Pitch report, team news, likely Xi and Fantasy picks


Delhi Capitals (DC) will be looking to break into the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 points table playoff spots when they take on Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai early on Sunday. May 1.

LSG have made a brilliant start to their debut campaign in the IPL with six wins from nine games propelling them to third place in the table, while DC find themselves in sixth position after just four wins from eight games.

The last time these two teams met this season, it was LSG who emerged victorious thanks to a Quinton de Kock-inspired batting display. Prithvi Shaw (61 on 34 balls) scored a quick half century, but DC’s other hitters didn’t follow suit as DC posted an average total of just 149/3. de Kock then battled his way to 80 from just 52 balls as LSG took a comfortable six-wicket win.

DC then looked to be in trouble as they were down 85/5 in the 12th, but Rovmann Powell (33 on 16 balls) came on to celebrate with Axar Patel (24 on 17 balls) to seal the win.

Delhi has a great squad but captain Rishabh Pant’s decision making came under the scanner in the last game as he didn’t allow Kuldeep to complete his full quota despite the spinner picking 4/14 from his three overs. However, to his credit, Pant admitted his mistake in the post-match interview and this time will have to make all his calls against a rampant Lucknow.

Meanwhile, LSG come into this game on back-to-back wins, the latest being a dominating 20-point victory over the Punjab Kings. Captain KL Rahul had a rare night off but the other batters stepped in to help LSG post a decent 153/8. Mohsin Khan (3/24) then provided great support for Dushmantha Chameera (2/17) and Krunal Pandya (2/11) as together they helped LSG comfortably defend the average total.

Lucknow has plenty of firepower in their batting lineup, but they need fellow batters to take charge on the nights their captain fails to deliver if they are to pick up three wins in a row against a Delhi side that can be difficult to contain. their night.

LSG v DC Team News:

News from the LSG team: Manish Pandey made way for Avesh Khan last game and it remains to be seen if Lucknow sticks to the same play combination he lacked in the batting department. Ravi Bishnoi was expensive late and could find his place under the scanner.

DC Team News: Khaleel Ahmed missed the last game through injury and there is no official word on when he will be fit to return. However, Chetan Sakariya (1/17) stepped in and performed very well on his debut and will provide the team management with a pleasant headache when it comes to choosing between the two.

LSG vs DC presentation report: The Wankhede field saw some exciting high-scoring encounters and with the batting firepower both teams possess, we should be in for another run-fest in this game. Three of the last five games have been won by the team that strikes first, so getting a big score on the board might come in handy, especially since dew doesn’t play a role in league games. ‘afternoon.

Where to watch live: The match begins at 3:30 p.m. IST on Sunday, May 1 with the draw scheduled for 3:00 p.m. IST. The match will be broadcast live on the Star Sports Network. Viewers can also tune in to the action via Disney+ Hotstar.

LSG vs. DC Top Fantasy League Picks:

Best batting picks: KL Rahul has been in fine form this season and leads the Lucknow batting charts with 374 runs in 9 games. The LSG captain also has two centuries under his belt and will be keen to bounce back from a poor outing. David Warner meanwhile has three half-centuries in his last five games and has made a habit of giving DC quick starts.

Top All-Round Picks: Krunal Pandya has looked better with every passing game and comes into this tie after a player of the match performance in the last outing. He has 119 runs and 9 wickets this season. Axar Patel has contributed consistently with both bat and ball and will be an added value to any fantasy team.

Best Bowling Picks: Kuldeep Yadav looks in fine form this season and his numbers speak for themselves with 17 wickets in just 8 games. Avesh Khan tops the bowling charts for LSG with 11 wickets in 8 games and will be keen to be among the wickets after a short injury layoff.

DC vs LSG Probable Playing XIs:

Delhi Capitals (expected XI): Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Rishabh Pant (C&WK), Lalit Yadav, Rovman Powell, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman and Chetan Sakariya.

Lucknow Super Giants (predicted XI): Quinton de Kock (WK), KL Rahul (C), Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Jason Holder, Dushmantha Chameera, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan and Mohsin Khan.

Full teams DC vs LSG:

Capitals of Delhi: Rishabh Pant (C), Ashwin Hebbar, David Warner, Mandeep Singh, Prithvi Shaw, Rovman Powell, Anrich Nortje, Chetan Sakariya, Khaleel Ahmed, Kuldeep Yadav, Lungi Ngidi, Mustafizur Rahman, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Lalit Yadav , Mitchell Marsh, Pravin Dubey, Ripal Patel, Sarfaraz Khan, Vicky Ostwal, Yash Dhull, KS Bharat and Tim Seifert.

Lucknow Super Giants: KL Rahul (C), Manan Vohra, Evin Lewis, Manish Pandey, Quinton De Kock, Ravi Bishnoi, Dushmantha Chameera, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mohsin Khan, Mayank Yadav, Ankit Rajpoot, Avesh Khan, Andrew Tye, Marcus Stoinis, Kyle Mayers, Karan Sharma, Krishnappa Gowtham, Ayush Badoni, Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya and Jason Holder.


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