In IPL 2024, Lucknow Super Giants opened their account by defeating Punjab Kings in the last match. The special thing was that the team was not captained by regular captain KL Rahul in that match. Rather Nicholas Puran was the captain of the team. While KL Rahul participated in the match as an impressive player. It is noteworthy that Rahul was injured after the first Test of the England series. Somehow he made a comeback in the IPL but is still probably not fully fit. This is the reason that now only Puran can be seen captaining continuously in the middle of the season and there may be a change in the captaincy of Lucknow.

Rahul is not completely fit…!

According to information received by News 24 Sports, reports believe that Rahul is not fully fit yet. He practiced batting in the nets but was not seen keeping wickets. That is why now it is not Rahul who can captain the team for the next few matches or if Rahul is not fit then only Pooran can captain the team for the entire season. Rahul can be seen as an influential player. Faf du Plessis did the same consistently in IPL 2023 and Virat Kohli took charge of RCB in many matches.

Danger at the venue of T20 World Cup

Due to suspense over KL Rahul’s fitness, it is now looking difficult for him to play in the T20 World Cup. Because for some time now, Rahul’s stature has become that of a wicketkeeper batsman. Whereas the team has other contenders for this post. In which Sanju Samson, Jitesh Sharma and Dhruv Jurel were there, now Rishabh Pant has also become fit and has presented his claim. In such a situation, there is a clear threat to Rahul’s place as he is not completely fit.

Talking about Lucknow Super Giants in the current IPL, the team is at sixth position in the points table with 2 points from two wins and one loss. Apart from this, in the first match under the captaincy of Rahul, the team had to face defeat by 20 runs against Rajasthan Royals. Then under the captaincy of Nicholas Puran, the team won the second match against Punjab by 21 runs. Now the team will play its third match against RCB on Tuesday. It is almost certain that Puran will captain in this match also.