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IPL: Mumbai Indians vs Lucknow Super Giants Predictions

Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) will face Mumbai Indians (MI) in the 37th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 season.

LSG have snatched four wins from seven outings, while MI have been win-less so far.

LSG have won against Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Mumbai.

However, they have lost to Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Bangalore.

They are placed at no.4 in the points table.

On the other hand, Mumbai have lost all of their previous seven matches.

They are placed right at the bottom of the points table.

Mumbai have surprised everyone with some shocking changes this season and are paying for it.

In the last match between the two teams, LSG (199/4) battered MI (181/9) by 18 runs earlier this season.

Match and pitch details

The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai will host this face-off.

So far, seven matches have been played here this season.

The average score for the Wankhede pitch is expected to be around 170-180.

The team bowling first has better chances of winning this match.

In the last match here, RR scored a massive 222 by RR versus DC.

The match can be watched live on Star Sports Network (7:30 PM IST) or streamed on the Hotstar app.

MI analysis

MI’s bowling continues to be their chief cause of concern, especially in the death overs.

Though Jasprit Bumrah has been economical, the pacer has struggled to affect dismissals.

Among batters, Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan’s abysmal run at the top has made matters worse for Mumbai Indians.

The likes of Suryakumar Yadav, Dewald Brevis, and Tilak Varma have been the only positives this season.

LSG analysis

LSG made some laudable decisions during the auction, which are paying off.

Opener KL Rahul, who smashed 103* in the last match-up against MI, would be raring to dispatch a similar show.

LSG’s middle-order has laid impressive shows as well.

Given it is Wankhede, the pace trio of Avesh Khan, Dushmantha Chameera, and Jason Holder can pose a serious threat to the rivals.

LSG Likely 11

KL Rahul (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Manish Pandey, Marcus Stoinis, Deepak Hooda, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Jason Holder, Dushmantha Chameera, Avesh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi.

MI Likely 11

Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Dewald Brevis, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, Daniel Sams, Hrithik Shokeen, Riley Meredith, Jaydev Unadkat, Jasprit Bumrah.
Vital stats of key players

Suryakumar Yadav has been an important member in the middle order for MI.

In just five matches, he has scored 232 runs at an average of 58 and a strike rate of 153.64, including two half-centuries.

MI’s leading run-scorer in the event is Tilak Varma. In seven matches, he has scored 234 runs at an average of 46.80 and a strike rate of 140.11.

Jason Holder has been a consistent wicket-taker for LSG. He has 8 wickets at an average of 21.62 and an economy of 8.65.

Marcus Stoinis has only played three games for LSG and has yet to create an impact but can explode into form any time.

LSG’s leading wicket-taker in the tournament is Avesh Khan. He has 11 wickets at an average of 20.09 with an economy of 8.28 in seven matches.

KL Rahul has been in excellent form for LSG, both as a batsman and as a skipper.

In seven matches, he has scored 265 runs at an average of 44.16 with a strike rate of 141.71. He has already smashed a century and a half-century in IPL 2022.

Who will win

MI is having a dreadful run with all their top players out of form.

The pressure on them is huge and the players have been clearly affected by it.

Hence, we predict a win for LSG.

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