IPL 2023 Match 21 Prediction : Can stumbling PBKS hit back against strong going LSG at its home? Lucknow Super Giants vs Punjab Kings (LSG vs PBKS)

LSG vs PBKS : Match Preview

Today’s second match which is 21st of IPL 2023 is Lucknow Super Giants vs Punjab Kings (LSG vs PBKS). Talking about LSG, in their previous match, they registered a sensational win in a quite close game against RCB which they won by 1 wicket. Out of the 4 matches, they have won 3 which puts them at the 2nd place in the points table. They have a strong batting line up with Nicholas Pooran and Kyle Mayers who have scored 141 runs and 139 runs with magnificent strike rates of 220 and 180 respectively in their past 4 matches. Skipper KL Rahul’s form is still a matter of concern for the team.

On bowling front, pacer Mark Wood and leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi are quite impressive with the ball with 9 & 6 wickets respectively in 4 matches.

Coming to PBKS, they started their IPL 2023 journey with back to back two wins but fumbled up by suffering two defeats back-to-back. Currently, PBKS is positioned 6th in the points table. On batting front, skipper Shikhar Dhawan is the only major run getter from the team. Thats why PBKS is hardly able to cross 150 runs mark in previous games. If batters like Matt Short, Jitesh Kumar, Shahrukh Khan show some consistency in scoring runs, PBKS will be able to put a big score on the board.

On bowling front, the top performer is Arshdeep Singh who has taken 7 wickets in 4 matches with an average of 17. Apart from this, Australian fast bowler Nathan Ellis was impressive against RR with 4/30. Left-arm spinner Harpreet Brar has been quite economical in past four matches. So, potential seems great, just need a big total to defend.

LSG vs PBKS : Match Details

Venue: Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow

Date : Saturday, April 15, 2023

Time : 7:30 PM IST

Watch Live on : Star Sports Network & JioCinema

LSG vs PBKS : Pitch Report

This pitch is getting a bit unpredictable. It is known as a batting friendly pitch, so the toss winning team has preferred to bat first. The first batting average score is 193. But in the last game, the first batting team SRH could score only 121/8 which quite opposite to the nature of this pitch. So this time, the toss winner should prefer to bowl first. Anything above 195 is a competitive score.

LSG vs PBKS : Head To Heads

Both the teams have faced each other only once in IPL which was won by LSG.

LSG vs PBKS : Team XI Prediction

Lucknow Super Giants (LSG)

  • KL Rahul (C)
  • Kyle Mayers
  • Deepak Hooda
  • Marcus Stoinis
  • Krunal Pandya
  • Nicholas Pooran (WK)
  • Jaydev Unadkat
  • Amit Mishra
  • Avesh Khan
  • Mark Wood
  • Ravi Bishnoi

Punjab Kings (PBKS)

  • Prabhsimran Singh
  • Shikhar Dhawan (C)
  • Matthew Short
  • Liam Livingstone
  • Jitesh Sharma (WK)
  • Sam Curran
  • Shahrukh Khan
  • Harpreet Brar
  • Kagiso Rabada
  • Rishi Dhawan
  • Arshdeep Singh

LSG vs PBKS : Best Performance Prediction

Best Batsman

Nicholas Pooran

In the last match, he west indian batter played an outstanding knock of 62 off 19 balls to snatch away the match from RCB. Till now, he has scored 141 runs in four matches. Though his average is decent at 47 but strike rate is magnificent at 220.31. So, seems to be the best pick for batter of the day.

Best Bowler

Ravi Bishnoi

The leg-spinner has already taken 6 wickets in last three matches with an average of 19 and economy rate of 7.1. Since in the last match, we have seen how much this pitch has helped spinners to turn the game. This time also spinners are expected to play a key role. So, he appears to be the best pick for the bowler of the day.

Today’s Match Winner Prediction

Lucknow Super Giants likely to win the match

Disclaimer: The above predictions are based on personal understanding and analysis of the author. Kindly make your own decision while making any prediction based on the predictions mentioned above.

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