Match Details

Date: April 28, 2023

Time: 7:30 PM IST

Venue: PCA I.S. Bindra Stadium, Mohali

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The match 38 of the Indian Premier League 2023 will have Punjab Kings hosting Lucknow Super Giants at the PCA I.S. Bindra Stadium in Mohali. PBKS will play this fixture on the back of a very impressive win against a resurgent MI team in Mumbai. Meanwhile, LSG will be going into this contest on the back of a tough home loss against GT. Both Punjab and Lucknow are currently separated by NRR on the points table halfway into the IPL season, which means that this encounter is expected to be very competitive from start to finish just like their previous match earlier in the tournament.

Pitch Report

Pitches at the PCA I.S. Bindra Stadium is generally decent for batting and allows the bowlers to stay in the game. The average first innings score in IPL at this venue is 166, while in the 2023 season, it has risen up to 173. Therefore, the upcoming match between Punjab and Lucknow could produce a score up to 180 in the first innings.

Team Analysis

Punjab Kings

Punjab Kings are missing the services of their regular captain Shikhar Dhawan through injury, but their stand-in captain Sam Curran has been exceptional this tournament as a player and a leader. In the batting department, young players like Harpreet Singh Bhatia and Jitesh Sharma have stood up for PBKS as some of the experienced players are struggling to score runs consistently. Meanwhile, Arshdeep Singh has been the talisman for the Punjab team in the bowling side of things and he has been ably partnered by Nathan Ellis from Australia.

SportsTiger Playing XI of PBKS

Matt Short, Prabhsimran Singh, Atharva Taide, Liam Livingstone, Harpreet Singh Bhatia, Sam Curran (c), Jitesh Sharma (wk), Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh (Potential Impact Substitute - Nathan Ellis for Prabhsimran Singh)

Lucknow Super Giants

Lucknow Super Giants lost a winnable encounter against Gujarat Titans at home last time, with their captain KL Rahul in the thick of things as a batter. The batting lineup of Lucknow, as lengthy as it is, succumbed under the pressure of a comparatively easy run chase, which isn’t a good advert for the team as they head to Mohali to play against Punjab Kings. The positive side of things is the bowling department for LSG, including the likes of Avesh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi, and Mark Wood, who have been consistently delivering good performances.

SportsTiger Playing XI of LSG

KL Rahul (c), Kyle Mayers, Krunal Pandya, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Ayush Badoni, Marcus Stoinis, Deepak Hooda, Prerak Mankad, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Mark Wood (Potential Impact Substitute - Amit Mishra for Ayush Badoni)

Match Prediction

 ipl 2023 match 38 prediction 

PBKS vs LSG Fantasy Team:

 team screen fantasy 


Punjab Kings are playing some good cricket halfway into the IPL 2023 season. They will need to be at their very best to defeat a tricky opponent in Lucknow Super Giants at the PCA I.S. Bindra Stadium in Mohali. 

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