The most successful opening pair of the last two editions of the IPL will now be facing each other. It’s time for K.L Rahul vs Mayank Agarwal. Yes, that same K.L Rahul who has scored more than 500+ runs for Punjab every season for the last 4 editions will now be batting against his former team and his former opening partner.
Both these teams are coming into this game with a sweet victory on either side. Punjab recently defeated the defending champions Chennai Super Kings while LSG are coming into this game after doing a double over Mumbai Indians – thanks to back to back centuries from K.L Rahul.
This game should be an interesting affair considering how both these teams will be looking to continue their winning run and how either of these sides have found their best and formidable playing XI.
So who’s your money on folks?
PBKS vs LSG Pitch Report
This game will be played at the MCA Stadium. Now it is very interesting to note that out of the 7 games that have been played here at the MCA Stadium, 4 of these have been won by the team batting first. This includes Rajasthan Royals heist of a win where they defended this year’s lowest total of 144 runs. But hey! Not every team has a bowling attack like the Royals do they?
Dew might not be of much assistance but this will be a good surface to bat on. The toss should not make much of a difference on a wicket like this with dew curtailed because of the use of those chemicals. This game should be an interesting affair folks!
Probable XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal (C), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Liam Livingstone, Jonny Bairstow, Jitesh Sharma (Wk), Rishi Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Sandeep Sharma
Lucknow Super Giants
Probable XI: Quinton de Kock (Wk), KL Rahul (C), Manish Pandey, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Hooda, Ayush Badoni, Marcus Stoinis, Jason Holder, Avesh Khan/Mohsin Khan, Dushmantha Chameera, Ravi Bishnoi