IPL 2023 Eliminator Match – 72 Prediction (LSG vs MI): Can LSG continue its winning streak against MI by defeating it in eliminator round? Lucknow Super Giants vs Mumbai Indians

Today’s Eliminator match of IPL 2023 season is Lucknow Super Giants vs Mumbai Indians (LSG vs MI). Talking about LSG, the team has been decent in its performance throughout this league. Out the 14 matches it played in the league stage, LSG managed to register 8 wins, thereby ending 3rd in IPL Standings. With the injury of the skipper and ace batter KL Rahul, LSG continued its campaign under Krunal Pandya, who successfully led the team to the playoffs. The upcoming game would be a high pressure one as it’s a knock out stage, so the team’s success would lies in the hands of its experienced batters like Quinton de Kock, Kyle Mayers. Moreover as well as the spinners.

Coming to MI which finished 4th in the IPL points table, the team was highly fortunate to enter playoffs as it’s entry wasn’t totally clinging upon its win against SunRisers Hyderabad, but also upon the defeat of Royal Challengers Bangalore at the hands of Gujarat Titans. When it comes to facing LSG, the five-time title holder has lost all its previous encounters which gives them a slight disadvantage. But since MI’s top batters like SuryaKumar Yadav & Ishan Kishan and bowlers like Piyush Chawla, have wrecked havoc upon the opponents in their recent performances, MI still looks strong enough to turn the tables in the upcoming match.

LSG vs MI : Match Details

Venue : MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Date : Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Time : 7:30 PM IST

Watch Live on : Star Sports Network & JioCinema

Image of MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
MA Chidambaram (Chepauk) Stadium, Chennai

LSG vs MI : Pitch Report

Chepauk’s wicket is highly supportive of spinners due to its dry and dusty nature. As the match progresses, the pitch starts to wear off which further assists spinners in having a better turn and bounce making it difficult for batters to put runs on the board specifically in the latter part of the innings as witnessed in the previous match of GT vs CSK.

A score of 180 should be a highly competitve one to defend.

The team winning the toss should bat first.

LSG vs MI : Head to Head

Both teams have faced each other thrice times in IPL history, out of which LSG has won all the three games.

Poster of IPL 2023 Eliminator Match 72 between Lucknow Super Giants vs Mumbai Indians head to head
LSG vs MI : Head to Head

LSG vs MI : Team XI Prediction

Lucknow Super Giants (LSG)

  • Quinton de Kock (WK)
  • Kyle Mayers
  • Krunal Pandya (C)
  • Prerak Mankad
  • Marcus Stoinis
  • Nicholas Pooran
  • Amit Mishra
  • Yash Thakur
  • Ravi Bishnoi
  • Mohsin Khan
  • Avesh Khan

Mumbai Indians (MI)

  • 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 : Best Performers’ Prediction

Best Batsman

Suryakumar Yadav

The sensational MI batter is currently at his best. Having scored 511 runs in 14 matches, Surya is ranked 8th in the Orange Cap race. The right-hand batter averages a decent 42.58 and an brilliant strike rate of 185.14 which shows his powerful strokeplay. The shorter format expert tore apart opponents’ bowling attack specially in his recent performance in which he smashed a stunning 103 off 49 balls against Gujarat Titans. Yadav is expected to continue his show in the upcoming match as well.

Best Bowler

Piyush Chawla

This season of IPl has witnessed astonishing performances from the ace MI spinner. Chawla is currently ranked fifth among the top five bowlers in Purple cap race with 20 wickets in 14 matches. His effective economy rate of 7.81 ensures that he keeps the rival batters in check when it comes to hitting runs. Moreover, his consistent spin variations has put the batters on the back foot. Since today’s pitch is highly suitable for spinners, the top leg-spinner is going to be a real trouble for the rivals.

LSG vs MI : Today’s Match Winner Prediction

Mumbai Indians likely to win this match

Disclaimer: The above predictions are based on personal understanding and analysis of the author. Kindly make your own decision while making any prediction based on the predictions mentioned above.

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