LSG vs DC Match Preview

Lucknow owes much of its success to its formidable batting line-up. Quinton de Kock and KL Rahul have consistently provided the team with strong starts, while Nicholas Pooran and Marcus Stoinis have added depth to the middle order. Pooran, in particular, has been exceptional, emerging as the team's leading run-scorer with an impressive strike rate of 169.52, accumulating 178 runs.

Not only has Pooran excelled with the bat, but he has also displayed remarkable fielding skills, securing 5 catches. Additionally, Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) benefits from the talents of Krunal Pandya, Devdutt Padikkal, and Ayush Badoni, further strengthening their batting prowess.

The seamers have also played a crucial role in the team's success. Yash Thakur and Mayank Yadav have both claimed 6 wickets each, while Naveen Ul-Haq has contributed 5 wickets to his name. Thakur's outstanding performance in the previous match, where he took five wickets, was instrumental in securing LSG's third consecutive victory.

However, Ravi Bishnoi has faced some challenges, managing to pick up only 2 wickets in 4 games.

The initial partnership of Prithvi Shaw and David Warner has shown some inconsistency and must provide a solid foundation for the team in this upcoming game. Shaw displayed good form in the previous match, scoring 66 runs off just 40 balls. The team also boasts talented middle-order batsmen such as Rishabh Pant, Abhishek Porel, and Tristan Stubbs.

However, the team has struggled to put up substantial scores. Khaleel Ahmed and Anrich Nortje have performed well with the new ball, with Ahmed leading the team in wickets with 7, and Nortje closely behind with 6.

Backing them up will be Ishant Sharma and Jhye Richardson, with Axar Patel and Lalit Yadav forming the spin attack.


Weather Report

The weather is likely to be warm at around 30 degrees Celsius. 

Pitch Report

The pitch at the Ekana Stadium is generally good to bat on. There is plenty of pace and bounce on offer with the new ball and the batsmen will be able to play their shots with confidence. However, the pace wears off as the ball gets softer and the pitch gets older, and there will also be some turn on offer.

Anything over 180 runs will be a bit tricky to chase on this ground.

Notable stats

LSG: Defends Brilliantly

The Lucknow Super Giants enjoy an excellent record while batting first in the IPL. Out of 18 such matches, the team has won 15 and lost only twice. One match ended without a result.

Team News

Mayank Yadav is expected to miss this match because of injury

LSG vs DC Probable 11

LSG Playing 11

  • Quinton de Kock
  • KL Rahul (C)
  • Nicholas Pooran
  • Devdutt Padikkal
  • Marcus Stoinis
  • Krunal Pandya
  • Ayush Badoni
  • Ravi Bishnoi
  • Yash Thakur
  • Mohsin Khan
  • Naveen Ul-Haq

DC Playing 11

  • Prithvi Shaw
  • David Warner
  • Rishabh Pant (C)
  • Tristan Stubbs
  • Abhishek Porel
  • Axar Patel
  • Lalit Yadav
  • Jhye Richardson
  • Ishant Sharma
  • Khaleel Ahmed
  • Anrich Nortje
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

We are backing the Lucknow Super Giants to win this match. The team has an excellent record against the Delhi Capitals and is undefeated against them in the IPL. Also, the form of the Delhi Capitals over the last couple of weeks has been underwhelming, to say the least. Playing with the home advantage, the Lucknow Super Giants should have no problems in winning this one. 


Top Picks

Nicholas Pooran: One of Lucknow’s best batsmen, Pooran has scored 178 runs at a strike rate of 169.52.

Quinton de Kock: De Kock has an average of 36.25 and has scored 2 half-centuries in his last 3 innings.

Tristan Stubbs: One of Delhi’s key batsmen, Stubbs has 3 score of 40-plus in his last 4 innings, including back-to-back half-centuries in his last 2 outings. 


LSG vs DC Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: Q de Kock (VC), L Rahul, N Pooran, R Pant

Batters: P Shaw, D Padikkal, T Stubbs

All-rounders: M Stoinis (C), A Patel

Bowlers: Y Thakur, R Bishnoi

LSG vs DC Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction