In the 15th game of the Indian Premier League 2022, the Delhi Capitals face the Lucknow Super Giants. It will be a crucial game for both teams. After losing to the Gujarat Titans, Delhi will be looking for a win here to get their season back on track. Super Giants, on the other hand, will look to continue their winning streak after defeating Sunrisers Hyderabad.
The Delhi Capitals are expected to field their strongest team of the season, with David Warner and Anrich Nortje playing. This would significantly strengthen the side in both departments. The Lucknow Super Giants have struggled with consistency in their middle order, and they will need to improve if they are to defeat the Delhi Capitals, who are expected to play aggressive cricket.
The 15th match between Lucknow Super Giants vs Delhi Capitals will take place on April 7th, 2022 at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai.
Match Details to Note
Match: Lucknow Super Giants vs Delhi Capitals, 15th Match, Indian Premier League 2022
Date: April 7, 2022 (Thursday)
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai
Lucknow Super Giants vs Delhi Capitals Team Previews
KL Rahul’s team has won two games in a row, and the skipper will be pleased with the 12-run victory over the Sunrisers Hyderabad. They had issues in the previous game, batting fast and being reduced to 27 for 3. Rahul led from the front with the bat and will look to build on his success. It would be a huge challenge against Delhi, and the Super Giants captain would want his players to be alert.
The side’s opening combination is formidable, with Quinton de Kock and Rahul aiming to provide a solid start to the game. In the middle order, Evin Lewis and Manish Pandey must be more consistent. Deepak Hooda appears to be in good form, and he will look to add runs down the order with Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, and Jason Holder.
Their bowlers performed admirably in the previous game, with Holder and Pandya putting opponents under pressure with the new ball. In this game, they will be expected to do the same. Andrew Tye’s lines were off, and he needs to bowl better lines in this game. Avesh Khan is doing well, and the team would like him and Ravi Bishnoi to limit the scoring rate in the middle overs.
Lucknow Super Giants Squad
KL Rahul (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Evin Lewis, Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Jason Holder, Andrew Tye, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Manan Vohra, Dushmantha Chameera, Kyle Mayers, Ankit Rajpoot, Krishnappa Gowtham, Marcus Stoinis, Mohsin Khan, Karan Sharma, Mayank Yadav
Predicted XI: 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
Rishabh Pant’s team got everything wrong in their last game against the Gujarat Titans, losing by 14 runs. It was a batting meltdown for a team that has one of the best batting lineups in the league. With only a few of their overseas players joining the team for this game, Pant will be able to field his strongest team so far this season. Their opponents are in good form, and Pant would like to see his team perform well in this game.
Prithvi Shaw must perform well in this game after a string of poor performances, and the side’s batting would be bolstered by the addition of David Warner. The side’s middle-order is strong, with Pant in good form, and he will look to form partnerships with Mandeep Singh and Tim Seifert. Down the order, Axar Patel and Lalit Yadav are good hitters who the team would like to see perform well.
Anrich Nortje will be available for this game, and the team will be hoping for a strong performance from him and Mustafizur Rahman with the new ball. The pair balances each other out, which boosts the team’s confidence. Shardul Thakur must bowl good spells after misreading his lines in the previous game. Kuldeep Yadav and Axar Patel have plenty of experience, and the team expects them to cause problems for Lucknow’s batting.
Delhi Capitals Squad
Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Mandeep Singh, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Lalit Yadav, Rovman Powell, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Ashwin Hebbar, Tim Seifert, Mitchell Marsh, Srikar Bharat, Sarfaraz Khan, Lungi Ngidi, Praveen Dubey, Anrich Nortje, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Chetan Sakariya, Ripal Patel, Yash Dhull, Vicky Ostwal
Predicted XI: Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Prithvi Shaw, Tim Seifert, Mandeep Singh, Lalit Yadav, David Warner, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Mustafizur Rahman
Lucknow Super Giants vs Delhi Capitals Toss Prediction
Both captains would be in a pickle after the last four games were won by teams that batted first. At this venue, more teams have won by chasing the score in the past. Big scores have been made at this venue, and the team that wins the toss will almost certainly invite the opposing team to bat first.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, one of India’s best T20 venues, has long been a haven for batsmen. Batsmen have done well this season as well. Hitting through the line is simple on this pitch because there is little in for fast bowlers who must rely on their skills. Spinners have done well on this track because the ball turns sharply.
The weather forecast for Mumbai on April 7 is for clear skies and hot and humid conditions. As we have seen in previous games, the pitch is expected to play well and to be a good one for batting. The bowlers will have to bowl smartly, and the team batting first hopes to score 180 or more runs.
Lucknow Super Giants vs Delhi Capitals Match Prediction
In terms of their middle-order, the Lucknow Super Giants haven’t been in the best of form this season. They must improve in this area because the Delhi Capital bowlers are expected to cause them problems. DC is bringing in some of its key players. They have a well-balanced bowling attack, which makes them the favourite to win this game.
Delhi Capitals is the favourite to beat Lucknow Super Giants at the odds of 1.80.
- LSG’s middle order hasn’t contributed much in any of the games and has looked shaky, which will be a concern for the team.
- The Delhi Capitals would be strengthened by the presence of David Warner and Anrich Nortje in this game.
- Delhi Capitals has excellent hitters of the ball in the side in Rishabh Pant, Warner, and Tim Seifert.