LSG vs PBKS Match Preview

The LG batting lineup possesses immense potential, particularly with the inclusion of Quinton de Kock and Devdutt Padikkal, two exceptional left-handed batsmen known for their attacking style. Their presence in the top order should prove to be a formidable challenge for the PBKS bowling attack. Additionally, KL Rahul has a commendable track record against PBKS and will be eager to capitalize on it.

The lineup also boasts the likes of Deepak Hooda, Ayush Badoni, and Nicholas Pooran, ensuring an abundance of firepower. However, it is crucial that Pooran is not placed too low in the batting order, as it may hinder his ability to make a significant impact.

Unfortunately, the bowling lineup in the previous match performed poorly. Mohsin Khan and Yash Thakur conceded 88 runs in just seven overs, while Naveen ul Haq also proved to be expensive. The only silver lining was Krunal Pandya, who managed to restrict the flow of runs.

The PBKS batting lineup is facing significant challenges that we believe will hinder their chances of competing for the title this season. Shikhar Dhawan's strike rate is not up to par with the demands of modern-day cricket. While he is consistent and spends a considerable amount of time at the crease, this approach may inadvertently add pressure on his teammates. Jonny Bairstow has shown promise in scoring quickly, but he has been dismissed early in both matches.

We have reservations about the batting abilities of Prabhsimran Singh and Sam Curran, particularly in the way they are utilized by PBKS. Although Liam Livingstone is a world-class player in this format, he lacks consistency. PBKS's batting lineup always appears to be on the brink of trouble, just one or two wickets away.

Unfortunately, the bowling lineup doesn't fare much better. Harpreet Brar stood out as the top bowler in the previous match, with good support from Kagiso Rabada. However, aside from these two, PBKS is struggling to maintain control. Arshdeep Singh has been expensive, Rahul Chahar has failed to make an impact, and Sam Curran doesn't pose much of a threat either.

Weather Report

There is no rain expected in Lucknow for this match and we shold not have any interruptions.

Pitch Report

The conditions have been a bit more difficult for scoring in Lucknow than at other venues. Spin also plays a pretty big part in the scheme of things. The average winning score batting first is 158, quite a bit lower than all other IPL venues. 

Notable stats

KL Rahul vs Kagiso Rabada

KL Rahul has scored 68 runs against Kagiso Rabada at a strike rate of just 113 and has also been dismissed four times by him. The battle between the LSG captain and the strike bowler for PBKS is going to be crucial.

Team News

There is no news of any injury in either camp.

LSG vs PBKS Probable 11

LSG Playing 11

  • Quinton de Kock
  • KL Rahul (C)
  • Devdutt Padikkal
  • Ayush Badoni
  • Deepak Hooda
  • Nicholas Pooran
  • Marcus Stoinis
  • Krunal Pandya
  • Ravi Bishnoi
  • Mohsin Khan
  • Naveen ul Haq

PBKS Playing 11

  • Shikhar Dhawan (C)
  • Jonny Bairstow
  • Prabhsimran Singh
  • Liam Livingstone
  • Sam Curran
  • Jitesh Sharma (Wk)
  • Harpreet Brar
  • Harshal Patel
  • Kagiso Rabada
  • Rahul Chahar
  • Arshdeep Singh
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

We think LSG has a good chance toe xtend the home dominance that we have seen from teams in IPL 2024 so far. They have a strong batting lineup and a bowling attack that is very well-suited to the conditions. If the surface at Lucknow is similar top what we saw last season, the PBKS batters may struggle to get away. 


Top Picks

Krunal Pandya - The most economical bowler in the previous match, Krunal Pandya is also a pretty useful battter. He can be promoted up the order to take advanteg of the spinners and that is something that could make him very valuable. 

Harpreet Brar - Absolutely brilliant in the previous match, Brar has evolved over the last couple of seasons and is much more consistent now. He can pick wickets during the middle overs in this match as well. 

Quinton de Kock - He missed out in the previous match but the South African opener is one of the most dangerous players in the powerplay. He hits big shots with regularity and usually scores at an incredible strike rate.

LSG vs PBKS Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: Q de Kock (C), L Rahul, N Pooran

Batters: S Dhawan, D Padikkal

All-rounders: L Livingstone, S Curran, K Pandya (VC)

Bowlers: H Patel, R Bishnoi, H Brar