Lucknow Super Giants vs Delhi Capitals IPL 2024 prediction: Match win, Dream11 and toss

  • Match Prediction: Lucknow Super Giants to win
  • Toss prediction: Lucknow Super Giants to win the toss and bat first

Here is our LSG vs DC prediction for match no. 26 between Lucknow Super Giants vs Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. The in-form Lucknow Super Giants will host the bottom-placed Delhi Capitals at Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow on Friday, April 12.

Read on for our detailed LSG vs DC predictions ahead of this match.

  • Date and time: April 12, 7:30 PM IST
  • Venue: Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow

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Lucknow Super Giants vs Delhi Capitals match preview

Lucknow Super Giants

Lucknow Super Giants occupy third place on the IPL 2024 table with six points and a net run-rate of 0.775. They lost the opening fixture of the season before winning three back to back games. LSG are coming off a victory over Gujarat Titans by 33 runs. 

LSG opted to bat first but didn't have a good start with the scoreboard reading 18/2 in three overs. KL Rahul made 33 off 31 while Marcus Stoinis scored 58 in 43 deliveries. Nicholas Pooran hit 32 not-out in 22 to push the score to 183. Krunal Pandya bowled an outstanding spell with 3 for 11 in four overs while Yash Thakur bagged a five-wicket haul as LSG clinched the game comfortably.

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

Delhi Capitals

Delhi Capitals are languishing at the bottom of the table with two points from five games and the worst net run-rate in the competition. They have won only once while losing four games. Most recently, DC lost to Mumbai Indians by 29 runs in a high-scoring game. 

Bowling first, Delhi's bowling attack was taken to the cleaners as they conceded a mammoth 234 in 20 overs. Chasing the target, they lost David Warner early but Prithvi Shaw scored 66 off 40. Abishek Porel made 41 off 31 which wasn't enough given the required rate. Tristan Stubbs took DC close with sensational hitting in his knock of 71 not-out in 25 balls. 

DC possible XI: David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, Kumar Kushagra, Rishabh Pant (c), Tristan Stubbs (wk), Axar Patel, Abhishek Porel, Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Khaleel Ahmed, Ishant Sharma 

Pitch and expected weather conditions

The pitches at Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow have historically been challenging for batters. The ball holds up in the surface and bowlers generally get good help. The first game of this tournament here had over 360 runs but the second game saw more assistance for bowlers. The average first innings score in the IPL at this venue in the last edition read 152.  

The weather in Lucknow on Friday evening is expected to be mainly clear and there is no threat of rain interruption. The temperature is likely to hover between 24-28 degree Celsius during the game-time. 

LSG vs DC Dream11 prediction

Lucknow Super Giants vs Delhi Capitals
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Our LSG vs DC Dream11 prediction for this match

  • Wicketkeeper(s): Quinton de Kock, KL Rahul, Nicholas Pooran 
  • Batter(s): David Warner, Tristan Stubbs 
  • All-rounder(s): Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Axar Patel 
  • Bowler(s): Anrich Nortje, Yash Thakur, Ravi Bishnoi 
  • Recommended captain: KL Rahul 
  • Recommended vice-captain: Nicholas Pooran 

In this part of the LSG vs DC match prediction, we will shed light on why we picked this XI for the Dream11 contest. The nature of the surface could be on the slower side so we have opted for a balanced side.

Among wicket-keepers, we have gone with Quinton de Kock, KL Rahul and Nicholas Pooran and have left out Rishabh Pant. From the batters, we have picked David Warner and Tristan Stubbs. Prithvi Shaw can be left out on this pitch and against this bowling attack. 

All-rounders Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya and Axar Patel will be valuable here and are must picks. As for the bowlers, Anrich Nortje has been expensive but takes wickets. Yash Thakur is coming off a career-best performance while Ravi Bishnoi can make an impact here. 

Moving to the C & VC options, we have backed KL Rahul and Nicholas Pooran. Rahul hasn't been at his best but should enjoy facing this DC bowling attack. Nicholas Pooran needs only a short time to change the game. 

Match prediction: Lucknow Super Giants to win

These two teams have faced off three times with Lucknow Super Giants winning all three games. Looking at the teams for this clash, LSG have a stronger and more balanced side on paper. They have more firepower in the batting department and bowlers have been doing well. Delhi Capitals, on the other hand, have injury and form related concerns in the bowling unit while batting hasn't clicked collectively. Our match prediction is for Lucknow Super Giants to win. 

Toss prediction: Lucknow Super Giants to win the toss and bat first

There have been nine matches hosted at Ekana Cricket Stadium in the IPL, of which the team batting first has won six and lost two. The pitches at this ground have a tendency to get slower and tougher to bat as the match progresses. Chasing is generally a better option in T20 cricket but not on these types of pitches. LSG have won the toss twice at this venue in this season and chose to bat first. Our toss prediction is Lucknow Super Giants will win the toss and opt to bat first. 

Man of the match prediction: Nicholas Pooran 

Nicholas Pooran is amongst the most destructive batters in the world and equally reliable in the middle order. He has been excellent for LSG in the ongoing tournament, smashing 178 runs at a strike rate of 169 while getting dismissed only once. Pooran has registered one fifty in this season. He bats in the middle order but doesn't need too many deliveries to make a match-defining impact. Back him to mark his return with a bang. 

Betting Odds

  • Lucknow Super Giants: 1.67 (PARIMATCH)
  • Delhi Capitals: 2.20 (PARIMATCH)

The bookmakers have Lucknow Super Giants as favourites by a good margin heading into this match. LSG have the odds of 1.67 to win this encounter whereas Delhi Capitals have a higher odds of 2.20.