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IPL 2024: Match 26 (LSG vs DC) – Playing XI And Fantasy XI Predictions
By CricShots - Apr 12, 2024 11:22 am
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The upcoming IPL 2024 clash between Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) and Delhi Capitals (DC) promises an exciting showdown at the Ekana Stadium. Lucknow Super Giants enter the match with momentum from a convincing win, while Delhi Capitals seek redemption after a string of disappointing performances, languishing at the bottom of the points table with just one win in five matches. Lucknow Super Giants have showcased their prowess in defending totals but seek improvement in their batting department.

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LSG vs DC

Despite KL Rahul’s consistent starts, the team looks for more aggression, especially in the powerplay overs. Conversely, Delhi Capitals face challenges in their bowling unit and will rely on their pacers to deliver against Lucknow Super Giants’ formidable lineup. Lucknow Super Giants have emerged as one of the strongest defending teams in IPL 2024, securing three consecutive victories.

Their success is attributed to the stellar performance of their young Indian bowlers, compensating for any batting deficiencies.  As they eye their third consecutive playoff appearance, the team remains confident in their abilities. On the other hand, Delhi Capitals have struggled with injuries and tactical issues throughout the tournament. The absences of key players like Kuldeep Yadav, Mukesh Kumar, and Mitchell Marsh have strained their resources. Additionally, Anrich Nortje’s dip in form adds to their woes.

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To counter Lucknow’s potent bowling attack, Delhi might consider including the promising 22-year-old Jake Fraser-McGurk, potentially replacing an overseas pacer. With Kuldeep sidelined, Delhi Capitals may opt for leg-spinner Praveen Dubey to bolster their Indian bowling options, particularly on the Lucknow pitch. However, Lucknow Super Giants face their own challenge with the absence of Mayank Yadav, necessitating the selection of another Indian pacer to fill the void.

Lucknow Super Giants (LSG)

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Lucknow Super Giants (LSG)

Mohsin Khan is set to make a comeback to the playing XI for Lucknow Super Giants after recovering from a back issue, while Mayank Yadav will remain sidelined for the week due to workload management. Krunal Pandya has been a standout performer for LSG, particularly effective during the middle overs with an impressive economy rate of 4.98.

Against Delhi Capitals, Krunal holds the highest wicket tally among LSG bowlers and boasts the best economy rate at the Ekana Stadium. However, Krunal faces tough challenges against DC’s formidable batsmen like David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, and Rishabh Pant. His performance in this fixture could significantly impact LSG’s bowling strategy. With Mayank’s absence, Mohsin is likely to fill the void in the lineup.

Probable XI: KL Rahul (c), Quinton de Kock, Marcus Stoinis, Devdutt Padikkal, Nicholas Pooran, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Yash Thakur, Ravi Bishnoi, Naveen-ul-Haq, M Siddharth. 

Delhi Capitals (DC)

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Delhi Capitals (DC)

Delhi Capitals, on the other hand, are grappling with injuries to key players like Kuldeep Yadav, Mukesh Kumar, and Mitchell Marsh. Although Marsh is nearing a return, Kuldeep’s availability remains uncertain due to a groin injury. David Warner, despite not hitting big scores consistently, has been influential in the powerplay, making him a key player for DC against LSG’s strong bowling unit.

DC may contemplate resting Anrich Nortje, considering his struggles this season, and could opt to bolster their batting lineup with Jake Fraser-McGurk. This decision would entail the inclusion of an extra Indian seamer, with options like Sumit Kumar or Rasikh Dar vying for a spot in the XI.

Probable XI: David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant, Tristan Stubbs, Abishek Porel, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Jhye Richardson, Ishant Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, Rasikh Dar/Sumit Kumar

Fantasy XI Suggestion 1: 

KL Rahul, Quinton de Kock (c), Nicholas Pooran, Rishabh Pant, David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, Tristan Stubbs (vc), Axar Patel, Krunal Pandya, Yash Thakur, Khaleel Ahmed

Fantasy XI Suggestion 2: 

KL Rahul (c), Nicholas Pooran, David Warner, Prithvi Shaw (vc), Devdutt Padikkal, Krunal Pandya, Axar Patel, Mohsin Khan, Ravi Bishnoi, Ishant Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed