Lucknow played in similar conditions at home all season
- MI have momentum with them after five wins in last 7 games.
- Lucknow too in good form after three successive wins.
At Chepauk, where conditions are similar to that at the Ekana, Lucknow will bank on their strong spin attack to usurp Mumbai. They have form on their side and a reliable group of bowlers. The worry will be around the batting group that has been inconsistent. Lucknow Super Giants have odds of 2.16 to beat Mumbai Indians in this must-win clash.
Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, have a good record in Chennai against CSK, but are faced with a neutral opponent in Lucknow, whom they lost to exactly a week ago in similar conditions. Mumbai Indians have odds of 1.68 to win the eliminator clash against LSG.
Head-to-head record, LSG v MI
The head-to-head record is 3-0 in favour of Lucknow Super Giants, with two of these games happening in 2022. In 2023, at Lucknow, the LSG team edged Mumbai by five runs.
The toss can have a significant impact on the outcome of the highly anticipated Eliminator clash between Lucknow Super Giants and Mumbai Indians at Chepauk. Given the pitch conditions, winning the toss and electing to bat first could be advantageous.
Given the spin-friendly conditions at Chepauk, the team with a strong spin attack could have an advantage. Lucknow have a variety of spinners at their disposal but have a win probability less than 50 for this game.
Considering the spin-friendly nature of the Chepauk pitch, a par score might be around 140-150 runs. However, with the presence of power-hitters in both teams, a higher score cannot be ruled out.
Pitch and conditions
The match will be held at Chepauk, a venue known to assist spinners. The pitch is expected to offer turn and grip for the spinners, making them key players in this contest. Batsmen will have to be cautious and adapt their approach accordingly.
Players to keep an eye on…
LSG Predicted playing XI:
Quinton de Kock, Deepak Hooda, Prerak Mankad, Krunal Pandya, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran, Krishnappa Gowtham, Ravi Bishnoi, Yash Thakur, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mohsin Khan
MI Predicted playing XI:
Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Nehal Wadhera, Cameron Green, Tim David, Piyush Chawla, Chris Jordan, Jason Behrendorff, Akash Madhwal, Kumar Kartikeya
Piyush Chawla: Piyush Chawla has been the standout spinner for Mumbai Indians this session with some stirring performances. At Chennai, he could be their trump card against Lucknow.
Amit Mishra: Very little beats experience in big-match games and veteran Amit Mishra will be hoping to use his expertise of the conditions to exploit the loopholes in Mumbai’s middle-order.
IPL 2023, Match 72 predictions
Based on all of the above factors, we predict that Lucknow Super Giants will win the match.Recommended Bet by 10CRIC
LSG v MI Betting tips
Apart from betting on Lucknow to win the match, check our other recommended bet about MI’s best batter.
Suryakumar Yadav is Mumbai’s best player of spin and their biggest advantage at this venue against a strong Lucknow attack. Back Suryakumar at 3.35 to be Mumbai’s top batter!