Apr 16: Mumbai Indians v Lucknow Super Giants, 26th Match, Brabourne Stadium
Safe XI: Quinton de Kock, KL Rahul (capt), Suryakumar Yadav (vice-capt), Deepak Hooda, Tilak Varma, Jason Holder, K Gowtham, Dewald Brevis, Jasprit Bumrah, Avesh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi
Captain: KL Rahul
The ever-consistent KL Rahul jas surprisingly not been at his best so far in the new jersey this season but has made a couple of important contributions – 68(50) and 40(26). Against Mumbai, he has scored 661 runs in 14 outings at an average of 66.10.
Vice-captain: Suryakumar Yadav
After missing a couple of games due to injury, Suryakumar Yadav has started this season with a bang scoring 163 runs in three outings at a strike rate of 158.25, with 12 sixes. His recent form in T20s has been sensational – 358 runs in ten outings at an average of 51.14 and a strike rate of 160.53
Quinton de Kock: The South African wicketkeeper-batter is the leading run-scorer for his side this season – 188 runs in five outings at a strike rate of 132.39. Among players from both these squads, he has scored the most fantasy points (533) in WonderWins app this season
Avesh Khan: Madhya Pradesh speedster Avesh Khan is the leading wicket-taker for his side this season with eight scalps in five games this season. In the six overs he has bowled against Mumbai in IPL, he has taken five wickets and conceded only 30 runs.
Dewald Brevis: This 18-year old South African batter made a splash by recording his highest T20 score of 49(25). In that over where he smashed 29 runs (a single, a four and four sixes) against Rahul Chahar in the last game, he showed everyone why he is called ‘Baby AB’.
Deepak Hooda: With Manish Pandey and Evin Lewis getting dropped recently, Deepak Hooda might get to bat slightly higher. He has been very good for LSG so far scoring 155 runs in five games at a strike rate of 130.25. His recent scores against MI are 28, 23*, 20 and 32*.
High Risk XI: Quinton de Kock (c), Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Marcus Stoinis, Deepak Hooda, Tilak Varma, Jason Holder, Avesh Khan, Tymal Mills, Ravi Bishnoi (vc)