After a terrific win over Mumbai Indians, Punjab Kings are all set to host Lucknow Super Giants for the 38th match of the ongoing IPL 2023. So far, they have played some sensational cricket and have won four out of their seven matches. Lucknow on the other hand choked against Gujarat Titans in their last match after skipper KL Rahul left them on the cusp of victory.
Kyle Mayers has done reasonably well for the team while Krunal Pandya has looked sharp from time to time. When it comes to the bowlers, Mark Wood is very likely to make his return to the playing XI while Ravi Bishnoi can be extremely dangerous against his former team.
Meanwhile, there’s no confirmed news if Shikhar Dhawan will be making his return in the match against Lucknow Super Giants. However, Prabhsimran Singh, Sam Curran and Jitesh Sharma have done really well in Dhawan’s absence and with the ball, Arshdeep is in the race to win the IPL Purple cap.
PBKS vs LSG Match Details
Punjab Kings vs Lucknow Super Giants, Match 38, IPL 2023
Venue: Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
Date & Time: Friday, April 28, 7:30 PM IST
Telecast & Streaming Details: Star Sports Network and JioCinema
PBKS vs LSG Pitch Report
The surface in Mohali will assist the batters to dominate. Pacers may show their class in the initial phase but later on, it will be a batters game. Anything above 180 will be a good total while the team winning the toss should elect to bowl first.
PBKS vs LSG Probable Playing XIs
Atharva Taide, Prabhsimran Singh, Matthew Short, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran (c), Jitesh Sharma (wk), Harpreet Singh Bhatia, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh
KL Rahul (c), Kyle Mayers, Krunal Pandya, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Ayush Badoni, Marcus Stoinis, Deepak Hooda, Avesh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi, Amit Mishra, Naveen-ul-Haq
PBKS vs LSG Probable Best Performers
Probable best batter: Jitesh Sharma
PBKS stumper-batter Jitesh Sharma is in phenomenal form at the moment. In seven matches so far, the cricketer has scored 145 runs at a strike rate of 149.48. He however needs to be more consistent but given his talent, Sharma will be eager to prove his mettle in the remaining matches.
Probable best bowler: Arshdeep Singh
Ace pacer Arshdeep Singh has picked up 13 wickets so far in seven matches. He is in terrific form and will be key for Punjab against Lucknow. The KL Rahul-led side should be aware of his yorkers.