IPL 2024, MI vs LSG: Probable Playing XI, Match Preview, Head to Head Records | Mumbai Indians vs Lucknow Super Giants

May 16, 2024

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Mumbai Indians (MI) will face Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in Match 67 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Friday (May 17).

For MI, this IPL season has been marred by disappointment. Despite the much-anticipated homecoming of Hardik Pandya, MI’s journey in the tournament took an unexpected turn as they faced elimination before reaching the playoff stage. The team’s performance fell short of expectations, leaving fans and pundits alike pondering the reasons behind their underwhelming performance.

In contrast, LSG have experienced a rollercoaster ride throughout the IPL 2024 season. With a series of humiliating defeats and off-field drama plaguing their campaign, the Super Giants have faced considerable challenges. Despite these setbacks, the team managed to secure victories in six out of their 13 outings, showcasing resilience and determination amid adversity.

MI vs LSG: Head to Head Record:

Since the introduction of the Lucknow franchise in the tournament in 2022, MI and LSG have crossed paths five times.
Among these encounters, LSG holds a complete advantage over MI leading with a margin of 4-1.
This will be the second encounter between both the sides in the Wankhede Stadium, LSG won the first won.

Mumbai Indians (MI) Overview:

Despite being one of the most successful teams in IPL history, MI have endured a challenging season in IPL 2024. With just four victories to their name, MI finds themselves languishing at the bottom of the points table. Their batting lineup, aside from Tilak Varma and Suryakumar Yadav, has struggled to find consistency in recent matches, contributing to their untimely elimination from the tournament. While Jasprit Bumrah has shone with the ball, leading the bowling charts with the Purple Cap, the lack of support from other bowlers has been a concern for the team. MI will be eager to rediscover their winning form and salvage some pride in their last game.

MI’s probable playing XI for the IPL 2024 game against LSG:

Ishan Kishan(wk),
Rohit Sharma
Naman Dhir
Suryakumar Yadav
Tilak Varma
Hardik Pandya(c)
Tim David
Anshul Kamboj
Piyush Chawla
Jasprit Bumrah
Nuwan Thushara

A Closure Look:

In this MI lineup, Kishan takes on the wicketkeeping duties, providing stability and experience behind the stumps. Rohit, Naman and Suryakumar form a formidable top order, while Varma and Hardik  add power and depth to the middle order.
Hardik further leads the team as captain, offering all-round capabilities with both bat and ball. David provide additional support in the middle order, ensuring the team has depth in batting.
In the bowling department, Chawla leads the spin attack with his experience and guile, while Bumrah, Kamboj and Thushara spearhead the pace attack with their ability to take crucial wickets. Together, this well-rounded squad possesses the talent and depth to compete effectively in the IPL.

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Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) Overview:

LSG, led by captain KL Rahul, have had a mixed bag of results in IPL 2024. With six victories under their belt, they currently occupy the 7th position on the points table. However, the team has faced setbacks in their last few matches, with key batters failing to perform at their best. The bowling unit, too, has struggled to deliver consistent performances, as evidenced by their recent losses against SRH and DC. With their playoff hopes hanging by a thread, this match against MI holds immense significance for LSG. They will be eager to bounce back to winning ways and keep their Playoffs dreams alive.

LSG’s probable playing XI for the IPL 2024 game against MI:

Kyle Mayers
KL Rahul(c & wk )
Marcus Stoinis
Deepak Hooda
Nicholas Pooran
Ayush Badoni
Krunal Pandya
Arshad Khan
Yudhvir Singh
Ravi Bishnoi
Naveen-ul-Haq

A Closure Look:

In this team, Rahul serves as both captain and wicketkeeper, providing leadership and stability behind the stumps. Mayers and Stoinis form a formidable top order, while Hooda and Pooran add power and depth to the middle order.
Badoni and Krunal offer additional support in the middle order, ensuring the team has depth in batting. Arshad and Yudhvir provide fast bowling options, using their variations to trouble opposition batters. Alongside they can add some useful runs with the bat for the side.
In the bowling department, Bishnoi leads the spin attack with his crafty variations, while Naveen spearheads the pace attack with his ability to take crucial wickets. Together, this well-rounded squad possesses the talent and depth to compete effectively in the IPL.

Also READ: IPL 2024: Sanjeev Goenka embraces Rishabh Pant and engages in a chat with KL Rahul after DC vs LSG clash

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