Pant: I think we would have bowled first as this is our first look at this pitch. We have three changes: Warner for Tim Seifert. Safaraz for Mandeep and Nortje for Khaleel.
Rahul: Can’t really think of a reason, but it’s a fresh wicket and we can know what to chase. One change: Manish, unfortunately, misses out and Gowtham comes in. The chat has been about forgetting what happens [last game] – whether we win or lose. Everyone is fresh and pumped to be out in the middle.
Lucknow Super Giants vs Delhi Capitals Highlights today, Thursday 7-4-2022. 15th Match (N), Tata Indian Premier League from Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai.
Head to head
Total matches played: 0
LSG Won: 0
DC Won: 0
Pant: Obviously when the dew is like that, you can’t complain. But as a batting unit, we were 10-15 runs short. We just wanted to give our 100% till the last ball of the 40th over. I think the powerplay was fine, but the main game changed in the middle overs. The spinners bowled well, but we were 10-15 runs short.
LSG won the toss and chose to bowl first.
Lucknow Super Giants team: KL Rahul (capt), Quinton de Kock (wk), Evin Lewis, Deepak Hooda, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Jason Holder, Krishnappa Gowtham, AJ Tye, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan.
Delhi Capitals team: Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Rishabh Pant (capt&wk), Rovman Powell, Sarfaraz Khan, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman, Anrich Nortje.
de Kock, Player of the Match: I just play what is put in front of me. It was a chaseable score but we made sure not to get too ahead of ourselves. We just wanted to keep wickets in hand. Obviously, Prithvi made it look easy and I also felt the wicket was a bit low and slower balls were gripping. It was a matter of playing straightish.
Rahul: I think we were brilliant [with the ball], but powerplay is something we have to work on. We showed a lot of character but after the powerplay, the bowlers had a good chat and knew what lines and lengths to bowl and executed well. We just like to know what to chase. Dew factor does play on the minds of the team and everyone chooses to bowl first because of that. Last game there wasn’t much dew here and we got lucky. Today, there was a lot of dew and I think everyone likes chasing. Badoni has held his nerve everything he has gone in to bat. Obviously, great learning for him and it’s important for him to keep working hard and stay humble.
Match Timings: 14:00 GMT | 19:30 Local
Umpires – Rod Tucker, Tapan Sharma
TV Umpires – Jayaraman Madanagopal
Match Referee – Shakti Singh
Reserve Umpire – Akshay Totre
Match number – Tata IPL 2022 – Seasone 15, 15th Match