Punjab Kings and Lucknow Super Giants (PBKS vs LKN) square off in the 42nd match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. The Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune will host this clash.
Punjab Kings regained some momentum with their 11-run win over Chennai Super Kings last time out. Shikhar Dhawan’s 88 took them to 187/4 before they restricted Chennai to 176/6 to win the game in the end.
Meanwhile, Lucknow Super Giants also struck back with a convincing win over Mumbai Indians. Skipper KL Rahul smashed another hundred as Lucknow posted 168/6. Krunal Pandya then picked up three wickets as Mumbai were held at 132/8, with Lucknow winning by 36 runs.
Match: Punjab Kings vs Lucknow Super Giants, IPL 2022 Match 42
Date and Time: April 29, Friday, 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
PBKS vs LKN Predicted Playing XI
Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Rishi Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Sandeep Sharma, Arshdeep Singh
Lucknow Super Giants
KL Rahul (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Manish Pandey, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Hooda, Ayush Badoni, Marcus Stoinis, Jason Holder, Dushmantha Chameera, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan
The wicket is batting friendly. There will be some assistance early on but batters can play their shots freely. Spinners will have a key role to play. The team winning the toss will look to bowl first and chase the total.
PBKS vs LKN Match Prediction
Despite the win, Punjab Kings have issues with their batting order. Their bowling has also been inconsistent. Lucknow Super Giants are a well balanced team performing well with both bat and ball. Thus, it will be a tight game with Lucknow having an edge over Punjab.
PBKS vs LKN Dream11 Fantasy Suggestions
Fantasy Team #1: KL Rahul, Marcus Stoinis, Shikhar Dhawan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jason Holder, Krunal Pandya, Liam Livingstone, Avesh Khan, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh
Captain: KL Rahul, Vice-captain: Shikhar Dhawan
Fantasy Team #2: Jonny Bairstow, KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, Marcus Stoinis, Jason Holder, Liam Livingstone, Krunal Pandya, Avesh Khan, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh
Captain: KL Rahul, Vice-captain: Liam Livingstone