PBKS vs LSG – Preview, Probable XI, Pitch Report & Everything You Need To Know

Get ready for an exciting match as Lucknow Super Giants and Punjab Kings take on each other at the PCA IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali on Friday, April 28, 2023. Both teams are looking to break out from the middle of the table and move up towards the top.

The IS Bindra Stadium is expected to be a little tricky, as scores have been middling in the last three matches, ranging from 150-170. This pitch should suit the likes of KL Rahul and Kyle Mayers, who have been in good form lately, even though it may not necessarily benefit the team.

The weather is expected to be cloudy with cooler temperatures, and the pitch is likely to offer some assistance to the pacers.

Lucknow Super Giants are yet to give an update on Mark Wood’s injury status, while Punjab Kings have been missing Shikhar Dhawan and Kagiso Rabada in the last few games, with no information on their availability.

The probable XI for Punjab Kings includes Atharva Taide, Matthew Short, Harpreet Singh Bhatia, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran (c), Jitesh Sharma (wk), Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Nathan Ellis, Rahul Chahar, and Arshdeep Singh. Kyle Mayers has struggled against left-arm pace this season, so PBKS has the option of using Sam Curran or Arshdeep Singh to keep the left-hander quiet in the powerplay.

The probable XI for Lucknow Super Giants includes KL Rahul (c), Kyle Mayers/Quinton de Kock, Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Ayush Badoni, Naveen-ul-Haq, Shivam Mavi, Ravi Bishnoi, and Avesh Khan. Nicholas Pooran has recently been very successful against fast bowlers, smashing at 189.38.t will be interesting to see how he fares against the duo of Arshdeep Singh and Sam Curran in the death overs.

Punjab Kings will be hoping for a similar performance from Quinton de Kock, who is yet to play a game this season but has struck two fifties in two IPL games in Mohali, striking at a rate of 162.32 at the venue.

In a recent interview, PBKS’ stand-in captain, Sam Curran, said, “Our group is coming together really well. The boys have been enjoying themselves, and still there is a long way to go, and the most important thing is to keep enjoying the game and not put pressure on the players.” Meanwhile, LSG skipper, KL Rahul, said, “This is cricket, these things happen, we’ll have to take it on the chin. But still there is a long way to go.”

The upcoming match between PBKS and LSG is set to be a battle of skills, tactics, and nerves. Both teams will need to be at their best to come out on top, and the contest between the pacers and spinners will add to the excitement. Will PBKS use their home ground advantage to win, or will LSG continue their winning streak? Let’s wait and see!