Both the teams won their last game and would be looking for a similar result.
Punjab Kings and Lucknow Super Giants will play the 42nd match of the IPL 2022 on Friday. With 4 wins and an equal amount of losses in 8 matches, PBKS are placed in the 6th position in the points table. They managed to defeat Chennai Super Kings in the previous match by 11 runs after scoring 187 runs in 20 overs.
Lucknow are placed in the fourth position in the points tally with 5 wins in 8 matches. They won the last game against Mumbai Indians by 36 runs after making 168 runs for the loss of 6 wickets. Both the teams would be looking for a win to move up the points table.
Punjab Kings vs Lucknow Super Giants, Match 42
Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
Date & Time: 29th April at 7:30 PM IST and Local Time
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar
PBKS vs LSG, Match 42 Pitch Report:
The venue has provided a lot to both the batters and the bowlers throughout the tournament and the same might happen in this match too. Teams have found it easy to defend a total here compared to the other venues, hence, it won’t be a surprise if the team winning the toss elects to bat.
PBKS vs LSG, Match 42 Probable Playing XIs:
Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Jonny Bairstow, Kagiso Rabada, Rishi Dhawan, Arshdeep Singh, Rahul Chahar, Sandeep Sharma.
Lucknow Super Giants
KL Rahul (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Krunal Pandya, Manish Pandey, Ayush Badoni, Deepak Hooda, Jason Holder, Marcus Stoinis, Dushmantha Chameera, Avesh Khan/Mohsin Khan, Ravi Bishnoi.
Top Picks for PBKS vs LSG Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Batters
Shikhar Dhawan won the player of the match award in the last game against CSK. He made 88 runs off 59 deliveries and helped the team reach a decent total of 187 runs. Dhawan is the current leading run-scorer for PBKS and would be responsible for providing a fiery start to the team once again.
Bhanuka Rajapaksa made a comeback to the playing 11 after missing a few matches for PBKS against CSK. He was given the number 3 position to bat in and he grabbed the opportunity with both hands. Rajapaksa made 42 runs off 32 deliveries and added 110 runs for the second wicket along with Shikhar Dhawan.
Top Picks – All-Rounders
Liam Livingstone has managed to pick only 2 wickets, however, he has been an important part of PBKS’ batting unit. He has scored 245 runs in 8 matches at an average of 30.62 and a strike rate of 187.02 including 3 half-centuries.
Jason Holder has maintained his reputation of being one of the best all-rounders of the game. Holder has taken 9 wickets in 6 matches at an average of 23.22, an economy of 8.70, and a strike rate of 16.
Top Picks – Bowlers
Kagiso Rabada has picked 9 wickets in 7 matches at an average of 22.44, an economy of 8.08, and a strike rate of 16.6. However, he is yet to pick more than 2 wickets in the tournament and the team would need him to do this in the next few matches.
Rahul Chahar has been an important asset for PBKS’ bowling unit as he is the current leading wicket-taker for the team. He has taken 10 wickets in 8 matches at an average of 22.40, an economy of 7.59, and a strike rate of 17.7.
Top Picks – Wicketkeeper
Lokesh Rahul has been leading the LSG side from the front. He has scored 2 centuries and 1 half-century in the tournament. Rahul has made 368 runs in 8 matches at an average of 61.33 and a strike rate of 147.79.
PBKS vs LSG Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
|Player||Statistics (This Edition)|
|Lokesh Rahul||368 runs|
|Quinton De cock||225 runs|
|Shikhar Dhawan||302 runs|
|Livim Livingston||245 runs|
|Rahul Chahar||10 Wickets|
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for PBKS vs LSG Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Lokesh Rahul (c), Shikhar Dhawan (vc), Mayank Agarwal, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Ayush Badoni, Rishi Dhawan, Jason Holder, Krunal Pandya, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi.
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for PBKS vs LSG Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Quinton de Kock (vc), Lokesh Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jason Holder, Liam Livingstone (c), Krunal Pandya, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Mohsin Khan.
PBKS vs LSG Risky Captaincy Choices:
Ravi Bishnoi has managed to pick 5 wickets in the last 5 games and has not been the same as he was in the last 2 seasons. Hence, he is a risky captaincy choice for this match. Rishi Dhawan played the first match of the season against CSK and picked 2 wickets for 39 runs in 4 overs. Rishi might be a risky pick to be the captain of your fantasy team.
Player you should avoid:
Jitesh Sharma is batting in the lower middle-order and might not get a chance to play if the top-order excels. Both the teams have enough wicketkeepers who are in fantastic form, hence, you can avoid Jitesh in your fantasy team for this match.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.