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IPL 2024: Lucknow Super Giants v Delhi Capitals Best Bets

The action in the IPL is heating up, with the action continuing on Friday when Lucknow Super Giants play host to Delhi Capitals at Ekana Sports City in Lucknow.


The action in the IPL is heating up, with the action continuing on Friday when Lucknow Super Giants play host to Delhi Capitals at Ekana Sports City in Lucknow. We’ve prepared our best bet for this IPL 2024 encounter.

Venue: Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium

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Lucknow improved their impressive record when batting first to 15/2, after a decisive 33-run victory over Gujarat Titans. This win, not only extended their streak but also established them as the leading wicket-takers of the competition, with 29 wickets from a possible 40 this season, including 20 in just the last two games. Utilising the Impact Player rule, they’ve effectively played three spinners, including Manimaran Siddharth, whose swinging arm balls have drawn comparisons to Maheesh Theekshana and Krunal Pandya, who recently delivered an outstanding spell of 3/11.

Their strategic bowling during the powerplay and middle overs has them averaging a mere 7.43 runs per over in overs 7-16. However, they face challenges with injuries in their bowling lineup, as Mayank Yadav and Mohsin Khan have both encountered health issues, potentially weakening their sixth bowling option.

In contrast, Delhi Capitals are struggling significantly, sitting at the bottom of the standings with four losses in five games and a poor track record against Lucknow, including a heavy loss last year at Ekana Cricket Stadium. While they won’t face the same formidable opponents as last year, Delhi’s current bowling woes, with the highest economy rate in the league at 10.46 and conceding over 170 runs in every game, remain a critical concern. The team also faces shortages in their spin bowling options, with no updates on Kuldeep Yadav’s fitness and limited alternatives beyond Axar Patel.

Lucknow are a difficult team to face at Ekana Sports City, with their spinners playing a key role on a difficult wicket. Expect a struggling DC side to find it difficult to deal with LSG’s bowling attack.

Prediction: Lucknow Super Giants to win at 1.63.

Player to Watch: Nicholas Pooran has been the standout performer for LSG this season, leading as their top run-scorer with 178 runs across four innings at a striking rate of 169.52. He has proven particularly lethal in the death overs, where his prowess for hitting sixes elevates his strike rate to 180. Pooran is crucial for LSG in ensuring a robust finish to their innings. 

Tristan Stubbs has emerged as the standout batsman for the Capitals this season, leading the team with 174 runs. He has shown exceptional skill against spin bowling, boasting a strike rate of 207 against spinners—the highest among batters who have faced at least 35 balls. His prowess will be crucial in the matchup against LSG’s spin attack.

Key Stats

Lucknow conceded the most powerplay runs in three of their four games this year, whilst Delhi scored the most in all three H2Hs.

The average first innings IPL score in Lucknow is 155, but the last three games at the venue saw scores exceeding that average.

Since 2022, LSG have won nine of their 18 home games, the third-highest win-loss ratio among all teams. By contrast, DC have won only six out of 17 away games, the fewest by any team.

Ravi Bishnoi has yet to take more than one wicket in an IPL 2024 match so far, averaging 55 this season with the ball.

Quinton de Kock comes into Friday’s averaging 46 at a strike rate of 157 against the set of bowlers Delhi used in their last match.

Ravi Bishnoi has head-to-head figures of 3-11 from 16 balls bowled to David Warner.

Khaleel Ahmed took 1-2 wickets in all five of his IPL 2024 appearances this year.

Best Bets

Best Bet: Quinton de Kock to score over 25.5 runs at 1.86.

Value Bet: Quinto de Kock to be LSG’s top batter at 4.00.

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