Morne Morkel of South Africa (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
Morne Morkel of South Africa (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) team led by KL Rahul are looking like a side to beat this ongoing IPL 2022 season, said former South Africa pacer Morne Morkel ahead of the LSG’s clash with Delhi Capitals (DC) at the DY Patil Stadium on April 7, 2022.

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Lucknow Super Giants have played three matches thus far and have won two of them and both have been on two sides of a spectrum. LSG chased down 210 runs against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in one of the best chases ever in the tournament. And then defended a modest total of 157 runs against Kane Williamson and his Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) side.

IPL 2022: Morne Morkel Feels Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) Look Like A Team To Beat This Season
KL Rahul, Lucknow Super Giants, LSG
KL Rahul. (Photo: IPL)

Former South African pacer Morne Morkel lavished praise on the Super Giants for their consistent performance and also applauded the team’s balance in every department.

Lucknow Super Giants Are Looking Like A Team To Beat: Morne Morkel

Morne Morkel was all praises for the LSG bowling line-up comprising of Avesh Khan, Andrew Tye, Ravi Bishnoi, and Jason Holder after their win over the SRH team. Half-centuries from KL Rahul and Deepak Hooda had propelled LSG to 169/7 who also got help from Ayush Badoni’s quick 19 runs.

Lucknow Super Giants (LSG), IPL 2022
Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) (Credits: BCCI)

While speaking on Cricket Live on Star Sports, the former Protea pacer said, “It was a fantastic effort from Lucknow Super Giants to defend against a classy Sunrisers Hyderabad batting line-up (in their previous game). They held their nerves and bowled a good line to not let the opposition batters get away. So, the Super Giants are looking like a team to beat.”

Avesh Khan was at his best taking four wickets, while Jason Holder, playing his first match of the IPL 2022 season, took 3/34 and spinner Krunal Pandya snared two wickets as well. SRH could only make 157/9 with Rahul Tripathi top-scoring with 44 runs.

Avesh Khan
Avesh Khan. (Photo: IPL)

Lucknow Super Giants have got three fantastic bowlers to bowl at the back end (against Sunrisers Hyderabad). Avesh Khan picked up two crucial wickets in the 18th over, that was a make or break (situation) in the game. AJ Tye is showing his skills and Jason Holder was also brilliant at the close of the innings. So, obviously, I am relieved from a bowler’s perspective that teams are winning defending the total,” Morkel the Purple Cap winner for most wickets in IPL 2012 praised LSG bowlers.

LSG will take on Delhi Capitals on Thursday (April 7) at Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy Stadium in Mumbai.

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