After a fantastic start for Punjab Kings in the IPL 2023 with two back-to-back wins they now had two back-to-back losses which is a worrying sign for Kings and tonight they will be eager to get back to the winning ways. Lucknow Super Giants on the other hand have won the last 2 of their matches consecutively while they are currently at number 2 in the IPL 2023 points table. LSG would be hoping they continue their winning momentum as they got the advantage for this game because it will be played in their home venue. Check out our detailed analysis for LSG vs PBKS Match 21 Dream11 Prediction, Match Preview, Head-to-head stats, weather forecast & pitch conditions below.
LSG vs PBKS Match Details
Below are the LSG vs PBKS match 21 details of IPL 2023.
Match: Lucknow Super Giants vs Punjab Kings, Match 21
Competition: Indian Premier League 2023
Date: 15th April 2023
Time: 06:30 IST
Ground: Ekana Cricket Stadium
LSG vs PBKS Live Streaming
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While it will be a hot evening with temperatures expected to be in the range of 37 to 31 degrees Celsius but the good news is humidity ratio won’t be that high as it will stay in the range of 15 to 20 percent during the whole game. No rain interruptions are expected which is great news for fans in the stadium and watching it on TV.
The pitch conditions at Ekana Cricket Stadium offer some sharp swing and seam movement as we have seen in both the games played here in IPL 2023. The same trend is expected for this 21st match as well. Anything in the range of 160 to 170 runs will be a good total to defend on this pitch.
LSG vs PBKS Match 21 Probable Playing XIs
Today we expect Quinton de Kock to finally have a go with LSG as makeshift opener Kyle Mayers has failed twice already and it is high time they bring in the specialized opener for this important game.
Punjab Kings may look to rest their premier seamer Kagiso Rabada and bring in Nathan Ellis. This might prove to be a very useful decision as Rabada was a bit expensive against Gujarat Titans in the last game. Liam Livingstone is not yet fully fit and won’t feature against LSG tonight.
Ayush Badoni is again expected to be LSG’s impact Player who might replace Amit Mishra if they bowl first while batting they may opt to bring in Badoni for some bowler.
If PBKS bat first again they are likely to bring in Rahul Chahar in place for Prabhsimran Singh or Bhanuka Rajapaksa so they can have more bowling resources available at their disposal.
Below are the LSG vs PBKS Match 21 probable playing XIs for both bat & ball first scenarios.
Lucknow Super Giants:
Possible bat-first XI: 1 Quinton de Kock, 2 KL Rahul (capt), 3 Deepak Hooda, 4 Krunal Pandya, 5 Marcus Stoinis, 6 Nicholas Pooran (wk), 7 Ayush Badoni, 8 Jaydev Unadkat, 9 Mark Wood, 10 Ravi Bishnoi, 11 Avesh Khan
Possible bowl-first XI: 1 Quinton de Kock, 2 KL Rahul (capt), 3 Deepak Hooda, 4 Krunal Pandya, 5 Marcus Stoinis, 6 Nicholas Pooran (wk), 7 Amit Mishra/Krishnappa Gowtham, 8 Jaydev Unadkat, 9 Mark Wood, 10 Ravi Bishnoi, 11 Avesh Khan
Possible bat-first XI: 1 Prabhsimran Singh, 2 Shikhar Dhawan (capt), 3 Matthew Short, 4 Bhanuka Rajapaksa, 5 Jitesh Sharma (wk), 6 Sam Curran, 7 M Shahrukh Khan, 8 Harpreet Brar, 9 Rishi Dhawan, 10 Kagiso Rabada, 11 Arshdeep Singh
Possible bowl-first XI: 1 Shikhar Dhawan (capt), 2 Matthew Short, 3 Bhanuka Rajapaksa/Prabhsimran Singh, 4 Jitesh Sharma (wk), 5 Sam Curran, 6 M Shahrukh Khan, 7 Harpreet Brar, 8 Rishi Dhawan, 9 Kagiso Rabada, 10 Rahul Chahar, 11 Arshdeep Singh
LSG vs PBKS Match 21 Dream11 Prediction
Below is our LSG vs PBKS Match 21 Fantasy XI which you can pick on Dream11 for Grand Leagues and give yourselves a chance to win big in IPL 2023. We went heavy on specialized batters in our fantasy XI as the pitch here can be a bit tricky to handle at times and may offer some swing and seam early on.
Wicket-Keeper – Nicholas Pooran, Prabhsimran Singh
Batsmen – Shikhar Dhawan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Lokesh Rahul (c)
All-rounders – Marcus Stoinis, Kyle Mayers, Sam Curran (vc)
Bowlers – Mark Wood, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi
KL Rahul is our preferred captain as we are backing our big hopes on him to finally bring his best performance this season so far as till now he has not been to score a fifty and has got the starts but couldn’t capitalize on them. If KL Rahul performs at the top order LSG will have a much higher chance to win this LSG vs PBKS Match 20. Sam Curran is our vice-captain as he is truly an impact player who can win you games with either bat or bowl.
LSG vs PBKS Head-to-Head Stats
There is not a lot of history available between these two franchises as Lucknow Super Giants was a new entry last season and have played PBKS only once in the IPL which they won by 20 runs in IPL 2022.
Below are the complete LSG vs PBKS head-to-head stats in IPL.
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LSG vs PBKS Match 20 Prediction
Expert bookmakers have favored Lucknow Super Giants to win this game as they got a winning probability of around 54%. Toss may prove to be a vital deciding factor as it can be a tricky pitch while setting up a target.
KL Rahul, Quinton de Kock, and Nicholas Pooran are the top batting choices for LSG while Shikhar Dhawan, Prabhsimran Singh, and Matthew Short remain to be crucial for PBKS with the bat. You can bet on these players to perform and try your luck. Mark Wood & Ravi Bishnoi are expected to play a key role with the bowl upfront with some sharp seam and pace available on this pitch.