IPL 2023 | Predicted Playing XIs for LSG vs MI
LSG are set to host MI (IPLT20.com)
In what promises to be an electrifying clash, the eagerly awaited Match 63 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 will witness a gripping encounter between the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) and the Mumbai Indians (MI) on Tuesday.
LSG are currently positioned at a respectable fourth place in the points table, having amassed six wins, endured five losses. This forthcoming encounter assumes immense significance for the Lucknow outfit, as a defeat at the hands of Mumbai could potentially deal a severe blow to their aspirations of securing a playoff berth.
On the other hand, Mumbai Indians are currently occupying the third spot in the points table, with seven victories and five defeats. A triumph in the upcoming game would undeniably elevate their prospects of securing a coveted position in the final four.
Ahead of the high-octane clash, let’s take a look at the predicted XI of both sides.
Lucknow Super Giants Playing XI
Kyle Mayers & Quinton de Kock
Kyle Mayers has been sensational for LSG this season and he finds his prowess further augmented by de Kock's inclusion in the playing XI. The South African, despite warming the bench, showcased immaculate form, and the duo will look to give the team a rapid start in this game of epic proportions.
Prerak Mankad, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Krunal Pandya (c)
Prerak Mankad, with his sublime innings of 64 runs off 45 deliveries against Sunrisers Hyderabad, has solidified his position in the playing XI of the LSG. Alongside Mankad, the formidable duo of Marcus Stoinis and Nicholas Pooran provided crucial quickfire cameos, steering their team towards victory. While skipper Krunal Pandya didn't have a chance to showcase his batting prowess, but his capabilities with the bat are widely recognized by all and he will be expected to come good against his former side.
Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Yash Thakur, Amit Mishra, Yudhvir Singh Charak
The bowling of the LSG has been a tale of mixed fortunes, with Bishnoi standing tall as the solitary standout performer. While the leg-spinner has been exceptional, the remaining bowlers have failed to leave a lasting impact, highlighting a distinct vulnerability in LSG's attack. Avesh Khan's contributions have been occasional due to injury concerns.
Yash Thakur displayed promise in the recent game against the Sunrisers, but needs to translate that into wicket-taking prowess.
Predicted Playing XI
Lucknow Super Giants
Kyle Mayers, Quinton de Kock, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Krunal Pandya (c), Marcus Stoinis, Prerak Mankad, Amit Mishra, Yash Thakur, Avesh Khan, Yudhvir Singh Charak, Ravi Bishnoi.
Impact Players: Swapnil Singh, Daniel Sams, Ayush Badoni, Deepak Hooda, Arpit Guleria
Mumbai Indians Playing XI
Ishan Kishan (wk) and Rohit Sharma (c)
The Indians have faced considerable challenges in their opening partnerships. While Ishan Kishan has been instrumental in providing rapid starts, compensating for the lack of contributions from the opposite end. Rohit Sharma's personal performance has been abysmal this season.
Cameron Green, Nehal Wadhera, Suryakumar Yadav, Tim David and Vishnu Vinod
Cameron Green, despite a promising start, has struggled to find his touch in recent games for Mumbai. However, it is Nehal Wadhera who has risen to the occasion and has delivered consistent performances in a star-studded batting line-up. Meanwhile, Suryakumar Yadav, after a slow start to the season, has gathered momentum and exhibited sensational form.
Piyush Chawla, Kumar Kartikeya, Jason Behrendorff & Chris Jordan
Chawla has been absolutely brilliant this season and has bagged 19 wickets in 12 games. Kumar Kartikeya has also been decent, having grabbed five scalps in six games. With the Lucknow surface assisting the spinners, the two will have a crucial role to play. Jason Behrendorff has helped MI get early breakthroughs and he will look to do the same against LSG. Chris Jordan, who replaced Jofra Archer, hasn’t been able to live up to his name and he will have to put in a better performance in this game of monumental significance.
Predicted Playing XI
Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma (c), Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Nehal Wadhera, Vishnu Vinod, Piyush Chawla, Jason Behrendorff, Kumar Kartikeya, Tim David, Chris Jordan.
Impact Players: Akash Madhwal, Ramandeep Singh, Dewald Brewis, Hrithik Shokeen, Sandeep Warrier