Lucknow vs Delhi, 26th IPL 2024 Match Preview

Lucknow vs Delhi

Lucknow Super Giants vs Delhi Capitals– the upcoming 26th match of the IPL 2024 guarantees to be one of the most exciting clashes of the tournament. It is the battle between the powerful bowling attack of the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) and a competent batting line-up of Delhi Capitals (DC).

Along with knowing the schedule, venue, and timings, every cricket fan must be mindful of the weather conditions during the match and the possibility of conducting a complete 20-over game.

In this preview, you will find out the head-to-head stats of both teams that help to determine the team skipper’s decision after winning the toss based on the nature of the pitch. It would be exciting to predict the possible playing XI of both teams along with the five impact players list.

Furthermore, the performance analysis of LSG and DC in the ongoing season of IPL 2024 helps you to figure out the winner of the forthcoming match.

Lucknow Super Giants vs Delhi Capitals IPL 2024 26th Match: Schedule, Venue and Timings

The schedule, venue, and timings of the Lucknow Super Giants vs Delhi Capitals match in IPL 2024 are tabulated below:

Date and Day12th April 2024  (Friday)
VenueEkana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
Seating Capacity50,100
Timings07:30 pm  IST

Weather Report for Lucknow vs Delhi IPL 2024 Match

Here is the weather report for the upcoming match between Lucknow Super Giants and Delhi Capitals

Expected temperature during the match30 °C to 32 °C
Cloud CoverPartly Cloudy
Wind Speed19 km/ hr
Chances of Rain10%
Humidity in Air43%

However, there are slight chances of rain due to cloudy weather conditions at Ekana Stadium during the evening. But, you would expect a complete 20-over match between both sides.

Performance Review: Lucknow Super Giants vs Delhi Capitals

Analyzing the performance of Lucknow Super Giants and Delhi Capitals in the ongoing season makes you understand the contrasting fortunes of these two teams:

1. Lucknow Super Giants: 3rd position (6 points with +0.775 NRR)

Securing 3 out of 4 wins, the Lucknow Super Giants have fared well under KL Rahul’s captaincy by ranking at the 3rd position in the IPL 2024 points table. After securing a convincing win against Gujarat Titans (GT), KL Rahul’s led side aims to reach the leading position in the points table by securing another victory with a decent margin. Notably, a win by a closer margin makes them rank in the 2nd position.

The batting lineup of the LSG with talented cricketers like Quinton de Kock, KL Rahul, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran and Krunal Pandya enhances their team’s total.

Mainly, the dominant bowling attack makes it difficult for the opposition team batters to score runs against these bowlers namely:

  • Ravi Bishnoi
  • Krunal Pandya
  • Yash Thakur
  • Mayank Yadav
  • Naveen-ul-Haq

However, Manimaran Siddharth–the spin bowler of LSG proved to be a major drawback for his team in the previous match as he bowled a total number of 3 no-balls in a single over. Although the GT batters weren’t able to take advantage of the free hits, the same situation couldn’t be afforded against other teams having a strong set of power-hitting batters.

Notably, Lucknow Super Giants have won its three matches of the tournament while defending targets against these opposition teams:

  • Punjab Kings: Won by 21 runs
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore: Won by 28 runs
  • Gujarat Titans: Won by 33 runs

2. Delhi Capitals: 10th position (2 points with -1.370 NRR) 

Despite the heroic performance of these batters, Delhi Capitals (DC) lost their previous match against Mumbai Indians by 29 runs and ranks as the table bottomers:

  • Tristan Stubbs: 71 runs from 25 balls (including 3 fours and 7 sixes)
  • Prithvi Shaw: 66 runs from 40 balls ( including 8 fours and 3 sixes)
  • Abishek Porel: 41 runs from 31 balls ( including 5 fours)

As a result, the DC could score 205-8 in 20 overs and couldn’t chase a massive target of 235 runs. One of the major reasons for the poor performance of the Rishabh Pant’s led side is the weak bowling attack, especially in the death overs.

In their previous match, MI batter Romario Shepherd steered his team to a total of 234-5 in 20 overs by smashing 32 off the last over bowled by Anrich Nortje – the South African pace bowler. Additionally, Romario Shepherd scored 39 from just 10 balls (including 3 fours and 4 sixes).

Head-to-Head Records of Lucknow vs Delhi in IPL

Both Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) and Delhi Capitals (DC) have faced each other 3 times in IPL and many interesting stats are tabulated below:

Total Matches Played3
Matches Won by LSG3
Matches Won by DC0
Highest score by LSG195-3 in 20 overs ( IPL 2022)
Lowest score by LSG193-6 in 20 overs ( IPL 2023)
Highest score by DC189-7 in 20 overs ( IPL 2022)
Lowest score by DC143-9 in 20 overs

These are the valuable insights gained from the above stats that prove Lucknow Super Giants has an upper hand by winning all its matches against Delhi Capitals:

  • LSG won 2 out of 3 matches in the Indian Premier League against DC while chasing a target of 190+ runs.
  • DC recorded its lowest score batting first against LSG.

Probable Playing XI and Impact Players of Lucknow vs Delhi

You would find it exciting if these probable playing XI and impact players list of Lucknow Super Giants and Delhi Capitals exactly matches during the game:

Probable Playing XI of Lucknow Super Giants (LSG):

  1. Quinton de Kock
  2. KL Rahul ( Captain/ Wicketkeeper)
  3. Devdutt Padikkal
  4. Marcus Stoinis
  5. Nicholas Pooran
  6. Ayush Badoni
  7. Krunal Pandya
  8. Ravi Bishnoi
  9. Yash Thakur
  10. Naveen-ul-Haq
  11. Mayank Yadav

Expected Impact Players List of Lucknow Super Giants (LSG):

  1. Manimaran Siddharth
  2. Deepak Hooda
  3. Amit Mishra
  4. Yudhvir Singh Charak
  5.  Arshad Khan

Probable Playing XI of Delhi Capitals (DC):

  1. David Warner
  2. Prithvi Shaw
  3. Abishek Porel
  4. Rishabh Pant (captain/ wicketkeeper)
  5. Tristan Stubbs
  6. Axar Patel
  7. Lalit Yadav
  8. Jhye Richardson
  9. Anrich Nortje
  10. Ishant Sharma
  11. Khaleel Ahmed

Expected Impact Players List of Delhi Capitals (DC):

  1. Kumar Kushagra
  2. Yash Dhull
  3. Fraser-McGurk
  4. Sumit Kumar
  5. Praveen Dubey

Toss Outcome and Pitch Conditions of Lucknow vs Delhi Match

The team skipper winning the toss is likely to decide to bat first on the batting-friendly pitch at Ekana Stadium in Lucknow. Out of 9 matches, teams that batted first have won 5 games whereas the teams chasing the target triumphed in 4 matches. Typically, batting teams have the advantage of scoring large totals in the 1st innings and the pitch favours the spinners during 2nd innings. You can expect a score of 160 to 190 runs by the team that bats first at this venue.

Lucknow vs Delhi 26th Match Winner Prediction: Overall Facts

Delhi Capitals (DC) has a huge challenge ahead of them to achieve their first win against the Lucknow Super Giants in IPL.

Also, the LSG has won 2 out of 2 matches on its home ground this IPL season. As a result, the home team has the maximum advantage of winning the match against the weak bowling attack of the DC.

However, the DC shouldn’t be underestimated after facing back-to-back severe losses against MI and KKR and aims to climb up from the last position in the points table with a crucial win.

Ultimately, it’s time to enjoy the thrilling contest between the two mastermind skippers of the Lucknow Super Giants and Delhi Capitals