PBKS vs LSG: The stage at the Ekana Stadium in Lucknow is all set for match number 21 between Lucknow Super Giants and Punjab Kings as both sides will take on each other in a fascinating encounter. The home side is in a good position, having won three out of the four games they have played so far, while the away side has two wins and two defeats in their account.
The PBKS vs LSG game is going to be an exciting one. LSG is coming off a stunning win against RCB in their previous game and is flying high up the table. The middle order is firing up and the bowling has also been pretty decent. The KL Rahul-led side will be looking for their fourth win of the tournament.
Talking about Punjab Kings, they are coming to this game on the back of a couple of defeats and will be looking to get back on track.
Punjab Kings won the toss and elected to bowl first.
At the toss, Punjab Kings’ stand-in skipper Sam Curran pointed out that they want to experiment by bowling first. Sam Curran also revealed the changes they have made in playing XI for PBKS vs LSG game. He said:
“We’ll bowl first. Something we haven’t done all season. Shikhar picked up an injury last game, don’t know how bad it is but hopefully he won’t be out long. His absence is huge, we’ve got two Indian batters coming in and Raza is back in the XI. The conditions looks good,”
LSG captain KL Rahul stated that they are still trying to figure out their best playing 11. He lauded the team’s spirit to come out from any precarious position. He said:
“First game on this strip, anything would have worked. It is exciting to challenge ourselves on different conditions. It is our first season here, so each game we’ll assess and modify. Every game we make a few changes, settle on a 12-13 and take a call depending on the game. Each game we have turned up and we have been challenged every time, but players have found answers. Everyone is enjoying the game and there is a good vibe around, really happy with the support we have got out here,”
PBKS vs LSG: Playing XI And Impact Player List Of Both The Teams
Punjab Kings Playing XI:
Atharva Taide, Matthew Short, Harpreet Singh Bhatia, Sikandar Raza, Sam Curran(c), Jitesh Sharma(w), Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh
Punjab Kings Subs:
Prabhsimran Singh, Nathan Ellis, Mohit Rathee, Rishi Dhawan
Lucknow Super Giants Playing XI:
KL Rahul(c), Kyle Mayers, Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Nicholas Pooran(w), Ayush Badoni, Avesh Khan, Yudhvir Singh Charak, Mark Wood, Ravi Bishnoi
Lucknow Super Giants Subs:
Amit Mishra, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jaydev Unadkat, Prerak Mankad, Daniel Sams