Trying to get ahead in the playoff race, there will be a clash between Lucknow and Delhi, the game is over for the one who loses.

New Delhi. Two teams are going to compete in a do or die match in the Indian Premier League. Delhi Capitals will face Lucknow Super Giants on Tuesday 14th May. Lucknow Super Giants, which is struggling with poor form, will face Delhi Capitals on Tuesday to keep alive its hopes of qualifying for the IPL play-offs, which still have a slight chance of making it to the knockouts.

Super Giants captain K Lokesh Rahul is not in good form and has not been able to make a place in India’s T20 World Cup team. Lucknow team is also running at seventh position with 12 points and is still outside the top four along with Delhi and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Delhi and RCB also have 12-12 points. Rahul and his team have got five days to overcome their weaknesses and will want to give their all against the Delhi team, which suffered a defeat against RCB on Sunday night.

Apart from Rahul, due to the poor form of Quinton de Kock, the Super Giants have had to struggle in the power play in the current season, due to which there is a lot of pressure on players like Marcus Stoinis and Nicholas Pooran. Puran and Ayush Badoni were successful in taking the team to a challenging score in the last match but the bowlers failed miserably when the opening pair of Travis Head and Abhishek Sharma achieved the target of 167 runs in 9.4 overs which is a record in T20 cricket. Is.

The team is also facing the brunt of the injury to fast bowler Mayank Yadav as Yash Thakur and Naveen Ul Haq have failed to fill his void. Mohsin Khan also did not play in the last match due to injury. The spin pair of Krunal Pandya and Ravi Bishnoi also completely failed against Sunrisers.

On the other hand, Delhi team will get strength from the return of captain Rishabh Pant after the suspension of one match. The team will have to improve its fielding against the Super Giants as the team dropped many catches against RCB. The bowlers gave the RCB batsmen a chance to get off to a good start while their batsmen lost four wickets in the power play within four overs. The team reached its lowest score of 140 runs in the current IPL.

However, Delhi has scored more than 200 runs four times in the current season and the team will hope to repeat this performance so that it can maintain its hopes of making it to the play-offs. Jake Fraser-McGurk has been the team’s most effective batsman, scoring 330 runs in seven matches at a strike rate of 237.41. Abhishek Porel (269 runs, 156.39 strike rate), Pant (413 runs, 156.43 strike rate) and Tristan Stubbs (321 runs, 185.54 strike rate) have also batted well.

Tags: Delhi Capitals, IPL 2024, KL Rahul, Lucknow Super Giants, Rishabh Pant

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