Both the teams are well and truly in the playoff race. Both PBKS and LSG have won 4 matches out of the 7 they have played in. In their previous meeting, a three-for from Sam Curran, a half-century from Sikandar Raza, and a powerful finish from Shahrukh Khan helped PBKS to a 2-wicket win over LSG in Lucknow.
Now it is time for the reverse fixture in Mohali.
In this article, we look at the best captaincy and vice-captaincy options for your fantasy team.
PBKS vs LSG First, pitch report in Mohali:
The surface in Mohali is one of the best in the IPL for batting. In the evening game though, there is good amount of assistance for pacers as well, especially in the second innings. Out of the 3 matches played in Mohali so far, two have been won by the teams batting first, while in another game, Gujarat Titans won on the penultimate ball of their chase.
PBKS vs LSG: Two players you could land you 1 crore in fantasy
PBKS interim skipper Sam Curran is the safest choice for captaincy and could give you the highest amount of fantasy points today. He is a proper all-rounder who bowled 3 to 4 overs every match and is coming in the middle-order to bat. The big boundaries in Mohali helps Curran in taking wickets as batsmen get caught in the deep while trying to hit him for sixes. His batting has been decent so far.
With the bat, Curran averages 28 with a strike rate of 137 so far and is fresh from a brilliant match-winning fifty against MI, and he’s taken 5 wickets, 3 of which came against LSG.
KL Rahul will be back at his previous home ground, Mohali, where he played 4 seasons for Punjab Kings and plundered big runs at this venue. Rahul has a tremendous record here: in 11 innings in Mohali, the opener has scored 448 runs at an average of 49 and a strike rate of 144 with 5 half-centuries. He’s played some of his most eye-catching knocks here. So his venue record and that he will be playing against his former team could bring out his best. This makes him a good C/VC choice for your fantasy team.