, Romario Shepherd, Mark Wood, Swapnil Singh, Manan Vohra, Daniel Sams, Prerak Mankad, Krishnappa Gautam, Marcus Stoinis, Ravi Bishnoi, Karun Nair and Mayank Yadav.
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