Punjab Kings (PBKS) will take on Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in the 38th game of the IPL 2023 on Friday (April 28) at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali. The Kings have won four out of seven games and are placed in the sixth place points table. They are coming into this game after defeating Mumbai Indians in their last game by 13 runs. The Kings scored 214 runs for the loss of eight wickets in 20 overs while batting first, with the help of a half-century from Sam Curran. Harpreet Singh also made some significant contributions with the bat for the Kings. In reply, MI could score only 201 runs for the loss of six wickets in 20 overs. Arshdeep Singh was the star of the night for the Kings as he picked four wickets for 29 runs in four overs.
The Super Giants have won four out of seven games and are placed in fourth place in the points table. In their last game against Gujarat Titans, the Super Giants failed to chase down the target of 136 runs and fell short of the target by seven runs. Krunal Pandya and Marcus Stoinis picked two wickets each. KL Rahul scored another half-century for the Super Giants this season but failed to help the team chase the target.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI
BENCH : Shikhar Dhawan, B Rajapaksa, Sikandar Raza, Nathan Ellis, R Dhawan, Mohit Rathee, Shivam Singh, Rajangad Bawa, Baltej Singh, K Rabada, Vidhwath Kaverappa, Gurnoor Brar
Lucknow Super Giants
BENCH : Krishnappa Gowtham, Mark Wood, YS Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat, DR Sams, PN Mankad, Q de Kock, Romario Shepherd, M Vohra, Karan Sharma, Swapnil Singh, Mohsin Khan, Mayank Yadav, Yudhvir Singh, AN Guleria
The pitch will likely remain balanced throughout the match. The average first innings score in the last five T20 games at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali has been 158 runs. The team winning the toss will likely elect to bowl in this game.