MI vs LSG Match Prediction– Who Will Win Today IPL 2024 Match? Match 67

Updated - 17 May 2024, 05:33 PM

KL Rahul-Rohit Sharma
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The MI vs LSG is the reverse fixture between the two teas to be played in Mumbai on Friday, May 17. This is the final league game for both teams. LSG must-win this match to stay alive in the race to the playoffs. They lost their previous game against DC and are on a three-match losing streak at this crucial phase of the season. 

MI  vs LSG Team Analysis

Mumbai Indians 

MI are already eliminated from the tournament this year. It has been a forgetful campaign so far for them where nothing has worked for the side in terms of strategies.

Hardik Pandya had a very bad campaign in his first year as captain with MI which should be a lesson for their owners who named him as the captain for the season. They will be looking to play for pride and play spoilsport in LSG's campaign. 

Lucknow Super Giants

The team had a huge setback after their loss to SRH from which they are yet to recover. A loss to DC added to that misery on Wednesday. They will end up with 14 points if they win against MI and need other results to go in their favor to make it to the playoffs.

KKR with 19 points have secured a top-two finish for themselves. It will be interesting to see whether KL Rahul leads and plays in the final league game. The loss to DC have almost eliminated them from the tournament. 

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MI vs LSG Key Factors 

Pitch Conditions

The Wankhede pitch is renowned for being a batting-friendly wicket. MI chased down 173 against SRH in the last game. However, they failed to chase 170 against KKR in the previous game. There has been a fair bit of turn for the spinners in the last two games with the pitch getting a bit slow to bat as well. It will be interesting to see what kind of wicket is laid out

Form and Fitness 

Form is a question for both teams and there are no injury concerns from the two camps as of now. KL Rahul has two IPL centuries against Mumbai Indians and it will be interesting to see whether he is included in the XI after his fallout with team owner Sanjeev Goenka.

Tactical Acumen

KL Rahul was shell-shocked with the way the SRH batters chased down the target in Lucknow. He admitted that he never saw the batting of such pedigree previously in his career. Hardik Pandya as MI skipper also had not had a great season and thus his captaincy has been questionable as well. 

MI vs LSG Score Prediction

Team 1st Innings 2nd Innings
Mumbai Indians 200-220 160-180
Lucknow Super Giants 180-200 160-180

Recent Venue Records (Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai)

Matches Played 115

Matches Won Batting First 53 

Matches Won Batting Second 62 

Matches Won Winning Toss 60

Matches Won Losing Toss 55 

Matches with No Result 0 

Who Will Score Most Runs For LSG: KL Rahul / Nicholas Pooran 

Who Will Take Most Wickets For LSG: Ravi Bishnoi / Naveen-ul-Haq

Who Will Score Most Runs For MI: Rohit Sharma /Suryakumar Yadav 

Who Will Take Most Wickets For MI: Jasprit Bumrah / Piyush Chawla

MI vs LSG Match Prediction– Who Will Win Today IPL 2024 Match? Match 67

LSG have won four out of the last five games against MI and thus will fancy taking them on in this must-win game in Mumbai. LSG are the likely winner. 

Conclusion 

This is an inconsequential game for MI even if they win this game. However, this is a must-win game for LSG to stay alive in the playoff race. 

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