DC vs LSG: The tournament is heading towards its business end and the picture of the top four is getting clearer after every match. The next match is between the two vice-captains of the Indian cricket team. Rishabh Pant (red-ball) and KL Rahul (white-ball) will lead their respective teams against each other. The match will start at 3:30 pm at the Wankhede Stadium.
Lucknow Super Giants, who are sitting at the third spot with 12 points, will look to win the match to take one more step towards the playoffs. Delhi Capitals, who have had a mixed season so far, are coming off a good win against KKR. They need to keep winning to stay in the competition. So let’s check out the complete match details and possible XI for both teams.
DC vs LSG: Match Preview and Prediction
Lucknow Super Giants
KL Rahul has led his team very well in their debut season and that’s showing in their performance. LSG are coming off two back-to-back wins in their last match and will look to make a hat-trick of wins. Lucknow has won six matches so far and needs two more wins from the next five games to make it into the top four. But they would like to win more to finish in the top two to get extra benefits.
They were really good overall in the last match, and someone is taking responsibility in every match to win it for the team. Krunal Pandya did that against PBKS with his amazing bowling. The batting department has been good so far, but the bowling is also improving now.
Probably XI: Quinton de Kock (WK), KL Rahul (C), Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Jason Holder, Dushmantha Chameera, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Mohsin Khan.
Delhi Capitals won their last match against KKR and will take confidence from that win because this time the lower order, especially Rovmen Powell, finished the game for his team. That is a good sign to move ahead in the competition. They have four wins so far and need four more to make it into the playoffs.
But they are left with six league games to play. So, it will be quite tough, but that’s what you get in the IPL. The openers are doing their job, and Kuldeep Yadav is showing what he has got in every match. But compared to LSG, this will be a vital game for DC. No changes are expected in the playing XI; it will be the same as in the last match.
Probably 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.
DC vs LSG Match, Pitch and Toss Update
The pitch at Wankhede is always good for the pace bowlers at the start. Overall, it is a complete batting surface. Batsmen can play their shots on the up without thinking about any uneven bounce. The average score at this pitch is 180. The toss becomes crucial in the T20 game, as winning the toss will give an extra edge. The team winning the toss should field first, as chasing will be easier than batting first. The team batting second has won five out of seven matches on this pitch this season.
DC vs LSG Head to Head Stats
Both teams have met once this season and it was LSG that won that match by 6 wickets. Quinton de Kock (80) and Prithvi Shaw (61) were stars for their respective teams.
IPL 2022: DC vs LSG: Players to watch out for
Quinton de Kock has also batted as well as KL Rahul this season. The last time both teams met, he was the one who helped his team win the match. He scored 80 runs off 52 balls, including nine fours and two maximums in a run chase.
Avesh Khan has carried his bowling form from last season to this season. He is the most successful bowler for LSG. Avesh has already taken 11 wickets in eight wickets at an average and economy rate of 22.45 and 8.32, respectively.
Prithvi Shaw got out of the Golden Duck in the last match against KKR, but he is showing a great show this season. Shaw was the top-scorer in the last match from DC when both teams met. He scored 61 runs. So far, Shaw has scored 254 runs at an average and strike rate of 31.75 and 163.87, respectively.
Kuldeep Yadav is making records after records with every DC win. DC has won four matches, and the left-arm spinner has won the “Man of the Match” award in all four matches. So far, he has taken 17 wickets in eight matches, just one wicket behind Chahal.
IPL 2022: Predicted 11 team of the match Prediction
Wicket-keeper: KL Rahul (LSG), Quinton de Kock (LSG), Rishabh Pant (DC)
Batsmen: Prithvi Shaw (DC), David Warner (DC), Marcus Stoinis (LSG)
All-rounders: Jason Holder (LSG), Krunal Pandya (LSG)
Bowlers: Dushmantha Chameera (LSG), Kuldeep Yadav (DC), Mustafizur Rahman (DC)
Tips: Prithvi Shaw will be the captain of the team. KL Rahul will be the vice-captain. Both teams have a few hard-hitters, but DC has played their last two matches on this pitch. So we will back Delhi Capitals to win the match. However, the team winning the toss might win the game as well.