Rahul: I think the last few games we’ve watched on TV and the ones we played, there hasn’t been as much dew. We just need to be a bit smarter with our plans. I don’t think we’ve lost games by a big margin, just some small mistakes. One change: Avesh Khan misses out due to a small niggle.
Rohit: Feels good to be back, been a while since we played here. We’re expecting loud noise. We have a new squad now, we need to make sure we play good cricket. Hopefully, we put up a good show. We’ve played a lot of cricket here to understand this is a chasing ground. We’re playing the same team.
Mumbai Indians vs Lucknow Super Giants Highlights today, Sunday 24-4-2022. 37th Match (N), Tata Indian Premier League from Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
Rohit won the toss and chose to bowl first.
Mumbai Indians team: 1 Rohit Sharma (capt), 2 Ishan Kishan (wk), 3 Dewald Brevis, 4 Suryakumar Yadav, 5 Tilak Varma, 6 Kieron Pollard, 7 Hrithik Shokeen, 8 Daniel Sams, 9 Jaydev Unadkat, 10 Riley Meredith, 11 Jasprit Bumrah.
Lucknow Super Giants team: 1 Quinton de Kock (wk), 2 KL Rahul(capt), 3 Manish Pandey, 4 Krunal Pandya, 5 Deepak Hooda, 6 Ayush Badoni, 7 Marcus Stoinis, 8 Jason Holder, 9 Mohsin Khan, 10 Dushmantha Chameera, 11 Ravi Bishnoi.
Rohit Sharma: I thought we bowled pretty okay. It was a good pitch to bat on but we didn’t bat well enough. We should have chased that down. When you have a target like that, you need those partnerships, which we couldn’t do. Some irresponsible shots including mine. They bowled well in the middle. We haven’t batted well in the tournament. You have to ensure one of the batters bats long but we have failed to do that in this tournament. Some of the opposition players have done that and that has hurt us. [On if Tim David’s name was discussed] Looking at how the tournament has gone everyone has come into the discussion. We want to make sure whoever gets a chance, gets a run in the XI. So we try not to make too many changes. Whoever plays should get enough opportunities, that’s how I look at it.
Head to head
Total matches played: 1
MI Won: 0
LSG Won: 1
Krunal Pandya: A hard-fought effort, a collective effort with the ball. We executed what he had planned. KL’s was a terrific knock, got us a respectable total. So all credit goes to him. KL had mentioned that it was slightly stopping, so we tried to use that to our advantage. When fast bowlers bowl that hard length, it’s not easy. Really happy for Chameera. It’s important for us to get better as individuals and as a team. Mohsin is a bright prospect, he has got pace and variations. I was thanking God that I got him out, else he would have eaten my brains that he got me out. The coaching staff is doing pretty well. What’s more important for me is the process, if you follow that, the results will come.
Match Timings: 14:00 GMT | 19:30 Local
Umpires – Marais Erasmus, Saiyed Khalid
TV Umpires – Virender Sharma
Match Referee – Shakti Singh
Reserve Umpire – Nitin Pandit
Match number – Tata IPL 2022 – Seasone 15, 37th Match
KL Rahul is the Player of the Match:
“[On receiving most of the awards] I have to make up for the slow over-rate fines. I tried to stay in the moment and see what was expected from me. Fingers crossed I can carry on doing the same thing. We do back deep with Holder walking in at No. 8 and he has hardly batted. When you have that depth, you can play freely and take more chances. Think that’s the only reason [behind a higher strike rate this season]. I think the teams that can defend well, can bowl well in the powerplay and the death, are the teams that sit at the top and win tournaments. We were lucky enough to get some of the finest all-rounders, having them in the team I have options in the middle, and that makes my life easier.”