Aashay Chopade ∙ Updated: May 16 2023, 6:08 PM | 2 Min Read

What Is The Cricket Match Today? Expected Changes, Winner Prediction


LSG batters celebrating after a win over SRH (AP Photo)

It is time for another big game in the IPL 2023 as Mumbai Indians (MI) take on Lucknow Super Giants (LSG). The game is scheduled to start at 7:30 PM IST on 16th of May and let's hope for a cracker as both teams look to strengthen their position in the playoffs race. Mumbai are on the third position on the points table with 14 points while LSG is right below them with 13 points. This is a golden opportunity for both the teams to move to the second place and let's see how things pan out.

What is the venue of LSG vs MI game?

The venue of the LSG vs MI game today is Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow. This is the first game between these two sides this season. Also, overall LSG and MI have played two games against each other and both the games have been won by LSG.

What are the expected changes in the Playing XI of LSG vs MI?

The game will be played at the Ekana Stadium and it is a pitch where batting has been very difficult. The pitch will assist spinners and we can expect LSG to bring in Krishnappa Gowtham back in the mix in place of Yash Thakur or Avesh Khan. Naveen-ul-Haq has also been handy in Lucknow this season and LSG management can also think of bringing him back.

Expected Playing XI of LSG

Kyle Mayers, Quinton de Kock, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Krunal Pandya (c), Marcus Stoinis, Prerak Mankad, Amit Mishra, Krishnappa Gowtham, Avesh Khan, Yudhvir Singh Charak, Ravi Bishnoi.

Impact Players

Swapnil Singh, Daniel Sams, Ayush Badoni, Deepak Hooda, Yash Thakur

What are the expected changes in the Playing XI of MI vs LSG?

MI will also have to adjust their game according to the conditions in Lucknow which will be in stark contrast to what they get at Wankhede. We might see MI playing an extra spinner in this game in place of Vishnu Vinod.

Expected Playing of MI

Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma (c), Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Nehal Wadhera, Tim David, Hrithik Shokeen, Piyush Chawla, Jason Behrendorff, Kumar Kartikeya, Chris Jordan.

Impact Players

Akash Madhwal, Ramandeep Singh, Dewald Brewis, Sandeep Warrier, Vishnu Vinod 

Winner Prediction

Both teams have quality players in their arsenal but MI are in red-hot form and we can expect them to show their might once again in Lucknow.