After winning a thriller against RCB, Lucknow Super Giants faces the unpredictable Punjab Kings at their home, Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium.
LSG is in the top four in the points table, and they have been playing outstanding cricket so far. On the other end, PBKS has lost two games consecutively. So, LSG has a home advantage and more confidence with how they are playing right now.
Head to Head
Matches played: 1
LSG Won: 1
PBKS Won: 0
Time: 7.30 PM IST
Venue: Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium
Good wicket to bowl for the pacers, and at the same time, it helps the batters once they settle in.
What to Expect?
One can expect a high standard bowling performance from the fast bowling department. Could be a low-scoring contest.
Probable Playing XIs
LSG Possible XI:
Nicholas Pooran(wk), Deepak Hooda, Kyle Mayers, KL Rahul(C), Kurnal Pandya, Ayush Badoni, Krishnappa Gowtham, Avesh Khan, Mark Wood, Ravi Bishnoi, Jayadev Unadkat
PBKS Possible XI:
Shikhar Dhawan (c), Prabhsimran Singh (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jitesh Sharma, Shahrukh Khan, Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza, Nathan Ellis, Harpreet Brar, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh
Fantasy Picks for the GT vs PBKS Match
Captain : K Myers
K Myers’ job with both bat and ball makes him a captain material. Also, his current form is something that needs to be considered.
Vice captain : S Dhawan
The orange cap holder cannot be missed in this time of the tournament. His consistency is miracle and that is paying a huge for PBKS.
Batsmen : S Dhawan, Rajapaksa, L Rahul
Rajapakse’s last game was a mess. But he loves pace and this wicket might get him the touch he needed.
L Rahul innings were unpredictable throughout the tournament. Once he finds the rhythm he will make sure it is big.
Wicket keepers : N Pooran
This us the IPL N Pooran has been waiting so long. He is an absolute delight to watch with the bat..
All rounders : M Stoinis, S Curran, K Pandya, K Myers
VS Curran is able to scalp the wickets anyhow. And economy wise, he is doing a brilliant job.
M Stoinis haso done his best yet. Let’s wait for it. When it happens it will be huge.
It is fair to say that K Pandya is the backbone of LSG.
Bowlers : A Khan, R Chahar, M Wood
A Khan and M Wood will haunt down with the extra pace they could extract from the wicket.
R Chahar gets to bowl only after four or five bowlers in PBKS. He is a leggie who can make a big deal when given major role.
Winning Dream11 Team
Good conditions for Kyle Mayers to bounce back after a storming start. His fast bowling will also come in as good value addition.
Shikhar Dhawan’s contribution to this PBKS side is invaluable as a batter. With a middle order that is not tested yet, the Indian opener’s part will also be huge in this game. He will also look to extend the lead in the table of Orange Cap contenders, which he is leading now.
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