Ind T20 League 2024, Match 26: LUC vs DEL Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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Ind T20 League 2024

Match 26: LUC vs DEL


This 2024 Ind T20 League continues to provide us with exciting games, competitive battle between bat and ball and fairy tale stories. Not only has it just been a run fest, but we’ve also witnessed some closely fought games leading to tight finishes with Tuesday and Wednesday’s fixtures both going to the last ball. 

No team is unbeaten in the competition this season. Wednesday saw Rajasthan getting beaten by Gujarat. That means a win for Lucknow (LUC) in this clash versus Delhi (DEL) will see them draw level on points with Rajasthan up top but also implies that, despite their abysmal start, Delhi (DEL) are not losing touch with the teams leading the way. 

KL Rahul and co are going very well in the competition and they will look to make it four wins in a row after victories over Gujarat (GUJ), Bengaluru (BLR) and Punjab (PUN)

It was a 33 run win over former champions GUJ in the Ekana Stadium with the middle order of Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran and Ayush Badoni making the most of skipper Rahul’s solid start at the top to take the total to 163/5. 

While LUC seem to be going along smoothly, the opposite is the story for Delhi (DEL) this season so far who have only managed to win only one game. A humongous concern is their bowling prowess who have leaked over 500 runs across their last two innings with SA speedster Anrich Nortje the primary culprit, picking up 5 wickets but also conceding 124 runs! He will now be joined by his compatriot Lizaad Williams in the squad, who has been roped in as Harry Brook’s replacement. 

For a team that is languishing at the bottom of the table, DEL have plenty of batting firepower with the likes of David Warner, Prithvi Shaw and Tristan Stubbs. All three played handy knocks in the last game against Mumbai and will be eager to continue their good form. 

Match Details

Match: LUC vs DEL, 26th Match, Indian T20 League 2024

Date: Friday, April 12, 2024

7:30 PM

Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow

Pitch and Weather Report

This is a double paced wicket in Lucknow and batters who can play the waiting game and rely on timing to manufacture their shots will enjoy success here. Nothing higher than 165 will be the par score here.  

Expect another warm evening on Friday! Unlike Wednesday’s match in Jaipur, there shouldn’t be any rain interruptions. 

LUC vs DEL Squads

LUC: Yudhvir Singh Charak, Yash Thakur, Mayank Yadav, Manimaran Siddharth, Shivam Mavi, Ravi Bishnoi, Naveen-ul-Haq, Shamar Joseph, David Willey, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Kyle Mayers, Prerak Mankad, Arshin Kulkarni, Deepak Hooda, Krishnappa Gowtham, Ashton Turner, Nicholas Pooran, Devdutt Padikkal, Quinton de Kock, Ayush Badoni, KL Rahul (c), Amit Mishra, Arshad Khan, Mohsin Khan

DEL: David Warner, Abishek Porel, Ricky Bhui, Yash Dhull, Shai Hope, Prithvi Shaw, Tristan Stubbs, Kumar Kushagra, Swastik Chikara, Ishant Sharma, Jhye Richardson, Rasikh Dar Salam, Vicky Ostwal, Anrich Nortje, Mukesh Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Praveen Dubey, Khaleel Ahmed, Sumit Kumar, Axar Patel, Mitchell Marsh, Lalit Yadav, Rishabh Pant (c), Jake Fraser-McGurk

LUC vs DEL Probable Playing XIs

LUC: Quinton de Kock, KL Rahul (c) (wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Ravi Bishnoi, Yash Thakur, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mayank Yadav

DEL: Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Abishek Porel, Tristan Stubbs, Rishabh Pant (c) (wk), Axar Patel, Lalit Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Kumar Kushagra, Jhye Richardson, Anrich Nortje

Match Prediction

DEL do have some exceptional players in their squad with Tristan Stubbs leading the charge in the batting department. Other batters have done well in patches but it is their bowling prowess that is lacking confidence. LUC possess quality batters in their ranks. They have also clicked well as a bowling unit. 

We are backing LUC to win this encounter. 

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