We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
The Wankhede pitch offers true pace and bounce for longer periods, which allows the batters to execute their shots freely. Since it’s a day game, dew will not be a matter of concern for either side.
Probable XI for Delhi: Prithvi Shaw, David Warner*, Mitchell Marsh*, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Lalit Yadav, Rovman Powell*, Axar Patel, ShardulThakur/Anrich Nortje*, Kuldeep Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya
Probable XI for Lucknow Super Giants (LSG): Quinton de Kock* (wk), KL Rahul (c), Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis*, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Jason Holder*, Dushmantha Chameera*, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Mohsin Khan
With 2 unbeaten centuries in the last 4 games, KL Rahul will be the biggest threat for Delhi. Although he has been watchful initially, he has made amends in the final overs.
Kuldeep Yadav has been the go-to-man for Delhi in this edition. The Chinaman will be oozing with confidence after winning a couple of Player of the Match awards for his spending spin bowling. He has 17 wickets to his credit.
Dushmantha Chameera has been the best pacer on show for LSG. Besides picking wickets regularly, he has also kept the runs under check. Wickets + miserly economy has generated useful fantasy points.
The partnership of David Warner and Prithvi Shaw has already won games for Delhi this season. If the opening pair explodes, LSG players could be in for an extended leather hunt. Between them, they have accumulated 513 runs in this edition.
Although Mustafizur Rahman went wicketless in a few games earlier in the competition, he is at his best in the death overs. We saw how he cleaned up the tail (3 wickets) in the last game. If Delhi bowl first, he is likely to help fantasy players.
Quinton de Kock has blown hot and cold (30.11 avg) in this edition. Against Delhi, though, his last five scores read 80, 19, 2, 20, and 40.
For his all-round heroics, Krunal Pandya has become a hot fantasy pick lately. Given his adaptability and game sense, he should continue adding value fantasy points going forward.
When the two teams met earlier in the tournament, the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) comfortably beat Delhi by six wickets. Currently, LSG are placed at No.3 in the points table.
On the other hand, Delhi have won 4 and lost as many in this edition thus far. As far as make up of both sides is concerned, LSG have a far more balanced team as compared to their opponents, who are slightly thin on the batting department.
Time: 1 May, 3.30 PM IST