Lucknow Super Giants has best bowling unit in IPL 2022: Deep Dasgupta

Lucknow Super Giants has best bowling unit in IPL 2022: Deep Dasgupta

Dasgupta feels that Lucknow has got all its bases covered.

Lucknow Super Giants
Lucknow Super Giants. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) secured nine wins in 14 matches and were at the third spot in the IPL 2022 points table to qualify for the playoffs. Currently, they are up against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Eliminator at Eden Gardens. Ahead of this league match, former cricketer Deep Dasgupta shared his views on the form of captain KL Rahul and LSG.

Dasgupta reckoned that Rahul’s role in the Lucknow Super Giants team is the same as that of Dhawan in the Punjab Kings (PBKS) team, where he is required to bat the bulk of the overs and steer the team to a strong score on the board. On being asked about Rahul’s strike rate being much lower than Quinton de Kock’s in the last league match, the former batter thinks if the middle-order of the LSG team had fired in the tournament, the LSG captain would have batted freely.

“I guess KL’s role is a bit like Dhawan’s role in the Punjab side, where there are a lot of good strikers of the ball and KL’s role would be to bat until the 16th over. If he bats through the first 10 overs, at times you think he has the ability to go a little bit quicker than he has been so far. But, as a captain, you know the middle-order hasn’t fired, apart from Hooda. If you had confidence in the middle-order and good form, we would have seen him batting more freely,” said Dasgupta on presents ‘Not Just Cricket’ Show on CricTracker.

Deep Dasgupta hails Lucknow Super Giants’ bowling unit

Thereafter, Dasgupta stated that he felt that the best bowling unit in the tournament should win the ongoing IPL season. He reckoned that along with the highest wicket-takers, the Lucknow bowlers have the best strike rate and averages as well. He added that in terms of defending the total, Lucknow has it all covered.

“I think the best bowling should win the match, and for me, Lucknow is the best unit. If you look at the names on the paper or the performance, they are the highest wicket-takers, with the best strike rate and averages as well,” added Dasgupta.