In their previous match against the Faf du Plessis-led Royal Challengers Bangalore, the Lucknow Super Giants received the worst news. In the opening moments of the 43rd match of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023, both teams squared off against one another. Lucknow captain KL Rahul was later forced to leave the game due to a thigh injury.
Lucknow would be scrambling to identify an opener for the wounded captain in his absence. Former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra offered his thoughts on the situation, suggesting that Lucknow consider Deepak Hooda and Marcus Stoinis as prospective batsmen who may begin the batting for them in Rahul’s absence.
Perhaps KL Rahul won’t be available. How will he return on Wednesday if he was only hurt on Monday? So, if he isn’t present, will Manan Vohra be played? In a video posted to his YouTube account, Aakash Chopra offered an unconventional suggestion: “Get either Deepak Hooda or Marcus Stoinis to open whether it is a red- or black-soil pitch.”
In this situation, Marcus Stoinis can strike: Chopra
Lucknow will next play the four-time champion Chennai Super Kings at the Ekana Sports City Stadium in the 45th match of the season after their recent loss to Bangalore. The side may have a mountain to climb when it faces the MS Dhoni-led side next because it has suffered a defeat and is without the services of KL Rahul.
Marcus is not going to score runs anyplace other than there, according to Aakash Chopra, who suggested that Stoinis be used as an opener against Chennai during the game preview on his YouTube channel. When it comes to Chennai’s bowling, they won’t initially use spin. They’ll make an effort to bowl well and quickly. Marcus Stoinis can strike in such a situation.
Chennai enters the contest having dropped their last two games. The team, led by MS Dhoni, will be motivated to return to winning ways in their upcoming game.