IPL 2023: Eliminator (LSG vs MI) – 3 Player Matchups To Watchout For
By CricShots - May 24, 2023 2:05 pm
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On Wednesday, May 24th, Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) will take on the Mumbai Indians in the highly anticipated Eliminator match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. This encounter marks the second meeting between these two teams this season, with Lucknow Super Giants emerging victorious by a narrow margin of 5 runs in their previous encounter.

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During the group stages, Lucknow Super Giants won 8 out of their 14 matches, securing the third spot on the points table with 17 points and a net run rate of +0.284. On the other hand, the Mumbai Indians also won 8 out of their 14 games, finishing fourth on the points table with 16 points and a net run rate of -0.044.

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In the history of the IPL, these two teams have faced each other thrice, with Lucknow Super Giants emerging triumphant on all three occasions. Another thrilling contest is expected as the winner of this match will advance to the second Qualifier, while the loser will be eliminated from the tournament.

As the much-anticipated eliminator approaches, let’s take a closer look at some exciting player matchups that could play a crucial role in the outcome of the match.

#1 Rohit Sharma vs Krunal Pandya

Krunal Pandya
Krunal Pandya

Former teammates turned opponents, Rohit Sharma and Krunal Pandya will be facing each other for the second time in IPL 2023. Rohit showcased his form with a solid knock of 56 runs against SRH, but consistency has been a challenge for him this season. Krunal, on the other hand, has been decent with the ball, picking up 9 wickets in 11 innings. Their battle will be intriguing as Krunal aims to continue his dominance over Rohit.

#2 Marcus Stoinis vs Jason Behrendorff

Jason Behrendorff
Jason Behrendorff 

In their previous encounter in Lucknow, Jason Behrendorff troubled Marcus Stoinis, who has had a below-average season so far. Stoinis has struggled against left-arm fast bowlers, as evidenced by Sam Curran dismissing him twice this season. Now, he faces the challenge of facing Behrendorff once again, hoping to overcome his previous struggles.

#3 Suryakumar Yadav vs Naveen-ul-Haq

Naveen ul Haq
Naveen ul Haq

Suryakumar Yadav had a slow start to IPL 2023 but quickly found his form and became unstoppable. With 511 runs, including a century and 4 fifties, he is currently the leading scorer for Mumbai Indians. His battle with Naveen-ul-Haq, Lucknow Super Giants’ leading pacer, promises to be a thrilling contest. Naveen has been impressive, taking 7 wickets in 6 innings, and his animated celebrations have caught the viewers’ attention. He will be eager to outsmart Suryakumar Yadav and make a significant impact in the match.