On April 1, the Delhi Capitals and LSG will square off in Lucknow’s Ekana Stadium. Both teams want to start their IPL season on a winning note. The KL Rahul-led Lucknow Super Giants, who finished in the top four last year, are hoping to improve on their performance, while David Warner will serve as the team’s captain while Rishabh Pant is out injured for the Delhi Capitals.
David Warner, the captain of the Delhi Capitalscommented on their first game: “Lucknow have a good squad. They did well last year as well. We know we are going to face some good spinners and they have some good fast bowlers as well. Their Captain KL Rahul is an exciting player . But we just have to execute our plans as best as we can.”
He also acknowledged Axar and said that the all rounder will help in dealing with the language barrier.
“Axar will have great knowledge about all the players in the squad. He’ll be in control of relaying information to the bowlers and also help me deal with the language barrier,” Warner said.
He said that home advantage will play a huge role and will boost the teams. The support of fans will help the players to play their best cricket.
“You get to understand the wicket at your home ground and you’ve also got your fans, who give you a boost. The fans’ chants in the stadium will give us great strength and belief to play at our best.”
Warner talks about Ganguly’s influence on the team
“He’s really relaxed and calm. I can speak to him whenever I need anything. He’s been fantastic around the group and it’s great to see him back.”
Furthermore, Warner spoke with Rishabh Pant. “He’s looking forward to supporting us as much as he can. I am sure he’ll try his best to come and see us. But we want him to recover, take it slow and easy and get better as fast as he can,” Warner concluded.