‘I don’t think any team has cracked the powerplay yet’: LSG captain KL Rahul after loss to Rajasthan Royals

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The introduction of the two-bouncers-per-over rule in the IPL this season seemed to be having an effect, as Lucknow Super Giants struggled in the first six overs while chasing the target of 194, losing three wickets and being 47 for 3. Limited to runs. Similarly, Rajasthan Royals had a slightly better start and their score was 54 runs for 2 wickets in the first six overs. Both KL Rahul and Devdutt Padikkal had to undergo concussion protocol after Trent Boult’s ball hit their helmet.

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New Delhi: Lucknow Super Giants captain KL Rahul downplayed his team’s 20-run defeat to Rajasthan Royals in the IPL opening match and suggested it was too early to draw significant conclusions. However, he admitted that no team has managed to figure out the powerplay puzzle in the first week of the tournament.
The introduction of the two-bouncers-per-over rule in the IPL this season seemed to have an impact, as Lucknow Super Giants struggled in the first six overs while chasing the target of 194, losing three wickets and finishing at 47 for 3. Limited to runs.


Similarly, Rajasthan Royals had a slightly better start and their score was 54 runs for 2 wickets in the first six overs.
Both KL Rahul and Devdutt Padikkal had to undergo concussion protocol after Trent Boult’s ball hit their helmet.


“It’s just the first game and I won’t make too much sense of it or analyze it too much,” Rahul said at the post-match presentation ceremony in Jaipur.
“Powerplay is important for every team, and I don’t think any team has been able to crack it yet. Mohsin was our powerplay bowler in the first season, but last season he was not fully fit. It is good to see him back. Looks like he’s new.” It has been important for us since he arrived,” he said.

Rahul believed that the target of 194 was not very difficult.
Sawai Man Singh Stadium pitch.
“I don’t think the target was very big. It was just more than 10. We bowled well in bits and pieces. Just made a few mistakes.”
His team chasing the target of 194 runs despite losing three early wickets was a big positive for the captain.
“We’ll learn from our little mistakes. When we’re three [down] for no reason, and we give ourselves a chance to chase 194, it speaks to our line-up.

‘I don’t think any team has cracked the powerplay yet’: LSG captain KL Rahul after loss to Rajasthan Royals


“But we need to find ways to win cricket games. We will try to move forward from here and see where we can be stronger,” Rahul said.
After missing a significant part of the last season, which he described as “painful”, Rahul expressed his happiness at starting the current edition of the IPL with a half-century.
“When you score runs, you always feel good. But it is important for us to go on to win. That gives more satisfaction.”

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He also praised Justin Langer for bringing peace in the dressing room.
“Langer brings a lot of calmness to the group. I stole his point when I said we need to find ways to win games of cricket. We enjoy having him around.”
Praising his coach, Rahul said, “We have all seen him coaching Australia to T20 World Cup and Ashes victories.”

‘I don’t think any team has cracked the powerplay yet’: LSG captain KL Rahul after loss to Rajasthan Royals

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