A desperate Mumbai Indians will take on the Lucknow Super Giants in their seemingly never-ending quest to register their first win in this tournament. The game sees former Mumbai stalwarts Quinton De Kock and Krunal Pandya come face to face against the team they made their names for. The newly former franchise has been playing some great cricket so far.
With Lucknow on the periphery of the top half of the table and Mumbai firmly entrenched in the bottom, it will be interesting to see what will unfold in this cracker of a game. This game could produce some great live cricket with the former players facing off against their long-term franchise.
The Mumbai Indians are in total disarray and everything that they do seems to be completely backfiring for them. Against Punjab, they had the entire game well under their control until they decided to shoot themselves in the foot with two needless run-outs. The form of Rohit Sarma is getting a bigger concern with each passing day and the bowling apart from Bumrah has been downright terrible.
The decision to not play Fabian Allen, who is a proven all-rounder, an excellent fielder, and can also hit the ball a long way continues to baffle everyone. It is a shame to see one of the most decorated franchises in this state, but they have bought this upon themselves and will have to get out of this themselves, starting against Lucknow.
Lucknow Super Giants
The Lucknow Super Giants suffered a setback of their own as well, seeing their 3-match winning run stopped by the Rajasthan Royals, falling short by just 3 runs. The batting wasn’t really able to come into its own like they normally do and they were rocked back by some inspired bowling, which they did not have any answers against. While the squad does look balanced as a whole, with the right mix of caution and aggression, they will like to start winning these close games so that they keep themselves on pace to finish in those playoff places and give themselves a cushion from the others.
This is the first-ever meeting between the two sides in the IPL
With Mumbai seemingly unable to get a win no matter what they try, and Lucknow being a much more well-rounded unit with the ball, this is going only one way, and that is a comfortable Lucknow win.
Date and Time
16th April 2022 (Saturday) at 3:30 pm.