26th IPL Match – Mumbai Indians vs Lucknow Super Giants
Mumbai Indians haven’t had it this bad as they prepare to face Lucknow Super Giants in the 26th game of the Indian Premier League 2022. Mumbai comes into this game after a loss to the Punjab Kings, their fifth in a row. Lucknow Super Giants also had a bad day at the office, as they were defeated by MI in their most recent game.
Mumbai Indians’ confidence would be low. Their bowling attack has been underwhelming, and their renowned batting lineup has also failed to deliver thus far. A loss here would effectively eliminate them from playoff contention, so the team will need to go above and beyond. The Super Giants had a better season and would like to improve their position on the points table.
Match Details to Note
Match: Mumbai Indians vs Lucknow Super Giants, 26th Match, Indian Premier League 2022
Date: April 16, 2022 (Saturday)
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
Mumbai Indians vs Lucknow Super Giants Team Previews
So far, Rohit Sharma’s team has had a dismal record. The team comes in after a 12-run loss to the Punjab Kings. They have yet to earn their first points of the season as they enter this must-win game. Sharma wants his team to play with an open mind and to give their all. To win this competition, they must work together as a team.
As the side has been inconsistent here, Rohit Sharma needs to fire at the top and add runs with Ishan Kishan. The middle order appears to be suitable for the side. The lower middle-order has made little contribution. They need to improve their bowling, which has become a major issue for the team.
Predicted XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Dewald Brevis, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, Jaydev Unadkat, Murugan Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Tymal Mills, Basil Thampi
KL Rahul’s team lost by three runs to the Rajasthan Royals in their last game, snapping a three-game winning streak. Their inability to form alliances cost the team dearly in what should have been a simple run chase. The Mumbai Indians haven’t had a great season so far, and they’re likely to be low on confidence. With a win in this game, Rahul would look to capitalise on this and move to the top of the points table.
The side’s strength comes from the strong opening pair of Quinton de Kock and Rahul, and the duo will need to provide a consistent start in this game. The middle-order hasn’t been performing well. Their bowling attack has been impressive.
Predicted XI: KL Rahul (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Deepak Hooda, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Jason Holder, Krishnappa Gowtham, Dushmantha Chameera, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan
Mumbai Indians vs Lucknow Super Giants Toss Prediction
We’ve seen big scores made here this season, as well as easy chases. The wicket has been flat, making it an ideal venue for chasing big totals. The team that wins the toss in this game will almost certainly bat first because it is an afternoon game and the batting conditions will be ideal at the start.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai is an excellent batting venue, with a flat wicket and a lightning-fast outfield that is ideal for bowlers.
On April 16, we anticipate a hot and humid afternoon in Mumbai. Batting conditions are expected to be excellent, as evidenced by previous games played here. On this surface, the bowlers have little to work with, and the side batting first will be aiming for a score of 200 runs.
Mumbai Indians vs Lucknow Super Giants Match Prediction
Mumbai Indians must win this game in order to remain in the tournament. They can’t afford to lose close games like the ones they’ve had so far. The team would like to see a better performance from its bowling attack, which is thin on depth and has the majority of its players out of form. The Lucknow Super Giants have strong bowling depth and a strong batting lineup. They will begin as heavy favourites to win this game.
Lucknow Super Giants is the favourite to beat Mumbai Indians at the odds of 1.90.
27th IPL Match – Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
The Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore will meet in the 27th match of the IPL 2022 on April 16th at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium. Both of these teams are currently in the middle of the standings and will be eager to break into the top four. After losing their first match, RCB stormed ahead with three consecutive wins, but their hot streak came to an end last night against CSK. DC has had a rollercoaster ride of wins and losses in their completed matches and will look to build momentum with back-to-back victories. In this match, we can expect a swashbuckling battle between two top-tier teams.
Match Details to Note
Match: Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 27th Match, Indian Premier League 2022
Date: April 16, 2022 (Saturday)
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Team Previews
The Delhi Capitals scored a massive 215 runs, with openers Prithvi Shaw (51 runs) and David Warner (61 runs) setting the tone. Rishabh Pant (27 runs), Axar Patel (22 runs), and Shardul Thakur (29 runs) took on the bowlers to continue the momentum established by the top three. With Lalit Yadav and Rovman Powell failing to score runs on a consistent basis, their middle order requires a slight reshuffle.
Shardul Thakur, Mustafizur Rahman, and Khaleel Ahmed shared 5 wickets between them and formed a formidable trio for the team. This season, Kuldeep Yadav has had a dream comeback, taking 10 wickets in four matches, including a MoM-winning 4/20 in the final game. Axar Patel has yet to take a wicket, and depending on the conditions, they may be tempted to include Anrich Nortje.
Predicted XI: Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Sarfaraz Khan, Lalit Yadav/Mandeep Singh, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman, Khaleel Ahmed, Anrich Nortje
In their last match, RCB’s top three failed to get going in the massive chase of 217 runs. Their middle order of Glenn Maxwell (26 runs), Shahbaz Ahmed (43 runs), Prabhudesai (34 runs), and Dinesh Karthik (34 runs) scored runs at a strike rate of 200+ to keep their team in the hunt, but they finished with 193/9 to lose by 23 runs.
Their bowlers had a bad day, allowing 216 runs in 20 overs. With 10 wickets so far, Wanindu Hasaranga has been their strike bowler. Harshal Patel’s return is uncertain, thus, Mohammed Siraj and Josh Hazlewood will have to carry their pace bowling department forward. With Shahbaz Ahmed set to be the second spinner in the playing XI, Siddharth Kaul may come in ahead of Akash Deep in this match.
Predicted XI: Faf du Plessis (c), Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Suyash Prabhudessai, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammed Siraj, Akash Deep/Siddharth Kaul
Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Toss Prediction
Unless the pitch is expected to become very slow in the second innings, teams have always chosen to chase the target. We anticipate that both captains will continue to field first in this team.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
Wankhade will have good track speed, bounce, and carry. The new ball will swing and seam around here. Once the ball has worn down, the batters can take on the bowlers.
The weather in Mumbai will be hot and humid, with dew expected in the late hours of the match. Anti-dew agents have improved conditions for bowlers, but the effects of a wet ball will still be felt during the match.
Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Match Prediction
RCB’s batting has been excellent this season, with new players making a name for themselves in the middle order despite their big names struggling. In the previous match, their bowling was a little off-color. This season, they have an excellent all-around team that covers all bases. DC has quality hitters in their top -4 and good lower order all-rounders capable of scoring aggressively, but they lack experience and consistency in the middle order. Their bowling has been outstanding. We expect RCB to win this match due to their batting depth and the effectiveness of their middle order this season.
Royal Challengers Bangalore is the favourite to beat Delhi Capitals at the odds of 1.90.