IND T20 League 2023, LUC vs DEL, 3rd T20 Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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IND T20 League 2023

LUC vs DEL, 3rd T20



The third match of the Indian T20 League will be played between LUC and DEL on Saturday, 1st April 2023, at 07:30 PM IST in Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow. 

Despite making their Indian T20 League début last year, LUC did not play a single match there. Therefore, LUC is prepared to begin its 2023 campaign at Lucknow's Ekana Stadium. In their third meeting, KL Rahul will try to keep LUC's winning streak against the DEL alive.

Although there have been some adjustments, the fundamentals have stayed the same. Unfortunately, due to the severe injuries in the mishap that caused Rishabh Pant, he was disqualified from the Indian T20 League. As a result, as of the start of the current season, DEL will only have one wicket-keeper batter, Phil Salt, under the leadership of David Warner.

Mark Wood, an English spear, will make LUC's bowling assault appear even better this season. In the DEL team, Ishant Sharma will be a crucial player to watch. He can lead the pace assault, including Sakariya and Nagarakot.

KL Rahul, who has received a lot of criticism from supporters in recent months, will be the centre of attention. It has been questioned whether he belongs in the national squad or not.

He received criticism for his hit rate last season, and his failure to play more boldly ultimately caused LUC the previous season. The top 4, Marcus Stoinis, Deepak Hooda, and Quinton de Kock, will remain in LUC.

These are the crucial batters who can make or break their chances of victory. The LUC team has a large number of all-rounders, which enables a diverse bowling assault. Moreover, LUC has a strong batting squad, with Krishanppa Gowtham going in at number eight, who can hit some strokes and provide the finishing touches.

Daniel Sams will be playing for the LUC this year and can be seen as the match-finisher as the match-finisher in the late middle order. Another important player is Ayush Badoni, the Indian lower-order hitter who shone last season.

Left-arm fast-medium bowler Mohsin Khan attracted notice last year when he took 14 wickets from 9 matches at an economy rate of 5.97. During their second meeting against DEL's previous season, he had a figure of 4/16. Other important bowlers on the LUC team who will be anticipated to produce breaks include Ravi Bishnoi and Avesh Khan. 

David Warner has a fantastic chance to prove himself here. He lost his position as a skipper in SRH and was demoted from the starting XI. DC hired him during the massive sale because Hyderabad insisted on keeping Williamson. 

In 2016, Warner guided SRH to their first championship triumph. He is once again leading the Delhi Capitals as a skipper. He can choose his side from a strong group and score the opening goals.

This season, DC ought to consider Sarfaraz Khan. He stole the show during the home season with some fantastic efforts. Along with Phil Salt, Rilee Rossouw has also joined DC this year. This team has a lot of weapons, thanks to players like Shaw, Warner, Powell, Salt, and Sarfaraz Khan.

Axar Patel, who plays in the lower middle order, is a capable finisher who has accumulated a lot of expertise. Another important player Warner would consider including in the starting XI is Mitchell Marsh. The bowlers' section has undergone a significant shift, but there have been no adjustments to the all-rounders' department.

DC could benefit from the substitution of Ishant Sharma for Shardul Thakur. In this setting, Chetan Sakariya has shown promise as a rookie spinner and has been remarkable. Even though LSG handled Nortje well last season, he will be someone to look out for with the new ball.


Match Details

Match: LUC vs DEL, 3rd T20, IND T20 League 2023

Date: Saturday, April 01, 2023

Time: 07:30 PM

Venue: Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow


Pitch and Weather Report

There have only ever been six T20I matches played here. In five of the six T20Is played here, the team playing first has prevailed. Both teams have strong hitting lineups that can create a challenging goal that the bowlers can effectively protect.

The average first innings total is 160 runs. The side playing first in this game should aim for a respectable and match-winning tally of 180–190 runs.

The surface is batting-friendly and provides pacers with an even bounce. As the game goes on, the floor will also provide some assistance to the spins. The highest temperature of 28℃ and partially overcast conditions are forecasted.


LUC vs DEL Squads

LUC: KL Rahul (c), Ayush Badoni, Karan Sharma, Manan Vohra, Quinton de Kock, Marcus Stoinis, Krishnappa Gowtham, Deepak Hooda, Kyle Mayers, Krunal Pandya, Avesh Khan, Mohsin Khan, Mark Wood, Mayank Yadav, Ravi Bishnoi, Nicholas Pooran, Jaydev Unadkat, Yash Thakur, Romario Shepherd, Daniel Sams, Amit Mishra, Prerak Mankad, Swapnil Singh, Naveen-ul-Haq, Yudhvir Charak

DEL: David Warner (c), Prithvi Shaw, Ripal Patel, Rovman Powell, Sarfaraz Khan, Yash Dhull, Mitchell Marsh, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Anrich Nortje, Chetan Sakariya, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Khaleel Ahmed, Lungi Ngidi, Mustafizur Rahman, Aman Khan, Kuldeep Yadav, Praveen Dubey, Vicky Ostwal, Phil Salt, Ishant Sharma, Mukesh Kumar, Manish Pandey, Rilee Rossouw


LUC vs DEL Probable Playing XIs

LUC: KL Rahul (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Ayush Badoni, K Gowtham, Daniel Sams, Mohsin Khan, Mark Wood, Ravi Bishnoi

DEL: David Warner (c), Prithvi Shaw, Mitchell Marsh, Phil Salt (wk), Lalit Yadav, Sarfaraz Khan, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Ishant Sharma, Chetan Sakariya


Match Prediction

Despite the fact that LUC officially calls it home, they have never actually played a game here. Regarding the game circumstances, there will be no obvious benefit. Both sides have a strong general roster that includes some of T20 cricket's greatest stars. The few modifications for this season are also very encouraging. LUC have a superior middle order, a broader hitting group, and a better head-to-head performance. In our match forecast, they will begin as outsiders. We anticipate LUC to triumph.


Top Fantasy Picks

David Warner: He is the only player in Indian T20 League history to have won the Orange Cap three times. If DEL wants to compete for a postseason spot this year, Warner should be vying for his fourth. Warner must perform at his peak because they won't have the counterattacking skills of Rishabh Pant, who has 367 runs from his last 10 games while hitting at an average of 52.

Axar Patel: In Ravindra Jadeja's absence on the international scene over the past few months, Axar Patel has emerged as Indian cricket's breakthrough player. Axar will have the opportunity to secure wickets for DEL because of his versatility with the bat and the ball and the fact that the wicket's environment favours spinners. Additionally, on this Lucknow track, his wicket-to-wicket length may be even more helpful.

KL Rahul: The 30-year-old Indian cricketer KL Rahul recorded the highest 484 runs for LUC in the previous season. However, his performance has declined recently. LUC skipper may have the ideal chance to reclaim his spot in the team for the forthcoming World Championship in 2023.

Krunal Pandya: In addition to giving LUC a strong end, the Indian all-rounder Krunal Pandya can also secure crucial wickets in the middle overs. Given that Krunal can turn the ball both ways on the Lucknow track, he is much more likely to deliver his allotted four overs.


Risky Captaincy Choice 

Axar Patel: On this bowling-friendly track, Axar Patel can be the MVP of your Fantasy team as he has the variations along with the bowling pace which can assist him on this pitch. Along with that, he also has a good batting form as we see in previous international matches. But his lower batting position and better spin players in the DEL side will make him a tough choice for Captain.


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