Both teams won their last game and would be looking for a similar result.
Punjab Kings and Lucknow Super Giants play the 42nd match of IPL 2022 on Friday. With 4 wins and an equal number of losses in 8 games, PBKS is in 7th position in the points table. They managed to beat Chennai Super Kings in the previous match by 11 runs after scoring 187 runs in 20 overs.
Lucknow is in 4th position in the points tally with 5 wins in 8 games. They won the final match against Mumbai Indians by 36 runs after scoring 168 runs for the loss of 6 wickets. Both teams would be looking for a win to move up the points list.
Punjab Kings vs Lucknow Super Giants, match 42
Event location: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
Date Time: 29th April at 7:30 P.M IST and local time
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar
PBKS vs LSG, match 42 pitch report:
The location has been beneficial for both batters and bowlers during the tournament and the same could happen in this game as well. Teams have found it easy to defend a total here compared to the other locations, so it won’t be a surprise if the team that wins the toss chooses to bat.
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PBKS vs LSG, match 42 Likely 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 – fogged
Shikhar Dhawan won the Player-of-the-Match award in the last game against CSK. He made 88 runs on 59 deliveries and helped the team reach a decent total of 187 runs. Dhawan is the current leading points scorer for PBKS and is said to be responsible for another fiery start for the team.
Bhanuka Rajapaksa made a comeback to the playing 11 for PBKS against CSK after missing a few games. He was given the number 3 position to strike in and grabbed the opportunity with both hands. Rajapaksa made 42 runs from 32 deliveries and added 110 runs for the second wicket along with Shikhar Dhawan.
Top Picks – Allrounders
Liam Livingstone managed to pick just 2 wickets, but he was a key part of PBKS’ batting unit. He scored 245 runs in 8 games with an average of 30.62 and a strike rate of 187.02 including 3 half centuries.
Jason Holder has maintained its reputation as one of the game’s best all-rounders. Holder has taken 9 wickets in 6 matches with an average of 23.22, an economy of 8.70 and a stroke rate of 16.
Top Picks – bowlers
Kagiso Rabada has picked 9 wickets in 7 games with an average of 22.44, economy of 8.08 and strike rate of 16.6. However, he has yet to pick more than 2 wickets in a match and the team would need him in the coming matches.
Rahul Chahar has been a key asset to the PBKS bowling unit as he is the current lead wicket taker for the team. He has taken 10 wickets in 8 matches with an average of 22.40, economy of 7.59 and strike rate of 17.7.
Top Picks – wicket keeper
Lokesh Rahul led the LSG side from the front. He has scored 2 centuries and 1 half century in the tournament. Rahul has scored 368 runs in 8 games with an average of 61.33 and a strike rate of 147.79.
PBKS vs LSG Must choose Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Featured Play 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
Featured Play 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 Picks:
Ravi Bishnoic managed to pick 4 wickets in the last 5 games and has not been the same as in the last 2 seasons. That’s why he’s a risky captaincy for this game.
Rishi Dhawan played the first game of the season against CSK, taking 2 wickets for 39 runs in 4 overs. Rishi might be a risky choice to be the captain of your fantasy squad.
Player to avoid:
Jitesh Sharma strikes in the lower middle order and may not get a chance to play if the highest order excels. Both teams have plenty of wicketkeepers who are in fantastic shape. Therefore, you can avoid Jitesh in your fantasy squad for this match.
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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. When selecting your team, keep the mentioned points in mind and make your own decision.