Sunday’s blockbuster encounter of IPL 2022 will see Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) lock horns with Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Both teams have had contrasting fortunes in the competition so far. While Mumbai are yet to taste success, Lucknow are fifth in the points table and will be keen to enter the top four.
LSG will want their captain KL Rahul to continue his love affair with MI. He averages 94.5 in the nine innings he has played against Mumbai Indians since 2018, including three not outs and three scores in excess of 90. Their last two losses came while chasing, and in both games they haven’t had the best of starts with the bat, which will be something that LSG will be hoping to address quickly.
Mumbai have had their worst IPL start, being the only team to start an IPL season with seven successive losses. Be it the failure of the top order, the inability of the middle order to close out games, the bowlers not quite up to the mark or that their overseas names haven’t really made much of an impact, it has been a collective no-show from the five-time IPL champions.
Match 37: Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) vs Mumbai Indians (MI)
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Date & Time: 24th April at 7:30 PM IST and Local Time
The pitch has produced some high-scoring thrillers and might do the same in this game as well. The bowlers are likely to have nothing to work upon and the batters are likely to dominate the entire match.
Predicted Playing XI
Lucknow Super Giants (LSG): KL Rahul (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Manish Pandey, Marcus Stoinis, Deepak Hooda, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Jason Holder, Dushmantha Chameera, Avesh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi
Mumbai Indians (MI): Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Dewald Brevis, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, Daniel Sams, Hrithik Shokeen, Riley Meredith, Jaydev Unadkat, Jasprit Bumrah
LSG vs MI – Fantasy Team Prediction
Fantasy Team 1: Quinton de Kock (c), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Dewald Brevis, Jason Holder (vc), Marcus Stoinis, Daniel Sams, Jaydev Unadkat, Jasprit Bumrah, Avesh Khan
Fantasy Team 2: Quinton de Kock, KL Rahul (c), Suryakumar Yadav (vc), Deepak Hooda, Tilak Varma, Dewald Brevis, Krunal Pandya, Daniel Sams, Jaydev Unadkat, Dushmantha Chameera, Ravi Bishnoi