PBKS vs LSG: IPL 2023 Match Preview, Possible Lineups, Pitch Report, and Dream XI Team Prediction

Punjab won the last PBKS vs LSG clash this season. Can they do it again? or LSG will get the better of PBKS this time?

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The 38th match of the Indian Premier League 2023 will witness the clash between Punjab Kings and Lucknow Super Giants at the PCA Stadium in Mohali on Friday, April 28.  The Kings have won four out of seven games and are placed in the sixth-place points table. They are coming into this game after defeating Mumbai Indians in their last game by 13 runs. The Super Giants have won four out of seven games and are placed in fourth place in the points table. In their last game against Gujarat Titans, they failed to chase down a low target and fell short of the target by seven runs. Both teams need victories to continue their hopes alive for the playoffs. Read the full match preview, pitch report & every detail about the PBKS vs LSG match with the likes of dream XI team prediction in our fantasy sports segment.

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PBKS vs LSG: IPL 2023 Match Preview

Match Details

Venue Details | Pitch Report

The average first-innings score at the venue this season reads 176, indicating a good batting track. Mohali's only evening fixture saw the Gujarat Titans chase down 153 in the last over. The same game saw pacers account for eight out of 12 wickets, holding them in good stead. Although two out of three matches this season in Mohali have been won by the side batting first, chasing will be the preferred option upon winning the toss.

Record in IPL 2023 at the PCA Stadium, Mohali:

  • 1st-innings score: 176
  • 2nd-innings score: 150
  • Matches won by the team batting 1st: 2
  • Matches won by the team batting 2nd: 1

Punjab Kings vs Lucknow Super Kings | Head to Head

  • Matches Played: 2
  • PBKS won: 1
  • LSG won: 1

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PBKS vs LSG: IPL 2023 Match Preview

Punjab Kings vs Lucknow Super Kings | Team News

Punjab Kings

Kings have no such issues in their team. They've backed themselves to play the games and find themselves on the same points as eight as Super Giants. Without their prime captain Shikhar Dhawan, Punjab Kings had an inexperienced top three that hasn't carried the baggage of the past and have tried to play with freedom. Liam Livingstone's return after missing the first few games has been timely.

PBKS have been over-reliant on Arshdeep Singh, who has delivered in crunch moments. He was brilliant against Mumbai Indians in the last game. Rahul Chahar hasn't been consistent, while Nathan Ellis and Curran have proved expensive. If the Kings can have a fully-fit Kagiso Rabada back and fire, they'll add another dimension to their bowling side.

Lucknow Super Giants

It is the bowling where Lucknow Super Giants are having edges. Their variety and class are likely to bring the long boundaries into play. At 40, Amit Mishra continuing his best by picking up wickets in regular intervals while his appearance inspiring Ravi Bishnoi and Krunal Pandya to keep themselves in control. The spin attack is restricting the opposition batters from scoring in the middle overs.

In batting, Kl Rahul has to step up with massive innings as he is not playing the t20 like t20. He is scoring runs but struggling at the same time. Kyle Mayers has to regain his form back otherwise LSG have a perfect man for the job and he is at his peak. Yes, it is De Kock who is sitting on the bench so the openers have to step up and score by changing the gears when needed.

PBKS vs LSG: IPL 2023 Match Preview

Punjab Kings vs Lucknow Super Kings | Possible XI

Punjab Kings:

  • Atharva Taide
  • Prabhsimran Singh
  • Matt Short
  • Liam Livingstone
  • Harpreet Bhatia
  • Shahrukh Khan
  • Jitesh Sharma (wk)
  • Sam Curran (c)
  • Harpreet Brar
  • Nathan Ellis
  • Arshdeep Singh

PBKS | Squad: Arshdeep Singh, Shikhar Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Jonny Bairstow, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Prabhsimran Singh, Jitesh Sharma, Rahul Chahar, Liam Livingstone, Raj Bawa, Rishi Dhawan, Baltej Dhanda, Nathan Ellis, Atharva Taide, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza, Harpreet Bhatia, Vidwath Kaverappa, Mohit Rathe, Shivam Singh

Lucknow Super Kings:

  • KL Rahul (c)
  • Kyle Mayers
  • Nicholas Pooran (wk)
  • Marcus Stoinis
  • Deepak Hooda
  • Krunal Pandya
  • Ayush Badoni
  • Ravi Bishnoi
  • Avesh Khan
  • Mark Wood
  • Amit Mishra

LSG | Squad: Kl Rahul, Ayush Badoni, Karan Sharma, Manan Vohra, Quinton de Kock, Marcus Stoinis, Krishnappa Gowtham, Deepak Hooda, Kyle Mayers, Krunal Pandya, Avesh Khan, Mohsin Khan, Mark Wood, Mayank Yadav, Ravi Bishnoi, Nicholas Pooran, Jaydev Unadkat, Yash Thakur, Romario Shepherd, Daniel Sams, Amit Mishra, Prerak Mankad, Swapnil Singh, Naveen ul Haq, Yudhvir Charak

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Punjab Kings vs Lucknow Super Kings | Dream XI Team Prediction

PBKS vs LSG: Dream XI Team Prediction | Sportz Point

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