One of the most crucial matches of IPL 2023 will see the Lucknow Super Giants square off against the Mumbai Indians on Tuesday at the Ekana Sports City in Lucknow. The winning side is almost guaranteed to qualify for the playoffs, while the losing side will have to rely on other results going their way. Lwanele Poswayo has you covered with his best bets for Lucknow Super Giants vs Mumbai Indians.
The pitch in Lucknow has been the toughest pitch to bat on in IPL 2023 so far. Apart from the first match played in Lucknow, the rest of the matches have been low-scoring. Lucknow have won just two of their six matches played at home, with low scores being the biggest. The average first innings score is 143, with four of the six scores at the ground being 135 or under.
The hosts do come into this game with some confidence after beating SRH by chasing down 183 with four balls to spare. Nicholas Pooran was the star performer, smashing his way to 44 from just 13 balls to win the match, while Prerak Mankad scored 64 from 45 balls.
The visitors Mumbai are in great form, beating RCB and Gujarat to move into the top four and get back on track for another playoff appearance. In their previous two games, Suryakumar Yadav came through as their top batter, scoring 103 not out from just 49 balls and moving his run total to 479 in 12 matches at an incredible strike rate of 190, the highest for any batter with at least 100 runs. He’s at 3.75 to do it again.
Mumbai are in red-hot form, so naturally, they come into this match as favourites at 1.68 with the home side at 2.15. History tells you that when Mumbai Indians get on a roll, they are very hard to stop and I expect them to continue their great form by winning this game.
When losing the toss in away games, Mumbai has gone on to win 63% of all matches.
Lucknow’s average first innings score in 2023 has been 171, despite the average first innings total at the Ekana Cricket Stadium being just 143.
Quinton de Kock averages 24 at a strike rate of 121.1 against Mumbai.
Kishan has faced only eight balls from Mishra in the IPL and has been dismissed on three of those.
Mishra has also dismissed Rohit the most number of times in the IPL (seven, joint with Sunil Narine), while conceding only 87 runs off 91 balls.
Kyle Mayers has struck 75% of his runs for Lucknow in boundaries, the highest of any Lucknow batter with more than 20 runs.
Quinton de Kock strikes at just 74.32 across his first five balls, despite an overall strike rate of 148.97 for Lucknow.