Naveen-ul-Haq Included, Kyle Mayers Dropped; MI to Bowl First at Lucknow
Naveen finds a place in LSG's starting XI (AP Photo)
For a much-awaited clash between Lucknow Super Giants and Mumbai Indians at Lucknow, both teams have made some tactical changes to their lineups. The home team has brought their Afghanistan seamer Naveen-ul-Haq on the cost of the explosive Kyle Mayers. Deepak Hooda and Swapnil Singh have also been included into their Starting XI. MI, on the flip side, have made just change by bringing in the off-spinner Hrithik Shokeen in place of Kumar Kartikeya.
In other notables changes, Ayush Badoni, Mohsin Khan have also got a opportunity for the upcoming IPL fixture.
Meanwhile, there are still no signs of Tilak Varma either in Starting XI or Impact Player subs' list, as the promising batter is still recovering from his injury.
LSG vs MI: Starting XIs
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Tim David, Nehal Wadhera, Chris Jordan, Hrithik Shokeen, Piyush Chawla, Jason Behrendorff, Akash Madhwal
Impact subs: Ramandeep Singh, Vishnu Vinod, Tristan Stubbs, Kumar Kartikeya, Raghav Goyal
Lucknow Super Giants: Quinton de Kock (wk), Deepak Hooda, Prerak Mankad, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran, Krunal Pandya (c), Ayush Badoni, Naveen-ul-Haq, Swapnil Singh, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohsin Khan
Impact subs: Yash Thakur, Krishnappa Gowtham, Daniel Sams, Yudhvir Singh, Kyle Mayers
In an all-important clash, Mumbai have decided to bowl first on a track which would probably be spinning from ball one.