The third game of IPL 2023 will be played between Lucknow Super Giants and Delhi Capitals in Lucknow on Saturday. This will be the second double header of the day.
Lucknow had a good season last year. They reached the playoffs, before being knocked out in the eliminator. They also beat the Delhi Capitals in both the games last year. For the first game of the season, LSG will be without their opener Quinton de Kock, who is away for national duty. They are also without bowler Mohsin Khan for at least the first half of the season. Mohsin, who was among the best bowlers last IPL, has been ruled out with an injury.
Delhi, meanwhile, will be looking to win their first IPL title this year. With captain Rishabh Pant ruled out for the season following his car accident in December, Australian David Warner will be at the team’s helm. Warner has previously led the Sunrisers Hyderabad to the trophy in 2016.
For the Capitals, Anrich Nortje and Lungi Ngidi will miss the match due to their commitments with the South African team. Also, there is no update on the availability of Mustafizur Rahman, who was rested for the final T20I against Ireland on Friday.
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LSG vs DC IPL 2023 Predicted XI
Lucknow Super Giant Predicted XI
KL Rahul (capt & wk), Kyle Mayers, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Marcus Stoinis, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Prerak Mankad, Jaydev Unadkat, Avesh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi
Delhi Capitals Predicted XI
David Warner (capt), Prithvi Shaw, Mitchell Marsh, Rilee Rossouw, Sarfaraz Khan (wk), Rovman Powell, Axar Patel, Aman Khan/Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Chetan Sakariya, Khaleel Ahmed
LSG vs DC Match Details
Match: Lucknow Super Giants vs Delhi Capitals
Date & Time: April 1, 7:30 PM
Venue: Ekana International Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Jio Cinema app
IPL 2023 Lucknow vs Delhi Fantasy Team
Wicketkeeper: KL Rahul
Batters: David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell, Deepak Hooda
All-rounders: Mitchell Marsh, Axar Patel, Marcus Stoinis
Bowlers: Avesh Khan, Kuldeep Yadav
Lucknow Super Giants vs Delhi Capitals Broadcasting
Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD.
LSG vS DC Live Streaming
Jio Cinema App
LSG vs DC: Lucknow Weather and Pitch Report
A total of six T20s have been played in Lucknow till date, four of which have been won by teams batting first. A high scoring game is unlikely on the cards at the Ekdana stadium. The slow bowlers have fared considerably better than the pace bowlers at this venue. Anything over 160 will be a competitive total to chase.
The weather in Lucknow will be humid. The temperature is likely to be in the range of 29 to 31 degree Celsius. No rain has been forecast.
LSG vs DC Match Prediction
Both the teams look equally strong on papers. Lucknow have quite a few match-winning all-rounders, while Delhi’s batting line-up looks quite strong. Lucknow will be without de Kock for the first game, which will be a huge advantage for the Capitals. If they can remove KL Rahul cheaply, they will have an upper hand in the game. But Lucknow will go into this contest with confidence, having defeated Delhi in both the games last year.