LSG led by Krunal Pandya and MI led by Rohit Sharma will look to carry their on winning momentum from their recent victories as they aim to earn a spot in the Qualifier 2, where they will face the loser of Qualifier 1 between Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans.
The winner of the eliminator heads to Qualifier 2, while the loser heads home. The Qualifier 2 is scheduled to take place on Friday (May 26) at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, which will also host the IPL 2023 Final on Sunday (May 28).
LSG opened their season with three wins in four, but have since won 5, lost 4 and shared a point in one of their last ten matches with their most recent result being a victory over Kolkata Knight Riders that sealed their third-place finish.
MI, meanwhile, opened their campaign with back-to-back defeats, but responded with 3 successive wins before going on another 2-match match losing streak. The record champions, however, have since won 5 of 7 matches with their most recent result being victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad.
LSG vs MI IPL 2023 Eliminator: Head To Head, Stats, Record in MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
LSG and MI have already met once earlier this season in the league stage in Lucknow, where the Lucknow-based side rode on Marcus Stoinis’ unbeaten 89 followed by Ravi Bishnoi’s spell of 2 for 26 to seal a 5-run victory against the five-time champions.
The two sides will now clash for the second time this season and for the first time at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, where several players including GT’s Hardik Pandya and CSK’s Ravindra Jadeja, have a chance to reach milestones or break records.
Players Who Can Reach Milestones in LSG vs MI IPL 2023 Eliminator
▶ Rohit Sharma (Mumbai Indians) is 2 catches away from becoming the fourth player to take 100 catches as a fielder in IPL.
► Piyush Chawla (Mumbai Indians) is 4 wickets away from completing 300 wickets in T20 Cricket (overall).
► Ishan Kishan (Mumbai Indians) is 10 runs away from completing 2000 runs for MI in IPL.
▶ Deepak Hooda (Lucknow Super Giants) is 9 runs away from completing 3000 runs in T20 cricket (overall).
▶ Marcus Stoinis (Lucknow Super Giants) is 2 fours away from 400 fours in T20 cricket (overall).
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