LSG vs MI prediction: Match win, Dream11 and toss – 16/05/2023

LSG vs MI match prediction: LSG to win
LSG vs MI toss prediction: LSG to win the toss and bat first

Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) will face the challenge of Mumbai Indians (MI) in the 63rd match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Tuesday. It is a crucial match, especially for the hosts Lucknow who have 13 points to their name. On the other hand, MI have a great chance to increase their chances of making it to the playoffs and end in the top two with a win here.

LSG vs MI date & Time: May 16, 7:30 PM IST
LSG vs MI venue: Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow

LSG vs MI match preview

Lucknow Super Giants

LSG got out of jail in their game against Sunrisers Hyderabad and are well and truly in the hunt to make it to the playoffs. Thanks to Nicholas Pooran’s adventurous knock in the last five overs, LSG chased down 183 runs in Hyderabad to stay alive in the competition. Despite losing their skipper KL Rahul for the rest of the edition due to an injury, LSG are looking competitive at the moment and a win against five-time champions will keep them ahead in the race for the playoffs.

LSG Possible 11: Kyle Mayers, Quinton de Kock (wk), Prerak Mankad, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran, Krunal Pandya, Amit Mishra, Yash Thakur, Ravi Bishnoi, Yudhvir Singh, Avesh Khan

Mumbai Indians

Mumbai Indians have made a rousing comeback in this IPL season. They are scoring 200 runs for fun and their key batters are also returning to form just in time. They are coming into this game after a stunning win over Gujarat Titans by 27 runs. Suryakumar Yadav smashed his maiden IPL century to help his team post a massive total of 218 runs on the board. The bowlers stepped up with youngster Akash Madhwal picking early wickets and restricted the opposition to 191 runs to win the game by 27 runs.

MI Possible 11: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Nehal Wadhera, Tim David, Chris Jordan, Piyush Chawla, Kumar Kartikeya, Jason Behrendorff, Akash Madhwal

Pitch and expected weather conditions

The surface at this venue has been on the slower side and the same is likely to continue in this game as well. The average score here this season in five completed games has been 147 and the team is expected to bat first after winning the toss unless dew will make the difference.

It is extremely hot in Lucknow at the moment with the temperature hovering around 42 Degrees Celsius. There is no chance of rain at all during the match.

LSG vs MI Dream11 prediction

Our LSG vs MI Dream11 predictions for this match:

Wicket keepers: Quinton de Kock, Nicholas Pooran, Ishan Kishan
Batters: Suryakumar Yadav, Kyle Mayers, Rohit Sharma
All-rounders: Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya
Bowlers: Piyush Chawla, Ravi Bishnoi, Amit Mishra

Recommended captain: Suryakumar Yadav
Recommended vice-captain: Krunal Pandya

Three in-form wicketkeepers are available to be picked in the Dream11 team for this match. Nicholas Pooran, Quinton de Kock and Ishan Kishan have the ability to take the game away from the opposition on any day. Suryakumar Yadav is in stunning form having scored a century in the previous game while Kyle Mayers is another dangerous batter who cannot be ignored. Rohit Sharma seemed to be returning to form and it will be dangerous to not include him in the XI.

Marcus Stoinis and Krunal Pandya are the two all-rounders who can make a difference. Cameron Green has been ignored in this team after his role was pretty much restricted in the previous outing. 

It is only fair to have spinners from the bowlers' category. Piyush Chawla, Ravi Bishnoi and Amit Mishra. If the pitch is dry, these three spinners along with Krunal Pandya will come into the action more and can pick most of the wickets.

LSG vs MI prediction
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LSG vs MI match prediction: Lucknow Super Giants to win

Lucknow Super Giants and Mumbai Indians both will be feeling confident in their abilities. But MI are coming into this game after playing a series of the game on flat pitches and might find the slowness of the surface difficult to adapt to. LSG, on the other hand, are well versed with this surface and this being the last game at the home venue, they will be determined to end with a win.

LSG vs MI toss prediction: LSG to win the toss and bat first

The pitch is more often than not dry at the Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow and it is expected that the side winning the toss will opt to bat first. The spinners will dominate the proceedings in the second half more and hence, defending a total will be an apt decision.

LSG vs MI man of the match prediction: Krunal Pandya

Krunal Pandya has been named skipper of the LSG side in the absence of KL Rahul. Krunal is a fierce competitor and likes to be at the helm of things. With conditions suiting his bowling and his style of play, his all-round game can just play a crucial role for LSG in this encounter. He has picked 8 wickets so far this season and bats at four as well. This makes him a prime candidate to win the Player of the Match award in this game.

LSG vs MI betting odds

Lucknow Super Giants: 2.06
Mumbai Indians: 1.76

According to the betting odds shared, Mumbai Indians are the favourites to win the match against Lucknow Super Giants. But LSG have won both matches played last season against them and know the conditions they are playing in having played six games at the venue in IPL 2023. It will certainly be a fierce battle between the two teams on Wednesday but expect LSG to come good while MI will be keen on continuing their winning run.