LSG vs PBKS Live IPL 2024: Lucknow Super Giants Win Toss, Opt to Bat First Against Punjab Kings; KL Rahul t – News18

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Last Updated: March 30, 2024, 19:20 IST
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Lucknow Super Giants will aim for an improved all-round effort when they take on Punjab Kings at Ekana Stadium on Saturday evening.  KL Rahul’s LSG faltered in the opening game against Rajasthan Royals, losing by 20 runs in Chandigarh, and will look to bounce back in front of the home crowd. In the absence of Mark Wood and David Willey, LSG’s pace battery looks thin with the likes of Mohsin Khan, Naveen-ul-Haq, and Yash Thakur expected to do the heavy lifting.
Skipper Rahul, who has decided to play the wicketkeeper-batter’s role keeping the T20 World Cup in mind, made 58 in his comeback game and would be looking to build on that. He would be hoping his opening partner Quinton de Kock returns to his belligerent best against Punjab after missing out against the Royals. The team is also banking on the likes of Devdutt Padikkal Ayush Badoni, Deepak Hooda, and Krunal to deliver down the order.
PBKS, on the other hand, have a 50-50 record so far, winning one and losing one. The Shikhar Dhawan-led side needs more fluency in the powerplay and that is bound to come if Jonny Bairstow gets going after failing in the first two games. Dhawan, who only plays IPL to IPL, needs to up his strike rate going forward. Prabhsimran Singh, who came of age last season, has not been able to capitalise on his starts yet.
While all-rounder Sam Curran has shown his prowess with the bat in the two matches, the left-arm seamer has been wayward with the ball. Vice-captain Jitesh Sharma, who is in the running for a World Cup berth, needs to have a stellar season to convince the national selectors.
Quinton de Kock(wk), KL Rahul, Devdutt Padikkal, Ayush Badoni, Nicholas Pooran(c), Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohsin Khan, Mayank Yadav, Manimaran Siddharth
Shikhar Dhawan(c), Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Jitesh Sharma(wk), Shashank Singh, Harpreet Brar, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh
Lucknow Super Giants: Ashton Turner, Naveen-ul-Haq, Amit Mishra, Deepak Hooda, K Gowtham
Punjab Kings: Prabhsimran Singh, Rilee Roussouw, Tanay Thagarajan, Vidwath Kaverappa, Harpreet Bhatia
Punjab Kings Playing XI:
Shikhar Dhawan(C), Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Jitesh Sharma(Wk), Shashank Singh, Harpreet Brar, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh
Lucknow Super Giants Playing XI:
Quinton de Kock(Wk), KL Rahul, Devdutt Padikkal, Ayush Badoni, Nicholas Pooran(C), Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohsin Khan, Mayank Yadav, Manimaran Siddharth
Lucknow Super Giants won the toss and opted to have a bat first against the Punjab Kings!
Nicholas Pooran came out for the toss for LSG in place of KL Rahul, who is ‘being eased into the tournament’. The Windies batter confirmed that Rahul will be involved in the game as an impact player.
This is the first home game of the season for LSG and the pitch is said to be batting-friendly.
Legendary Windies batter Brian Lara opined that the pitch would retain its characteristic throughout the 40 overs of the game and factoring some due as the evening goes on, the side winning the toss might want to field first.
LSG and PBKS have squared up against each other 3 times before their March 30 engagement, with the Lucknow side holding the better record at 2-1.
Can Punjab dig out a win at Lucknow to draw level with LSG? Or will the hosts reign supreme and extend their better head-to-head record against the Preity Zinta-owned side?
Punjab Kings visit the Ekana Stadium having won one of their two previous outings this season.
The Shikhar Dhawan-led side opened their campaign with a win over Delhi Capitals at their new home in Mullanpur, before surrendering their away fixture at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru against RCB.
The Punjab unit will comes into the game against LSG looking to return to winning ways.
LSG welcome PBKS to their home stadium for the first time in the ongoing edition of the IPL.
Lucknow ave played just one game thus far in the tournament, which ended in defeat at the hands of Sanju Samson’s Rajasthan Royals.
Following the opening loss, KL Rahul and Co. will be eyeing a win to open their account in the 2024 season of the T20 spectacle.
The encounter between LSG and PBKS is the 11th fixture in the T20 extravaganza and will be played at the Ekana Stadium in Lucknow, UP.
The clash will get underway at 7:30 PM IST, and will be preceded by the coin toss thirty minutes prior to the first ball fo the game!
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