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IND T20 League 2023, Match 63: LUC vs MUM Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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Ind T20 League 2023

Match 63: LUC vs MUM

Preview 

Lucknow (LUC) and Mumbai (MUM) will square off in match number 63 of the ongoing edition of the Indian T20 League at the Ekana Stadium on Tuesday, May 15. This contest is very important for both LUC and MUM with the playoffs race coming closer to the last stop. 

LUC with 13 points and a NRR of +0.309 are currently placed fourth in the league standings. They need to win at least one out of their remaining two fixtures to have a chance at the playoffs. The hosts are coming off a seven wicket win over Hyderabad on Saturday. 

Krishnappa Gowtham has played a handful of games at this venue and with the pitch expected to be on the slower side, he’s likely to be back for the summit clash. Avesh Khan, who has hardly impressed this season, should sit this one out. 

MUM have 14 points to their name after 12 matches with NRR of -0.117. One more convincing win will put them in a strong position. They defeated GUJ by 27 runs at home in their most recent fixture. 

Tilak Varma, who missed the last couple of games due to injury, is expected to return for this game. Keeping the number of left handers in the LUC side, MUM will be tempted to bring in off spinner Hritik Shokeen. 

Ahead of the tantalising encounter, let us have a look at how the two sides fare out on Tuesday. 

 

Match Details

Match: LUC vs MUM, 63rd Match, Indian T20 League 2023

Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Time: 7:30 PM

Venue: Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow

 

Pitch and Weather Report

Ekana Cricket Stadium is a pure nightmare fuel for batters. The surface has not been favourable for batters and they have found it difficult to adapt to the conditions. Spinners will enjoy bowling in these conditions. The average first innings total here is 143. 

As per the weather forecast, Lucknow is likely to have clear skies and hot weather on matchday. Temperature will hover around the range of 30-36 degree celsius. 

 

LUC vs MUM Squads 

LUC: Quinton de Kock (wk), Kyle Mayers, Krunal Pandya (c), Prerak Mankad, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran, Amit Mishra, Yash Thakur, Ravi Bishnoi, Yudhvir Singh Charak, Avesh Khan, Swapnil Singh, Daniel Sams, Ayush Badoni, Deepak Hooda, Arpit Guleria, Mohsin Khan, Mark Wood, Romario Shepherd, Karun Nair, Naveen-ul-Haq, Manan Vohra, Krishnappa Gowtham, Karan Sharma

MUM: Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Nehal Wadhera, Tim David, Chris Jordan, Vishnu Vinod, Piyush Chawla, Jason Behrendorff, Kumar Kartikeya, Ramandeep Singh, Akash Madhwal, Dewald Brevis, Sandeep Warrier, Hrithik Shokeen, Tristan Stubbs, Raghav Goyal, Jofra Archer, Riley Meredith, Shams Mulani, Arjun Tendulkar, Tilak Varma, Duan Jansen, Arshad Khan

 

LUC vs MUM Probable Playing XIs

LUC: Kyle Mayers, Quinton de Kock (wk), Prerak Mankad, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya (c), Nicholas Pooran, Ayush Badoni, Krishnappa Gautham, Ravi Bishnoi, Amit Mishra, Yash Thakur

MUM: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Tim David, Tilak Varma, Nehal Wadhera, Chris Jordan, Hrithik Shokeen, Piyush Chawla, Kumar Kartikeya

 

Match Prediction

LUC have a strong spin prowess and an overall better bowling department than MUM. The visitors will rely heavily on Suryakumar Yadav. We predict the hosts to win this game. 

 

Top Fantasy Picks

Quinton De Kock: The wicket keeper batter has shown promise in the limited opportunities he has got so far this season. He will play against his former franchise and hence may look to prove a point. 

Nicolas Pooran: The explosive southpaw scored a 13 ball 44 to power his side to an astonishing win against HYD in the last game. He is in good touch and would fancy his chances against a fragile MUM bowling lineup. 

Suryakumar Yadav: The number one ranked T20I batter is playing like a man on a mission. Following a string of low scores, Yadav found momentum and ever since has never looked back. He scored an unbeaten 103 in the previous game against GUJ. 

Piyush Chawla: What a comeback story this has been for Piyush Chawla. With 19 scalps in 12 matches, the veteran is MUM’s leading wicket taker and third overall this season.

 

Risky Captaincy Choice

Rohit Sharma is our pick for this segment. The dashing opener hasn’t had the best of seasons so far with only 220 runs under his belt. He has however shown positive signs in the last couple of games. You can take a gamble by assigning him as the captain of your fantasy team. 

 

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