This Saturday, the Lucknow Super Giants will play hosts to the Punjab Kings for match number 21 in the ongoing Indian Premier League. The Lucknow-based franchise has been in excellent form this season and will be looking to continue their winning momentum. On the other hand, the Punjab Kings will be aiming to bounce back after a narrow defeat in their last game.
In the only previous encounter between these two teams, the Lucknow Super Giants came out on top, winning by a margin of 20 runs. This will provide the home team with added confidence ahead of this contest.
Cricket fans can catch all the live action from this match either on the Jio Cinema app or on television through the Star Sports Network.
Overall, this looks to be a closely contested match between two evenly matched teams, and it will be interesting to see which team comes out on top.
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Table of contents
- LUCKNOW TO WIN THE MATCH
- Lucknow Super Giants
- Punjab Kings
- Lucknow vs Punjab 21st Match – Team Summary
- Pitch And Conditions
- Lucknow vs Punjab 21st Match – Match Prediction
- More Predictions
- FAIZAL GURU
Lucknow Super Giants
The Lucknow Super Giants are set to face the Punjab Kings in match number 21 of the IPL. The home team has made a strong start this season, winning three out of their four matches played.
The LSG have a well-balanced batting line-up with the likes of KL Rahul, Marcus Stoinis, and Nicholas Pooran in good form. All-rounders like Ayush Badoni and Krunal Pandya add depth to their batting. Kyle Mayers will have to give them a good start with Mark Wood back in the playing XI to strengthen their seam attack. However, Avesh Khan and Jaydev Unadkat leaked too many runs in their last match and the team will have to address this issue.
The LSG had a shaky start in their first two matches with their batting not up to the mark. But they have gradually picked up the pace with the batsmen finding their form to become a formidable batting line-up. They have won three out of the four matches played so far and are currently placed in the top-4.
With the likes of Ravi Bishnoi and Amit Mishra making up for a formidable spin attack, the LSG will look to restrict the Punjab Kings’ batting in the upcoming match. The home team will be confident of their chances to continue their winning run and climb up the points table.
Lucknow Super Giants Playing 11
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The Punjab Kings are looking to get back on track after losing two consecutive matches, and they have their task cut out as they take on a well-balanced Lucknow Super Giants.
The Punjab Kings’ batting line-up has been a cause for concern as they have lacked consistency except for Shikhar Dhawan. Prabhsimran Singh has failed to impress with back-to-back ducks, while Sam Curran, who is one of the costliest players this season, has failed to make an impact with either bat or ball. Matthew Short and Bhanuka Rajapaksa got good starts in the last match but failed to capitalize on them. Arshdeep Singh has been the most successful bowler for the team, picking up 7 wickets, while Harpreet Brar has been economical but unable to pick up wickets. The arrival of Kagiso Rabada should strengthen the team’s bowling attack.
The Punjab Kings won their first two matches but lost their next two, dropping to the lower half of the points table. The team has struggled with consistency, and their batting line-up has failed to provide substantial support to Shikhar Dhawan.
The Punjab Kings have a tough task ahead of them as they take on the Lucknow Super Giants. The team needs to improve their batting performance and find support for Dhawan. The addition of Kagiso Rabada to the team is expected to boost their bowling attack.
Punjab Kings Playing 11
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Lucknow vs Punjab 21st Match – Team Summary
Lucknow Super Giants:
- Won 3 out of 4 matches
- KL Rahul, Marcus Stoinis, and Nicholas Pooran have picked up form
- Kyle Mayers needs to play another good inning
- Seam attack appears well-balanced with the return of Mark Wood
- Avesh Khan and Jaydev Unadkat have leaked too many runs in the match against RCB
- Ravi Bishnoi and Amit Mishra make up for a formidable spin attack
- Won 2 out of 4 matches
- Batsmen have lacked consistency, except for Shikhar Dhawan
- Prabhsimran Singh has been dismissed for 2 consecutive ducks
- Sam Curran hasn’t been able to shine with either the bat or the ball
- Arshdeep Singh has been the pick of the bowlers with 7 wickets
- Harpreet Brar has been economical but has failed to pick up wickets
- Arrival of Kagiso Rabada should be a positive going ahead
Pitch And Conditions
The weather for the upcoming match is expected to remain warm with temperatures between 30-35 degrees Celsius.
The pitch at the Ekana Stadium has its own challenges for the batsmen. The grass is patchy and the ball may have some low or inconsistent bounce, making it difficult to play the big shots from the beginning. Batsmen will need to settle down before they start playing their strokes. The pitch may be a bit slow and scoring runs might not be easy. Teams batting first will look to score around 170 runs, which will be tough for the chasing team.
Lucknow vs Punjab 21st Match – Match Prediction
After analyzing the current form of both teams, we believe that the Lucknow Super Giants have a higher chance of winning this match. With a good winning streak and playing on their home turf, they have an added advantage. On the other hand, the Punjab Kings have been struggling in their last few games, especially with their inconsistent batting.