LSG vs PBKS Preview: Lucknow look for their first win while Punjab aim for a comeback

The action will continue in the Indian Premier League 2024 (IPL 2024) as Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) and Punjab Kings (PBKS) will take on each other in Match 11 on Saturday, March 30 at BRSABV Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow. Lucknow are coming into the game having lost their opening fixture against Rajasthan Royals by 20 runs.

The KL Rahul-led side failed to chase down 194 in the opening fixture and hence found themselves in the last spot on the points table with no points to their name.

On the other hand, Punjab is coming into the game having lost their previous fixture against Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB). The Shikhar Dhawan-led side started the season with a four-wicket win over Delhi Capitals but were handed their first loss of the season against RCB.

They find themselves in the fourth spot on the points table with two points from four matches. Having suffered a loss in their previous fixtures respectively both teams will be eager to bounce back to the winning ways in the upcoming game and get their campaign back on track.

Head to Head

Pitch Report

The surface at the Ekana Stadium has been on the slower side where spinners find good purchase from the pitch. Out of the last six completed T20 games at the venue, four have been won by teams batting first. The average first innings score in the last five games has been 143 while the highest target chased has been 160. Captain winning the toss is likely to bat first keeping the record of the venue in mind.

Probable Playing XI

Lucknow Super Giants (LSG)

KL Rahul (C & WK), Quinton De Kock, Devdutt Padikkal, Nicholas Pooran, Krunal Pandya, Marcus Stoinis, Deepak Hooda, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohsin Khan, Naveen-ul-Haq, Yash Thakur

Punjab Kings (PBKS)

Shikhar Dhawan (c), Jonny Bairstow, Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Shashank Singh, Harpreet Brar, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh