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IPL 2022: Match 15 (LSG vs DC) – 3 Player Battles To Watch Out For
By CricShots - Apr 7, 2022 10:39 am
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The 15th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 will be played between Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) and Delhi Capitals (LSG) at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai. KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant, the two enormously gifted cricketers, often been touted as the future captains of Team India will be showcasing their tactical acumen when newcomers in the game on Thursday. 

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LSG and DC skippers, KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant

Rahul and Pant, both match-winners in their own rights even with the bat, will be looking to seize the initiative in the early stage of the tournament. LSG has managed to win 2 out of 3 matches in the tournament and is placed in 4th position. They defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad in the previous match by a small margin of 12 runs.

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Delhi Capitals started their campaign with a win against Mumbai Indians, defeating MI by 4 wickets as they comfortably chased down the score of 178 runs in 18.2 overs. Against Gujarat Titans in the second match, DC fell short of the target by 14 runs. With both sides filled with players who boast of flamboyance, expect the contest to be an evenly-matched one. Here are the player battles to watch out for ahead of the marquee matchup.

#1 KL Rahul vs Axar Patel

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KL Rahul

After a golden duck in the first match, LSG skipper KL Rahul was back among the runs as he registered scores of 40 and 68 in the last couple of games. Attempting to arrest the run-fest will be DC tweaker Axar Patel, who has dismissed him thrice in all their IPL encounters. Patel is yet to take a wicket in IPL 2022 and having him roll his arm over in the powerplay might not be a bad idea.

#2 David Warner vs Ravi Bishnoi

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David Warner 

History shows that leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi has had an upper hand over David Warner. The southpaw will be eyeing to play for a familiar franchise and will be keen to make amends for last season with the Sunrisers Hyderabad. Bishnoi has been economical and has scalped a couple of wickets from three games. Warner’s record in the IPL has been stellar — 5286 runs from 143 matches at an average of 42.63 and a strike rate of 140.55. 

#3 Prithvi Shaw vs Avesh Khan

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Avesh Khan

With scores of 38 and 10, Prithvi Shaw is yet to prove his worth in IPL 2022 and DC’s upcoming game against LSG will have him hoping to do better with the bat. Challenging his rise will be former DC fast bowler, Avesh Khan, who justified his price tag with a scintillating four-wicket haul against the Sunrisers. He bowled a spell of 4/24 and showed that he’s managed to nail the lengths early on in the game and has also been tough to getaway within the slog overs.

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