Lucknow Super Giants will look to turn things around as they take on Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Friday, May 17. LSG are heading into this away fixture, having lost their last two games, and the result of the match against SRH on Tuesday is yet to be known. If they want to qualify for the playoffs, they will have to ensure they win both of their remaining games. They are sitting in seventh place with 12 points and two more games.

Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, are already out of the playoff race and will be playing for their pride in this game. They are currently in ninth place with eight points, having won four out of their 13 games so far. It has been a tough season for them with all the controversy regarding Hardik Pandya’s captaincy. They have had issues on and off the field, but they will be eager to bring smiles to the fans’ faces as they play one last time this season.

Probable Playing XI 

Mumbai Indians

Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Hardik Pandya (C), Tim David, Naman Dhir, Anshul Kamboj, Piyush Chawla, Jasprit Bumrah, Nuwan Thushara.

Lucknow Super Giants

KL Rahul (C & wk), Quinton de Kock, Marcus Stoinis, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Ravi Bishnoi, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mohsin Khan, Yash Dubey.

Key Players

Suryakumar Yadav (MI): He spent a significant amount of time on the sidelines this season but has been in superb batting form once he recovered from injury. Suryakumar has amassed 345 runs in IPL 2024, including a century and three fifties.

Nicholas Pooran (LSG): He has been exceptional in a demanding middle-order role this season. Pooran has amassed 363 runs in this edition at an outstanding average and strike rate of 60.50 and 162.05, respectively.

Match Prediction 

Mumbai Indians have the edge in this contest as they will play at home. However, the Lucknow Super Giants look like the stronger team. Moreover, they have a playoff berth at stake, and that will push them to deliver their best in this contest. So, LSG is expected to emerge victorious in this battle.

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