We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Pitch Report For Today’s LSG vs Mumbai Match
Four out of six games at the Wankhede Stadium have been won by the teams chasing. Despite the dew making its presence felt, the spinners have been amongst the wickets. A few games ago, Yuzvendra Chahal picked a four-for at the venue.
Probable Playing XIs for LSG vs Mumbai Match
Probable XI for Lucknow Super Giants: 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
Probable XI for Mumbai: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Dewald Brevis*, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard*, Daniel Sams*, Hrithik Shokeen, Riley Meredith*, Jaydev Unadkat, Jasprit Bumrah
Power Players for LSG vs Mumbai Match
Except for his two ducks, KL Rahul has done his bit — although not as consistently as he did in 2021. That said, he will have fond memories of scoring an unbeaten 103 against Mumbai earlier in the tournament.
Fantasy players get 2 bonus points if a batter scores over 30 runs, and Suryakumar Yadav has provided the bonus in all five innings. Overall, he has added 232 runs by batting in the middle order.
Smart Picks for LSG vs Mumbai Match
Avesh Khan has taken 11 wickets in 7 games, including the best figures of 3 for 30 against Mumbai a week ago.
Barring a duck against Bangalore, Tilak Varma has consistently been amongst the runs (234 at 46.08) in the middle-order. Staying calm at the crease has helped him play some exquisite strokes.
Barring two single-digit scores, Quinton de Kock has provided solid starts in four games. He has scored 215 runs at 31, including the highest score of 80. With the gloves, however, he hasn’t had enough opportunities, pouching 4 catches.
Interestingly, all of Jasprit Bumrah’s four wickets have come in the first innings. In the second essay, nonetheless, he has been economical. To put things in perspective, he has been off-colour.
Jason Holder has been providing regular breakthroughs (9) for Lucknow, both at the start and end of the innings. The West Indian can also use his long handle to good effect in crunch moments.
If Mumbai are to jump up in the points table, they would need Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan to go hard in the powerplay. Till now, the openers have added only 305 runs between them.
Krunal Pandya is a value pick in fantasy leagues. His ability to bowl at any stage in the game and play the role of a floater with the bat allows Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) to experiment in various ways.
Before bagging a 4 wicket-haul in the last game against Chennai, Daniel Sams had only 2 scalps to his credit in 8 outings.
Although Ravi Bishnoi is the leading spinner for Lucknow, he hasn’t been at his best in the last few games. However, given Mumbai’s frailties in the batting department, the leg-spinner will fancy his chances.
LSG vs Mumbai Match Preview
Mumbai became the only team to lose seven consecutive games in the Indian T20 League. The five-time winners are struggling with their confidence.
On the other hand, the debutants have won four games out of seven and will fancy their chances against their beleaguered opponents. LSG also beat Mumbai earlier in the competition.
Time: 24 April, 7.30 PM IST