Today’s clash of IPL 2023 is Panjab Kings vs Lucknow Super Giants (PBKS vs LSG). The hosts have made their come back in the last match by a thrilling win against Mumbai Indians. PBKS would surely be more confident as they won their last match against LSG this season and moreover, it’s their home ground. Despite missing the services of their skipper amd ace batter Shikhar Dhawan in last three matches, the team is putting every effort under new captain Sam Curran, to enter the top fours.
On the other hand, LSG lost their last match against Gujarat Titans where the team bowled well to restrict the title holders to a score of just 135 but collapsed while chasing it. So, the team would be disappointed by their low key performance but surely would want to make a strong come back. Till now, both the teams have same number of points. Thanks to LSG’s better Net Run Rate which has put them ahead of other two teams i.e. PBKS and RCB carrying the same points.
PBKS vs LSG : Head to Head
Both teams have encountered each other only three times in IPL, out of which PBKS won 2 times whereas LSG only once.
PBKS vs LSG : Match Details
Venue: Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
Date : Friday, April 28, 2023
Time : 7:30 PM IST
Watch Live on : Star Sports Network & JioCinema
PBKS vs LSG : Pitch Report
This pitch is supportive of batters. In the initial stages, the pitch aids pacers with the new ball for a brief time period. Moreover, the boundaries of the ground are on bigger side which will further add to batters efforts in scoring runs.A total of 59 IPL matches have been played here, out of which 26 have been won by the team batting first whereas 33 by the chasers.
Anything above 190 is a defendable score.
The team winning the toss should field first.
PBKS vs LSG : Team XI Prediction
Panjab Kings (PBKS)
Atharva Taide, Prabhsimran Singh, Matthew Short, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran (C), Jitesh Sharma (WK), Harpreet Singh Bhatia, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh
Lucknow Super Giants (LSG)
KL Rahul (C), Kyle Mayers, Krunal Pandya, Nicholas Pooran (WK), Ayush Badoni, Marcus Stoinis, Deepak Hooda, Avesh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi, Amit Mishra, Naveen-ul-Haq
PBKS vs LSG : Best Performers Prediction
The ace LSG batter he has so far scored a total of 243 runs in last seven matches at an average of 34.71 and a splendid strike rate of 150.93. The left-handed batter started off well in this tournament with his 73 off 38 knock in the first match. Till now, he has three fifties to his credit. Mayers must be waiting to explode with his bat on this batting pitch. So, best pick for the batter of the day.
The top notch bowler of PBKS currently looks at his best. In this last match against MI, he broke havoc on the opponents with his classic spell of 4/29. Arshdeep stands third in the race for Purple Cap with 13 wickets at an average of 15.69 and an economy rate of 8.16. Since this pitch aids seamers with the new ball, he can play the role of key destroyer of the opponents’ batting line up with his bouncers and yorkers. So, best pick for the bowler of the day.
PBKS vs LSG : Today’s Match Winner Prediction
PBKS likely to win this 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.