Former South Africa skipper AB de Villiers has backed Mumbai Indians to beat Lucknow Super Giants in the IPL 2023 Eliminator. MI are set to take on LSG in the Eliminator at the Chepauk Stadium in Chennai.
Speaking to JioCinema after the first Qualifier, De Villiers backed MI to beat LSG in the Eliminator, saying they know what knockouts are all about, adding they have momentum on their side for their clash in Chennai. LSG finished third in the IPL 2023 points table, while MI sneaked into the playoffs in fourth place.
“I feel that MI have two things going in their favor, they know what knockouts are all about, they’ve won this tournament five times. No one has done that, so when Rohit and his team get to the knockout stages, they become a different team. Number 2 is that they are coming with momentum,” said De Villiers.
He went on to say that MI are a dangerous team in the knockout stages, adding that we’ve seen them win the title after losing their opening five matches. Chennai Super Kings beat defending champions Gujarat Titans by 15 runs in Qualifier 1 to book their spot in the IPL 2023 finals. GT will now face the winner of the Eliminator between LSG and MI at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.