Lucknow and Mumbai will lock horns at the Brabourne Stadium on April 16 in match 26 of the Indian T20 League. Mumbai will be looking to register their first win after losing five back to back matches. If the five-time winners lose this game as well, their campaign will be in jeopardy. On the other hand, the Indian T20 League debutants would like to boost their confidence after beating the tournament’s most successful team.
Lucknow:Â The team lost to Rajasthan in a close game by three runs. The team’s batting order was questionable with Krishnappa Gowtham coming at number 3 rather than a more solid batter. Another questionable tactic from the Men in Green Mint was holding Marcus Stoinis till the eight position. The team have had a week to ponder on their tactics.
Deepak Hooda: The right-hander has hit two fifties in the tournament. He he come in at tough positions and changed the momentum of the game in favour of Lucknow. He will be looking to do well in the coming game as well.
Marcus Stoinis:Â The explosive batter from Australia showed his immense ability to turn the game with his unbeaten 38 off 17 balls in the last game. Stoinis with his all-round abilities will be crucial for Lucknow.
Probable XI:Â KL Rahul (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Ayush Badoni, Jason Holder, K Gowtham, Krunal Pandya, Dushmanta Chameera, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan
Mumbai:Â Just like 2015, the team has lost their first five games in a row. In that year, they turned it around and won the title. It will be interesting to see if they can do the same this year. For that, they first have to start winning their league games. Even with the kind of squad they have, they need some changes in the team. They might let go off Tymal Mills and get Riley Meredith in. Apart from that, they can also bring in Mayank Markande in place of Murugan Ashwin, Last change they can make is off Fabian Allen in place of Jaydev Unadkat
Dewald Brewis:Â The South Africa U-19 player has shown why he is being regarded as the next big thing in World Cricket. In the last three games, he has displayed his wide variety of stroke play. He will be keen to do well in the next game as well.
Mayank Markande:Â If he gets the game, he can wield the magic with his googlies. Not many players have played him which is why he might do well.
Probable XI:Â Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Dewald Brevis, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, Fabian Allen, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah, Riley Meredith, Basil Thampi
Venue:Â Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
Time: 03:30 PM IST
Live Telecast:Â Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar
Pitch Report: The last game at the venue was between Delhi and Kolkata was a high scoring.Â It was a day game and team batting first didn’t had to worry about the dew. Once again, a sporting wicket can be offer.