LSG led by Krunal Pandya are fresh from their eighth win of the campaign, while Rohit Sharma-led MI also head into the match on the back of their eighth win of the season. LSG, who has one No Result, has won 8 in 14, whereas MI has won 8 in 14.
LSG and MI have already crossed paths once this season with the former winning the league stage match against the five-time champions by 5 runs. LSG rode on Marcus Stoinis’ unbeaten 89 to set a target of 178 before Ravi Bishnoi’s 2 for 26 helped restrict MI to 172.
Now, the two sides will clash for the second time this season and for the first time at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, which will host it’s ninth match of the season. The eight match – qualifier 1 – will be held on Tuesday (May 23) night.
LSG vs MI IPL 2023 Eliminator: Head To Head, Stats, Record in MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Ahead of LSG vs MI IPL 2023 Eliminator meeting at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, we take a look at the pitch report and weather forecast for the day as some parts of the country have received summer showers.
Chennai weather forecast on Wednesday, May 24
A hot and humid day with maximum temperature of 36o C reducing to 32o C during the playing hours. There is no chance of rain for the entire day. So, weather is unlikely to play spoilsport in match between Lucknow Super Giants and Mumbai Indians.
MA Chidambaram Stadium Pitch Report
The Chepauk has been known to favour slow bowlers as the game progresses over the years, favouring the team batting first the most. While the spinners continue get assistance, batters have also been able to score at ease recently.
The average score batting first in IPL at the venue is 163. The teams batting first have won the most in IPL at this venue. That record has continued even this season as three of seven matches have ended in favour of the team batting first.
The first match of 2023 season saw CSK dominate with the bat, riding on a great start from openers Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway to set up a total of 217, while Moeen Ali did the damage with ball as they restricted Lucknow Super Giants to 205.
In the second match, Ravindra Jadeja spell helped restrict Rajasthan Royals to 175, but CSK fell short of the target by just 3 runs despite a Conway fifty and MS Dhoni’s unbeaten cameo of 32 from 17 balls.
In the third match, Jadeja’s three-wicket haul helped CSK restrict Sunrisers Hyderabad to a paltry 134 before Conway’s unbeaten 77 saw the team home with 8 balls to spare. In the fourth match, however, PBKS pulled off a huge run chase over CSK in a last-ball thriller.
In the fifth match, CSK beat their rivals MI after Matheesha Pathirana helped restrict the record champions to just 139 and Conway scored 44 as the hosts chased down the target with 14 balls to spare.
In the sixth match, CSK beat DC by 27 runs after MS Dhoni’s cameo helped them to a challenging total of 167, while Pathirana and Deepak Chahar did the job with the ball, restricting the visitors to 140.
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In the seventh, Shivam Dube’s 48 helped CSK to 144 on a wicket that helped the spinners, while Rinku Singh and Nitish Rana powered KKR past the target with 6 wickets in hand and 9 balls to spare.
In the eight match, table-toppers Gujarat Titans will face second-placed Chennai Super Kings in qualifier 1, in which the winner heads directly to the final, while the loser heads to qualifier 2 to face the winner of the Eliminator between LSG and MI.
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