Lucknow Super Giants will take on Delhi Capitals in their next encounter at the Dr DY Patil Sports Academy in Navi Mumbai. After losing their first game to Gujarat Titans, the Lucknow franchise has come out with a positive mindset and has managed to win the next two games. The KL Rahul-led side will be highly confident after the victory in their previous encounter as the franchise managed to defend a score of 169 in a closely fought game against the Sunrisers Hyderabad.
On the other hand, the Delhi Capitals have won and lost one game each so far in their campaign this year. They failed to chase down 172 in the previous game against Gujarat Titans. They are likely to be bolstered by the availability of David Warner as he has been a match-winner in the tournament over the years and will provide a lot of impetus at the top of the order. The bowling department has fared decently so far, while the batting department needs to step up.
Probable Playing XIs for LSG vs DC
Lucknow Super Giants
KL Rahul (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Manish Pandey, Evin Lewis, Deepak Hooda, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Jason Holder, Andrew Tye, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan
Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Mandeep Singh, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Lalit Yadav, Rovman Powell, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman
Probable Top Performers
Probable best batter of the Match: KL Rahul
KL Rahul played a captain’s knock in the previous game against the Punjab Kings when his side was struggling at 27 for 3 and finished with a 50-ball 68 that included six fours and a six. The right-hander took his time early on to assess the conditions and made up for it with lusty blows towards the end. He will still look to improve his strike rate for his side to end up with even better totals on the board, especially while batting first.
Probable best bowler of the Match: Ravi Bishnoi
Ravi Bishnoi has been a revelation in the IPL in the last two years and he continued his impressive run with the ball in the previous match, giving away just 29 runs in his four overs. He might have not picked up a wicket, but certainly put a hold on the scoring rate and mounted the pressure on his opponents. He has the ability to be a game-changer in the middle overs and will be more effective once the tournament starts offering much more for the spinners.