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IPL 2024: Match 48 (LSG vs MI) – Playing XI and Fantasy XI Predictions
By CricShots - Apr 30, 2024 12:02 pm
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The 48th match of IPL 2024 is set to ignite the cricketing stage as Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) face off against Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow on April 30th. With each team having contested nine matches in the tournament thus far, anticipation runs high for this showdown.

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LSG currently holds the fifth position on the points table, having secured five wins out of nine matches, accumulating 10 points with a net run rate of +0.059. However, their recent loss to Rajasthan Royals has fueled their determination to reclaim their winning momentum. In contrast, Mumbai Indians have struggled to find their footing, managing only three victories out of nine encounters.

With just six points to their name, they sit in the ninth spot on the points table, facing the challenge of reversing their recent string of defeats. In their head-to-head encounters, LSG has dominated, clinching victory in three out of four matches against MI. Despite MI’s solitary win in the previous season’s Eliminator, LSG’s consistent performance against the Mumbai-based franchise underscores their strength.

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As the match unfolds on the red soil pitch, expectations rise for a high-scoring affair, especially with MI’s lineup boasting formidable hitters. With LSG holding the edge in their head-to-head history, fans can anticipate another thrilling contest between these two competitive teams on Tuesday.

Lucknow Super Giants (LSG)

Lucknow Super Giants (LSG)

LSG assistant coach Morne Morkel expressed his excitement about Mayank’s fitness, confirming his readiness for the upcoming match. With all fitness tests cleared, Mayank could potentially make a significant impact for LSG against MI, potentially being part of the playing XII for the game. The 21-year-old’s presence, especially after bowling on the eve of the match, adds depth to LSG’s lineup.

Against MI, LSG is expected to utilize Ravi Bishnoi more effectively, learning from their previous game against RR where he bowled just one over. Bishnoi’s bowling prowess aligns well against key MI batsmen like Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav, suggesting he might feature more prominently, possibly in the PowerPlay overs.

Probable XI: Quinton de Kock, KL Rahul(w/c), Marcus Stoinis, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Matt Henry, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohsin Khan, Yash Thakur

Mumbai Indians (MI)

Mumbai Indians (MI)

Gerald Coetzee’s availability remains uncertain due to a recent stomach bug, while Luke Wood, despite his tough outing against DC, could still provide value against LSG. Considering Quinton de Kock’s vulnerability against left-arm pacers, MI might strategize differently for this match, acknowledging the difference in venues between Delhi and Lucknow.

MI’s bowler Jasprit Bumrah’s early encounter with LSG’s new No.3 batsman Marcus Stoinis will be one to watch, given Bumrah’s past success against Stoinis. Stoinis has struggled against Bumrah, managing only 16 runs off 26 balls with three dismissals, making his early presence in the middle crucial for both teams.

Probable XI: Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Tilak Varma, Hardik Pandya, Nehal Wadhera, Tim David, Mohammad Nabi, Piyush Chawla, Luke Wood/Gerald Coetzee, Jasprit Bumrah, Nuwan Thushara

Fantasy XI Suggestion 1:

Quinton de Kock (vc), Nicolas Pooran, KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma (c), Tilak Verma, Marcus Stoinis, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Yash Thakur, Ravi Bishnoi

Fantasy XI Suggestion 2:

KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma, Marcus Stoinis (Vc), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma (c), Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Gerald Coetzee, Amit Mishra