Delhi Capitals vs Lucknow, 64th Match IPL 2024 Preview

Delhi Capitals vs Lucknow

Delhi Capitals (DC) vs Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) —  the 64th match of IPL 2024 takes place at  Arun Jaitley Stadium on 14th May (Tuesday). Both these teams faced a huge defeat in their previous match and will strive to secure a massive win. Delhi Capitals are yet to be eliminated officially and will aim to conclude their last match of the ongoing season with a thumping victory. On the other side, Lucknow Super Giants will keep their playoff qualification hopes alive by winning their remaining two games against Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians.

In this preview, we will analyze the head-to-head stats of DC vs LSG and their performance analysis in the current edition to predict the winner of the most awaited contest. Also, we will explore the expected list of playing XI and impact players for the upcoming match. The toss outcome will mainly be based on the pitch and weather conditions at DC’s home ground.

Performance Analysis of Delhi Capitals vs Lucknow Super Giants in IPL 2024

Here is the performance analysis of Delhi Capitals and Lucknow Super Giants in the IPL 2024 so far:

1. Delhi Capitals (DC):

Out of 13 matches, DC has 6 wins and 7 losses and finds themselves in a tougher situation to qualify for the playoffs. Apart from Jake Fraser, Abhishek Porel and Rishabh Pant, none of the batters showed their intent to score huge runs. Despite having some of the best Indian bowlers in the squad namely Ishant Sharma, Mukesh Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav and Axar Patel, the bowling department seems to be weaker and allowed the opponent team batters to score runs freely. 

2. Lucknow Super Giants (LSG):

The Lucknow Super Giants under KL Rahul’s captaincy have a mix of 6 wins and 6 losses, which makes them rank at the 7th position in the points table. As a result, their playoff qualification seems to be in jeopardy after facing back-to-back huge losses against Sunrisers Hyderabad by 10 wickets and Kolkata Knight Riders by 98 runs, which lowers their net run rate to -0.769.

Most importantly, the inconsistent performers of the opening batters namely Quinton de Kock and KL Rahul is a major drawback for the LSG’s batting lineup.

In this season, the LSG has scored only a single 200+ score, which shows the lack of hunger from their batters to accumulate more runs. Moreover, the average bowling department has let them completely down, especially during the match against SRH, where the bowlers allowed Travis Head and Abhishek Sharma to chase the target of 166 runs with 62 balls remaining.

Head-to-Head Stats of DC vs LSG in IPL

DC and LSG have competed against each other in 4 matches since IPL 2022 and here are the stats tabulated below:

Total Matches Played4
Matches won by DC1
Matches won by LSG3
No Result Matches0
Highest score for DC189-7 in 20 overs (IPL 2022)
Lowest score for DC143-9 in 20 overs (IPL 2023)
Highest score for LSG195-3 in 20 overs (IPL 2022)
Lowest score for LSG167-7 in 20 overs (IPL 2024)
DC winnings batting first0
DC winnings batting second1
LSG winnings batting first3
LSG winnings batting second0

Expected List of Playing XI and Impact Players of DC and LSG

Probably, these are the top players who might be included in the list of playing XI and impact players for the forthcoming 64th match of IPL 2024 between DC and LSG:

DC Probable Playing XI List:

  1. Jake Fraser-McGurk
  2. Abishek Porel (wicketkeeper)
  3. Shai Hope
  4. Rishabh Pant (Captain)
  5. Tristan Stubbs
  6. Axar Patel 
  7. Kuldeep Yadav
  8. Rasikh Dar Salam
  9. Mukesh Kumar
  10. Ishant Sharma
  11. Khaleel Ahmed

DC Expected Impact Players List:

  1. David Warner
  2. Sumit Kumar
  3. Ricky Bhui
  4. Vicky Ostwal
  5. Pravin Dubey

LSG Probable Playing XI List:

  1. Quinton de Kock
  2. KL Rahul (captain/ wicketkeeper)
  3. Marcus Stoinis
  4. Nicholas Pooran
  5. Ayush Badoni
  6. Deepak Hooda
  7. Krunal Pandya
  8. Krishnappa Gowtham
  9. Yash Thakur
  10. Ravi Bishnoi
  11. Naveen-ul-Haq

LSG Impact Players List:

  1. Mohsin Khan
  2. Ashton Turner
  3. Yudhvir Singh
  4. Devdutt Padikkal
  5.  Amit Mishra

Weather Conditions During Delhi vs Lucknow Match IPL 2024

According to the latest weather forecast reports, the temperature during the match might range between 32 °C and 35 °C. You can expect a complete 20-over contest between both sides since there aren’t any threats of rain.

Delhi vs Lucknow: Toss Outcome and Pitch Conditions

Any team skipper would be keen to bat first after winning the toss, due to the high-scoring nature of the pitch at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. For instance, DC posted 257 against Mumbai Indians and 221 against Rajasthan Royals while batting first. You can expect a total of 180–200 runs at this venue.

Delhi vs Lucknow Match Winner Prediction: Conclusive Facts

Based on the above stats, it becomes clear that Lucknow Super Giants will have an upper hand against the Delhi Capitals. However, the match outcome purely depends upon the toss since the teams batting first have won a majority of matches at Arun Jaitley Stadium.

Also, the forthcoming match will decide the fate of the Delhi Capitals and Lucknow Super Giants in the tournament.

Ultimately, it’s time to enjoy another high-scoring thrilling contest between the Delhi Capitals and Lucknow Super Giants.