The Indian Premier League 2023 is halfway through its season, and the points table is taking shape. The 38th game between the Punjab Kings and the Lucknow Super Giants, which are both on 8 points, will be crucial for both teams. The Kings arrive here fresh off a victory over the Mumbai Indians. In the previous game, the Super Giants were defeated by the Gujarat Titans.
Lucknow’s batsmen have struggled in the last three games. They’re having trouble with their strike rate and need to get out of it. In the previous meeting between the two teams, Punjab Kings had defeated LSG. The Kings play at home and are familiar with the conditions, which will give them an advantage.
The 38th Match between Punjab Kings vs Lucknow Super Giants will take place on April 28th, 2023 at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali.
Match Details to Note
Match: Punjab Kings vs Lucknow Super Giants, 38th Match, Indian Premier League 2023
Date: April 28, 2023 (Friday)
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
Shikhar Dhawan is expected to return to the team after missing the previous game against the Mumbai Indians. He’ll be pleased with the 13-run victory over the five-time champions. While their batting lineup has been strong, their bowling attack has struggled on several occasions. Lucknow will be difficult to beat, and Dhawan must take the initiative.
Shikhar Dhawan’s return strengthens the top order, and he will look to provide a solid start alongside Prabhsimran Singh. After a string of low scores, Matthew Short and Liam Livingstone must live up to their reputation. They will seek to form alliances with Harpreet Singh. They will expect runs from Sam Curran, Shahrukh Khan, and Jitesh Sharma, as the lower middle order is in excellent form.
The bowling attack’s form has been inconsistent. Arshdeep Singh and Harpreet Brar will need to impress with the new ball. Arshdeep has performed admirably and plays an important role in this game. Curran, Nathan Ellis, and Rahul Chahar must bowl strong spells against the Super Giants’ batsmen.
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
Players to watch out for:
The right-handed English batting all-rounder has only scored 12 runs in two innings since returning from injury, but he is one of the world’s most explosive batters.
The bowling all-rounder has impressed as captain with his maturity, scoring 55 runs from 29 balls, including nine boundaries, in the most recent game.
In the win over Mumbai Indians, the left-arm opening bowler dismissed Ishan Kishan, Arshdeep Singh, Tilak Varma, and Nehal Wadhera.
Possible Playing XI:
Shikhar Dhawan (c), Sam Curran, Prabhsimran Singh, Matthew Short, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Harpreet Singh Bhatia, Harpreet Brar, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Nathan Ellis, Shahrukh Khan (Impact Player)
KL Rahul and his team would like to move on from their dreadful performance in their 7-run loss to the Gujarat Titans. The team lost from a strong position, failing to chase 136 runs after having 50 runs by the sixth over. They must come into this game with a clean slate and aim for a higher position on the points table.
Kyle Mayers and Rahul have been in great form, and they must get off to a fast start in this game. Rahul will try to improve his strike rate after receiving criticism in the previous game. Nicholas Pooran has performed admirably, and he must anchor the innings and contribute runs alongside Krunal Pandya and Ayush Badoni, Marcus Stoinis and Deepak Hooda.
Their bowlers performed admirably in the previous game. With the new ball, the team will be hoping for good spells from Naveen-ul-Haq and Krunal Pandya. Amit Mishra is making good use of his experience, and the team will rely on him, Ravi Bishnoi, and Krishnappa Gowtham for tight overs. Stoinis and Avesh Khan must perform admirably in supporting roles.
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
Players to watch out for:
The skipper’s scores have steadily improved as the tournament has progressed, and he has hit 181 runs in his last three innings.
The Australian all-rounder has been catching the eye with his batting performances in recent years, but he has taken four wickets in his last two IPL 2023 appearances.
Mark Wood has not played since Match 21 but has traveled to Mohali and is expected to play. He has 11 wickets in four games this tournament.
Possible Playing XI:
KL Rahul (c), Kyle Mayers, Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Ayush Badoni, Naveen-ul-Haq, Avesh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi, Krishnappa Gowtham, Amit Mishra (Impact Player)
Punjab Kings vs Lucknow Super Giants Top Team Batsmen
Our batting picks for Punjab Kings are Liam Livingstone, Shikhar Dhawan, and Matthew Short. Dhawan has scored 233 runs in four IPL games this season. Short is one run away from surpassing 1500 T20 runs in his career.
Our batsmen picks for the Lucknow Super Giants are KL Rahul, Kyle Mayers, and Nicholas Pooran. In this year’s IPL, Pooran has the highest score of 62. Rahul has been a consistent IPL player over the last decade and is a dependable opener.
Punjab Kings vs Lucknow Super Giants Top Team Bowlers
Arshdeep Singh, Sam Curran, and Harpreet Brar are our picks for Punjab Kings with the ball. Curran has the best T20 bowling figures of 5-10. Harpreet Brar has 45 T20 wickets and has taken wickets in three consecutive IPL games prior to the match with Mumbai Indians.
Mark Wood, Marcus Stoinis, and Krunal Pandya are our bowling picks for the Lucknow Super Giants. In the 2023 IPL, Wood has a bowling strike rate of 8.72. Pandya has been outstanding this season, taking 2-16 from four overs in the most recent match.
Punjab Kings vs Lucknow Super Giants Head to Head
This will be the third meeting between the two teams, with each team having one win so far. Earlier this month, the Kings won by two wickets with three balls remaining.
Punjab Kings vs Lucknow Super Giants Head to Head Stats in IPL
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Punjab Kings vs Lucknow Super Giants Toss Prediction
The wicket at this venue has been tricky at times, making it difficult for the side batting first to set a score. Most teams have won here by chasing the score. As a result, we anticipate that the team that wins the toss will have little hesitation in inviting the opposing team to bat first in this game.
Punjab Kings vs Lucknow Super Giants Pitch Report
The Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali has witnessed intense bat-and-ball competition. Because the bounce is even on this track, batsmen can play their strokes. Fast bowlers will appreciate the track’s swing and seam movement. Spinners can turn the ball and cause batsmen to doubt themselves.
Clear skies are predicted over Mohali, and we anticipate a good batting surface. Bowlers will enjoy bowling on this surface, and batsmen who focus on it will do well. We anticipate a low-scoring game, with the team batting first content with 180 runs on the board.
Punjab Kings vs Lucknow Super Giants Prediction
The Lucknow Super Giants will be put to the test. They started the tournament well but struggled in the final few games. For the team to win, their batsmen must show more intent and score at a higher rate. Punjab Kings have gained momentum following their victory over a formidable opponent. Their captain returns and strengthens their batting. In this game, the Kings have the upper hand. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!
Punjab Kings is the favourite to beat Lucknow Super Giants at the odds of 1.92.
Punjab Kings vs Lucknow Super Giants Most Recommended Player for Bet:
Liam Livingstone has a best T20 score of 103 and has scored over 5000 runs. The English big-hitter is a strong candidate to be Punjab Kings’ leading run scorer against Lucknow Super Giants.