IPL 2022, LSG vs DC: Preview, stats, and Fantasy XI
The mighty-looking Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) face Delhi Capitals (DC) in the 15th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 on Thursday. Of late, LSG beat SRH by 12 runs to total two wins across three matches. Meanwhile, DC suffered a 14-run loss to Gujarat Titans prior to which they had beaten MI by four wickets. Here is the complete preview.
Pitch report, timing, and TV listing
The match will take place at the Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy in Navi Mumbai. The average at this venue has been 173.7 across four games played this season. The chasing side has lost the last two matches. The match will start off at 7:30 PM IST. Viewers can watch the game on Star Sports Network or Hotstar app (paid subscription).
LSG can get the job done versus Delhi Capitals
At the top, KL Rahul has looked solid as ever. However, Quinton de Kock and Manish Pandey are yet to hit the right chords. Meanwhile, their middle-order has done the bulk of scoring this season. Deepak Hooda dished out another impressive show in the last fixture. Not to mention, LSG's bowling attack looks good enough to tangle DC's batters in this feud.
A look at the ground stats
DC have a 50% win record at the Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy. To date, they have played just two games at this venue. DC (133/10) had lost to MI (162/8) in their maiden outing at this venue (2008). In their second game, DC (190/7) beat Pune Warriors India (187/5) to write their first win at this venue (2011).
DC's batting woes biting them hard
David Warner's arrival would see him open the innings alongside Prithvi Shaw. That could solve most of their batting issues given they have failed to capitalize in the powerplay. Bowling-wise, they have competent pacers on board in Shardul Thakur and Mustafizur Rahman. Spinners have fared decently at this venue, so Kuldeep Yadav and Axar Patel could be anticipated to dish out decent figures.
A look at the probable XI of both sides
LSG (probable 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 DC (probable XI): Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Mandeep Singh, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Lalit Yadav, Rovman Powell, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman
Who are the key performers?
As per Cricketpedia, David Warner (DC) has racked up 5,449 runs in 150 matches at an average of 41.59. Rishabh Pant (DC) has slammed 2,542 runs in 85 matches in IPL. He averages 34.82. KL Rahul (LSG) has clobbered 3,381 runs across 97 matches. He averages 46.96. Right-arm quick Avesh Khan (LSG) has claimed 36 wickets in 28 matches at 23.44.
Dream11 Fantasy Cricket options
Fantasy XI (option 1): KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, David Warner, Evin Lewis, Prithvi Shaw, Ayush Badoni, Deepak Hooda, Mustafizur Rahman, Avesh Khan, Kuldeep Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed Fantasy XI (option 2): KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, David Warner, Evin Lewis, Rovman Powell, Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya, Mustafizur Rahman, Avesh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi, Kuldeep Yadav