The Mumbai Indians will face the Sun-Racers Hyderabad in their next match at Wankhede Stadium. The team led by Rohit Sharma secured a comfortable victory despite a setback in their pursuit in their previous match against Chennai Super Kings. With only three wins from 12 matches, the Mumbai Indians did not rejoice and wanted to start the season with a win.On the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad fell after making a good start and losing their last five matches in a row. The team led by Ken Williamson also has a negative running rate, so they will need to win the remaining two games by a large margin, and other results are expected to follow their path.Match DetailsVenue: Wankhede Stadium, MumbaiDate & Time: May 17, 7:30 PMPitch ReportWankhede Stadium has been a low-goal stadium in recent matches and the Mumbai Indians will feel confident after bowling the field in their last match. The leader who wins the lottery will try to hit first and get close to 150 points, which may be a win given the pressure on the scoreboard.Probable Playing XIs for MI vs SRHMumbai IndiansRohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Tilak Varma, Tristan Stubbs, Ramandeep Singh, Tim David, Daniel Sams, Kumar Kartikeya, Hrithik Shokeen, Jasprit Bumrah, Riley MeredithSunrisers HyderabadAbhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson (c), Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Shashank Singh, Washington Sundar, Marco Jansen, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Umran MalikProbable Top PerformersPossibly the best hitter of the matchTilak Varma:Tilak Verma has played some high-quality tournament entries in his first season and he is undoubtedly one of the most exciting prospects for Indians in Mumbai. The left-hander has scored 368 points in 12 games so far this season and played 34 unbeaten shots versus 32 from a decisive position in the previous match against CSK.He might be the best player in the gameJaspreet Bumrah:Jasprit Bumrah was excellent at the new ball for the Mumbai Indians in the previous match and finished on 1/12 of his three with his first match. The right arm rhythm created good momentum and he was ready to move the ball in both directions. He has definitely found the rhythm and will also be a key figure in the next match.Today's match prediction: Mumbai Indians to win the match
The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) champions will face the new Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) team in the 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL) group stage match which will be held at Dr. D.Y. Patel Sports Academy in Mumbai. May 18 (Wednesday). While the Men in Purple team won their previous match against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), the newcomers lost their previous match against the Rajasthan Royals (RR).Speaking of their standings on the points table, LSG is currently third on the points table with eight wins in 13 games. Meanwhile, KKR has run a hot and cold tournament so far and sits sixth in the points table with six wins from 13 games.Match DetailsVenue: Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai.Date & Time: May 18, 7:30 PM ISTPitch ReportDr. D.Y. Patel's academy wicket helped slow bowlers and hitting wasn't easy, especially after the restrictions on the court. The new ball hits the racket really well. However, the scoring wasn't easy once the ball loosened. The leader who wins the toss can look at the racket first and post a competitive total on the board and defend it later.Probable Playing XIs for KKR vs LSGKolkata Knight RidersVenkatesh Iyer, Baba Indrajith, Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Sam Billings (wk), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Varun Chakravarthy.Lucknow Super KingsQuinton de Kock (wk), KL Rahul (c), Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya, Ayush Badoni, Marcus Stoinis, Jason Holder, Mohsin Khan, Ravi Bishnoi, Dushmantha Chameera, Avesh Khan.Today’s match prediction: LSG to win the match.Also, Read - Who is the Baap of IPL?
