LSG vs DC: Cricketing drama would be at an all time high as two talented teams will be colliding with each other in what is going to be the second blockbuster of the first double-header of IPL 2023. The Delhi Capitals would be hoping to put the Lucknow Super Giants to test at the Ekana Sports City in what can very well be a high-scoring encounter considering the presence of some colossal names in both the sides.
As Delhi prepares to take the yard for the first time in IPL 2023, the team will be hoping to replicate their earlier performances in the initial stages of the tournament despite the absence of their primary captain, Rishabh Pant. With David Warner handed over the reins of captaincy, the Capitals would be hopeful of a resurgence in their fortunes after somewhat of a reticent 2022. With 7 wins from 14 games, Delhi finished in the 5th position where they were denied an entry into the play-offs, thanks to a Tim David masterclass that allowed RCB to secure a play-off spot.
For Lucknow Super Giants, they would be hoping to carry forth somewhat of a similar momentum of 2022 that saw them qualifying for the play-offs. KL Rahul will once again be leading the lines for the Giants, hoping to get them the early momentum that can allow them to catapult themselves in the best possible measure to the front of the pack like that in 2022.
Both the sides are packed with some raw power-hitters who can get a handful of early runs going their way alongside the presence of experienced campaigners whose mere presence speaks of fear in the hearts of their opponents.
LSG vs DC: Pitch and weather report
The surface is a decent one for the bowlers that offers somewhat of an equalling contest in the heavily batting dominated trends in the shortest format of the game. With an average of 117 as the first innings score in IPL, the bowlers may already be raring to go out in the center.
Light rain is predicted to take over at Lucknow but once again that wouldn’t intervene in the regular aspect of the game considering the fact that there is always added time to back up the fixture where the officials are usually trying to complete the game at all costs.
LSG vs DC: Best Fantasy XI
Lucknow Super Giants: KL Rahul(C), MP Stoinis, Deepak Hooda, Kyle Mayers, KH Pandya, A Badoni, Nicholas Pooran, Avesh Khan, Mark Wood, Ravi Bishnoi, Jaydev Unadkat
Delhi Capitals: SN Khan, Manish Pandey, Rovman Powell, RR Rossouw, P Shaw, David Warner(C), MR Marsh, Axar Patel, KK Ahmed, KL Yadav, C Sakariya
LSG vs DC: Who will win today’s match?
Ideally, with the kind of combination that Lucknow comes to the fixture with and in the absence of Rishabh Pant, LSG are the firm favourites to win the game.
LSG vs DC: Injury and news
There will be quite a bit of names that would be unavailable for selection featuring the likes of Mustafizur Rahman, Quinton de Kock, Lungi Ngidi and Anrich Nortje who will be away for international fixtures. Mohsin Khan will be out of action with an injury.