Today’s IPL 2023 match, PBKS v LSG live score: Updated scorecard, XIs, toss, stats and match prediction
Punjab Kings will host Lucknow Super Giants in Mohali in today’s IPL 2023 clash – here are the predicted XIs for the match, team news and today’s IPL match prediction for PBKS v LSG.
PBKS v LSG, live score: Follow the live scorecard here
Match date: April 28, 2023
Match time: 7.30pm IST.
PBKS vs LSG: IPL 2023 team news
Punjab have punched above their weight halfway into the tournament, having recorded four wins out of their first seven games. They have had handy contributions from almost everyone and have not excessively depended on one or two individuals. Shikhar Dhawan, their first-choice captain and the only experienced top-order batter, is expected to return for tonight’s game after missing the last three matches due to injury.
The only area of concern that they might have is the form of their premier spinner, Rahul Chahar. He has picked just two wickets in seven games and PBKS would be hoping to get more out of him sooner rather than later.
Lucknow are above Punjab in the points table but have suffered a demoralising defeat in their last game against Gujarat Titans. That might result in a few changes for this game.
Quinton de Kock has sat out ever since he returned from his international commitments. There might be a temptation to bring him in for Kyle Mayers, who has got 20+ scores in each of his last three innings, but all of them have been at sub-130 strike rates. Lucknow can also consider dropping Deepak Hooda and bringing in Manan Vohra in his place. Mark Wood should also return in place of Naveen Ul Haq.
IPL 2023: Tomorrow’s matches
KKR vs GT – 3.30pm IST
DC vs SRH – 7.30pm IST
IPL 2023: Yesterday’s matches
RR v CSK – Rajasthan Royals won by 32 runs
PBKS v LSG: Predicted XIs for today’s IPL match
PBKS XI: Shikhar Dhawan (c), Prabhsimran Singh, Matthew Short, Liam Livingstone, Harpreet Bhatia, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Sam Curran, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Nathan Ellis, Arshdeep Singh.
LSG XI: KL Rahul, Quinton de Kock, Manan Vohra, Krunal Pandya, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran, Ayush Badoni, Mark Wood, Yudhvir Singh Charak, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan
PBKS v LSG: IPL prediction for today’s match 38
Lucknow have a lot of questions that they have to find answers to in terms of selection and tactics. Their batting order has especially come under scrutiny after a botched chase against Gujarat.
Punjab, meanwhile, are coming off a solid victory against Mumbai in their own backyard and are looking like the more confident unit heading into this game. If Dhawan returns, PBKS might well have the upper hand.
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