IPL 2022: Match 27 (LSG vs MI) – 3 Player Battles To Watch Out For
By CricShots - Apr 24, 2022 9:18 am
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In the 37th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) and Mumbai Indians (MI) will be locking horns with each other in the afternoon game on Sunday. With 4 wins in 7 matches, LSG is placed in the fourth position in the points tally and would be looking to continue being in this position after this match.

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LSG has had a few setbacks in the tournament as they have lost 2 out of the previous 3 matches. Their last game was against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) was a loss which they lost by 18 runs. LSG failed to chase a target of 182 runs in that match. Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, are going through a terrible run as they have now lost seven matches on the trot.

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MI was there in the last match against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) before a vintage MS Dhoni decided to show why he was called one of the best finishers in limited-overs cricket. MI is almost out of the playoffs race now and they will need a miracle to knock on the doors of the last phase of the tournament. On that note, We take a look at the three player battles to watch out for when both sides meet for the second time in IPL 2022.

#1 Avesh Khan vs Ishan Kishan

Avesh Khan
Avesh Khan

Avesh Khan has been on a roll for LSG with 11 wickets from 7 matches at an average of 20.09 and has proven to be effective at both ends of the game. Facing that pace will be MI’s in-form batter Ishan Kishan, who had scored back-to-back half-centuries in the first two games of the tournament. The southpaw opener is the leading run-scorer in IPL 2022 for his team at the moment with 191 runs from 7 matches.

#2 KL Rahul vs Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah

This is a contest that KL Rahul has so far dominated, with the LSG skipper being dismissed by Jasprit Burmah thrice in 10 encounters. However, the Indian pacer has picked up four wickets in the tournament so far and is the side’s second-most economical bowler (7.51). Rahul has looked fluent so far in the tournament, getting his side off to starts, and he will be keen to get the better of the seamer once again when they meet at the Wankhede.

#3 Suryakumar Yadav vs Ravi Bishnoi

Ravi Bishnoi
Ravi Bishnoi 

The leg-spinner has had the better of MI batter, Suryakumar Yadav, once in their three T20 clashes, and having him bowl an over in the powerplay might not be a bad ploy. The Indian batter has notched up two fifties in the edition so far, but he does face a stiff challenge with Ravi Bishnoi and other LSG spinners bowling in tandem. With LSG tweakers proving to be pretty miserly, SKY might have to work hard for his runs.