IPL 2022: LSG Skipper KL Rahul Wants His Team’s Top-Order To “Set The Game” On Sunday, the Rajasthan Royals defeated the Lucknow Super Giants by a score of 24 runs.
Following their second consecutive loss in the Indian Premier League, Lucknow Super Giants captain K L Rahul wants his top-order batters to step up their game. LSG’s 24-run loss to Rajasthan Royals on Sunday was their first back-to-back defeat in the competition, putting them out of contention for a top-two finish.
They need to win their final game against the Kolkata Knight Riders on Wednesday to finish in the top two and have two chances to make the final.
“I won’t lie, there is some pressure. We’ve all learned the hard way that nothing in this competition comes easily, and no point comes easily.
“We could have easily qualified today and gone into the last game with a free mindset and tried to enjoy our cricket,” Rahul said at the post-match press conference.
LSG need to win their final game against the Kolkata Knight Riders on Wednesday to finish in the top two and have two chances to make the final.
In pursuit of 179, LSG was reduced to 29 for three, putting additional strain on the middle order. He also explained why Marcus Stoinis bats lower in the lineup.
“What we’re attempting to do is use players who are best suited to the situation.” Marcus is one of those players for us. He has that brute force, and we all know how dangerous he can be on the back end. So we just tried to keep him in check.
“We’ve assigned everyone different roles, and it depends on who walks in and who walks out.” So we’ve kept the batting roles somewhat flexible. This is the role we chose him for: to be a finisher for us.
“However, you’ll need someone on the other end to support him.” He and the team require the top order to set up games for players like Stoinis and Jason (Holder) to finish. Unfortunately, this has not occurred.” Rajasthan moved into the top two after defeating LSG. Despite the fact that no batter hit a home run, the Royals put up a respectable total.
“That is the focus of our team. If you look at today’s win, each and every batter showed intent and contributed 10-20 runs, which was critical in this game “Sanju Samson, the captain, stated.
“When you look at our team, you will notice that we have a lot of match-winners, match-winners in the sense that they go and play their role in that specific moment. It’s all about doing your job and sticking to it, whether there are only three or four overs left or you’re in the PowerPlay “He continued.