Mumbai Indians will be eyeing their first win this season.
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Mumbai Indians and Lucknow Super Giants will play the 26th match of IPL 2022 on Saturday. Mumbai have lost all their 5 matches so far and are at the bottom of the table. They have struggled to even field 4 overseas and have not got the right combination. This will be a crucial game for them and a loss here could put curtains to their campaign. On the other hand, Lucknow lost a thriller by 3 runs against Rajasthan in the previous match which has seen them slip to fifth in the points table.
Mumbai Indians vs Lucknow Super Giants, Match 26
Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai.
Date & Time: 16th April at 3:30 PM IST and Local Time
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar.
MI vs LSG, Match 26 Pitch Report:
With an afternoon start, the conditions will be fairly hotter for Mumbai Indians, who played their last three games in the evenings in Pune. With small boundaries on offer, expect a run-fest. Toss may not play a big role in this contest.
MI vs LSG, Match 26 Probable Playing XIs:
Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Dewald Brevis, Tilak Varma, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Fabian Allen, Murugan Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Jaydev Unadkat/Basil Thampi, Tymal Mills.
Lucknow Super Giants
KL Rahul (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Ayush Badoni, Jason Holder, Krunal Pandya, K Gowtham, Dushmantha Chameera, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan.
Top Picks for MI vs LSG Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Batters
Suryakumar Yadav has been the in-form batter for Mumbai Indians, scoring 163 runs in just 3 matches at an average of 81.50 and a strike rate of 158.25.
Deepak Hooda is a good option to have, having scored 155 runs in 5 matches at an average of 31 and a strike rate of 130. He can also bowl if needed.
Top Picks – All-Rounders
Jason Holder is one of the best players in this section and will be contributing in both departments. He is a reliable pick for this match.
Top Picks – Bowlers
Avesh Khan has been bowling really well and has 8 wickets to his name in 5 matches at an average of 19.75. He will be bowling with the new ball and at the death
Jasprit Bumrah looked in great form in the last match, and although he just picked the one wicket he bowled very well. This could be the game gives a lot of points with some wickets.
Top Picks – Wicketkeeper
Quinton de Kock has been in great form, scoring 188 runs in 5 matches at an average of 37.60 and a strike rate of 132.
Ishan Kishan is another good option in this section and has scored 178 runs in 5 matches at an average of 44.50 and a strike rate of 121.92.
MI vs LSG Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
|Player||Statistics (This Edition)|
|Quinton de cock||188 runs|
|Avesh Khan||8 Wickets|
|Suryakumar Yadav||163 runs|
|Deepak HUDA||155 runs|
|Tilak Varma||157 runs|
275 Suggested Playing XI No.1 for MI vs LSG Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
KL Rahul, Quinton de Kock (vc), Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma (c), Tilak Varma, Suryakumar Yadav, Jason Holder, K Gowtham, Jasprit Bumrah, Avesh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi.
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for MI vs LSG Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
KL Rahul (c), Quinton de Kock, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Tilak Varma, Suryakumar Yadav (vc), Dewald Brevis, Krunal Pandya, Basil Thampi, Avesh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi.
MI vs LSG Risky Captaincy Choices:
Krunal Pandya has not done much in this tournament so far, but he is quite capable of giving an all-round performance in this match given the number of right-handers in Mumbai has and the absence of off-spinners in the opposition. Risk him as a captain.
Player you should avoid:
Murugan Ashwin has struggled throughout this season, apart from the opening match, and does not provide much value in this match considering the opposition. So avoid him for this match.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.