Lucknow and Mumbai will play each other at the Wankhede Stadium in the 37th match of the Indian T20 League 2022. Last time both teams played each other, the KL Rahul-led side came up trumps by 18 runs. The five-time winners have lost all of their seven games so far, which is a record in itself. In 2019, Bangalore lost their first six games in a row. On the other hand, the Men In Mint Green have won four and lost three, and are on the fourth spot in the points table.
Lucknow:Â The Indian T20 League debutants are coming off an 18-run loss against Bangalore. The team’s bowling has been good upfront but somehow they have failed to finish the innings on a high. The batting has also blown hot and cold. They are likely to play the same team.
KL Rahul:Â The Lucknow skipper is the second highest run-getter in the tournament with 265 runs in seven games. In his last outng against Mumbai, he scored an unbeaten 103. He will be keen to replicate his performance in the coming game.
Avesh Khan:Â The right-arm pacer took three wickets for 30 runs in Lucknow’s last outing against Mumbai. He is among the highest wicket takers in the tournament with 11 wickets. Khan would like to repeat the performance and give Lucknow another win.
Probable XI:Â KL Rahul (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Ayush Badoni, Marcus Stoinis, Jason Holder, Krunal Pandya, Avesh Khan, Dushmantha Chameera, Ravi Bishnoi
Mumbai:Â The five time winners have had a forgettable season so far. They have now lost seven games and are out of playoffs race. The team has struggled in the bowling department, while the batting has been below par as well. They would like to leave behind the disappointment and look to get back to the winning ways.
Rohit Sharma – The skipper hasn’t fired yet but he is one of the best batters in this format. The team will be looking up to him to deliver some inspirational performances.
Suryakumar Yadav:Â The right-hander is the second highest run-getter for Mumbai with 232 runs in five games. He has been carrying the batting line-up on his shoulders. A lot will rest on Yadav’s performance once again for Mumbai.
Probable XI: Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Dewald Brewis, Tilak Varma, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Daniel Sams, Hrithik Shokeen, Jasprit Bumrah, Riley Meredith, Jaydev Unadkat
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Time:Â 07:30 PM IST
Live Telecast:Â Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar
Pitch Report: The last game on the venue between Delhi and Rajasthan was a high-scoring one. However, during the first innings, pacers got some seam movement off the pitch with the new ball. Once again, a good batting wicket is expected but fast bowlers may find some help early on.