Gujarat Titans became the first team to qualify for the playoffs in TATA IPL 2023 with an emphatic win over Sunrisers Hyderabad last night. With three more spots up for grabs, five-time champions Mumbai Indians and newbies Lucknow Super Giants take on each other tonight in Lucknow as they aim to get a step closer towards booking the playoffs berth.

Former India cricketer Virender Sehwag has backed star MI batter Suryakumar Yadav to be the permanent batter at number three because of his brilliance against pace and spin.

Speaking on Star Sports’ Cricket Live, Virender Sehwag opined, “SKY can be the permanent No. 3 for Mumbai Indians because he’s a good player of pace and spin. Although it all boils down to the team management (when it comes to taking such decisions), but I strongly believe he should get to face more balls.”