Let’s look at the Match Predictions for IPL 2022 Match 45 – Punjab Kings (PBKS) vs Lucknow Super Giants (LSG).
Match 45 of the 2022 TATA Indian Premier League brings us live action from the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai for the match between the Delhi Capitals and the Lucknow Super Giants.
The Delhi Capitals lie sixth in the table with four wins and four defeats in their eight games played so far. Rishabh Pant and co will be unhappy with the way things have played as we are beginning to approach the latter half of the season and Delhi remain below the top 4. They will have to start picking up victories in order to avoid slip ups and move up the table. The defeated the KKR in their previous game by 4 wickets thanks to some brilliant bowling by Kuldeep Yadav who restricted his former team to a total of 146 runs picking up 4 wickets for just 14 runs in his 3 overs. The Capitals will be in great momentum ahead of their next and will be looking for nothing less than 2 points.
The Lucknow Super Giants, on the other hand, lie fourth in the table with five wins and three defeats from their eight games played so far. They have bounced back brilliantly against the Mumbai Indians after suffering a defeat at the hands of the RCB by 18 runs. They put up a target of 168 runs courtesy of a KL Rahul century which proved to be 36 runs more for the Mumbai Indians. They will be looking to continue their momentum ahead of their next game and eventually grab the two points available..
Match: Punjab Kings vs Lucknow Super Giants , Match 42, Friday, 29 April 2022
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
Date and Time: 3:30 pm (IST)
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The pitch at the Wankhede Stadium is a paradise for the batsmen. However with the same pitch being used in the past couple of matches, the pitch has tend to slow down. The previous encounter between the KKR and the DC played at this venue produced a low scoring total of 146 runs by the KKR in their first innings which was chased down in 19 overs. If things remain the same, we expect another low scoring game with the captain winning the toss deciding to bowl first.
Probable Playing XIs
Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Rovman Powell, Sarfaraz Khan, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman, Khaleel Ahmed
Bench: Mandeep Singh, Srikar Bharat, Lungi Ngidi, Ashwin Hebbar, Praveen Dubey, Anrich Nortje, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Chetan Sakariya, Ripal Patel, Yash Dhull, Vicky Ostwal
Lucknow Super Giants
KL Rahul (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Manish Pandey, Marcus Stoinis, Deepak Hooda, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Jason Holder, Dushmantha Chameera, Avesh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi
Bench: Shahbaz Nadeem, Ankit Rajpoot, Mohsin Khan, Karan Sharma, Kyle Mayers, Manan Vohra, Elvin Lewis, Andrew Tye, Mayank Yadav, Krishnappa Gowtham
Matches Played: 1| Lucknow Super Giants: 1 | Delhi Capitals : 0 |
Batter to watch out for – David Warner
David Warner is in a formidable run of form since his return to IPL this campaign and has delivered promising starts for his franchise in the powerplay which has been crucial to their run chases. He has scored 219 runs in his 5 games at an average of 54.75. With the great run of form he is in, we expect him to be a massive threat to the LSG bowlers becoming the batter to watch out for in the upcoming game.
Bowler to watch out for – Kuldeep Yadav
For Avesh Khan this proves to be one of his greatest IPL seasons thus far. He has picked up 13 wickets in his 7 games and has been a pivotal part of the DC bowling lineup. He was magnificent in his previous outing against the KKR by picking up 4 wickets in his 3 overs and conceding merely 14 runs. He will be looking to continue fine run of form in his upcoming game becoming the bowler to watch out for. Be sure to have him in your fantasy teams.
KL Rahul ( c ), Quintin de Kock, David Warner ( vc ) , Prithvi Shaw, Marcus Stoinis, Rovman Powell, Jason Holder, Krunal Pandya, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Muztafizur Rahman.
Well if there is one team that balances the strong depth and power the LSG possess, it is surely the DC. The Capitals with the inclusion of Warner have proven to be a powerful batting force and one cannot exclude the form their bowlers are in. Therefore, going by the fine form and the strength of the teams, we expect the Delhi Capitals to emerge victorious in this clash of the Giants.