The Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) will face the Punjab Kings (PBKS) in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL). LSG is coming off a win against RCB, while PBKS is on a two-game losing streak after losses to GT and SRH.
The 21st Match between Lucknow Super Giants vs Punjab Kings will take place on April 15th, 2023 at Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow.
Match Details to Note
Match: Lucknow Super Giants vs Punjab Kings, 21st Match, Indian Premier League 2023
Date: April 15, 2023 (Saturday)
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
LSG has looked good with both the bat and the ball. Caribbean Stars Kyle Mayers and Nicholas Pooran have led the batting charge, while Mark Wood has led the bowling attack. The KL Rahul-led side has started well, as it did last year. The only concern has been the captain’s form and the return of all-rounder Deepak Hooda. So far, the duo has failed to get going in four games. Rahul has been out for less than 30 runs four times, putting additional pressure on the middle-order batters.
The LSG middle order has always come through for the team, but Rahul and Hooda must contribute consistently.
Kyle Mayers has been excellent for them at the top of the order, providing a rousing start with the bat. Although the middle order has not been particularly efficient, Nicholas Pooran is one such individual who has demonstrated his class. He ran the fastest fifty of the season in the final game, helping the Lucknow-based franchise win. Krunal Pandya has hit a few good runs with the bat.
KL Rahul (c), Ayush Badoni, Karan Sharma, Manan Vohra, Quinton de Kock, Marcus Stoinis, Krishnappa Gowtham, Deepak Hooda, Kyle Mayers, Krunal Pandya, Avesh Khan, Mohsin Khan, Mark Wood, Mayank Yadav, Ravi Bishnoi, Nicholas Pooran, Jaydev Unadkat, Yash Thakur, Romario Shepherd, Daniel Sams, Amit Mishra, Prerak Mankad, Swapnil Singh, Naveen-ul-Haq, Yudhvir Charak
Possible Playing XI:
KL Rahul (c), Kyle Mayers, Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Krunal Pandya, Ayush Badoni, Mark Wood, Jaydev Unadkat, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan
On the other end of the spectrum, the Punjab Kings have only played three matches and have won two of them. Their lone defeat came in Match 14 of the ongoing league against Sunrisers Hyderabad. They are currently in sixth place with four points in their bucket.
PBKS have yet to field their formidable starting XI. Liam Livingstone has yet to play a game, and Bhanuka Rajapaksa, who impressed in their season opener, has been sidelined with a wrist injury.
Shikhar Dhawan has been outstanding at the top of the order, scoring the majority of his team’s runs. Prabhsimran Singh has been a godsend for the team, which is off to a flying start. Although the middle and lower middle orders are untrustworthy, Jitesh Sharma sounded enthusiastic about the visitors.
The bowling duo of Arshdeep Singh and Sam Curran has been crucial to the franchise’s success. Kagiso Rabada has yet to appear and could be called up soon. Rahul Chahar is in charge of controlling the middle phases.
Shikhar Dhawan (c), Shahrukh Khan, Matthew Short, Prabhsimran Singh, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jitesh Sharma, Raj Bawa, Rishi Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Atharva Taide, Arshdeep Singh, Baltej Singh, Nathan Ellis, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Brar, Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza, Harpreet Bhatia, Vidwath Kaverappa, Mohit Rathee, Shivam Singh
Possible Playing XI:
Prabhsimran Singh, Shikhar Dhawan (c), Jitesh Sharma (wk), Liam Livingstone, Sikandar Raza, Shahrukh Khan, Sam Curran, Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh
Lucknow Super Giants vs Punjab Kings Head to Head
Lucknow Super Giants and Punjab Kings have only played each other once in IPL history. The Super Giants were victorious, winning by a score of 20 runs.
Lucknow Super Giants vs Punjab Kings Head to Head Stats in IPL
|Matches Played||LSG Won||PBKS Won||Tie||NR|
Lucknow Super Giants vs Punjab Kings Toss Prediction
As we have seen in previous editions of this tournament, the toss will be crucial in the outcome of each and every match of IPL 2023. According to toss prediction, the team that wins the toss will elect to field first because defending has been difficult in recent IPL matches.
Lucknow Super Giants vs Punjab Kings Pitch Report
Lucknow has taken advantage of their home advantage by experimenting with the nature of their tracks. A two-paced, slowish track is likely for the upcoming game, with batting first being the better option.
Temperatures are rising in Lucknow, and a warm evening is expected.
Lucknow Super Giants vs Punjab Kings Prediction
This game should be won by the Super Giants. They appear to be in better shape. Lucknow is navigating and negotiating some issues regarding the composition of their starting XI. This disparity could be costly in this case. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!
Lucknow Super Giants is the favourite to beat Punjab Kings at the odds of 1.85.
Lucknow Super Giants vs Punjab Kings Most Recommended Player for Bet:
Nicholas Pooran – The former West Indies captain is an important part of LSG’s middle-order batting. Pooran is the franchise’s leading run-scorer, with 141 runs from four matches. Furthermore, he has been a strong finisher for the franchise. Pooran’s 64 off 19 balls in LSG’s previous match is the pinnacle of his incredible form.