The 21st game of IPL 2023 will be played between Lucknow Super Giants and Punjab Kings at the Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow.
Lucknow defeated the Delhi Capitals by 50 runs in their season opener, but lost the next game to the Chennai Super Kings. However, they bounced back to win their next two games, including a thrilling one-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in their last game. Marcus Stoinis and Nicholas Pooran scored fifties to help chase the 213-run target on the final delivery. Lucknow are currently in the second position in the points table with three wins from four games.
Punjab Kings, on the other hand, won their first two games but lost the next two. In their most recent game, Punjab scored just 153/8 against Gujarat Titans, with Matthew Short scoring 36 off 24 and Shahrukh Khan scoring 22 off nine balls. However, they were unable to defend the target. Reports say that Liam Livingstone is available for selection in the next game, which means Bhanuka Rajapaksa may have to sit out.
This will only be the second meeting between LSG and PBKS – last year, Lucknow recorded a 20-run win over Punjab.
LSG vs PBKS IPL 2023 Injury Update
Lucknow have signed Arpit Guleria as replacement for Mayank Yadav, who has been ruled out of the season with an injury. Punjab, meanwhile, will have Liam Livingstone available for selection.
IPL 2023 LSG vs PBKS Predicted XI
Punjab Kings Predicted XI
Prabhsimran Singh, Shikhar Dhawan (c), Matthew Short, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Sam Curran, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada, Rishi Dhawan, Arshdeep Singh
Lucknow Super Giants Predicted XI
KL Rahul (c), Kyle Mayers, Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Jaydev Unadkat, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Mark Wood, Ravi Bishnoi
LSG vs PBKS IPL 2023 Match Details
Match: Lucknow Super Giants vs Punjab Kings
Date & Time: April 15, 7:30 PM
LSG vs PBKS Match 21 Fantasy Team
Wicketkeeper: Jitesh Sharma, Nicholas Pooran (c)
Batters: Shikhar Dhawan, Deepak Hooda
All-rounders: Sam Curran (vc), Krunal Pandya, Marcus Stoinis, Matt Short
Bowlers: Arshdeep Singh, Mark Wood, Ravi Bishnoi
LSG vs PBKS IPL Match 2023 Broadcasting
LSG vs PBKS IPL match will be live on Star Sports network as far as TV is concerned.
Lucknow vs Punjab Live Streaming
Jio Cinema has picked up streaming rights of LSG vs PBKS match. The toss will take place at 7 PM.
LSG vs PBKS IPL 2023 Head to Head
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LSG vs PBKS: Lucknow weather and Pitch Report
The pitch at the Ekana Cricket Stadium generally assists the pace bowlers. Sides batting first have generally fared well at this venue. The average first innings score here in IPL matches is 155 and a very high scoring encounter is unlikely on the cards.
The weather, meanwhile, will be hot during the game. The temperature is likely to be in the range of 29 to 33 degree Celsius. No rain has been forecast.
LSG vs PBKS IPL 2023 Match Prediction
Punjab’s Shikhar Dhawan is in exceptional form, and his wicket will be the key to Lucknow’s fortunes in this game. Lucknow have won both their home games this season, and will be looking to make it three in three. On paper, LSG seem to have a better squad than PBKS; they have intimidating performers in both their batting and bowling department. We predict LSG to win this match.