PBKS v/s LSG in IPL today: Both the teams will be face to face for the second time in the season and overall for the third time; Learn Possible Playing-11
In the Indian Premier League (IPL), the league stage match will be played between Punjab Kings (PBKS) and Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) today. The match will start at 7:30 PM at the PCA IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali. Both teams will be face-to-face for the second time this season and overall for the third time. Earlier, both had faced in the 21st match of this season, when Punjab won by two wickets.
Lucknow’s bowling attack has weakened in the absence of fast bowler Mark Wood. Wood has not played a single match since April 15 and the team is expecting an early return from him. Wood has taken the most wickets for them despite not playing three matches. On the other hand, Punjab’s regular captain Shikhar Dhawan missed three matches due to a shoulder injury but could make a comeback in this match.
In the next story, we will know the form, top players, head-to-head record, pitch report, weather conditions, possible playing-11, and impact players of both the teams in the tournament…
Punjab won 4 out of 7 matches
Punjab Kings have played seven matches so far this season. In which he won four and lost three matches. The team has eight points. The team’s 4 foreign players against Lucknow could be Matthew Short, Liam Livingstone, Sam Karan, and Nathan Ellis. Apart from these, players like Shikhar Dhawan, Arshdeep Singh, and Prabhsimran Singh are making the team strong.
Lucknow played 7 matches
Lucknow Super Giants have got 4 wins and 3 losses in 7 matches played so far this season. The team has eight points. The team’s 4 foreign players against Punjab can be Kyle Meyers, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran, and Naveen-ul-Haq. Apart from these, players like KL Rahul, Ravi Bishnoi, and Avesh Khan are strengthening the team.
Both teams are equal in head to head
This is only the second season of the Lucknow Super Giants, captained by KL Rahul. In the first season, the team surprised everyone by reaching the qualifiers. Talking about head-to-head, both teams have clashed twice so far. In which both have won one match each.
The pitch at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) stadium serves batsmen and bowlers alike. The pitch here was earlier bowler friendly, but now it has become batsman friendly as well. Here the pacers get a lot of help with swing and bounce in the initial overs. As the match progresses, the pitch starts helping the batsmen.
The weather in Chandigarh is going to be very hot on the day of the match. Friday’s temperature in Chandigarh will be between 36 to 20 degree Celsius.
Punjab Kings: Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), Atharva Tyde, Prabhsimran Singh, Matthew Short, Liam Livingstone, Harpreet Bhatia, Jitesh Sharma, Sam Karan, Harpreet Brar, Rahul Chahar and Arshdeep Singh/Nathan Ellis.
Impact Players: Sikandar Raza, Shah Rukh Khan, Rishi Dhawan and Gurnoor Brar.
Lucknow Super Giants: KL Rahul (captain), Kyle Mayers, Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Nicholas Pooran (wicketkeeper), Ayush Badoni, Naveen-ul-Haq, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, and Ravi Bishnoi.
Impact Players: Krishnappa Gautam, Jaydev Unadkat, Daniel Symes, Prerak Mankad.