Despite their skipper Rohit Sharma’s lack of form, the Mumbai Indians have looked sturdy with the bat. In the last few games, the bowling has also improved.
Head-to-head record, LSG v MI
Lucknow Super Giants lead the head-to-head series 2-0, with both games scheduled for 2022. This season, they have yet to play each other.
Given the conditions and the strength of Mumbai’s batting lineup, if Lucknow wins the toss, they may opt to bat first and set up a total to allow their spinners to unleash as the pitch slows down further.
According to the current odds, the Mumbai Indians have a better than 65% chance of winning this game.
With the first innings total of 150 deemed normal for the surface, we should expect a pretty low-scoring game here.
Pitch and conditions
The pitch at the Ekana in Lucknow has aided spinners in particular, with sides having to chase down totals. Expect more of the same in this case.
Players to keep an eye on…
LSG Predicted playing XI:
Quinton de Kock, Kyle Mayers, Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Prerak Mankad, Nicholas Pooran, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Amit Mishra, Yash Thakur
MI Predicted playing XI:
Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Cameron Green, Nehal Wadhera, Vishnu Vinod, Tim David, Suryakumar Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Chris Jordan, Jason Behrendorff, Kumar Kartikeya
Krunal Pandya: Krunal has been menacing this season on a slow track, and he could prosper against his former IPL team.
Suryakumar Yadav: Suryakumar is in excellent form and could put this Lucknow attack to shame regardless of the circumstances.
IPL 2023, Match 63 predictions
Based on all of the above factors, we predict that Mumbai Indians will win the match.