‘Focus Only On Winning’, LSG Coach Kluesener Suggests No Captaincy Change For The Team 

Lucknow Super Giants is set to face off against Delhi Capitals tomorrow at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi. 

DC is currently at the 6th spot on the points table, after losing match against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Sunday. LSG on the other hand, is closely following behind DC at the 7th spot.

Amidst all this, there have been conversations and speculations regarding a change in captaincy for LSG.

No captaincy change for LSG -says Klusener

Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) assistant coach Lance Klusener said ahead of Tuesday’s Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Delhi Capitals (DC) at the Arun Jaitley Stadium that the team is not considering changing captains at the present, with its primary focus on winning the next two games.

The idea for a captaincy change started after videos of the owner of LSG franchise, Sanjiv Goenka seemingly ‘scolding’ captain KL Rahul surfaced. Fans speculated a captaincy change for rest of the matches because of the video.

However, Klusener denied any such talks. “Certainly no discussions around that (captaincy). I don’t see any problem with some robust discussion between two cricket lovers. It’s a storm in a teacup,” he said.

Klusener hopeful for a late turnaround

Lance Klusener, the assistant coach for LSG accepted that LSG had a few inconsistencies in the season. However, he is still hopeful for a turnaround for the team. 

“We would like to be just a little bit more consistent. If we want to win the IPL, we probably have to win five in a row, which I think RCB has just done. So it is absolutely possible. That’s just the big picture, we have to go over the line tomorrow before we have any other aspirations.”

Rahul has been LSG’s top scorer this season with 460 runs in 12 innings. But his 136.09 strike rate has been a subject of scrutiny for which Klusener said, “I think this IPL has been exceptionally tough for him because we have kept losing wickets at regular stages which hasn’t allowed him to kick on where he likes.”

“So I think it is the batting unit around KL, we haven’t been as good as we should be,” the 52-year-old added.

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Lucknow Super Giants is set to face off against Delhi Capitals tomorrow at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi. 

DC is currently at the 6th spot on the points table, after losing match against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Sunday. LSG on the other hand, is closely following behind DC at the 7th spot.

Amidst all this, there have been conversations and speculations regarding a change in captaincy for LSG.

No captaincy change for LSG -says Klusener

Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) assistant coach Lance Klusener said ahead of Tuesday's Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Delhi Capitals (DC) at the Arun Jaitley Stadium that the team is not considering changing captains at the present, with its primary focus on winning the next two games.

The idea for a captaincy change started after videos of the owner of LSG franchise, Sanjiv Goenka seemingly ‘scolding’ captain KL Rahul surfaced. Fans speculated a captaincy change for rest of the matches because of the video.

However, Klusener denied any such talks. “Certainly no discussions around that (captaincy). I don’t see any problem with some robust discussion between two cricket lovers. It’s a storm in a teacup,” he said.

Klusener hopeful for a late turnaround

Lance Klusener, the assistant coach for LSG accepted that LSG had a few inconsistencies in the season. However, he is still hopeful for a turnaround for the team. 

“We would like to be just a little bit more consistent. If we want to win the IPL, we probably have to win five in a row, which I think RCB has just done. So it is absolutely possible. That’s just the big picture, we have to go over the line tomorrow before we have any other aspirations.”

Rahul has been LSG’s top scorer this season with 460 runs in 12 innings. But his 136.09 strike rate has been a subject of scrutiny for which Klusener said, “I think this IPL has been exceptionally tough for him because we have kept losing wickets at regular stages which hasn’t allowed him to kick on where he likes.”

“So I think it is the batting unit around KL, we haven’t been as good as we should be,” the 52-year-old added.

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