IPL 2023: Top 3 Vice-Captain Picks For LSG vs MI Eliminator


After making the late dash to the playoffs, both Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) and Mumbai Indians (MI) will be playing this Eliminator game at the Chepauk Stadium. The match is slated to begin from 7:30 PM (IST).

Lucknow Super Giants finished on 17 points in the 3rd position in 14 games. They were behind 2nd placed Chennai Super Kings (CSK) only on Net Run-Rate.

 They face an upbeat Mumbai side in front of the Chennai crowd, who will be pledging allegiance to LSG. The simple reason being that MI and CSK have been fierce rivals always.

Mumbai Indians finished on 16 points and took the 4th position in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 points table.

In this article, we take a look at the top 3 vice-captain picks for this LSG vs MI Eliminator game at Chennai:

1. Surya Kumar Yadav (Mumbai Indians)

Surya Kumar Yadav

One of the most unorthodox players of all time, Surya Kumar Yadav forms the backbone of the Mumbai Indians team. He has so far scored 511 runs and has a stupendous strike-rate of 185.14.

Surya Kumar Yadav can play shots all across the ground and is a power-hitter. He will be a perfect vice-captain choice in your fantasy side for this LSG vs MI game.

2. Krunal Pandya (Lucknow Super Giants)

Krunal Pandya

The captain of the Lucknow team, Krunal Pandya will be a force to reckon with in this LSG vs MI game. He has previously played for the Mumbai franchise and would be eager to settle scores with Mumbai in this game.

He has been a valuable all-rounder of the Lucknow side and has been proving to everyone that his weight is worth in gold. In 14 IPL 2023 games, Pandya has bagged 9 wickets and has amassed 180 runs.

3. Marcus Stoinis (Lucknow Super Giants)

Marcus Stoinis

Unarguably one of the greatest finishers of contemporary cricket, Marcus Stoinis can be an excellent vice-captain choice in this LSG vs MI game. He is the leading run-scorer of Lucknow in IPL 2023 and has so far mustered 368 runs at a fabulous strike-rate of 150.20.

With his ability to bowl as well, Marcus Stoinis adds to the balance of the LSG side. If there is one player who can single-handedly change the dimensions of the game, then it is Marcus Stoinis.

The hard-hitting Australian all-rounder scored 72 runs in 40 balls in Lucknow’s game against Punjab Kings (PBKS) on 28th April. Lucknow’s imposing total of 257 runs in 20 overs is the 2nd highest score in the history of IPL.

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