NEW DELHI: The road to the playoffs has not been easy for the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG), which are participating for the first time in PL 2022. The team started off with a bang, but in the last few matches, Lucknow seemed to have deviated from their rhythm. While the team suffered major defeats against Gujarat Titans (GT) and Rajasthan Royals (RR), the team could hardly win against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the last league match. Former Team India's tempestuous batsmen Virender Sehwag and Parthiv Patel feel that the way the team is dependent on KL Rahul and Quinton Dekock, it could cost them dearly in the playoffs.
Sehwag said, "The team is more dependent than necessary on the batting of KL Rahul and Quinton DeKock. If these two don't move, the team's middle order falters. At the same time, the continuous experiments regarding the batting order can also be heavy on the team. Let us tell you that LSG was defeated by Gujarat by 62 runs and Rajasthan by 24 runs, while in the last league match against Kolkata they won by two runs in a close match.
Parthiv Patel said, "The way the team is ever batting with anyone at number three, it can get them in trouble in the playoffs. The specialty of this team at the beginning was that their batting order was unpridactible. But now it seems to be heavy for them. Sehwag said that all eyes will be on Mohsin Khan's performance. Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis can be seen struggling against the left-arm fast bowler.