In the 63rd match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023, Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) will take on Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow tonight i.e. Tuesday, May 16 at 7:30 PM IST.
The Lucknow-based team have won six of their twelve games this season, placing them fourth in the points table with 13 points and a net run rate of +0.309. LSG won their previous match against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on account of Nicholas Pooran‘s 44 from 13 ball cameo. Marcus Stoinis and Prerak Mankad also played well and will try to extend their success tonight. Fans will also be hoping for a strong start from the opening combination of Quinton de Kock and Kyle Mayers. With the surface at Ekana Stadium assisting pacers, LSG would place a high value on the services of Avesh Khan and Mark Wood.
MI, on the other side, have won 7 of their 12 games this season and are currently third in the points standings, with 14 points and a net run rate of -0.117. The five-time IPL winners also won convincingly over Gujarat Titans (GT) courtesy of Suryakumar Yadav‘s maiden IPL century which outperformed Rashid Khan‘s all-round performance. Another thrilling game for audiences is on the cards with Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav in excellent shape. Along with them, fans would expect Rohit Sharma to advance his 20s and 30s to massive fifties or perhaps a century. Piyush Chawla and Akash Madhwal are also providing regular breakthroughs with the ball. It will be a difficult game for both teams, but the one that maintains their poise and remains composed will most likely win by two points.
The two sides have played against each other twice and LSG came out victorious on both occasions. In their last outing, which took place last season, LSG won by 36 runs.