IPL 2024: Lucknow Super Giants eye home advantage against Delhi Capitals | Cricket News


LUCKNOW: Sitting on the third spot in the table with six points after winning three matches, including two on their home turf, the Lucknow Super Giants will be looking forward to beating a struggling Delhi Capitals who are at the bottom of the pile, winning only one of the five matches they have played so far.
LSG have lost only one game against Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur. However, LSG will have to deal with the injury woes of their pace unit as young pace sensation Mayank Yadav, who bowls thunderbolts in excess of 150 kmph, may be out of action in Friday’s match due to an abdominal niggle.
Though without Mayank and left-arm pacer Mohsin Khan, LSG performed well in their match against Gujarat Titans as fast medium Yash Thakur took a fifer to guide the team to victory.

In the spin department, allrounder Krunal Pandya and Ravi Bishnoi are also doing a great job. However, skipper KL Rahul has not been able to perform at the expected level except in one match where he scored a fifty against Rajasthan Royals. However, he is leading the team well with his experience.
Star batters Quinton de Kock and Nicholas Pooran are in top form while Ayush Badoni and Devdutt Padikkal are yet to showcase their talent in this season.

In the last match, allrounder Marcus Stoinis too chipped in with a match-winning fifty. For Delhi Capitals, key players Mitch March and spinner Kuldeep Yadav are battling injuries and spinner Rishabh Pant is also not in top form.

DC will once again bank on pacers Khaleel Ahmed and Ishant Sharma for delivering with the ball but the duo hasn’t been able to be consistent. To add to their woes, pacer Anrich Nortje has been unable to shrug off the rust since coming off his injury.


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