The second IPL 2023 playoff match will be played between MI and LSG. The winner of this eliminator game will face the Gujarat Titans in Qualifier 2. The first qualifier was between GT and CSK, and Chennai won by 15 runs.
Mumbai struggled at the start of this season, but they eventually played some outstanding cricket and won the last few group games. LSG finished fourth in IPL 2023 points with eight wins and 17 points after their one game against CSK ended in a tie.
This will be an interesting game to watch because Surya Kumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan are back on track to score runs, and Australian batter Marcus Stonnis is already having an impressive season.
MI vs LSG Today Match Details
- Today’s Match Venue: MA CHIDAMBARAM STADIUM
- Match Time: 7:30 pm IST
- Weather: Clear
- Live Streaming: JioCinema
- TV Broadcast: Star Sports Network
LSG vs MI Head to Head
LSG has a strong record against the Mumbai Indians, having won all of their games against them. They have met three times in the IPL. LSG won those three games by a margin of 18 runs, 36 runs, and five runs, respectively. Mumbai will face LSG for the second time this season. They were lost in the previous game due to power-hitting by Marcus Stonnis.
|MI vs LSG||LSG Won by 18 runs||Brabourne||2022|
|MI vs LSG||LSG Won by 36 runs||Wankhede||2022|
|MI vs LSG||LSG Won by 5 runs||Lucknow||2023|
Result of the Last 5 IPL Matches
MI Last 5 IPL Matches Result
Mumbai has won three out of the last five IPL games. They won their matches against SRH, RCB and one of the most dangerous teams in IPL 2023, Gujrat Titans. These wins helped them to reach in playoffs. Especially eight wickets victory against SRH in the last group game. At the same time LSG and CSk won their games.
|Sunrisers||won by 8 wickets||won||2nd||Wankhede||21 May 2023|
|Super Giants||lost by 5 runs||won||2nd||Lucknow||16 May 2023|
|Titans||won by 27 runs||lost||1st||Wankhede||12 May 2023|
|RCB||won by 6 wickets||won||2nd||Wankhede||9 May 2023|
|Super Kings||lost by 6 wickets||lost||1st||Chennai||6 May 2023|
LSG Last 5 IPL Matches Result
LSG won three consecutive games from the last five. That includes a clean victory against Sunrisers Hyderabad by seven wickets and two suspense games against Mumbai and KKR.
|KKR||won by 1 run||lost||1st||Eden Gardens||20 May 2023|
|Mumbai||won by 5 runs||lost||1st||Lucknow||16 May 2023|
|Sunrisers||won by 7 wickets||lost||2nd||Hyderabad||13 May 2023|
|Titans||lost by 56 runs||won||2nd||Ahmedabad||7 May 2023|
|Super Kings||–||lost||1st||Lucknow||3 May 2023|
Today LSG VS MI IPL Match Pitch Report MA Chidambaram Stadium Chennai
The eliminator game between LSG and MI will be played at Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai as the first Qualifier between GT and CSK was also played at this venue.
The pitches of this venue are equally supportive for bowlers and batter. In first few over it will help seemer. But usually, the pitch of this venue is slow and suitable for a spinner in later over.
As we have mentioned in our previous match preview that this pitch is helpful in the first ten overs. You will be agreed after watching the batting of Devon Conway and Raturaj Gaikwad.
MA Chidambaram Stadium Chennai Pitch Record and Stats
The pitches are low scoring, unlike Chinnaswamy, as the average first-inning total is about 163 at this ground.
|Number of wins batting first||42|
|Number of wins batting second||30|
|Average First Innings score||163|
|MI Won Matches at this Venue||7|
|LSG Won Matches at this Venue||0|
LSG and MI Position on Points Table IPL 2023
At the end of league matches, GT is at the third spot with 17 points and 0.284 net run rate, and Mumbai Indians are in fourth with 16 points.
LSG vs MI Probable Playing XI
Gujrat Titans Final Playing XI in Eliminator
Quinton de Kock, Deepak Hooda, Prerak Mankad, Krunal Pandya, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran, Krishnappa Gowtham, Ravi Bishnoi, Yash Thakur, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mohsin Khan.
Lucknow Super Giants Final Playing XI in Eliminator
Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Nehal Wadhera, Tim David, Kumar Kartikeya, Chris Jordan, Piyush Chawla, Jason Behrendorff, Akash Madhwal
Fantasy Team Suggestion for LSG VS MI
|Openers||Quinton de Kock, Rohit Sharma (c)|
|Batsman||Ishan Kishan, Surya Kumar Yadav, Nichola Pooran,Camron Green|
|All Rounder||Marcus Stonnis, Krunal Pandya|
|Bowlers||Ravi Bishnoi, Mohsin Khan, Jason Behrendroff|
Fantasy Team Suggestion for GT VS CSK
Key Players to Watch in MI vs LSG
Batters to Watch
Ishan Kishan and Surya Kumar Yadav are the main batters to watch in this eliminator game against LSG. Both are back in form and won the last three games for MI.
Marcus Stonnis and Nicholas Pooran are the key batsmen for LSG. Nicholas Pooran will be helpful for LSG in the middle over, while Stonnis can finish the game strongly.
Bowler to Watch
Although Spinners could not perform in the last game at this venue, we hope that Ravi Bishnoi from LSG and Piyush Chawla from MI will be the bowlers that will have a huge impact on the game.
Who Will Win Today Match Between MI and LSG?
Mumbai Indians are a strong contender in this game. They have a long history of playing in playoff games. This will help them to control their nerves in this pressure game.
Moreover, as mentioned above, the Mumbai Indians batting lineup is back in form, which was their main strength. So it seems that Mumbai Indians are going to win this eliminator.