Last Update on: April 28th, 2023 at 06:36 pm
Punjab Kings (PBKS) are all set to lock horns against Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) on 28th April (Friday) at Mohali. PBKS would back themselves to beat LSG after winning a thriller against the mighty Mumbai Indians (MI). Sam Curran has marshalled his troops smartly in the absence of injured Shikhar Dhawan in the ongoing IPL.
Sam Curran has put the team first, in the MI clash he gave the ball to Arshdeep Singh for the 20th over despite having one over under his sleeve.
PBKS don’t have many star players present in the team. We witnessed how Harpreet Singh & Sam Curran played significant knocks against MI. PBKS fans would be hoping that Liam Livingstone plays according to his credentials and management can use him as a finisher rather than a middle-order batter.
LSG would be aiming to bounce back strongly after suffering a heart-wrenching defeat against Gujarat Titans (GT). LSG perhaps needs to recall the experienced campaigner Quinton de Kock into the side in place of Kyle Mayers as Quinton can smash the spinners in the middle overs.
PBKS’ long batting lineup allows their batters to play an attacking brand of cricket. It looks unlikely that there would be any changes in the bowling department of PBKS after a brilliant exhibition of bowling against MI. All eyes would be on Arshdeep Singh as the left-arm pacer took 4 wickets and gave away only 29 runs against MI on a batting track.
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)
LSG are placed at 4th position in the points table with 8 points. Skipper KL Rahul’s batting approach has come under the scanner, we witnessed how LSG made a mess against GT during the run chase where the batters lacked intent.
Punjab Kings looks strong because of players like Sam Curran- Harbhajan Singh
Harbhajan Singh was having an interaction with Star Sports. Harbhajan Singh pointed out that Sam Curran has handled the captaincy well and made sure that the burden of captaincy hasn’t affected his game.
“Sam Curran has handled the captaincy well in Shikhar’s absence. Along with the ball, he also looked impressive with the bat. The Punjab team looks strong because of players like Sam Curran,” said Harbhajan Singh.