The incredible action will continue in the Indian Premier League season 16 as Lucknow Super Giants take on Punjab Kings in Match 21 at the Ekana Stadium in Lucknow on Saturday, April 15. Lucknow are ranked second on the points table, having won three out of four matches, while Punjab are ranked in the sixth spot with two wins out of four matches.
Lucknow registered a thrilling win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in their last game as they won by one wicket. On the other hand, Punjab Kings are coming into the game, having lost back-to-back matches against Sunrisers Hyderabad and Gujarat Titans.
LSG vs PBKS Match Details
Lucknow Super Giants vs Punjab Kings, Match 21, IPL 2023
Venue: Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
Date & Time: Saturday, April 15, 7:30 PM IST
Telecast & Streaming Details: Star Sports Network and JioCinema
LSG vs PBKS Pitch Report
The pitch at the Ekana Stadium was completely different in the last game compared to the first game of the season. The track was slow and dry and offered a lot of assistance to the spinners. SRH could only score 121/8 in the first innings, and Lucknow chased down the target in 16 overs. Hence, keeping the last game in mind, the captain winning the toss will look to field first.
LSG vs PBKS Probable Playing XIs:
Lucknow Super Giants (LSG):
KL Rahul (c), Kyle Mayers, Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Jaydev Unadkat, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Mark Wood, Ravi Bishnoi
Punjab Kings (PBKS):
Prabhsimran Singh, Shikhar Dhawan (c), Matthew Short, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Sam Curran, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada, Rishi Dhawan, Arshdeep Singh
LSG vs PBKS Probable Best Performers
Probable Best batter
The West Indian batter has been in sensational form in the ongoing season as his 19-ball 62-run knock helped Lucknow chase down the mammoth target of 213 against RCB. The southpaw has scored 141 runs in four innings at an average of 47 and a strike rate of 220.31. Pooran will look for another memorable outing against Punjab Kings.
Probable Best bowler
The wrist spinner has performed well in the tournament, having picked up six wickets at an average of 19.00 and an economy of 7.12. With the pitch expected to offer assistance to spinners, Bishnoi’s leg-spin will once again come into play and is expected to bamboozle Punjab’s batters.