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Match Preview – LSG vs MI forty eighth Match, IPL

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Match particulars

Lucknow Tremendous Giants (fifth) vs Mumbai Indians (ninth)
Lucknow, 1930 IST (1400 GMT)

Huge image – MI let down by abroad seamers

After two defeats of their final two video games, MI’s playoff possibilities have nosedived, and in the event that they lose on Tuesday, they are going to be in the identical boat as Royal Challengers Bengaluru.

Earlier than the season began, MI regarded one of many stronger sides regardless of being skinny within the spin division. One way or the other, that has not translated into performances, and an enormous purpose behind that’s their abroad quick bowlers’ struggles.

Jason Behrendorff and Dilshan Madushanka have been dominated out with accidents even earlier than the event began. Their replacements – Luke Wooden and Kwena Maphaka – failed to satisfy the expectations. Nuwan Thushara has gone for 12 an over within the two video games he has performed, with none wicket to indicate for it. Gerald Coetzee, who has 12 wickets in eight video games, has additionally run cold and hot, and has an economic system of 10.10. All that has left Jasprit Bumrah with an excessive amount of to do.

Whereas LSG are additionally coming off a defeat, they’re in a significantly better place on the factors desk. A win in opposition to MI might even propel them to second place. Aside from the benefit of enjoying at house, they are going to be boosted by the return of Mayank Yadav, who has handed all his health exams.

Type information

Lucknow Tremendous Giants LWWLL (final 5 matches, most up-to-date first)
Mumbai Indians LLWLW

Group information and influence participant technique

Lucknow Tremendous Giants
Matt Henry could need to make means for Mayank. That may also permit LSG to usher in Ashton Turner for an out-of-form Devdutt Padikkal.

Relying on whether or not LSG are batting first or bowling, one in every of Ayush Badoni and Yash Thakur might be the Influence Participant.

Possible XII 1 Quinton de Kock, 2 KL Rahul (capt, wk), 3 Marcus Stoinis, 4 Deepak Hooda, 5 Nicholas Pooran, 6 Ashton Turner, 7 Ayush Badoni, 8 Krunal Pandya, 9 Mayank Yadav, 10 Ravi Bishnoi, 11 Mohsin Khan, 12 Yash Thakur

Mumbai Indians
MI can contemplate bringing in Kumar Kartikeya for Luke Wooden, particularly if the pitch is on the slower facet. Suryakumar Yadav (if bowling first) and Nuwan Thushara (if batting first) might be their Influence Participant choices.

Possible XII 1 Ishan Kishan (wk), 2 Rohit Sharma, 3 Suryakumar Yadav, 4 Tilak Varma, 5 Hardik Pandya (capt), 6 Nehal Wadhera, 7 Tim David, 8 Mohammad Nabi, 9 Piyush Chawla, 10 Kumar Kartikeya/Luke Wooden, 11 Jasprit Bumrah, 12 Nuwan Thushara

Within the highlight – Quinton de Kock and Suryakumar Yadav

Quinton de Kock began IPL 2024 with a bang, scoring two fifties within the first three video games. However since then he has struggled for consistency and has crossed 20 solely as soon as in six innings. Given LSG haven’t been in a position to rating freely within the powerplay – their run price of 8.38 is the second-worst in that part this season – they want de Kock to be at his greatest quickly.

Suryakumar Yadav was anticipated to revive MI’s fortunes after his return from the damage. Whereas his 166 in six innings to date, at a strike price of 171.13, aren’t unhealthy returns, each the runs per innings and strike price are down by round 10 in comparison with final season. He has had two 50-plus scores however has made solely 36 runs within the different 4 innings, together with two geese. As MI struggle for survival, Suryakumar can have a key function to play.

Stats that matter

Pitch and situations

In 5 video games to date in Lucknow, no team has been able to breach 200. Given LSG have a greater spin assault than Mumbai, it is not going to be a shock if the pitch for Tuesday’s sport is on the slower facet.

Quotes

“In the event you have a look at Quinny’s [de Kock’s] season, he has performed 9 innings and has scored three fifties, which isn’t a nasty factor. But additionally, he received out kind of within the first or second overs at occasions. We’ll know his X issue. He’s a man who on his day can take their sport away from you. Do you need to make too many adjustments? I believe with the expertise he brings on the prime, you do not need to change that. Simply along with his historical past, it’s worthwhile to again him in that place.”
LSG bowling coach Morne Morkel on de Kock’s kind

“This can be a barely greater floor as in comparison with others, in order that might be a reduction for the spinners. We need to maintain issues so simple as potential – limit runs and attempt to take wickets.”
Kumar Kartikeya on MI’s sport plan

Hemant Brar is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo


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