In today’s Cricket Match, Punjab Kings will be playing against Lucknow Super Giants in this season’s 42nd match of Tata IPL. The game will occur on 29th April in Pune’s Maharashtra Cricket Association stadium. The play-off will be telecasted live at 7:30 pm on Star Sports Network and online on Disney+Hotstar.
This 42nd match will be the first time both Punjab Kings and Lucknow Super Giants are standing opposite each other. PBKS is currently in the sixth position on the scoreboard whereas LSG is in the fourth spot. Both the teams have played eight matches in total in this season’s IPL 2022. Punjab has managed to win four out of those 8 cricket matches and Lucknow has won five.
Both the teams are currently among the best-performing cricket teams of this season.
The 42nd match of Tata IPL 2022 is between PBKS and LSG. It will be the first time encountering each other in the field. Both the teams have a good ranking on the scoreboards. LSG has a good batting side with players increasing performance. Punjab also has a good batting stature with convincing bowlers. Today’s match will be exciting and crucial for both the teams.
Currently, Lucknow Super Giants is leading between the two in scoreboard rankings. LSG is fourth, and PBKS is in sixth position. It will be an engaging match as both the team’s last cricket matches were exceptionally well.
Punjab Kings have a good batting lineup with Shikhar Dhawan and captain Mayank Agarwal in a perfect form for the match considering their good performance in the last game. Liam Livingstone and Jonny Bairstow will make a huge impact on bowling and create a difference. Rishi Dhawan is also a good bowler viewing his last match performance.
Lucknow Super Giants will perform quite well with KL Rahul and Quinten De Kock in the opening duo. His recent century has turned the odds to him. Bowling counterparts will be handled by Marcus Stoinis and Krunal Pandya.
Both the teams have won their last match by quite a margin. Today’s cricket match prediction will be challenging as both teams are performing well and this is an important game. Punjab Kings have their hold on batting and also on bowling, whereas Lucknow Super Giants are performing exceptionally in their batting segment. Both the teams are more likely to pick bowling considering the spinner-friendly pitch of the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune.
Punjab Kings and Lucknow Super Giants are performing extraordinarily, but the chances are more likely towards Lucknow Super Giants.
The MCA stadium pitch is known for giving a better advantage to bowlers, especially spinners. Teams have more chances of getting wickets than scoring.
The forecasted temperature will hover around 34 to 35 degrees celsius. Humidity will be lower at approximately 33%. Wind speed will be slightly higher, 16 km per hour. Little to no precipitation is expected today.
Maharashtra Cricket Association stadium in pune is known for its spinner friendly pitch. The average run for MCA stadium is 160 runs. Most teams winning the toss opt for bowling in the first inning for better match outcome. LSG will be playing for the first time at Pune.
Considering the form of Lucknow and its batsmen, odds are facing them in today’s cricket match. Both the teams have a good batting side, but LSG is slightly ahead of PBKS in their bowling department. Lucknow have heavy hitters in their team which are better in T20 matches.