The Mumbai Indians shall be facing the Lucknow Super Giants in match 26 of the IPL 2022 at the Brabourne stadium in Mumbai. The Rohit Sharma led side is yet to win a single match in this season’s IPL. Their most recent encounter against Punjab a couple of days ago ended in a defeat for them which was the fifth consecutive time they had finished on the losing end this season. 

The Indians have a lot of work to do hereon if they really want to initiate a turnaround and bring their campaign back on track. The Lucknow super Giants in spite of coming off from a defeat and their previous match are in a better position than Mumbai ahead of the upcoming class. After a narrow loss to Rajsthan Royals last week, the Lucknow super giants sit at the fifth position in the points table. Tomorrow’s game will provide both the teams to add two crucial points to their tally with a convincing win. 

MI vs LSG: Match Details

  • Mumbai Indians vs Lucknow Super Giants, Match 26, IPL 2022
  • Venue: Brabourne Stadium
  • Date & Time: 16th April, 3:30 PM

Mumbai Indians: Analysis

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Mumbai Indians

Gameplan: The Mumbai Indians are the only side in the tournament this season who are yet to register their first win so far. With losses in all the 5 games they’ve played so far, the Mumbai Indians have their back against the wall. In spite of being known for their slow starts and comebacks towards the latter half of the league, every season things don’t really seem to be smooth for the five-time champions hereon. 

The batting and bowling departments have equally failed to deliver on the big occasions as they’ve led to the downfall of the overall performance of their side. And 18-year-old Dewald Brevis showing wonderful performances with the bat in recent times is the only glimmer of hope for the side along with the good form of some other players. The team will perhaps be looking to how with Fabian Allen thereby trying to bring in some more batting strength to its lineup. 

The team management will be hoping for an incredible performance against the odds from all the players so that their side managers to get back to winning ways and resume normal services once again.

Probable Playing XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Dewald Brevis, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, Fabien Allen, Jaydev Unadkat, Murugan Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Basil Thampi.

Lucknow Super Giants: Analysis

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Lucknow Super Giants

Gameplan: Lucknow in spite of their defeat to Rajasthan in a close encounter and their previous game, are pretty much in a decent position so far in the tournament. The batters and bowlers have equally contributed to the team’s success so far in the majority of the matches. The new franchise has successfully managed to fill in all its spots in the squad with efficient players. 

The decision making on certain occasions however has probably been the reason for their failure. One of those includes sending Marcus Stoinis to bat at number eight in the last game, a mistake that cost them the match. Moreover, the rhythm the side in doesn’t really make it necessary for them to bring in any changes to their squad for their upcoming match vs Mumbai Indians.

Possible Playing XI: KL Rahul (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Deepak Hooda, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Jason Holder, Krishnappa Gowtham, Dushmantha Chameera, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan.

MI vs LSG: Probable Top Performers 

Probable best batsman of the match – Rohit Sharma

After possibly the most disastrous of starts for the most successful side this season, it definitely must be a tough time for all the players and coaching staff. In this situation of utter hopelessness and grace concerns, maybe it’s finally the time that the side’s captain Rohit Sharma finally steps up to the occasion and wins one for his team single-handedly. 

The batsman always has been a source of great hope and vigorous to his side since times immemorial. However, his IPL stats in the recent past, his father’s last few seasons haven’t done justice to his being called “HITMAN”. The 34-year-old has also not delivered any performance with the bat worth remembering. However, the opener has displayed several instances of his hitting the peak of his rhythm with certain good looking strokes. 

He has managed to get several brilliant starts with free-flowing shots right from ball one but hasn’t registered a big score until now this season. The team management will be hoping for a masterclass performance from their main man tomorrow so that the team finally managed to get off the mark with a win vs Lucknow.

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Rohit Sharma

Probable best bowler of the match – Jasprit Bumrah

The Mumbai Indians side which underwent a lot of changes in its squad especially the bowling unit has relied highly upon a certain Jasprit Bumrah so far this season. The 27-year-old also has managed to deliver some top-notch performances with the ball as he’s been the most successful bowler for his side till now in the matches played. 

His brilliant spell wherein he dismissed an inform Livingstone with a peach of a delivery in the previous game proves his being in good form for the upcoming matches. Thus he will be a key player for his side. The team management will look forward to its bowling maestro dismantling the opposition in the upcoming match so that his team manages its first win of the season. 

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Jasprit Bumrah

MI vs LSG: Winning Prediction

Match prediction – Mumbai Indians to win the match

Banking on the majority of its players returning back to form and slowly realising their responsibilities, the Mumbai Indians shall perhaps be able to edge a strong Lucknow side in tomorrow’s game

 The team management will hope that everything goes as per its plans so that the team finally manages to clinch its first win of the campaign. A win shall allow them to take the first step towards initiating another brilliant comeback after a slow start similar to much of its previous seasons’ performances. The team shall be needing the contributions from all its players as a unit to fulfil its purpose.

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