Today (April 22), Lucknow Super Giants will host Gujarat Titans in Lucknow, and Mumbai Indians will host Punjab Kings at the Wankhede Stadium – here are the predicted XIs for the two matches, team news and match prediction for LSG v GT and MI v PBKS.
LSG v GT, live score: Follow the live scorecard here
The match will begin at 3.30pm IST.
MI v PBKS, live score: Follow the live scorecard here
The match will begin at 7.30pm IST.
LSG vs GT, MI vs PBKS: IPL 2023 team news
Lucknow are second in the points table, level on points with table toppers Rajasthan Royals and third-placed Chennai Super Kings, with only net run rate separating the three. Gujarat Titans are two points behind the trio, but they have a match in hand.
Mark Wood missed the last match due to illness, and there is no update on his availability yet. If he does not recover, Lucknow may back the depth of their spin attack to win. Defending champions, Gujarat, on the other hand, have the potential to adapt to any track.
Like Gujarat, Mumbai have six points from five matches as well. If Jofra Archer recovers for tonight’s match, they will be the favourites at home against an inconsistent Punjab side that have the six points, albeit from six matches.
There is still no update on the availability of Punjab captain Shikhar Dhawan, who has been nursing a shoulder injury. If he does not recover, Sam Curran will lead Punjab again.
IPL 2023: Tomorrow’s matches
RCB v RR – 3.30pm IST
KKR v CSK – 7.30pm IST
IPL 2023: Yesterday’s matches
CSK v SRH – Chennai Super Kings won by 7 wickets with 8 balls to spare
LSG v GT, MI v PBKS: Predicted XIs for today’s IPL matches
LSG XI: Kyle Mayers, KL Rahul (c), Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Krunal Pandya, Marcus Stoinis, K Gowtham, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Amit Mishra, Yudhvir Singh.
GT XI: Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Sai Sudharsan, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, Alzarri Joseph, Mohit Sharma, Josh Little.
MI XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Cam Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Piyush Chawla, Jofra Archer (if fit, otherwise Riley Meredith), Hrithik Shokeen, Arjun Tendulkar, Jason Behrendorff.
PBKS XI: Prabhsimran Singh, Atharva Taide, Liam Livingstone, Harpreet Bhatia, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Sikandar Raza, Shahrukh Khan, Sam Curran (c), Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh, Rahul Chahar.
LSG vs GT, MI v PBKS: IPL prediction for today’s matches 30 & 31
Lucknow’s home advantage will probably edge out the advantage of Gujarat, the better-rounded of the two sides. It will be keenly contested match. Mumbai, on the other hand, will be favourites against Punjab.
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