LSG vs DC Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Apr 01, 2023
The Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) had an impressive debut season and made some big signings in the IPL auction. They will start their IPL 2023 season against the Delhi Capitals. The loss of Rishab Pant is a massive one but the Delhi Capitals (DC) have some truly world-class players in their ranks.
Which one of these teams will get off to a winning start? Almost all the best cricket betting sites in India have DC as slight favorites to win.
Match prediction and cricket betting tips for LSG vs DC IPL 2023. The match will be played at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow on the 1st of April 2023.
LSG vs DC IPL 2023 Live Stream and Broadcast
You can watch the match on Jio Cinema (app or website) for free on all platforms and carriers. Also, Star Sports will be carrying the match on its multiple TV Channels.
LSG vs DC Head to Head
1st May 2022 - LSG won by 6 runs
7th Apr 2022 - LSG Won by 6 Wickets
LSG vs DC Team Previews
Lucknow Super Giants
LSG is not likely to have Mohsin Khan available for selection. He has not played any cricket since the previous IPL and so Jaydev Unadkat will probably replace him in the playing eleven. Their biggest acquisition is Nicholas Pooran, who has done well on occasion but has not been nearly consistent enough in the IPL. Whether LSG is able to get the best out of him could determine how their season goes.
With KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock at the top, LSG certainly has a strong opening unit. Deepak Hooda, Ayush Badoni, Marcus Stoinis, and Krunal Pandya seem likely to be the other players that form the batting unit. We are not yet convinced about Ayush Badoni's longevity at this level and Krunal Pandya has regressed in batting performance also.
This is a strong unit but not one that is entirely convincing.
The bowling lineup will have serious heat with Mark Wood in the squad. He will have Avesh Khan, Jaydev Unadkat, and Ravi Bishnoi for company. Marcus Stoinis and Krunal Pandya are also genuine bowling options. A lot of LSG's players struggle with their economy rates and keeping a strong DC batting lineup quiet is going to be very tough.
Lucknow Super Giants Playing 11
Lokesh Rahul, Kyle Mayers, Marcus Stoinis, Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya, Nicholas Pooran, Ayush Badoni, Mark Wood, Jaydev Unadkat, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan.
DC has named David Warner as their captain and we don't think anyone would disagree that he is one of the best-ever batters in IPL history. Is he still a force to be reckoned with? We think he is and he will have a point to prove. He partners Prithvi Shaw who is an absolute gun at the top and capable of destroying any attack on his day.
The lack of Rishab Pant could force some changes in the team balance for DC. Phil Salt could take up the gloves and also bat in the top-3 in place of Rilee Rossouw or perhaps Sarfaraz Khan could take up the gloves (more likely). In that case, DC could add Manish Pandey or Yash Dhull to the batting lineup.
Mitchell Marsh is in terrific form and should find a place in the lineup while Rovman Powell is an important middle-order striker to have. Axar Patel has been in good batting form and will be invaluable at number 7.
DC's bowling lineup is quite strong too. Anrich Nortje, Mukesh Kumar/Chetan Sakariya, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, and Kuldeep Yadav should all find a place in the team. That gives DC genuine pace, wrist-spin, and experience in their lineup.
Finding the right team balance is going to be a bit tricky for this DC lineup but it is certainly a strong contender for sure.
Delhi Capitals Playing 11
David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, Mitchell Marsh, Rilee Rossouw, Sarfaraz Khan, Rovman Powell, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Chetan Sakariya, Khaleel Ahmed, Mukesh Kumar.
LSG vs DC Toss Prediction
Five out of the six T20 international matches played at this venue have been won by the team that bats first. We think that is going to be the preferred strategy for this match as well.
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
Pitch and Conditions
The weather forecast for Lucknow is quite good. There is no rain predicted on match day and the temperatures should also be quite moderate. The pitch is going to be quite interesting. Traditionally, this has been a spin-friendly wicket where the average score is around 160. That is also how Gautam Gambhir likes to play his cricket and he could ask for a similar wicket.
We think scoring runs with the new ball is going to be crucial because the slower bowlers could be hard to go after.
LSG vs DC Betting Tips
We think this is is another match in which you can back the underdog. DC has some very good players but we are not sure of their combination is going to work out well for the Lucknow conditions. Also, they have some team balance issues that could be hard to get over.
We think LSG offers very good value in home conditions.
Bet on LSG to win.
Bonus Cricket Bets
With Prithvi Shaw and possibly Phil Salt opening the batting for DC, they could get off to an absolute flier. Both of these players have career strike-rates in excess of 150!
There is no one who has hit more sixes than KL Rahul in the previous three seasons of the IPL. That's right. He also gets starts very frequently and tends to make it count later on. We love the odds on offer for this one.
Avesh Khan bowls a lot in the death overs and while he can be expensive, he has a happy knack of picking up wickets. This is a risky bet but worth a punt for sure.
We are eager to know what you think of our match predictions, if there is anything we can do better or if you want to let us know your own predictions for the match.