PBKS will face LSG in match number 38 of IPL 2023 in Mohali. The last time these two sides played each other, Sam Curran-led PBKS beat LSG by two wickets with the help of a brilliant fifty from the Zimbabwe all-rounder Sikandar Raza.
Lucknow Super Giants lost their previous game unexpectedly by seven runs to Gujarat Titans, while Punjab Kings is coming after a stunning victory against the five-time champions Mumbai Indians. Both LSG and PBKS have won four out of seven games in IPL 2023, so a win is crucial for both these sides, as the winner may have the advantage of having the upper hand in getting one step closer to the playoffs spot.
Numbers and stats ahead of PBKS vs LSG game:
1 - Amit Mishra needs one more wicket to surpass Lasith Malinga and become the third-highest wicket-taker in IPL history.
Most wickets in the IPL:
Dwayne Bravo - 183
Yuzvendra Chahal - 178
Lasith Malinga/ Amit Mishra - 170
4 - Sam Curran needs four more sixes to complete the milestone of smashing 100 sixes in T20 cricket.
9 - LSG has won 9 out of 11 games in IPL while batting first.
LSG's two losses in IPL when they batted first:
* Against GT by five wickets in Mumbai (Wankhede Stadium), 2022
* Against PBKS by two wickets in Lucknow, 2023
23 - Shikhar Dhawan needs 23 more runs to become the only second player after Virat Kohli to complete 6500 runs in IPL.
31 - Sam Curran needs 31 more runs to complete 2000 runs in T20 cricket.
50 - KL Rahul will be playing his 50th match as captain in IPL.
Most matches as captain in IPL among Indian players:
MS Dhoni - 218
Rohit Sharma - 149
Virat Kohli - 143
Gautam Gambhir - 129
Shreyas Iyer - 55
Virender Sehwag - 53
Sachin Tendulkar - 51
KL Rahul - 49
448 - KL Rahul has scored 448 runs in IPL from 11 innings at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium.
Most IPL runs by an Indian batter at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra stadium:
KL Rahul - 448 (11 inns)
Murali Vijay - 447 (12 inns)
Yuvraj Singh - 434 (18 inns)