Both Delhi and Lucknow can expect big scores in the first innings at the Wankhede Stadium where pitch seems to be easing out after being a tricky one to bat on, in the initial stages of the Indian T20 Cricket League 2022..
Having a big score on the board will be important for the team which bats first, since plenty of wins have also been recorded by teams batting second here.
With 69.98% of the wickets coming their way, fast bowlers will look to continue making their impact in the matches played at the Wankhede Stadium where spin bowlers have initiated 30.02% of the dismissals.
On a bright and clear day in Mumbai on Sunday, the players will have to deal with humidity levels that will range between 60-70% in late afternoon to evening with the temperature lingering around 31°C during the match hours.
HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD (overall):
Matches played: 1
Delhi won: -
Lucknow won: 1
No result: -
Top 3 players from Delhi: David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, Lalit Yadav
Top 3 players from Lucknow: KL Rahul, Quinton de Kock, Mohsin Khan
Top picks for H2H/WTA contest (top 5 players each):
Top 5 players from Delhi: David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Rovman Powell
Top 5 players fromLucknow: KL Rahul, Quinton de Kock, Mohsin Khan, Dushmantha Chameera, Deepak Hooda
Q & A:
Fantasy tips and tricks: Should I pick more bowlers, batsmen or all-rounders?
The Wankhede stadium in Mumbai has produced an even contest between bat and the ball largely in the ongoing Indian T20 Cricket League 2022 tournament. Even though the initial stages favoured fast bowlers more since the pitches were fresh, they can still hope to dominate like the way Mohammed Shami did the last time he bowled for Gujarat against Hyderabad. Having a long batting line-up combined with a skilful bowling attack should be the right approach to constitute the fantasy cricket playing XI for this match.
Fantasy tips: From which team should I pick more players in my XI? Which team is stronger?
For obvious reasons, Lucknow are the stronger side and should have more players featuring in the fantasy cricket playing XI. The KL Rahul-led Lucknow at the third spot in the points table for the Indian T20 Cricket League 2022 tournament with 6 wins in 9 matches and 3 defeats giving them a total of 12 points and Net Run Rate (NRR) of 0.408. On the other hand, Delhi have 4 wins and as many defeats from 8 matches that they have played so far and are currently ranked 6th in the points table with 8 points and NRR of 0.695.
MORE INFORMATION: In their earlier meeting which took place at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai on April 7, Lucknow had handed Delhi a 6-wicket defeat with 2 balls to spare as Quinton de Kock led their charge towards victory. Lucknow had restricted Delhi to 149/3 in their 20 overs with Prithvi Shaw scoring a superb 61, and in reply, the new team in the competition had finished at 155/4 in 19.2 overs. The South African wicketkeeper-batsman de Kock scored a 52-ball 80 while the others rallied around him to hand Lucknow a moral advantage going into the second meeting between these two teams, which will now take place at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
PLAYERS’ FORM: Delhi will continue to lean on their opening pair of David Warner and Prithvi Shaw to provide them with rapid starts, but it will be important for the middle-order batsmen such as Rishabh Pant, Lalit Yadav and a few others to continue with the momentum. Rovman Powell’s form with the bat will be vital for Delhi. For Lucknow, a lot depends on how KL Rahul goes about his business but as seen in their previous match against Punjab on Friday night, the new Indian T20 side has plenty of depth and talent in their ranks to produce strong performances that culminate in victories. Lucknow bowlers Dushmantha Chameera and Mohsin Khan will be key to their journey as well.