IPL 2024, LSG vs PBKS: Probable Playing XI, Match Preview, Head to head Record | Lucknow Super Giants vs Punjab Kings

Mar 29, 2024

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The forthcoming eleventh match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 will witness a showdown between Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) and Punjab Kings (PBKS) at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Vihari Bajpyee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on Friday (March 30).

This match-up carries considerable weight as both teams are aiming to recover from defeats suffered in their recent encounters. The Ekana Cricket Stadium is renowned for its spin-friendly conditions, often posing a formidable challenge for batters. With the ball slowing down upon contact with the surface, finding boundaries becomes an arduous task for the batting side.

LSG vs PBKS: Head to Head Records:

Since the introduction of the Lucknow franchise in the tournament in 2022, LSG and PBKS have crossed paths thrice.
Among these encounters, LSG holds a notable advantage over PBKS, leading with a margin of 2-1.
However, in the sole match played at the Ekana Cricket Stadium, PBKS emerged victorious over LSG.

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Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) Overview

LSG put forth a commendable effort in the tournament, yet a few glaring shortcomings ultimately cost them victory against the Rajasthan Royals (RR). Their bowlers, in particular, disappointed, failing to capitalize on the new ball against Rajasthan, resulting in a strong start by their opponents’ batters and a formidable total. Additionally, their batting lineup faltered, with the exception of KL Rahul and Nicholas Pooran, as no one else demonstrated the required fighting spirit.

LSG’s probable playing XI for the IPL 2024 match against PBKS

Quinton de Kock
KL Rahul
Devdutt Padikkal
Deepak Hooda
Nicholas Pooran
Marcus Stoinis
Krunal Pandya
Shamar Joseph
Ravi Bishnoi
Mohsin Khan
Amit Mishra


Batting Depth: With players like De Kock, Rahul, Padikkal and Pooran in the lineup, the team possesses a formidable batting order capable of adapting to the slower conditions at the Ekana Stadium. They can anchor the innings and accelerate when required, ensuring a competitive total.
Spin Options: The presence of spinners like Pandya, Bishnoi and Mishra provides valuable support on a surface known to assist spin bowling. They can exploit the slower nature of the pitch, extracting turn and bounce to trouble the opposition batters and control the run flow effectively.
All-round Abilities: Players like Stoinis and Hooda add balance to the team with their all-round capabilities. They can contribute with both bat and ball, providing versatility and depth to the side, which is crucial in adjusting to the conditions and seizing key moments in the game.
Variety in Bowling: Alongside the spinners, the team boasts seam options like Joseph and Mohsin, offering variety in the bowling attack. They can utilize their pace and variations to exploit any early movement or uneven bounce in the surface, complementing the spinners and maintaining pressure on the opposition.

Punjab Kings (PBKS) Overview

Under the leadership of Shikhar Dhawan, Punjab have displayed resilience in their initial two encounters, securing a victory against Delhi Capitals (DC) but succumbing to defeat against Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB). A recurring issue for Punjab in both matches has been their death bowling, which was somewhat concealed during the Delhi game but fully exploited by RCB, led by Dinesh Karthik, to their advantage

PBKS’ probable playing XI for the IPL 2024 match against LSG

Shikhar Dhawan
Prabhsimran Singh
Atharva Taide
Liam Livingstone
Harpreet Bhatia
Sikandar Raza
Sam Curran
Harpreet Brar
Rahul Chahar
Kagiso Rabada
Arshdeep Singh


Top-Order Stability: With Dhawan and Prabhsimran at the top of the order, the team possesses experienced batters who can provide stability and set a solid platform. Their ability to build partnerships and anchor the innings is crucial, especially in challenging conditions like those at the Ekana Stadium.
All-Round Contribution: Players like Curran and Raza offer valuable all-round contributions, providing depth to both the batting and bowling departments. Their ability to score quick runs down the order and chip in with crucial wickets adds balance to the team’s composition, making them well-equipped to tackle various situations.
Spin Attack: With the likes of Brar and Chahar in the lineup, the team boasts a formidable spin attack capable of exploiting the sluggish conditions at the Ekana Stadium. Their ability to turn the ball and deceive the batters can pose significant challenges for the opposition, especially if the pitch offers assistance to spinners.
Pace Battery: Rabada and Arshdeep lead the pace bowling department, offering pace, swing, and variation to the team’s attack. Their ability to extract bounce and generate movement off the pitch can trouble the batters, particularly in the initial overs when the ball is new. They provide potency to the bowling lineup and can pick up crucial wickets to restrict the opposition’s scoring.

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