Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh): Following his side’s 5-run win over Mumbai Indians (MI) in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match on Tuesday, Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) all-rounder Marcus Stoinis said the team has shown that different players are stepping up and performing well in spite of their regular captain KL Rahul missing from the action due to injury.
Marcus Stoinis’s unbeaten knock 89(47)* and collective economical spells from Lucknow Super Giants bowlers sealed a 5-run victory against Mumbai Indians in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 match at Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on Tuesday.
‘Great moment (Mohsin defending 11 runs in the final over). He has not played here for a long time, a big moment for Mohsin, especially bowling the final over after being injured. It was very close, there are a lot of things not going your way. A couple of good overs from the spinners and Mohsin sealed it for us. We have shown that we are a real team, there are no real superstars, there are different people stepping up and performing for us. We are missing KL (Rahul), but we have KP (Krunal) leading us, and Andy (Flower) has a really good cricket brain,’ said Stoinis in a post-match presentation.
Stoinis is having a great IPL 2023. In 13 matches, he has scored 368 runs at an average of 33.45 and a strike rate of above 151. He has scored three half-centuries this season, with the best score of 89*. He has also taken five wickets for his side, with the best figures of 2/20.