In today’s Cricket Match, Punjab Kings will be playing against Lucknow SuperGiants 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 second time both Punjab Kings and Lucknow SuperGiants 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.
Punjab will be playing against Lucknow for the second time in the IPL 2022.
Punjab Kings played their recent match against Chennai Super Kings and won by 11 runs. Punjab batted quite magnificently and also bowled well against Chennai. Shikhar Dhawan made a fabulous score of 88 and Bhanuka Rajapaksa gained 42 runs for Punjab Kings. Mayank Agarwal is proving his worth in the latest matches. Punjab is currently exceeding in their form with each passing game.
Similarly, Lucknow SuperGiants also won their previous match against Mumbai Indians. It was comparatively an easy win for LSG. Though they scored an average number of 168, LSG defended it quite gracefully. Mumbai had to lose by a massive 36 runs. KL Rahul performed exceptionally well and made most of the runs that innings, making 103 runs.
The 42nd match of Tata IPL 2022 is between PBKS and LSG. It will be the second 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.
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.
Mayank Agarwal(C), Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma(WK), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Rishi Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Sandeep Sharma, Arshdeep Singh
Quinton De Kock(WK), KL Rahul(C), Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Ayush Badoni, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Jason Holder, Mohsin Khan, Dushmantha Chameera, Ravi Bishnoi
Shikhar Dhawan is a crucial player in this match for Punjab. He is a left-handed batsman who made a total of 300+ runs in this season’s IPL 2022.
Liam Livingstone is also a right-handed batsman and a right-arm break bowler from Punjab. He bagged two wickets, and 250+ runs this season.
KL Rahul captain of Lucknow SuperGiants and a right-handed batsman. He scored a century in his last match and is currently in good form. His presence will create an impact.
Arshdeep Singh is an all-rounder from Punjab. He’s a left-arm batsman and fast bowler, getting 3 wickets this season.
Quinten De Kock from Lucknow is a left-handed batsman whose form is impeccable. His number will earn you a good buck.
Lokesh Rahul, Liam Livingstone.
Shikhar Dhawan, Quinten De Kock.
Wicket Keeper: Lokesh Rahul(C), Quinten De Kock.
Batsmen: Shikhar Dhawan(VC), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Mayank Agarwal.
All-Rounders: Liam Livingstone, Jason Holder, Krunal Pandya.
Bowlers: Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Ravi Bishnoi.
Wicket Keeper: Lokesh Rahul, Quinten De Kock(VC), Jonny Bairstow.
Batsmen: Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, Marcus Stoinis.
All-Rounders: Liam Livingstone(C), Jason Holder.
Bowlers: Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Dushmantha Chameera.
Lokesh Rahul, is suggested as a safe captaincy choice for small leagues and mini grand leagues. Liam Livingstone is much better for grander leagues and tournaments. For punt-picks, Mascus Stoinis and Jonny Bairstow are suggested.
The best combination for today’s game is 2-3-3-2.
Considering the previous matches and increasing form, Lucknow SuperGiants are showing more chances of winning.