Punjab Kings will take on the Lucknow Super Giants in Match 42 of IPL 2022 at the MCA Stadium in Pune. Both sides are coming off a win in their previous game and they have had some good outings as well. The Mayank Agarwal-led side managed to defend their total against the CSK on account of an excellent death bowling exhibition from the likes of Arshdeep Singh and Rishi Dhawan.
On the other hand, the Lucknow Super Giants put out an impressive show in their previous game against the Mumbai Indians and got their campaign back on track. With five wins in eight games, the KL Rahul-led side is currently placed at the fourth position in the points table with ten points.
Punjab Kings are placed at the 6th spot in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 points table with 4 wins and 4 losses from their 8 matches in the league. The team has 8 points. Shikhar Dhawan is the top run-scorer for Punjab Kings with 302 runs at a strike rate of 132. He has struck 30 fours and 8 sixes. Liam Livingstone has also made 245 runs at a strike rate of 187.
Rahul Chahar has been the best bowler for Punjab Kings and has picked up 10 wickets while bowling at an average of 22 and an economy rate of 7.59.
Lucknow Super Giants are placed at the 4th spot in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 points table with 5 wins and 3 losses from their 8 matches in the league. The team has 10 points.
KL Rahul is the top run-scorer for Lucknow Super Giants with 368 runs at a strike rate of 147. He has struck 33 fours and 15 sixes. Quinton de Kock has also made 225 runs at a strike rate of 133. Avesh Khan has been the best bowler for Lucknow Super Giants and has picked up 11 wickets while bowling at an average of 20 and an economy rate of 8.28.
Venue: MCA Stadium, Pune
Date & Time: April 29, 7:30 PM
The last game on the ground saw a low score being defended and there has been a lot on offer for the fast bowlers from the MCA Stadium wicket. The batters found it tough to get going and it could be a similar case in this fixture as well. The captain that wins the toss is likely to bowl first at the wicket.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI FOR PBKS VS LSG
Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Rishi Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Sandeep Sharma, Arshdeep Singh
LUCKNOW SUPER GIANTS
Quinton de Kock (wk), KL Rahul (c), Manish Pandey, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Hooda, Ayush Badoni, Marcus Stoinis, Jason Holder, Dushmantha Chameera, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan/Mohsin Khan
PROBABLE TOP PERFORMERS
PROBABLE BEST BATTER OF THE MATCH: LIAM LIVINGSTONE
Liam Livingstone played another quick cameo for the Punjab Kings in their previous game after coming in at four and helping his side get off the blocks. The right-hander hit two sixes and a four in his 7-ball 19 and provided the final flourish that was needed for the Punjab Kings desperately. He will be looking to continue his good form in the tournament.
PROBABLE BEST BOWLER OF THE MATCH: ARSHDEEP SINGH
Arshdeep Singh has quietly become one of the best death bowlers in the tournament so far with an excellent economy rate and the left-arm seamer has managed to repay the faith shown by the franchise. He managed to hold his nerves against top finishers like MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja and gave away just 23 runs including taking a wicket against CSK.
Today’s match prediction: PBKS to win the match.