Match: Delhi vs Lucknow, (DEL vs LKN, Match #45)
Date: May 1, 2022 – 3:30 PM IST
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Delhi and Lucknow will face off against each other in the 45th match of the Indian T20 league which will be played at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium.
Delhi, led by Rishabh Pant, have won four win in eight games and are currently sixth in the points table. They come into this game on the back of a win over Kolkata a couple of nights ago. After restricting the opponents to a first innings total of 146, they chased down the target with an over remaining. Kuldeep Yadav picked up four wickets in his three overs while David Warner top scored with a knock of 42 runs.
Lucknow, on the other hand, are third in the points table and are all but confirmed to play the playoffs. They have lost just three of their nine games and have 12 points under their belt. Lucknow registered a comprehensive win over Punjab in their most recent game. After setting a target of 159 for the Mayank Agarwal-led side, Mohsin Khan’s three wickets help them win the game by 20 runs.
Ahead of Indian T20 league match 45, let’s look at the head to head total of both teams, the pitch report, weather update, MPL top picks and more.
DEL vs LKN, Match 45, Weather Update & Pitch Report
The Wankhede stadium has generally been a good batting venue but it assists the pace bowlers equally. The team batting first has a win percentage of 50, while the average score on this ground in overall T20s is 180. Winning the toss and bowling first is the ideal thing to do here.
The weather in Mumbai will be hot and sultry. The temperature during the match will be around 31 degree Celsius.
DEL vs LKN Injury News and Predicted XI
Delhi Team news – Khaleel Ahmed missed Delhi’s last match due to a hamstring injury. Chetan Sakariya replaced Ahmed and bowled three economical overs.
Predicted XI – Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Sarfaraz Khan/Mandeep Singh, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Rovman Powell, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman, Khaleel Ahmed/Chetan Sakariya
Lucknow Team news – An injured Avesh Khan returned for Lucknow’s last match. There is no other injury concern in the camp.
Predicted XI –KL Rahul (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Hooda, Ayush Badoni/Manish Pandey, Jason Holder, Dushmantha Chameera, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohsin Khan, Avesh Khan
DEL vs LKN Head to head record
The two teams have played just one match in the past, which Lucknow won by six wickets.
Total games – 1
Lucknow – 1
Delhi – 0
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DEL vs LKN: Top Picks for Indian T20 League 2022, Match 45 (Five players to watch out for)
Top Fantasy Picks for DEL vs LKN
David Warner – Batsman, Delhi
Despite missing a few games due to late arrival in India, David Warner is still the leading run-scorer for Delhi. The opener has scored 261 runs in six outings at an average of 52.18 and a strike rate of 158.18. His batting records at Wankhede further make him a must-have player in your fantasy team. Warner has scores of more than 25 in five of his last seven T20 innings at the Wankhede.
Kuldeep Yadav – Bowler, Delhi
Kuldeep Yadav has been one of Delhi’s best bowlers and the only player to win four player of the match awards this season. The left-arm spinner is currently the second highest wicket-taker in the tournament with 17 wickets in eight games. Kuldeep picked up four wickets in three overs in his most recent outing and will be looking to carry the same form into the next game.
KL Rahul – Wicketkeeper batsman, Lucknow
The Lucknow skipper is the second leading run-scorer in this tournament with 374 runs in nine outings at an average of 53.42. The opener has been among the tournament’s highest run getters across last four seasons and is a safe pick for your MPL fantasy team.
Avesh Khan – Bowler, Lucknow
Avesh Khan is the leading wicket-taker for Lucknow this season. The pacer has taken 11 wickets in eight games. He went wicketless in the previous game after returning from an injury and will be looking to get back to picking wickets when Lucknow take the field against Delhi, Khan’s former team.
Rishabh Pant – Wicketkeeper batsman, Delhi
Rishabh Pant is a risky pick for your MPL team but if he gets going, he can be the best player for your fantasy team. The southpaw scored only two runs in Delhi’s previous game and will be looking to make amends for it in the next game which is virtually a must-win for Delhi if they want to stay afloat in the race to the playoffs.
Note: The players recommended here need not be a part of the Playing 11 on game day. Users are advised to do their own research also and follow official sources and create their teams.