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IPL: Delhi Capitals vs Lucknow Super Giants Predictions



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:

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.

Match Details

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

 Pitch Report

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.

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Smriti Mandhana and Ellyse Perry star in RCB women’s comeback win against UP Warriorz in WPL 2024




Smriti Mandhana and Alyssa Healy (Source - X)

RCB women overcame UP Warriorz by 23 runs to clinch their third win of the season. The home side outperformed Warriorz in all the facets of the game and emerged victorious. A collective team effort, particularly with the bat, helped RCB women to beat Warriorz for the second time in the season. They now have three wins in their five matches in the WPL 2024.

Alyssa Healy won the toss and opted to field first. Given how things have panned out in the league so far, it needed a great batting performance from RCB to challenge the chasing side. The home side did exactly that. They were full of intent which was lacking in the last few games. Right from the start, S Meghana and Smriti Mandhana smashed the bowlers.

It was the night of the RCB skipper. The Southpaw scored 80(50) in her stay. S Meghana perished after a valuable 28(21). Ellyse Perry batted well and registered her first fifty of the WPL 2024. She was aided well towards the end by Richa Ghosh whose 21(10) propelled RCB to a score of 198 on the board. It was the highest team total in the WPL 2024.

Alyssa Healy’s efforts go in vain

Chasing the daunting total, UP Warriorz were off to a flier. The opening duo of Healy and Kiran Navgire gave a fiery start to the visiting side. When the two were batting in the PP overs, it seemed like the Warriorz could pull off an insane chase. However, Sophie Devine brought RCB back into the game with crucial wickets. At Bengaluru, the home crowd was literally behind the RCB women.

It helped the home side to stay calm and do their job with ease. Sophie Molineux and Asha Sobhana were the pick of the bowlers, who claimed 2/29 each in their spell of four overs. While Healy scored a fifty and Deepti tried her best in the death overs, ten daunting targets could not be chased down. Despite the early hiccups, RCB managed to restrict UP Warriorz to a score of 175 and won by 23 runs.

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WATCH: Ellyse Perry in disbelief as her six breaks car’s window




Ellyse Perry smashed a six in the match against UP Warriorz in the WPL 2024. It was an interesting six as the ball travelled towards the boundary ropes and fell exactly on the window of the car. As a result, the glass of the window was broken. The car is set to be provided as a reward for the player of the tournament.

It was the over of Deepti Sharma towards the last few moments of RCB’s innings. Before Perry struck, the home side was in a great position in the match, thanks to a great start provided by Smriti Mandhana. The star batter scored 80 (50) and shined in front of the home crowd. Her form helped RCB to have a good momentum towards the death overs.

Watch the viral video here –

Perry, who was struggling till that point, opened up and smashed the bowlers for fun. She went hard against the spinners like Rajeshwari Gayakwad and Deepti Sharma who were asked to bowl at the death. The right-handed batter smashed back-to-back sixes in the over of Sharma. One of those travelled towards the mid-wicket region where the car was stationed. The video of her shot has gone viral on X.

RCB teammates laugh, Ellyse Perry in disbelief

As the ball fell on the car and damaged the window, the fans erupted. There was no end to the joy of the fans who started chanting “Perry.. Perry..” and lit the atmosphere of the stadium. However, Perry was in disbelief. As she saw the impact of the ball damaging the car’s window, the Australian batter could not believe her eyes and thought about what she had just done.

On the other hand, the RCB teammates of Perry were in awe of the shot. They looked at the replays and appreciated the shot of Perry. At the same time, players like Sophie Molineux and Sophie Devine had a laugh about the car’s window getting damaged. Ellyse scored a fifty and helped her team score 198 runs with her batting in front of the home crowd.

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Praveen Kumar addresses Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer’s negligence of taking part in Ranji Trophy




Praveen Kumar

Praveen Kumar has given his opinion on the preferences of Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer in recent times. The duo did not take part in the Ranji Trophy matches for their respective teams despite being fit. It did not go well with the Indian Cricket Board which landed the duo without a ventral contract which was announced a few days back.

Praveen Kumar has reacted to the issue recently. The former India pacer claimed that he has been of an opinion on the issue for a long time. Praveen felt that one should definitely earn money but not at the cost of neglecting to play for domestic and national teams. The right-arm pacer felt that players today are having a certain mentality which is not good.

The former pacer claimed that the players have a mindset that they can rest for a month before taking part in the IPL, thereby bypassing playing for their national team or the domestic teams. Praveen felt that the players could not resist letting go of money which they could earn by taking part in the IPL and other T20 leagues (For foreign players).

‘Ye mentally hota hai, ki mai itne paise kaise chodun’ – Praveen Kumar

“This thing is now firmly in the mind of players. Mai ek mahine pehle rest kar lunga, fir IPL khel lunga. Ye mentally hota hai, ki mai itne paise kaise chodun,” said Praveen in the interview. He claimed that youngsters these days are spoilt and are behind money. The former RCB pacer felt that it is not fair on the part of the young players to neglect the country over the IPL.

Kumar felt that a player needs to maintain a balance between playing for the IPL team and for the country. He felt that money is an important factor, but not at the cost of playing for the national team. “But this is not fair at all. A player needs to balance things. Money is important, but this (giving franchise cricket the priority) is wrong,” said the former Indian bowler in the interview.

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