The Mumbai Indians will be taking on the Lucknow Super Giants in the 2nd Play-off match of Indian Premier league 2023. The match will be played at the MA Chidambaram Cricket Stadium, Chepauk in Chennai, starting at 7:30 PM IST.
The common factor between Lucknow Super Giants and The Mumbai Indians is the consistency of being inconsistent in the tournaments. As far as the Lucknow Super Giants go their bowling has been reasonably fine. it’s their batting which has been a problem area. They have performed in a few matches but have not been able to string together consistent performances throughout the tournament.
Similarly the Same issue has been persistent with the Mumbai Indians. Their batters have been underperforming in the first phase of the tournament. it’s only now in the final stages of the tournament that their batting line up has shown some spark. The bowling in the middle of the tournament was also disappointing and that has been the reason why they have not been able to choke the runs of the opposition.
But now all leaving behind what happened earlier in the tournament has to be forgotten by both the teams and start with a new vigour. Playing their A game in order to win this match, is the only appropriate approach. If they slip here, the impact will stay forever. So get ready for a pot boiler of a game, sit back, relax and enjoy the last few moments of the Indian Premier League 2023.
Ishan Kishan can play a rock solid square cut through the off side and can also dish out a very stylish square drive through mid-wicket. His smashing sweep shot in front of square leg is impressive as well as his straight drive through mid-off and mid-on. Ishan Kishan is a sparring player to watch when he gets going and he has played 89 matches, scored 2,309.runs with a batting average of 31.36 and a strike rate of 143.46. in his Indian Premier League career so far.
Rohit Sharma Is a beautiful puller of a cricket ball through mid -wicket and square leg. He can also cut the ball profusely hard through deep mid-wicket and also hit glorious flick through the onside and the leg side. He has played 241 matches, scored 6,192. runs with a batting average of 22.36. and a strike rate of 134. 33. in his Indian Premier League career so far.
Suryakumar Yadav plays the uppercut expertly well over third-man and can play a beautifully glorious conventional sweep in front of square leg and mid-wicket. He also scoop the ball over fine leg on the leg side region and plays the flick over mid-wicket handsomely. His cover drive over cover is marvellous and Suyakumar Yadav is simply a joy to watch. He has played 137 matches, scored 3,155. runs with a batting average of 42.58 and a strike rate of 185.14. in his Indian Premier League career so far.
Quinton De Kock also Known as quantity, can play a fine front foot punch through the off side and also plays a terrific cover drive in between mid -off and cover. He sweeps the ball well in between wide mid-wicket and wide mid-on. If he settles down, he is a very difficult player to dislodge. He has played 96 matches, scored 2, 907. runs with a batting average of 35.75. and a strike rate of 140.20. in his Indian Premier League career so far.
Kyle Mayers can bash the ball hard through the off side of the back foot with the cut shot and can also punch the ball hard through mid-wicket. He can play a big slog sweep over square leg. He puts a lot of muscle to his shots and send the bowlers spinning. This muscle man has played 12 matches, scored 361. runs with a batting average of 30.08. and a strike rate of 144.40. in his Indian Premier League career so far.
Marcus Stoinis can hit the ball hard straight over mid-on and can bang the ball through the covers with the cover drive through the covers. He can play the reverse sweep through deep square leg and is more than a handy bowler with the ball. He has played 81 matches, scored 1,438. runs with a batting average of 30.67. and a strike rate of 150.20. in his Indian Premier League career so far.
Possible 11: MI
Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Nehal Wadhera, Dewald Brevis, Cameron Green, Tim David, Arshad Khan, Hrithik Shokeen, Riley Meredith, Chris Jordan.
Possible 11: LSG
Quinton de Kock, Kyle Mayers, Marcus Stoinis, Ayush Badoni, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya, Daniel Sams, Amit Mishra, Ravi Bishnoi. Mark Wood.
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