Delhi Capitals and Lucknow Super Giants teams will face off at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai from 3:30 PM today. Lucknow has played 9 matches and has won six and has a net run rate of +0.408. Delhi, on the other hand, has four wins in 8 matches and has a net run rate of +0.695.
Both the teams are coming after winning their last match. The win for the DC is now mandatory to sustain in the league. Their performance in the tournament so far is very inconsistent.
Talking about Delhi Capitals, the no-ball controversy is not taking the name of leaving them behind. First, Rishabh Pant asked both his batsmen to leave the field during the last over against Rajasthan. Then after that against Kolkata, his bowler Lalit Yadav’s ball was called a no-ball.
Such unnecessary controversies will distract the players and the team will have to bear the loss. In such a situation, it is necessary that Ricky Ponting find a way to get Pant’s aggression out of his bat. If the team has to travel to the playoffs, then it will be necessary to speak of Pant’s bat.
All is well for Lucknow Super Giants. Although their batsmen did not perform as per the expectations in the last two matches, the bowlers have shown their mettle by defending small targets. Mohsin Khan and Krunal Pandya are bowling well.
Avesh has the ability to change the environment of the competition with his balls at any time. The team will be expecting a bang from your opener and captain KL Rahul today. Lucknow is currently firmly in the top 4 and is on its way to the playoffs.
DC Probable XI: Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Rishabh Pant (c/wk), Lalit Yadav, Rovman Powell, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya/Khaleel Ahmed
LSG Probable XI: Quinton de Kock (wk), KL Rahul (c), Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya, Marcus Stoinis, Ayush Badoni, Jason Holder, Dushmantha Chameera, Mohsin Khan, Avesh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi