The Punjab Kings will be facing the Lucknow Super Giants in match no.42 of IPL 2022 at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. Both the teams are coming off after fantastic wins in their previous games respectively. The Punjab Kings who clinched a well-deserved victory over Chennai in the last game will be a happy side to regain their momentum. 

Meanwhile, the Lucknow too had a wonderful outing against the Mumbai Indians in their last game beating the 5-time champions by successfully defending a modest total convincingly. Both the teams will be looking to make the most of the opportunity they get in the upcoming match to add two more crucial points to their tally. 

PBKS vs LSG: Match Details

  • Venue: MCA Stadium, Pune
  • Match 42, PBKS vs LSG.
  • Date & Time: April 29, 7:30 PM

Punjab Kings: Analysis 

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Punjab Kings

Gameplan: With 4 wins and 4 losses in the 8 games played so far, Punjab is placed 7th in the points table at the moment. The team managed to regain a certain amount of momentum in their favour with a convincing win over defending champions Chennai Super Kings in their previous game. 

The batters at first put up a decent looking total which was later on defended with ease by the bowler’s thanks to some outstanding death bowling by Arshdeep Singh and Rishi Dhawan early on in particular. The biggest positive for the side will be the brilliant run of form that’s been shown by their opener Shikhar Dhawan in the recent games. 

With a fiery 88 in the last game, Dhawan once again proved his worthwhile batting up the order. Another fine combined brilliant performance from the players tomorrow is all that the management would be expecting. 

Possible Playing XI: 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: Analysis 

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Lucknow Super Giants

Gameplan: With 10 points in 8 games played so far Lucknow sit at the 4th position in the points table currently. The K.L Rahul led side has shown tremendous performances in all departments so far. Their statement win over Mumbai in their last match proves their brilliant run of form at the moment. The skipper K.L Rahul has been leading his side and setting examples for others to follow as he smashed an unbeaten ton last match to win his side the game single-handedly. 

Some outstanding death bowling from Chameera and Holder saw their side choke the opposition completely. Another big positive was Krunal Pandya who finished with beautiful figures of 3/19 in four overs. A complete performance from this side once again will be expected by the team management in tomorrow’s game. 

Possible Playing XI:- 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.

PBKS vs LSG: Probable Top Performers

Probable best batsman of the match – KL Rahul 

With a wonderful 100 to his name in the previous match, KL Rahul once again will be looking to make an impact with the bat in the upcoming match. His highly impressive counter-attacking batting has got his team out of a whole on several occasions this season so far. In spite of having a shaky start to this season in terms of individual performance, the Lucknow skipper has managed to gain his best possible rhythm and looks to be in top form at the moment. Another top-notch innings from Rahul tomorrow will be enough to ensure another two points for his team without a doubt.

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KL Rahul

Probable best bowler of the match – Arshdeep Singh

With his wonderful death bowling in the previous match, Arshdeep Singh played a major role in his team’s victory over Chennai Super Kings in the previous match. Though he wasn’t able to pick only one wicket, the fact that he fearlessly took up the crucial responsibility of bowling the tough death overs and executed all his strategies properly without any errors helped his team clinch a match which looked out of their reach at one point. Another crucial spell of bowling from Arshdeep is highly expected by all of us including the Punjab management.

Arshdeep Singh

PBKS vs LSG: Winning Prediction 

Match prediction – Punjab Kings to win the match

Banking on some combined brilliance and wonderful contributions from all their key players, the Punjab Kings are favourites to defeat the Lucknow Super Giants in tomorrow’s crunch match against Punjab. The batters are once again expected to go rampant against the opposition bowlers while the bowling unit which already looks strong shall hopefully be executing another fine spell of bowling to win their side the match. 

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