Last Update on: April 28th, 2023 at 07:15 pm
Punjab Kings (PBKS) are all set to take on the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) on 28th April (*Friday) at IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali. This is the 4th match at the venue, PBKS have won only 1 contest and would be keen to make the most of the home match.
PBKS are placed at 6th position on the points table with 8 points from 7 matches. PBKS management perhaps might promote Shahrukh Khan up the order who can provide stability and let Liam Livingstone play the role of finisher.
LSG would be keen to regroup quickly after a disappointing defeat against Gujarat Titans (GT). It won’t be wrong to say that the winner of this match will inch closer to the playoffs.
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PBKS skipper Shikhar Dhawan won the toss & opted to bowl first. Shikhar Dhawan stated that his shoulder is much better and pointed out that the side want to win most matches of the remaining 7. PBKS made a couple of changes to their lineup.
“Going to bowl. Shoulder is much better – painfree now. We’re quite happy. Have got 7 matches ahead, and looking to win most of them. Two changes – Matthew Short is out, Sikandar Raza comes in,” said Shikhar Dhawan.
LSG skipper KL Rahul stated that he is quite familiar with the conditions. KL Rahul pointed out that dew would come into the action. LSG named an unchanged playing 11.
“Motivation remains the same wherever I play. But yeah, lot more familiar with these conditions. Looks like a good wicket. Dew does become a factor, that’s why teams opt to bowl. Same team,” said KL Rahul
IPL 2023 | India National Cricket Team | Chennai Super Kings (CSK) | Delhi Capitals (DC) | Gujarat Titans (GT) | Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) | Lucknow Supergiants (LSG) | Mumbai Indians (MI) | Punjab Kings (PBKS) | Rajasthan Royals (RR) | Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) | SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH)
The substitutes of both PBKS and LSG are stated below:
Punjab Kings’ subs: Prabhsimran Singh, Mohit Rathee, Rishi Dhawan, Matthew Short, Harpreet Brar.
Lucknow Super Giants’ subs: Krishnappa Gowtham, Daniel Sams, Prerak Mankad, Amit Mishra, Mark Wood
Lucknow Super Giants (Playing XI): KL Rahul(c), Kyle Mayers, Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Nicholas Pooran(w), Ayush Badoni, Naveen-ul-Haq, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Yash Thakur
Punjab Kings (Playing XI): Atharva Taide, Shikhar Dhawan(c), Sikandar Raza, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Jitesh Sharma(w), Shahrukh Khan, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Gurnoor Brar, Arshdeep Singh