AB De Villiers Picks Favourites Among Mumbai And Lucknow Before Eliminator
AB de Villiers | Source: Twitter
The high-stakes encounter between Lucknow Super Giants and Mumbai Indians in the eliminator match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 will be played on Wednesday, May 24, at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chepauk.
The winning-side of this match will advance to the second qualifier, while the losing team will face direct elimination from the tournament. Meanwhile, the legendary South African batter, AB de Villiers, offered his prediction on which team would have the edge in this highly anticipated game.
The Proteas batter feels that Mumbai Indians will have the upper hand over LSG in this game, primarily due to the terrific form of their players. He further added that with the batting firepower they possess, Mumbai can aim for the big total at Chepauk, given the kind of conditions the venue offers.
AB de Villiers turned to Twitter to share his prediction, tweeting:
"THE ELIMINATOR!!! LSG vs MI. Who will play GT in Qualifier 2? I feel MI have a slight advantage considering form and big match players who've been here before. The secret at the Chepauk and what so many teams get wrong??"
"Every single run counts, no matter how good or bad you start. It's the small things and not the big 6's that win u games there. Buckle up, it's gonna be a goodie! Whoever wins will take confidence to Ahmedabad against a GT team who might be feeling a touch low after yesterday's loss."
Mumbai Indians experienced a rollercoaster ride during the Indian Premier League 2023, but their batting has finally found its rhythm in the last few matches. They clinched a crucial victory against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the final match, thanks to their stellar batting display, securing a spot in the playoffs.
However, Lucknow Super Giants cannot be taken lightly, especially in light of their recent performances, where their spinners have wreaked absolute havoc. The last time these two teams faced each other in the current season, the Super Giants outplayed Mumbai, securing a hard-fought five-run victory.