Lucknow will be keen to return to winning ways when they take on a hapless Mumbai in match 37 of the Indian T20 League 2022 season. K L Rahul's men suffered an 18-run defeat against Bangalore in their last game. But two points on Sunday will help them jump to fourth in the points table. Mumbai, on the other hand, hit a new low on Thursday. The three-wicket defeat against Chennai set an unwanted record of losing the first seven matches of a season.
We look at five First Games fantasy cricket Match-Ups in the Lucknow-Mumbai match.
sURYA K YADAV vs K L RAHUL
Despite Mumbai's troubles, Suryakumar Yadav has managed to pick up an average of 65 fantasy points per match in the 15th edition. He amassed 232 runs at a strike rate of 150+. K L Rahul, too, has registered over 200 runs this season and is currently third in the top run-scorers chart. He had struck a century against Mumbai last week.
Verdict: Though he got dismissed for a duck in both games at Wankhede Stadium, K L Rahul is likely to score more fantasy points than Surya K Yadav in match 37.
I KISHAN vs Q de KOCK
Mumbai wicket-keeper batter Ishan Kishan saw his form dip after making an excellent start to the 2022 season. He hit half-centuries in the opening two games but scored just 56 runs since. The 23-year-old's Lucknow counterpart, Quinton de Kock, who has scored two fifties, is on the brink of reaching 2500 runs in the Indian T20 League.
Verdict: Given I Kishan's form, Q de Kock is the favorite to win this Match-Up.
K PANDYA vs D Chameera
Krunal Pandya made 42 and picked up a wicket in the defeat against Bangalore. The Ahmedabad-born all-rounder has had a decent campaign this season - 112 runs and four wickets in six innings. He is up against Dushmantha Chameera, who grabbed the wickets of Anuj Rawat and V Kohlii in consecutive deliveries in the last game. The Sri Lankan pacer has taken two wickets at an economy rate of 6.28 in two matches at Wankhede.
Verdict: D Chameera is likely to emerge victorious against K Pandya
T VARMA vs M Stoinis
Teenager Tilak Varma is Mumbai's leading run-getter in the tournament so far. He has registered 20+ scores in six of the seven matches this season. Meanwhile, Marcus Stoinis has lost two of three matches he played for Lucknow. He couldn't steer his team home against Rajasthan and Bangalore.
Verdict: T Varma has the edge over M Stoinis in this Match-Up
J BUMRAH vs R Bishnoi
Two players who haven't taken enough wickets in the 15th edition lock horns in this Match-Up. Jasprit Bumrah has bagged four wickets, while Ravi Bishnoi took five wickets. The Mumbai pacer has a slightly better economy rate than Bishnoi, who hasn't taken a wicket at Wankhede Stadium in two matches.
Verdict: J Bumrah could pip R Bishnoi in this Match-Up
What is First Games Match-Ups?
Match-Ups is a new fantasy contest where fantasy cricket players don’t need to create a team to join the contest. Select the player who will score the most points from the available match-ups. Higher the number of correct picks, bigger the prizes. Join the contest without creating a playing 11.
- From 7 Match-Ups, select 5 Match-Ups
- For each Match-Ups, pick the player who will score the most fantasy points
- The contest will be cancelled and entry fee will be refunded if the match is curtailed due to weather or extreme conditions
- The contest may also be cancelled if multiple players in Match-Ups are not in the starting line-up
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