PBKS vs LSG Live Score: IPL 2023 has reached mid-season with more than 35 fixtures being played & the Points Table is taking shape. Today in the 38th fixture you will see Punjab Kings locking horns with Lucknow Super Giants. Both teams have eight points in their kitty but LSG is occupying the fourth spot at the Points table due to better NRR than Punjab while the latter is reeling at the sixth place on the Points table.
LSG is coming into this clash on the back of a loss at the hands of Gujarat in their previous clash while Kings are marching into this clash on the back of a win over Mumbai Indians in their last clash. Considering head-to-head records Kings had defeated LSG earlier when they faced each other & playing at home today can be an advantage for them.
Punjab Kings Preview
There comes a major positive for Punjab Kings as their skipper Shikhar Dhawan will return for this fixture after missing their last game against Mumbai Indians. The return of Dhawan will strengthen their top order as he will join hands with Prabhsimran Singh to give the Kings a blistering start. In the middle order, Matthew Short & Liam Livingstone will aim to return with valuable scores. While their lower order looks potent with the presence of Sam Curran, Shahrukh Khan & Jitesh Sharma. They would provide tough competition to Lucknow’s bowling attack.
In the bowling department, the side will be dependent on the services of Arshdeep Singh & Harpreet Brar who will aim to scalp quick wickets. Curran, Nathan Ellis & Chahar should bowl good spells to restrict LSG batters from scoring big.
Lucknow Super Giants Preview
KL Rahul & Co would aim to rectify their mistakes & overcome the seven-run loss against Gujarat Titans. They lost their game due to poor performance in the mid-overs. Kyle Mayers & KL Rahul would aim to provide a good start to their side. Rahul needs to work on his strike rate while Mayers need to be consistent with his form. Nicholas Pooran who has lived up to the team’s expectations would aim to score runs in the middle overs along with Krunal Pandya and Ayush Badoni
In their bowling department, they would expect excellent spells from Naveen-Ul-Haq & Krunal Pandya with the new ball. Amit Mishra who is performing well would aim to bowl tight overs along with Ravi Bishnoi & Krishnappa Gowtham. Stonis & Avesh Khan should provide crucial support by scalping early wickets.
PBKS vs LSG: Predicted Playing XIs
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)
Lucknow Super Giants
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)
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