The Royal Challengers Bangalore will face the Gujarat Titans in their next match at Wankhede Stadium. The team led by Vav de Plessis lost in their previous match against the Kings of Punjab and this affected their net run rate as well. With seven wins from 13 games, one win may not be enough for the RCB team and their fate is still in their hands with other outcomes impacting the stage.On the other hand, the Gujarat Titans have been the losing team in the tournament so far and have already qualified for the playoffs with 10 wins from 13 matches. However, with the playoffs looming, the team led by Hardik Pandya will also be looking to continue its winning streak. Redhaman Saha's form gave the team a boost after the attacking attack in the last match.Match DetailsVenue: Wankhede StadiumDate & Time: May 19, 7:30 PMPitch reportWhile most matches at Wankhede Stadium this year have been fairly low-key, the match between MI and SRH at the stadium showed that there was still plenty for the batsmen to do. It will be necessary to take advantage of the powerplay and the leader who wins the draw will have no problem hitting first.Probable Playing XIs for RCB vs GTRoyal Challengers BangaloreVirat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Mahipal Lomror, Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Josh HazlewoodGujarat TitansWriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade/Sai Sudharsan, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal/Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed ShamiProbable Top PerformersThe probable best batter of the MatchShubman Gill:Shubman Gill has played a key role in the number one Gujarat Titans all season and is sixth in the Orange Cap career with 402 times in 13 games. He scored some tough kicks for the team and will be looking to play in the playoffs with good roles that can act as a confidence booster.Probably the best bowler of the MatchMohammed Shami:Muhammad Al Shami was one of the top bowlers of the tournament and he played exceptionally well in the previous match against Chennai Super Kings. The right-arm pacing was excellent on the new ball and ended with an exceptional delivery to take out in-star batsman Devon Conway after playing 2 to 19 in the previous game.Today’s match prediction: Gujarat Titans to win the match
Defending champion Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will face the mighty Rajasthan Royals (RR) in their final group stage match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. At the same time, RR defeated newcomers Lucknow to reach the playoffs. The Super Giants (LSG) lost their last match against the Yellow Army Gujarat Titans (GT) in their previous match.The match between RR and CSK will take place on 20 May (Friday) at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. While members of the royal family will get a boost with the inclusion of their superstar striker Shimron Heitmer, CSK may also be looking to make some changes to their squad as this is their last game of the IPL 2022.Match DetailsVenue: Brabourne Stadium, MumbaiDate & Time: May 20, 7:30 PMPitch ReportThe wicket at Brabourne Stadium has provided some equal contest between bat and bowl. While the new ball swings a touch, batters can play through the line once they get set. Skipper winning the toss might like to chase, considering the dew might play a role later in the evening.Probable Playing XIs for RR vs CSKRajasthan RoyalsYashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Obed McCoyChennai Super KingsRuturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, N Jagadeesan, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Mitchell Santner/Mahesh Theekshana, Prashant Solanki, Simarjeet Singh, Matheesha Pathirana, Mukesh ChoudharyToday’s match prediction: Chasing team to win the match.Also, Read -Who Is God of IPL?
Lucknow Super Giants will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL 2022 Eliminator at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The KL Rahul team finished third in the points table and are coming back from a thrilling encounter against Kolkata Knight Riders in the previous game. After being benched for their last league match, the team is likely to bring back regular players like Krunal Pandya and Aayush Badoni for the next match.On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore finished their league stage campaign in fourth place with a victory over Gujarat Titans and Mumbai Indians also helped them break into the top four. The team led by Faf du Plessis was impressive in both departments and the franchise will be greatly relieved by the return of their talisman Virat Kohli. Mohammad Siraj can return to the playing XI in place of Siddharth Kaul.Match DetailsVenue: Eden Gardens, KolkataPitch ReportBoth teams will try to hold their side with plenty of spin options considering the traditional course at Eden Gardens, but cloudy weather could also help the fast bowlers. Both captains would like to bat first after winning the toss as it would be difficult to chase any score above 150 in a high-pressure match.Probable Playing XIs for LSG vs RCBLucknow Super GiantsQuinton de Kock (wk), KL Rahul (c), Evin Lewis, Deepak Hooda, Ayush Badoni/Manan Vohra, Marcus Stoinis, Jason Holder, Krishnappa Gowtham/Krunal Pandya, Mohsin Khan, Avesh Khan, Ravi BishnoiRoyal Challengers BangaloreVirat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Siddarth Kaul/Mohammed Siraj, Josh HazlewoodProbable Top PerformersThe probable Best batter of the matchVirat Kohli:Virat Kohli finally managed to get the form back from him after a stellar tackle in a high-pressure game against Gujarat Titans and played a game-winning blow for the franchise from him. The right-handed hitter adjusted his technique a bit which helped him as he scored 73 runs in the top order. He will be looking to continue his stellar form and step up once again in a crucial matchup.probable the best bowler of the matchJosh Hazlewood:Kings in the previous game and finished with two wickets. The Aussie has so far proven to be an excellent RCB pick and the economy rate from him has also been exceptional. With his ability to win games on his own, Hazlewood will be a potent substitute for captain Faf du Plessis in games of power and death.Today’s match prediction: RCB to win the gameAlso Read, - IPL 2022: Today ipl match predictions, PBSK vs DC