Lucknow Super Giants(LSG) and Delhi Capitals(DC) are set to face each other in the 15th match of Indian Premier League(IPL) 2022 at DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday, April 7.
Lucknow Super Giants:
LSG have picked up two wins out three matches in the tournament and are placed in the 4th position. They defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad in the previous match by a small margin of 12 runs.
Despite losing their first match against GT, Lucknow Super Giants have bounced back stronger by winning their next two games. The LSG have a really strong batting line-up, with Manish Pandey only being poor in the form, He has scored just 22 runs in three innings.
The lower middle order of Deepak Hooda, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya and Jason Holder form a destructive combo. Avesh Khan, Krunal Pandya and Ravi Bishnoi have began the season well with the ball, and the bowling unit has been strengthened with Jason Holder who took three wickets in his only match.
Meanwhile, Delhi Capitals will be playing their first game at DY Patil Stadium this season. They had started their campaign with a win against Mumbai Indians, defeating them by 4 wickets after chasing 178 runs in 18.2 overs. Against Gujarat Titans in the second match, DC fell short of the target by 14 runs.
Shardul Thakur is yet to pick a wicket this season, however, DC’s other pacers in Khaleel Ahmed and Mustafizur Rahman have been in decent form. Kuldeep Yadav kicked off the campaign brilliantly but his spin partner Axar Patel is yet to pick a wicket this season.
The return of David Warner could prove to be a huge factor in the top order, while the middle order looks solid with the presence of Rishabh Pant and Rovman Powell. With Lalit Yadav getting to a good start this season and Shardul Thakur and Axar Patel also being capable with the bat, the lineup looks very deep.
WAGING ODDS: LSG (2.00) VS DC (1.83)
DC are the favorites and are priced at 1.83, meaning if you bet ₹100 on them and if they win the match, you’ll be making ₹183.
LSG are the underdogs and priced at 2.00, meaning if you bet ₹100 on them and if they win the match, you’ll be making ₹200.
The pitch offers the batters to put up huge runs on the board. Both teams having some powerful strikers and they are expected to score some huge runs on the board. The return of Warner gives an extra edge to Delhi Capitals and their depth in the team will likely allow them to pick up the win.
Prediction: Delhi Capitals to win the match.