PBKS vs LSG Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Apr 28, 2023

PBKS vs LSG Match Prediction - Apr 28, 2023

The Lucknow Super Giants will be looking to get back to winning ways as they travel to Mohali to take on the Punjab Kings this Friday in the IPL.

PBKS vs LSG head-to-head record

Both teams have faced each other just twice before this game, where both of them have won 1 match each.

PBKS vs LSG Live-streaming and Broadcast

The match can be live-streamed on the Jio Cinema app or can be watched live on the Star Sports Network


PBKS vs LSG Team Previews

Punjab Kings

The Punjab Kings will be delighted with their performance in the last match where they defeated the Mumbai Indians in their backyard. The win gained them two crucial points and they are now within touching distance of breaking into the top-4.

Despite missing the services of their star batsman and skipper Shikhar Dhawan, the Kings put up a brilliant batting performance to put up a massive total of 214 against MI. There is no news whether Dhawan will be available for selection for this match.

The team got a decent start but it was a 92-run partnership between Harpreet Singh and Sam Curran for the 5th wicket that set the tone, while Jitesh Sharma played a brilliant cameo of 25 runs from just 7 deliveries to give the team a final push.

Liam Livingstone had had a quiet few matches but do not underestimate him. He is someone who is capable of playing a match-winning inning or even pick up crucial wickets his both-ways spin. We also think that PBKS should seriously consider bring back Bhanuka Rajapaksa in place of Matt Short.

We think Jitesh Sharma is doing a massive job as a finisher and looks ready to make the step up to international cricket. There is plenty of power in the PBKS batting lineup.

Arshdeep Singh will once again lead the new-ball attack and will have Nathan Ellis supporting him at the other end. Arshdeep has been pretty consistent even at the death overs and has claimed 13 wickets so far.

Nathan Ellis too has picked up wickets at regular intervals but has been expensive, while Sam Curran and Rahul Chahar have struggled to keep the opposition batsmen reined in.


Punjab Kings Playing 11

Shikhar Dhawan, Atharva Taide, Sikandar Raza, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Jitesh Sharma, Shahrukh Khan, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Gurnoor Brar, Arshdeep Singh.

Lucknow Super Giants

The Lucknow Super Giants began the season on a strong note but they have lost 2 of their last 3 outings. As a result, they are now in danger of falling out from the top-4 on the table.

It was a forgettable performance by the Super Giants in their latest match where they were defeated by the Gujarat Titans. The Super Giants were in a comfortable position, needing just 31 runs in the last 6 overs, and had 9 wickets in hand. However, the team faced a stunning collapse and ended up losing the match by 7 runs.

While Kyle Mayers and KL Rahul have given the team some solid starts, there have been some criticisms about Rahul’s batting as he has batted excruciatingly slow even on good batting surfaces. His aggregate strike rate this season is just 113.91 and that tends to put pressure on the lower-order batsmen to score at a faster pace to compensate.

They do have some players who are capable of playing the big hits but the batting order seems to have been an issue. LSG keeps holding back its best batters to try and take the game deep instead of actually trying to get ahead of the required rate.

Krunal Pandya, Nicolas Pooran, and Marcus Stoinis have all been rather inconsistent. Ayush Badoni and Deepak Hooda have struggled too.

The bowling for the LSG has been inconsistent as well. Mark Wood has been the pick of the bowlers with 11 wickets from just 4 matches. His fitness hasn’t been the best and in his absence, Avesh Khan, Marcus Stoinis, and Krunal Pandya have struggled. The team has brought in Naveen ul-Haq as his replacement. While he has bowled some tight spells, he hasn’t been able to take wickets with the same frequency. 

There is a lot of depth in the LSG squad. They just need to get their strategy and approach right.


Lucknow Super Giants Playing 11

Lokesh Rahul, Kyle Mayers, Marcus Stoinis, Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya, Nicholas Pooran, Ayush Badoni, Naveen ul Haq, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Yash Thakur.

PBKS vs LSG Toss Prediction

The team winning the toss will be looking to bowl first here. That is not a massive advantage at this venue as teams batting first have won 44% of the matches. 



Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

The pitch at Mohali is good to bat on and the batsmen will find it easy to play their shots. That said, the spinners are likely to see some turn as the match progresses and the quicker bowlers will see some movement too. The outfield is big and big hits are not the easiest, especially if the playing surface is towards the centre of the square.

Anything over 180 will be tricky to chase here. The weather will remain clear with temperatures of between 25-30 degrees Celsius. 


PBKS vs LSG Betting Tips

While there is little separating the two teams at this stage, we feel that the Punjab Kings have a slight edge here. They are playing under home conditions and the win in their last match should have given them plenty of confidence. On the other hand, the Super Giants have been struggling a bit with the bat and will be a bit lacking in morale when they take on the field.

Bet on the Punjab Kings to win.


Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. 10CRIC


    Total 4’s in the match

    Under 28.5 (1.87)


Over the last few matches, the pitch seems to be slowing down a bit, and making it slightly difficult to bat on. Also, the boundaries here aren’t the smallest, leading us to recommend this bet.

  1. 1xBet


    Lucknow Super Giants Total score after 10 overs

    Under 84.5 (1.55)


While the Lucknow Super Giants have a strong opening pair, the batsmen lower down the order haven’t been in the best of forms. Also, KL Rahul hasn’t been among the quickest scorers this season.

  1. Betway


    Total Runs in the Highest-Scoring Over of the Match

    Under 20.5 (1.80)


As mentioned earlier, the pitch at Mohali isn’t the easiest to bat on. The boundaries are bigger than some of the other grounds this season and overall, we feel that it will be difficult to take the bowlers for big runs.

Today Match Prediction

Punjab Kings To Win the Match, 1.92

Bet Tip Here

Who will win PBKS vs LSG

Punjab Kings 66.98% (503)
Lucknow Super Giants 33.02% (248)
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