Tomorrow’s match between Delhi and Lucknow
Lokesh Rahul, who is leading the Lucknow Super Giants after being relieved of the responsibility of India’s vice-captain, will demonstrate his leadership skills as well as his batting rhythm when he takes the pitch against the Delhi Capitals in the IPL here on Saturday. It will be difficult to accomplish.
For the first time, the Lucknow team will play on their home turf. The team reached the playoffs in its inaugural season of the league last year under Rahul’s leadership, but Rahul’s bat has not lived up to expectations for some time now.
The absence of Rishabh Pant has hurt Delhi’s title chances, but they have an aggressive opener in David Warner as their captain. Warner, who led Sunrisers Hyderabad to the title, would like to replicate that success for Delhi.
Coach Ricky Ponting’s team, on the other hand, expects more from Mitchell Marsh than from Warner. Marsh hit 12 sixes in the three-match One-Day International series against India.