Punjab Kings is a team that is completely unpredictable on its day. They will either go all-guns blazing or will bow out with a whimper. The whimper happened the last time, when the team finished at 153 and Gill made an easy chase of it from GT’s side. Can we expect the gun-blaze tonight? LSG, on the other hand, looks solid and dependable apart from their captain. However, KL Rahul’s long stint with Punjab Kings should give him some insight into Punjab’s strategies tonight. Amit Mishra and Ravi Bishnoi make a deadly spin duo for LSG and will be looking at getting Dhawan before he gets going. LSG Vs Punjab Kings IPL match should be favouring the team chasing as dew is expected to come in later.
Player Availability and Team Strategy
Will Quinton de Kock finally get a chance to get on the field? Kyle Mayers registered scores of 13 & 0 in his last two games and lately hasn’t bowled much either. Nicholas Pooran seems to thrive against left-arm seamers and Punjab seems to have a couple of them in their ranks.
With only a day between games, Punjab Kings did not practice on match eve in Lucknow. Liam Livingstone, who pulled up muscle after his late arrival in India, is unlikely to be available today. “He came for practice yesterday, pulled his muscle and another 2-3 days before he should be good to go,” Dhawan had said of Livingstone after the game against Gujarat Titans.
What: LSG vs PBKS, Match 21, IPL 2023 at 7:30pm IST
Where: Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
Playing Conditions: It’s predicted to be a warm, cloudy evening in Lucknow and if that forecast stays true, the dew factor might not play a huge role. Both teams would still be looking to chase. The game will be played on pitch Number 3 on the square and the boundaries behind the wicket are less than 55 meters long according to the curator.
LSG Vs Punjab Kings IPL – Team Probables
Lucknow Super Giants
Probable XI: KL Rahul(c), Quinton de Kock, Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Nicholas Pooran(w). Jaydev Unadkat, Amit Mishra/Ayush Badoni (Impact Player), Avesh Khan, Mark Wood, Ravi Bishnoi.
Probable XI: Prabhsimran Singh, Shikhar Dhawan(c), Matthew Short, Bhanuka Rajapaksa/Rahul Chahar (Impact Player) Jitesh Sharma(w). Sam Curran, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada, Rishi Dhawan, Arshdeep Singh.
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