IPL 2022: Lucknow’s second consecutive defeat, KL Rahul lashed out, told the reason for lack of solidarity on this front

Lucknow Super Giants have 16 points from 13 matches and the team has slipped to the third place.

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Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) are facing defeat in their second consecutive match. Earlier, the team had suffered a crushing defeat against Gujarat Titans (GT) and the symptoms of that defeat were also visible in this match.

Till a week ago, the condition of Lucknow Super Giants, sitting at number one in the points table of IPL 2022, seems to be deteriorating. KL Rahul’s team has got a crushing defeat in the second consecutive match and now the team is in third place. points table has fallen in place. There is also a danger for the team to reach the next round. In such a situation, where is the mistake of this team performing well in the beginning? Replying to this, Captain Rahul has lambasted his batting and said that the team has failed to show solidarity on this front.

On Sunday 15 May, Lucknow Super Giants lost to Rajasthan Royals by 24 runs at the Brabourne Stadium. Batting first, Rajasthan scored 178 runs for 6 wickets in this match. The goal was not too big and not impossible at all. Despite this, the team of Lucknow could only score 154 runs for eight wickets. This was Lucknow’s fifth defeat in 13 matches. His last match will now be with Kolkata Knight Riders, where it will be necessary for the team to win at any cost.

lack of cohesive performance in batting

Like the previous match, Lucknow had to face defeat in the second consecutive match due to poor batting. Earlier, against Gujarat, the batsmen surrendered more easily. In such a situation, the anger of Captain Rahul broke out on the batsmen. After the defeat from Rajasthan, Rahul said,

“It was a goal that could have been achieved. The pitch was good and we managed to stop them till this score. Our batting unit once again performed poorly. The batting unit could not perform in unison. We could not put our strategy on the field. In the next match, we have to do well in this matter.

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Rahul himself failed for the third time

Captain Rahul himself failed in the third consecutive match. Rahul remained in the field for 19 balls, but only 10 runs came off his bat. Earlier, against Gujarat also he could score only 8 runs in 16 balls, whereas against KKR before that he was run out without playing a single ball. At the same time, his fellow opener Quinton de Kock’s bat also remained silent in the second consecutive match. Only Deepak Hooda is scoring runs for Lucknow, who scored his fourth half-century this season.