Date: 29 April 2022
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: MCA Stadium, Pune
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The 42nd match of the Indian Premier League will see Punjab Kings facing off against Lucknow Super Giants on 29th April at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune. Kings outplayed Chennai Super Kings in their last fixture and will be riding on confidence when they will take on in-form Lucknow.
Shikhar Dhawan played one of the finest innings in his last game as he scored 88 runs in 59 balls, and better assistance from Bhanuka Rajaspaksha in the middle-order helped the side to post 187 in 20 overs. A brief cameo from Liam Livingstone (19 off 7) was also one of the noteworthy contributions in the game.
Skipper Mayank Agarwal needs to regain momentum as the tournament progresses. Jonny Bairstow has been hot & cold so far in the game, and management will hope for better performance from him in the upcoming fixture.
Meanwhile, KL Rahul has been in the form of his life as a skipper has already hit two centuries in the tournament. Although, the rest of the batters have been inconsistent in the squad, which will be one of the concerns for the side.
A lot will depend on Shikhar Dhawan’s performance as he provides a solid start to his side. His presence in the fantasy team will surely provide an edge. Bhanuka Rajapaksa must be taken into consideration as well. Livingstone must make the cut for his hard-hitting skills. Punjab’s bowling department has been pretty incredible, and the squad provides a great set of bowlers like Arshdeep Singh, Sandeep Sharma, Kagiso Rabada and Rahul Chahar. The inclusion of Rishi Dhawan makes a choice more difficult as he picked two crucial wickets in his last game.
On the other hand, KL Rahul will be the mandatory pick for the fantasy squad as the skipper will surely get valuable fantasy points in the game. Krunal Pandya can be considered for his bowling performance as he has been taking crucial wickets in the game. Ayush Badoni and Jason Holder should be trusted to strengthen the middle-order, while Dushmantha Chameera and Ravi Bishnoi should take care of the bowling department.
Mayank Agarwal (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Rishi Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Sandeep Sharma, Arshdeep Singh
Lucknow Super Giants:
Quinton de Kock (wk), KL Rahul (c), Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Ayush Badoni, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Jason Holder, Mohsin Khan, Dushmantha Chameera, Ravi Bishnoi
Grand League team
Head to head team:
Wicket-keeper: Quinton de Kock
Batters: KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Deepak Hooda, Ayush Badoni
All-rounders: Liam Livingstone, Krunal Pandya, Jason Holder,
Bowlers: Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi, Sandeep Sharma
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