The highly anticipated match between the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) and Delhi Capitals (DC) has generated a lot of buzz among cricket enthusiasts. As LSG makes its home debut in IPL 2023, the team is eager to build on its impressive first season and compete for the championship. However, DC is not a team to be underestimated, and this match promises to be a thrilling encounter.
LSG is widely regarded as a strong team with a roster of talented players who can perform across all three disciplines. However, the absence of Mohsin Khan, who played a crucial role in powering the team in the powerplay during IPL 2022, is a major concern. It will be interesting to see who will step up in his absence and whether they can replicate his success.
Despite this, LSG is a force to be reckoned with, and early victories will be crucial to boost the team’s confidence as they aim to secure a playoff spot in a highly competitive league.
DC, on the other hand, faces questions about the team’s composition, particularly in the absence of Rishabh Pant. The team needs to identify a reliable wicket-keeper and ensure that they have enough firepower in the middle order. While the top three batsmen of David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, and Mitch Marsh are outstanding, there may be too much pressure on Rovman Powell in the finishing role.
Despite these concerns, DC has a formidable bowling attack that can give them an edge in the match. Anrich Nortje is yet to join the team after fulfilling his international duties, but the domestic bowlers, including Khaleel Ahmed, Kuldeep Yadav, and Chetan Sekariya, are solid and provide a strong foundation for the team.
LSG vs DC Match Preview
LSG and DC face off in what promises to be an exciting match. LSG has the home advantage, but DC has the potential to cause an upset. Both teams have their strengths and weaknesses, and it will be interesting to see how they perform on the day.
Lucknow Super Giants and Delhi Capitals are set to face off in the third game of the TATA IPL 2023 in Lucknow, making it the second match of Saturday’s doubleheader. This highly-anticipated game will see KL Rahul leading the Lucknow Super Giants team, while David Warner will lead the Delhi Capitals team this season.
During the previous season, Lucknow Super Giants proved to be a strong contender by winning 9 out of their 14 games, securing the third position on the points table. Meanwhile, Delhi Capitals won 7 out of their 14 games and finished in the fifth position on the points table.
For Lucknow Super Giants, KL Rahul, Quinton de Kock, and Marcus Stoinis will form their base players, while Prithvi Shaw, Axar Patel, and Lungi Ngidi will form the core of the Delhi Capitals team.
While these two teams have only met twice in IPL history, Lucknow Super Giants managed to win both of those games. Therefore, fans can expect yet another exciting game of cricket between these two teams.
LSG vs DC Match Timing and Venue
- Match: Lucknow Super Giants vs Delhi Capitals
- Date: 31st March 2023
- Venue: Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow, India
LSG vs DC Match Pitch Report
The Ekana Stadium, which is an average-sized ground in India, has square boundaries measuring around 65 meters, while the straight boundaries measure around 70 meters. The pitch’s surface offers a lot of assistance to spin bowlers, making it more challenging for batsmen as the game progresses. Therefore, winning the toss and choosing to bat first could be an advantageous decision for the team.
The Ekana Stadium Score and Records
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LSG vs DC Possible Playing XI
Lucknow Super Giants:
- Lokesh Rahul©
- Kyle Mayers
- Deepak Hooda
- Nicholas Pooran
- Marcus Stoinis
- Krunal Pandya
- Daniel Sams/Mark Wood
- Krishnappa Gowtham
- Jaydev Unadkat
- Ravi Bishnoi
- Avesh Khan
- David Warner©
- Prithvi Shaw
- Manish Pandey
- Sarfaraz Khan
- Mitchell Marsh
- Rovman Powell
- Axar Patel
- Chetan Sakariya
- Kuldeep Yadav
- Khaleel Ahmed
- Anrich Nortje
LSG vs DC Head to Head
LSG vs DC Dream11 Team for Today’s Match
|David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell, Deepak Hooda
|Mitchell Marsh, Axar Patel (c), Marcus Stoinis (vc)
|Avesh Khan, Mark Wood
LSG vs DC Key Players
KL Rahul consistently performs well in IPLs with a total of 3164 runs in 81 innings. He scored 373 runs in 12 innings against the Capitals.
Nicholas Pooran has been performing well with 390 runs in 12 innings at an average of 43.3 and strike rate of 143.9.
Marcus Stoinis scored 316 runs at an average of 39.5 and strike rate of 213.5 in overs 17-20 in franchise cricket since 2021.
Avesh Khan is a middle-over specialist with 16 wickets in domestic T20s since 2021, at an average of 11.8 and strike rate of 10.9.
Mark Wood has taken 19 wickets in his last eight T20s, with six of them coming at the death.
David Warner scored 726 runs in franchise T20s since 2021 with an average of 33 and a strike rate of 129.9.
Prithvi Shaw and Rovman Powell are important players for DC. Shaw scored 61 and 5 against LSG last season while Powell smashed 366 runs between overs 17-20 since 2022.
Mitchell Marsh is in good form, scoring 194 runs in the recent ODI series against India.
Kuldeep Yadav took the fifth-most wickets in IPL 2022 (21) and will be especially dangerous if the Lucknow surface takes turn.
LSG vs DC Team News
However, the first game of Delhi Capitals vs Lucknow Supergiants will be without Anrich Nortje, Mustafizur Rahman, and Lungi Ngidi, who will be unavailable due to their international commitments. Meanwhile, Lucknow Supergiants will be keeping a close eye on Mohsin Khan’s fitness, as he is still undergoing rehabilitation for his shoulder injury. As of 8 am today, there have been no injury updates from either team.
LSG vs DC Live Match – LSG vs DC Live Score
The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 matches will be broadcasted on the Star Sports Network in various languages. Fans can enjoy the entire tournament for free in 4K resolution by streaming it on the JioCinema application and website. So You can watch Live LSG vs DC Match on Jio cinema.
LSG vs DC Squads
|Lucknow Super Giants (LKN) Squad
|Delhi Capitals (DC) Squad
|Quinton de Kock(WK)
|Yudhvir Singh Charak