Match 48: LSG vs MI | Full Analysis | Pitch Report | Best 11

The 48th match of the tournament between Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) and Mumbai Indians (MI). The match between them will start at 7:30 P.M. (IST). 

Teams Analysis: 

Mumbai Indians (MI):

In most of the matches, they were able to win tosses but unable to win the matches due to which they are currently in the 9th position with 6 points in 9 matches. Their bowling is their main headache which can be easily seen as they concede 200+ runs in most of the matches. In the last match also, where they got the defeat despite scoring 247 runs against DC

Rohit Sharma though failed to contribute in the last couple of matches but still his power hitting makes him a perfect nightmare to the bowlers. Though he scored 311 runs in which he got just a century but having a strike rate of 160.31. Ishan Kishan after getting a good start to the season, failed to maintain the rhythm and got out early without scoring many runs. With one century he scored 212 runs till now. 

Tilak Varma is showing consistency with the bat and as a result he is currently the team’s highest scorer from the side with 336 which includes 3 half-centuries. Out of those 3, two came in the last two matches. His strike rate is also a brilliant 158.49. Suryakumar Yadav is a definite hard hitter of the ball but still out of 6 matches that he played he contributed healthy runs in 2 matches and in the remaining matches he was unable to contribute much. He has a strike rate of 171.13. 

Skipper Hardik Pandya though looked solid in the last match where he scored 46 runs in 24 balls but in the remaining matches he was not able to show the impact which he is known for. In his bowling he managed only 4 wickets but economy is way too poor which is 11.95. Tim David also managed to contribute with his power hitting in the death overs as his strike rate touched 163.96. 

Jasprit Bumrah is continuing with his brilliant form as with 14 wickets to his pocket he is sharing the purple cap with Mustafizur Rahman and Harshal Patel. His economy is hard to believe, which is 6.64 while the bowlers in this season have been mostly treated brutally and conceded too many runs. 

Gerald Coetzee has a stomach bug due to which he can’t play the last match. But he will return to this match with his fierce pace. He has taken 12 wickets in the tournament but the economy is way too poor which is above 10. Spinner Piyush Chawla and Mohammad Nabi also being too expensive in their spells due to which they are also being ineffective in the middle overs.                                                         

Probable playing 11 for the match:

Hardik Pandya ©, Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan (wk), Tilak Varma, Suryakumar Yadav, Tim David, Nehal Wadhera, Mohammad Nabi, Gerald Coetzee, Jasprit Bumrah, Piyush Chawla.

(Impact Player: Nuwan Thushara) 

Lucknow Super Giants (LSG):

They are in the 5th position in 9 matches having won 5 and lost 4. After winning two back to back matches against CSK, they lost their last encounter against RR by a huge margin. Their batting has more power than their bowling. In the absence of Mayank Yadav, the team is struggling a bit especially in the death overs. 

KL Rahul is constantly providing runs to the team and is currently the highest scorer from the team with 378 runs and is 5th in the list of orange cap. His strike rate is 144.27 and has hit three half-centuries till now. Quinton de Kock after a brilliant start to the season has got little upsets in the past few matches as he struggled to get some good score to the board. Though he got three 50+ knocks but still he managed only 236 runs. 

Deepak Hooda after much of his upsets with the bat he got to score a half-century in the last match where he scored 50 runs in 31 balls. Marcus Stoinis has scored one century and one half-century in the tournament so far and both of them became the winning cause of the team. His strike rate is 155.83. 

Nicholas Pooran is providing constant hitting in the death overs due to which he is demon in those overs. Till now he scored 291 runs with a strike rate of 165.34. Krunal Pandya is though he is not that much handy with the bat but despite getting only 5 wickets his economy is 7.2 which helped the team a lot especially in the middle overs.   

Yash Thakur is the team’s most successful bowler in terms of wickets as he got 10 wickets to his name. Though his contribution to the wicket-taking is nice but he didn’t get an economical spell as he had 10.72 economy. Mohsin Khan also struggled with his rhythm while spinner Ravi Bishnoi is not so consistent with the line and length. As Mayank Yadav is fit, therefore he might be seen in bowling action.                            

Probably playing 11 for the Match:

KL Rahul (c/wk), Quinton de Kock, Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Matt Henry, Ravi Bishnoi, Yash Thakur, Mohsin Khan. 

(Impact Player: Mayank Yadav) 

Head to Head (LSG vs MI):

They played 4 matches against each other.    

Highest score199182
Lowest score101132

Pitch Report:

The match will be played at Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow. As like most of the pitches where 200 are easy to get, here is somewhat little different. As in most of matches, the pitch acts slow as the match progresses, despite this out of 5 matches last 3 has been won by the chasing team, therefore it might assist batters but will also help the bowlers out there.                                

Weather Report:

The weather is mostly sunny as it will touch 40 degree celsius in the daytime and it will drop down to 23 degree celsius in the evening. Humidity will be little less which might be less than 15%.                  

Best 11 for the Match:

Quinton de Kock, KL Rahul, Nicholas Pooran, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Marcus Stoinis, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohsin Khan.

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