LSG vs MI Match Prediction & Betting Tips - May 24, 2023
The Mumbai Indians and the Lucknow Super Giants will fight it out in the IPL 2023 Eliminator on Wednesday in a bid to keep their title hopes alive. The winner of this match will face either the Gujarat Titans or the Chennai Super Kings in Qualifier 2 on Friday.
LSG vs MI head-to-head record
Both teams have faced each other thrice so far, with the Lucknow Super Giants winning all 3 of those matches.
LSG vs MI Live-streaming and Broadcast
This match can be live-streamed on the Jio Cinema app or can be watched live on the Star Sports Network.
LSG vs MI Team Previews
Lucknow Super Giants
The Lucknow Super Giants have had a mixed bag of a season so far. After making a strong start, they faltered a bit during the middle stages and even saw one of their games getting washed away. However, 3 consecutive wins towards the end of the group stage saw them through, claiming the 3rd place on the table.
The team will be looking to continue with that momentum as they face stiff resistance from the Mumbai Indians in this knockout match.
While there have been no standout performers with the bat, the Lucknow Super Giants have batted well as a unit, which is a positive thing for them. The team has a strong opening pair in the form of Kyle Mayers and Quinton de Kock. Mayers had a brilliant start to the season but his form has dipped a bit in the last few matches.
LSG has not played Mayers in the last few matches but to leave such a proven match-winner out in an Eliminator may not be the right choice.
De Kock’s exploits in T20s are well-documented and LSG will be banking on him to play a big inning here. Marcus Stoinis, Ayush Badoni, and Nicholas Pooran make up for a strong middle order. We see the middle-order playing a massive role in this contest.
If the pitch is slow, players like Stoinis, Badoni, and Pooran will be instrumental in trying to get their team to an above-par total.
The bowling hasn’t been the biggest strength for the Super Giants this season. While Ravi Bishnoi has bowled well, the other spinners, including Krunal Pandya and Krishnappa Gowtham haven’t been that consistent. The seam bowling has been a hit or a miss, as Yash Thakur and Naveen ul-Haq haven’t been able to take too many wickets.
A slow wicket, similar to what LSG plays on at home may backfire. LSG's home record this season has been dismal and we think it would rather play on a good batting surface.
Lucknow Super Giants Playing 11
Krunal Pandya, Prerak Mankad, Marcus Stoinis, Ayush Badoni, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Krishnappa Gowtham, Ravi Bishnoi, Naveen ul Haq, Yash Thakur, Mohsin Khan.
The Mumbai Indians didn’t have the best of starts this season. Losing 4 of their first 7 matches, their fortunes were hanging by the thread right till the last moment. However, some excellent batting by Cameron Green in the last group stage fixture and a couple of favorable results from the other teams meant that the Mumbai Indians scraped through to fight another day.
Ishan Kishan has been striking the ball well at the top of the order, scoring 3 half-centuries. The fans will also be delighted to see Rohit Sharma finally among the runs as he scored a half-century in the last match. The middle-order batting had been one of the strong points for the Mumbai Indians this season as Suryakumar Yadav and Cameron Green are playing extremely well.
Tim David and Nehal Wadhera have played some good cameos and they add depth to the batting.
There are no two ways about it. MI has the strongest batting lineup and backs itself to simply outscore the opposition. A slow surface in Chennai could test its lineup but we have faith in the likes of SKY and David to find a way.
Talking about the bowling, Piyush Chawla has been the pick of the bowlers with 20 wickets. Chris Jordan hasn’t been in the best of forms with the new ball, but Jason Behrendorff has done well so far. Depending on the conditions, MI may be tempted to leave Behrendorff out. Jordan bowled well at the death in the previous match but he could be cannon-fodder to the likes of Stoinis and Pooran.
Akash Madhwal is shaping up to be a good bowler at the death and will play a vital role here.
Mumbai Indians Playing 11
Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma, Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Timothy David, Chris Jordan, Hrithik Shokeen, Piyush Chawla, Jason Behrendorff, Akash Madhwal.
LSG vs MI Toss Prediction
The team winning the toss will likely opt to bowl first here.
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
Pitch and Conditions
The MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai has produced some high-scoring encounters this season and is generally considered good to bat on. However, the last few matches show that the pitch is slowing down a bit and the batsmen will need to get their eye in before they can start playing the big shots. The quicker bowlers will need to bowl a good line and length or they will be punished. The spinners can expect some turn here.
The weather is expected to remain warm and humid with temperatures of over 30 degrees Celsius.
LSG vs MI Betting Tips
While both teams haven’t been very consistent in the group stages, we believe that the Mumbai Indians gave a slight edge here. They have typically had slow starts in the past and have picked up form as they reach the knockout stages. They have plenty of experience performing under pressure situations like these and have players who can soak up the pressure. On the other hand, the Lucknow Super Giants are likely to crumble here.
Bet on the Mumbai Indians to win.
Bonus Cricket Bets
The Mumbai Indians have an explosive opener in the form of Ishan Kishan and Rohit Sharma has picked up some form too. With Cameron Green and Suryakumar Yadav to follow, we can safely expect a big total in the first 10 overs here.
The pitch at the MA Chidambaram Stadium appears to be slowing down and it seems to be getting harder to score runs freely. 4 of the last 5 matches played here have seen totals of less than 332. We are therefore predicting a similar outcome here.
Suryakumar Yadav is in excellent form this season and is also the highest run-scorer for the Mumbai Indians. He has scored over 21.5 runs in 8 of his last 9 innings and we expect him to do so again here.