Mayank Yadav may miss a couple of more games, Jake Frazer-McGurk came as a surprise: LSG skipper KL Rahul | Cricket News – Times of India

Mayank Yadav may miss a couple of more games, Jake Frazer-McGurk came as a surprise: LSG skipper KL Rahul | Cricket News - Times of India

New Delhi: Lucknow Supergiants captain KL Rahul Expressed surprise at the performance of the young batsman of Delhi Capitals. Jack Fraser-McGurkhighlighting his impressive debut in an IPL match.
Rahul noted that Fraser-McGurrick’s performance caught his team off guard, especially when they were missing the services of the express pacer. Mayank Yadavwho is recovering from a lower abdominal sting.
Despite Lucknow Supergiants posting a competitive total of 167 runs, Delhi Capitals easily chased down the target in 18.1 overs, losing just four wickets in the process.
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Frazer-McGurk played a key role in the chase, scoring 55 off just 35 balls on his IPL debut. Established an important partnership with Rishabh PantPlayed a vital role in Delhi Capitals’ successful run chase.
Rahul acknowledged Mayank’s absence and its impact on the team’s performance, indicating that he may need more time to fully recover before returning to action.
“McGurk, the freshmen were very unknown when they came in. We’ve seen a lot of videos of him but he hit the ball really well, credit to him,” Rahul said.
Giving an update on Yadav, whose blistering pace has baffled many batsmen in IPL 2024, Rahul said, “Mayank is not too bad; he is looking good, feeling good. But we also want to make sure we don’t rush it
“He’s young, we need to protect his body. He’s itching to go, we have to pull him back a bit, before he comes back, maybe a few more games,” added Rahul. Said, who scored 39 runs on Friday.
The home team’s captain admitted that his side fell short by 20 runs.
“We were 15-20 short, we should have capitalized to get 180. There was little help for the seamers, the odd ball was falling short and Kuldeep (Yadav) put the brakes on our batting group. We finally fight until.”
Kuldeep was DC’s most successful bowler, returning figures of 3/20 in four overs.
Rahul said, “We were in the game till the 10th over, then a dropped catch and then Rishabh-McGurk took it away from us. In hindsight, I wonder if we could have done something different (Nicolas Puran’s batting). with position),” said Rahul. .
Frazer-McGurk expressed his feelings about being disappointed on the bench, eager to contribute to the team’s success on the field.
“It was a bit more about spending five or six games on the sidelines, itching to get out there, swinging really hard and trying not to lose shape. That’s what I’ve done in the last 12 months.
“I’m very happy to be here, a different world cricket-wise. Never seen anything like it, to be able to taste eight weeks, hopefully more, is amazing,” the Australian added.
Kuldeep, who was adjudged player of the match, revealed that he suffered an injury during his first IPL outing. Despite the injury, he opted to play in the second game, which unfortunately worsened the situation, resulting in him missing the next three games.
“Wasn’t fit for a couple of matches, got injured in the first match. It was hard to see the team struggle in the middle overs. (Today) the execution was right. I was clear about my plan, length matters a lot. A spinner,” Kuldeep said.
(with PTI input)

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