Match prediction: PBKS to win
Toss prediction: PBKS to win the toss and bowl first
With nothing separating both teams when it comes to the points table, a win in today's game will take either Punjab Kings or the Lucknow Super Giants on 10 points and away from the 8-points traffic in the middle of the points table.
- Saturday, April 28th, 19:30 IST
- Punjab Cricket Association, IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
- 1 PBKS vs LSG match preview
- 2 PBKS vs LSG Dream11 prediction
- 3 Match prediction: Punjab Kings to win
PBKS vs LSG match preview
After a fantastic comeback being celebrated by 2 broken stumps, Punjab Kings pulled off a brilliant win against the Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium. In the absence of Captain Shikhar Dhawan, the fairly inexperienced batting line up pulled a rabbit out of their bag. And the bowlers backed it with a brilliant bowling display. They will want to continue this momentum and become the 3rd side to reach the 10 point mark with a win in the next game. There are uncertainties over the fitness of Shikhar Dhawan, but they will be delighted with Liam Lingstone coming back and will hope he can get his destructive best back to the Indian Premier League.
What season is it?
— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) April 26, 2023
PBKS possible 11: Atharva Taide, Prabhsimran Singh, Matthew Short, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran(c), Jitesh Sharma(w), Harpreet Singh Bhatia, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh.
Lucknow Super Giants
A game that still cannot be described, Lucknow Super Giants managed to bottle a game which seemed they couldn't lose even if they tried to do so. With the psychological implications and impact that game must've had it is important that they bounce back soon as there is still a lot to play for. The form of KL Rahul and Kyle Mayers is a positive for the team and they will hope they continue to give them such starts. They will also hope much more consistency from the middle order.
Destination: Mohali. 2 points. ✈️🤞 pic.twitter.com/ytLMS8pOvV
— Lucknow Super Giants (@LucknowIPL) April 26, 2023
LSG possible 11: KL Rahul(c), Kyle Mayers, Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Nicholas Pooran(w), Ayush Badoni, Naveen-ul-Haq, Avesh Khan, Yudhvir Singh Charak, Ravi Bishnoi
Pitch and expected weather conditions
The PCA IS Bindra Stadium is one of the few grounds where batting first is not a bad option. The pitch gets slower as the match progresses, making it difficult to chase. But with this being an evening game and dew likely to take part, the toss will be extremely important.
It will be hot and humid. The maximum and minimum temperatures will be in the 36°C – 22°C range.
PBKS vs LSG Dream11 prediction
- Wicket-keeper(s): Jitesh Sharma, Nicholas Pooran
- Batter(s): KL Rahul, Harpreet Singh
- All-rounder(s): Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Kyle Myers, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya
- Bowler(s): Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi
- Recommended captain: Sam Curran
- Recommended vice-captain: KL Rahul
The PCA pitch is extremely tricky for both teams, making the toss extremely important. Given the amount of quality all rounders in this match, it is extremely difficult to choose from as all of them are in pretty good form.
The opening batsmen will look to score runs, as it is easier for the opening batsmen to score runs with the new ball. The top order batsmen will look to capitalise when the ball is new as it will get tougher for them as the innings goes forward.
We would recommend having Sam Curran as your Captain, as we feel he is in magnificent form and will continue it in this game too. KL Rahul is also a good candidate for Vice Captain as he is a guarantee for scoring runs in the IPL. This game has a bit for everyone and it will be interesting to see who puts their hands up.
Match prediction: Punjab Kings to win
Punjab Kings look to be in really good form and with the addition of Liam Livingston their chances of making the playoffs gets a real boost. With their bowling unit also firing on all cylinders and them playing at home, Punjab Kings will back themselves to win.
Toss prediction: Punjab Kings to win the toss and bowl first.
We feel that PBKS will win the toss and opt to bowl first. Despite the pitch being on the slower side, dew will play a part in this game which will make batting easier in the second half. The evening games tend to favour the teams batting second at Mohali.
Man of the match prediction: Sam Curran
Sam Curran has been in exceptional form when it comes to both bat and ball. He was adjudged as the Man of the Match in the previous game as well and we feel he will continue his form and be decisive in the encounter as well.
Punjab Kings are placed at 1.80 and the Lucknow Super Giants are at 2.20. Punjab Kings come in as favourites as they play at home and also because of the great form they are in. Also the inconsistency of Lucknow Super Giants plays a part in this too.