Lucknow Super Giants beat Delhi Capitals by 50 runs because most of Delhi’s batters couldn’t score big runs against LSG’s bowling lineup, which was good at getting through to the batters. In the DC vs. LSG match, former Indian opener Aakash Chopra said that Delhi Capitals’ batting looked weak, even though they had four players from outside India in their lineup.
David Warner, the captain of the Delhi Capitals, scored the most runs, but he did so slowly. Rilee Rossouw was the only other player who seemed to have a rhythm. He scored 30 runs in 20 balls before Ravi Bishnoi’s leg spinner got rid of him.
“The batting looked weak despite David Warner scoring runs. You played four overseas batters. The day Anrich Nortje comes, you will have to make one of them sit out and get Manish Pandey in,” Aakash Chopra said on his YouTube channel.
Axar Patel, a spinner who can also bowl and field for Team India, has been in great form with the bat for the past few months. He made important runs in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy and has been doing the same thing for the Men in Blue for a long time in both T20Is and ODIs.
“Till the time the top three score runs, you will stay in the game, but as soon as you go below that, you will find that the depth is slightly less. Let’s be honest, you can send Axar Patel to bat slightly up the order, he bats well,” Aakash Chopra suggested.
In the top six batters for DC against LSG, four of them were from outside India. On paper, the batting line of David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Rilee Rossouw, and Rovman Powell looked pretty strong, but they didn’t do well in the first game of IPL 2023 for Delhi Capitals.
Anrich Nortje, their key pacer, will be available to play after the first two games. To make room for Nortje, the DC franchise will have to take one of these four international batters off the field. They can choose to play Manish Pandey as a real batter or Lalit Yadav as an all-rounder.