The 42nd match of IPL 2022 will be played between Punjab Kings and Lucknow Super Giants (PBKS vs LSG) at the Maharashtra Cricket Association ground. LSG captained by KL Rahul has so far won 5 out of 8 matches and is at the fourth position in the points table while PBKS led by Mayank Agarwal has won four out of 8 matches so far.
And this team is present in the sixth place in the points table. Today we will tell you about the match preview, pitch report, weather report, and probable playing XI related to this match.
PBKS vs LSG, Match Preview
First of all, if we talk about PBKS, then this team defeated Chennai in their last match. Rishi Dhawan got a chance in that match and bowled well under pressure. Hopefully, he can get a chance in the next match as well. Along with this, the absence of Mayank Agarwal is a cause of concern.
A good performance would be expected from him who has scored just one fifty so far. His performance in the current season has been full of ups and downs. At the same time, Dhawan has impressed everyone with his batting.
Along with this, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, who batted at number three, has also won everyone’s heart. He scored 42 runs in 32 balls in the last match against Super Kings. The Sri Lankan batsman would like to continue his good performance.
At the same time, batsmen like Liam Livingstone and Jonny Bairstow need to play with responsibility. Talking about the bowling, apart from Rabada, bowlers like Arshdeep Singh, Sandeep Sharma, Rishi Dhawan, and Rahul Chahar are in good form.
At the same time, talking about LSG, this team had defeated Mumbai Indians in their last match. Mohsin Khan bowled well in the last match. He is almost certain to get a chance in the next match as well. KL Rahul is in excellent form while Quinton de Kock will need to be consistent in his batting.
Apart from this, the absence of Manish Pandey is a matter of concern. It remains to be seen whether he gets the chance while Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Hooda, and young Ayush Badoni apart from West Indies all-rounder Jason Holder have impressed. The bowlers of this team are in excellent form.
Pitch And Weather Report
Talking about the pitch of Maharashtra Cricket Association, here it helps a lot for the batsmen as well as the spin bowlers. Here 165-175 runs in the first innings would be a good score. Keeping the dew in mind, the captain winning the toss would prefer to bowl.
At the same time, talking about the weather, on April 29, the maximum temperature of Pune will be 32 and the minimum will be 26 degrees Celsius. The wind will blow at a speed of 35 kmph. There is no chance of thunderstorms or rain.
Potential Playing 11 Of Both The Teams
PBKS: Mayank Agarwal (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Bhanuka Rajapakse, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Kagiso Rabada, Rishi Dhawan, Rahul Chahar, Sandeep Sharma, Arshdeep Singh.
LSG: Quinton de Kock (wk), Lokesh Rahul (c), Manish Pandey, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Hooda, Ayush Badoni, Marcus Stoinis, Jason Holder, Dushmantha Chamira, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohsin Khan.
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