Lucknow Super Giants will cross swords with the Delhi Capitals in match 45 of IPL 2022 at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday.
Delhi Capitals is having a mixed season so far as they have won and lost equal number of games.
DC are currently standing at the 6th position on the points table with 4 wins from 8 games.
The Lucknow Super Giants have registered 6 wins from their 9 games and are currently placed at the third position on the points table of IPL 2022.
In their previous encounter of this season, Lucknow Super Giants defeated the Delhi Capitals by 6 wickets.
Performance in the last match
Delhi Capitals won their last game by 4 wickets against Kolkata Knight Riders.
They chased down 147 runs with an over to spare.
David Warner scored 42 runs while Kuldeep Yadav claimed a superb 4-wicket haul for Delhi Capitals in that match.
Lucknow Super Giants:
On the other hand, Lucknow Super Giants also registered a win in their last game as they defeated the Punjab Kings by 20 runs.
Quinton de Kock scored 46 runs while Mohsin Khan picked up 3 wickets for LSG in that game.
Teams: LSG vs DC
Venue: Wankhede Cricket Stadium
Date: 1st May, Sunday
Time: 3:00 pm IST
Average 1st innings score
The average 1st innings total at this venue is 184
Head to head record
Lucknow Super Giants and Delhi Capitals will clash for the second time in the history of IPL.
Total Matches Played: 1
LSG won: 1
DC won: 0
Tie/no results: 0
Wankhede Stadium is known for its batting-friendly pitches and short boundaries so run-scoring will be easier here and a high-scoring game is expected.
Both teams will like to bowl first despite of the heat during the afternoon game because chasing will be a lot easier on this pitch.
DC Probable Playing 11
Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Rovman Powell, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya
LSG Probable Playing 11
Quinton de Kock (wk), KL Rahul (c), Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Hooda, Ayush Badoni, Jason Holder, Dushmantha Chameera, Mohsin Khan, Avesh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi
Star bowler of the match
Kuldeep Yadav is having an excellent season with the ball.
He has picked up 17 wickets from just 8 games so far and is currently the second leading wicket-taker of the tournament.
He will be the best bowler of the match.
Star batsman of the match
KL Rahul has smashed two back-to-back hundreds this season and he is the second leading run-scorer of the season with 374 runs in 9 games.
KL Rahul is expected to score a big knock against DC.
Star Wicketkeeper of the match
Quinton de Kock scored 46 runs in the last game and he is also quite sharp behind the stumps.
He will be the star wicketkeeper of the match.
Star all-rounder of the match
Jason Holder is an excellent all-rounder.
He can pick up crucial wickets in the middle overs and can also hit the ball long in the death overs.
He is expected to shine with both bat and bowl in this match.
Who will win?
Delhi Capitals have a good side but their performance is not justifying it.
They are consistent in both batting and bowling departments.
Meanwhile, the Lucknow Super Giants have been outstanding this season and their skipper is leading them from the front.
The team combination of Lucknow Super Giants is also looking better than the Delhi Capitals.
Hence, our prediction for match 45 is that Lucknow Super Giants will beat Delhi Capitals.