LSG vs MI, Eliminator | Pressure on LSG as Rohit Sharma Elects to Bat First
MI set to bat first [iplt20.com]
The knockout match is here as the Mumbai Indians will lock horns with the Lucknow Super Giants in the Eliminator of the IPL 2023.
With the Gujarat Titans awaiting the winner of this crucial knockout match, it'll be interesting to see how the two teams cope up with the pressure of this big feel game.
LSG vs MI: Toss Updates
Mumbai Indians won the toss and Rohit Sharma was happy to bat first.
As witnessed last night in the match between CSK and GT, the surface slowed down as the innings progressed and stroke-making became difficult. This was in Rohit Sharma’s mind when he decided to put the pressure on the LSG batters.
At the toss, he wasn’t sure how long the wicket will stay true, and wanted the batters to utilise the conditions before the pitch deteriorates.
Hrithik Shokeen gets a nod in this game and Kumar Kartikeya has been left out for the Mumbai Indians. Moreover, after missing out on the last few matches due to injury, Tilak Varma is back in the playing XI in the expense of Nehal Wadhera.
On the other hand, LSG skipper, Krunal Pandya stated that the team is in a happy place and they want to put in hundred percent in this match. LSG recently defeated KKR and will be riding high on confidence for this encounter.
LSG have made a surprise move by not including Quinton de Kock in the side. The South African superstar is not even there in the impact players list.
LSG: Prerak Mankad, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya (c), Marcus Stoinis, Ayush Badoni, Krishnappa Gowtham, Ravi Bishnoi, Yash Ravisingh Thakur, Naveen ul Haq, Mohsin Khan
MI: Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Chris Jordan, Hrithik Shokeen, Piyush Chawla, Jason Behrendorff, Akash Madhwal