Mumbai Indians vs Lucknow Super Giants, LSG Playing 11 vs MI (Predicted), IPL 2022, Match 26, MI vs LSG. MI vs LSG, the 26th match of Tata IPL 2022 is scheduled to be played at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai from 3:30 PM IST on 16 April 2022. (Saturday)
Mumbai Indians have lost five consecutive matches on the trot in the ongoing IPL 2022, and with 4 losses more, they will be out of the race to determine the top four for playoffs. However, Mumbai Indians have returned from this position to win the IPL trophy previously. This shall boost their confidence at least a bit.
They have found two uncapped talented middle-order batters in Proteas batter Dewald Brevis and uncapped Indian batter Tilak Varma. Suryakumar Yadav is also playing exceptionally, but the senior players Kieron Pollard and Rohit Sharma have not been fired so far, due to which Mumbai Indians sit in the last place in the points table. Apart from this, Mumbai Indians lack depth in the bowling department, with pacer Jofra Archer not available to play in the tournament.
On the other hand, Lucknow Super Giants runs a fabulous campaign with 3 wins in 5 matches. The two matches they lost were close encounters that could have gone either way. Ayush Badoni, the find of the season, along with Deepak Hooda and Marcus Stoinis form a deep batting line-up for the team.
Lucknow’s bowling unit is equally excellent, with Avesh Khan, Dushmantha Chameera, and Jason Holder not giving away much to the batters. The only concern they face is KL Rahul’s inconsistency and below-par strike rate in the tournament. Going further, the Lucknow skipper needs to rise up to the occasion and guide his team to the victory.
Mumbai Indians vs Lucknow Super Giants, LSG Playing 11 vs MI (Predicted), IPL 2022, Match 26, MI vs LSG
KL Rahul has been Mr. Consistent of IPL in the last couple of seasons, scoring over 500 runs in each of the last four editions. LSG would want their skipper back in the 2018 form though, the season where he had scored 659 runs at 54.91 at a strike rate of 158.41.
The right-handed batsman was picked as a draft player by the team. Last season, he was part of Punjab Kings. He scored 626 runs in 13 games. He has amassed 132 runs in 5 IPL 2022 games averaging 26.4.