The Mumbai Indians are all set to face the Lucknow Super Giants in Match 37 of IPL 2022 at the Wankhede stadium. Mumbai Indians have lost all the seven games that they’ve played so far and have almost lost all their hopes of making it to the playoffs. The most recent disappointment came against Chennai Super Kings a couple of days ago where they lost the match by 3 wickets. 

The Lucknow Super Giants on the other hand have displayed brilliant performances so far this season and despite having lost their previous game to RCB narrowly sit comfortably at the 4th position in the points table. Both sides will be looking to add two points to their tally in the upcoming match. 

LSG vs MI: Match Details 

  • Lucknow Super Giants vs Mumbai Indians, Match 37, IPL 2022
  • Venue – Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 
  • Timing – 7:30 PM

Mumbai Indians: Analysis 

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Mumbai Indians

Gameplan: Mumbai Indians have lost seven games in a row this season and are yet to open their account. Through the terrible results that they’ve achieved so far this season, their hopes of making it to the playoffs have almost faded away. The batters at the top of the order have almost given up and have been struggling to score for a long time. 

The bowlers too haven’t been able to win games for the side and leaking away runs at the wrong time for their team thereby letting the opposition get hold of the match in crucial moments. Both Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan would look to score some runs at the top of the order in order to salvage some pride for their side. The Bowling unit too has a lot of work to do. Jaydev Unadkat who leaked away 17 runs in the last over of the last game will perhaps be omitted from the XI and Basil Thampi might be given an opportunity. 

Possible Playing XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Dewald Brevis, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, Daniel Sams, Hrithik Shokeen, Riley Meredith, Basil Thampi, Jasprit Bumrah.

Lucknow Super Giants: Analysis

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Lucknow Super Giants

Lucknow so far has displayed characteristic performances so far this season much to the surprise of all the IPL watchers. With 4 wins in 7 games played so far, the team looks pretty much stable in more or less all its departments. In spite of a loss to Bangalore in their previous match, they seem to be in total control of any match they play hereon. 

The batsman has shown brilliant form. The form and consistency seem to be full of issues but that hopefully is going to be taken care of as the tournament proceeds. The bowlers too have displayed quality performances on certain occasions. A quality performance is all that the management would expect tomorrow against a weak MI side.

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

LSG vs MI: Probable Top Performers

Probable best batsman of the match – Rohit Sharma

We’ve decided to go a bit out of the box and predict Rohit Sharma as the batsman to score the lost runs in tomorrow’s match. The opener has been in terrible form recently which has caused his side’s downfall and maybe this is the time that he finally hits back good form and takes his team to a victory all by himself. It’s been a long since the Mumbai captain registered a big individual total and tomorrow provided him with another big opportunity to resume normal services with the bat. A good knock with the bat shall give his team a lot of hope amongst all the dark times that’ve been created this season so far by all the losses incurred. 

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Rohit Sharma

Probable best bowler of the match – Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah has been the leader of the Mumbai Bowling lineup and despite his team’s poor show so far he’s been the only shining light amongst everyone else. His brilliant line and lengths have been really helpful to his side in trying to achieve wins against the odds. The fact that he hasn’t gotten able assistance from any other bowler from the other end has hurt both the team and the captain’s strategies. Hopefully, the pacer manages to take his team over the line this time with a brilliant spell of bowling and some individuals l brilliance.

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Jasprit Bumrah

LSG vs MI: Head to Head Stats

Mumbai Indians and Lucknow Super Giants have faced only one time before this when they faced each other in the previous fixture of this season. Lucknow emerged victorious back then as they beat Mumbai by 18 runs. It remains to be seen as to what happens in the upcoming match between the two sides.

LSG vs MI: Winning Prediction

Match prediction – Mumbai Indians to win the match

With some possible returning of some of their major players, Mumbai Indians shall finally be able to win their first match of this IPL season against the Lucknow Super Giants. This shall possibly serve as a means to salvage some pride for the upcoming games even if it doesn’t help them to make it to the top 4 by the end of the season.