Punjab Kings and Lucknow Super Giants will play in the reverse fixture at PCA Stadium, Mohali on 28 April 2023 in the IPL 2023. It promises to be an exciting battle as both teams would be looking for a win.
Punjab Kings will be high on confidence as they defeated Mumbai Indians at their own den. On the other hand, Lucknow Super Giants would look to get back to winning ways after losing against Gujarat Titans from a winning position.
Both teams are at 8 points but due to a better run rate, Lucknow Super Giants is placed at number 4th place while Punjab Kings is at number 6. Shikhar Dhawan would be making a comeback after recovering from an injury and hope to provide some stability in top order.
Details– IPL Match 38, Punjab Kings vs Lucknow Super Giants
Venue– PCA Stadium, Mohali
Date and Time– 28 April, 7.30 PM
Punjab Kings and Lucknow Super Giants met twice in IPL history. Lucknow Super Giants registered 20 runs win over PBKS in the first match during the 2022 edition.
When these two sides met in the first match this year, Punjab Kings stunned Lucknow Super Giants by 2 wickets in a thrilling encounter.
Top Run Scorer
Lucknow Super Giants captain KL Rahul has scored the most runs between Punjab Kings and Lucknow Super Giants. Rahul will be playing against his former IPL side Punjab Kings.
KL Rahul scored 6 in the first encounter during the 2022 edition. He played a superb 74-run knock against Punjab Kings at Ekana Stadium, Lucknow. Despite his efforts, Lucknow Super Giants lost the match.
Top Wicket Taker
Kagiso Rabada has taken the most wickets between LSG and PBKS. He grabbed a total of 6 wickets including 4 for 38 in the first encounter during the 2022 edition.
Rabada picked up 2 wickets giving away 34 runs in his 4 overs during the first match of IPL 2023 at Lucknow.
The pitch at PCA Stadium, Mohali is a good pitch to bat on. RCB posted 174 for 4 against Punjab Kings but to a poor batting display, PBKS lost the match.
Both teams would look to provide aggressive cricket on a decent batting pitch. The team that wins the toss will likely field first and then chase down the target.
Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) vs Punjab Kings (PBKS)- Predicted XI
KL Rahul (C), Kyle Mayers, Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya, Marcus Stoinis, Nicolas Pooran, Ayush Badoni, Naveen UL Haq, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Amit Mishra.
Shikhar Dhawan (C), Prabhsimran Singh, Matthew Short, Liam Livingstone, Harpreet Singh Bhatia, Sam Curran, Jitesh Sharma, Shahrukh Khan, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh.
Fantasy Team Selection- PBKS vs LSG
Team 1– KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan (C), Liam Livingstone, Marcus Stoinis, Nicolas Pooran (VC), Sam Curran, Krunal Pandya, Ayush Badoni, Harpreet Brar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan.
Team 2– Kyle Mayers, Prabhsimran Singh, Deepak Hooda, Sam Curran (C), Jitesh Sharma, Shahrukh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi, Rahul Chahar, Naveen UL Haq, Arshdeep Singh (VC), Rahul Chahar
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