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IPL 2024: Will KL Rahul step down from LSG captaincy for last 2 games?

Updated on: 09 May,2024 04:42 PM IST  |  Mumbai
mid-day online correspondent |

Videos of LSG owner Sanjiv Goenka's disturbed conversation with KL Rahul popped up after the side lost the IPL 2024 match against Sunrisers Hyderabad. SRH Travis Head and Abhishek Sharma chased the target in less than 10 overs without losing any wickets

IPL 2024: Will KL Rahul step down from LSG captaincy for last 2 games?

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All but out of the IPL 2024 playoffs, KL Rahul's future as Lucknow Super Giants captain is uncertain after the loss against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Wednesday. It is a foregone conclusion that the LSG skipper, who was roped in before the auction in 2022 for a record Rs 17 crore, is unlikely to be retained before the mega auctions in 2025. However, there is speculation that the skipper might step down on his own and concentrate on batting during the next two games.


"There is a five-day gap before the next game against DC. As of now, no decision has been taken but it is understood that if Rahul plans to just concentrate on his batting for the remaining two games, the management won't mind," an IPL source told PTI on conditions of anonymity.



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Videos of LSG owner Sanjiv Goenka's disturbed conversation with KL Rahul popped up after the side lost the IPL 2024 match against Sunrisers Hyderabad. SRH Travis Head and Abhishek Sharma chased the target in less than 10 overs without losing any wickets.

KL Rahul's batting struggles during the powerplay have been one of the major reasons for LSG's situation in the IPL 2024.

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The India star has scored 460 runs in 12 games and could again cross the 500-run mark for the season but it is his strike-rate of 136.09 which is the problem.

Lucknow is still mathematically in contention as they can reach 16 points after winning the games against Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians.

However, it will be very difficult to massively improve upon the net run rate (-0.760). In case, Rahul decides to step down, vice-captain Nicholas Pooran, easily the team's most impactful batter in the season, is likely to take over for the remaining two games.

(With PTI Inputs)

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