PBKS vs LKN - The league of IPL 2022 has now entered its 5th week, with all the 10 teams have played at least 7 matches out of their quota of 14 matches. After which the fight for a place in the playoffs is becoming even more interesting. In this episode, in the 42nd match of the season, the two most powerful teams of the tournament Punjab Kings and Lucknow Super Giants (PBKS vs LKN) are going to face the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on 29th April.
There is no limit to the thrill in this match as Punjab Kings (PBKS) are just 1 win away from entering the top-4. At the same time, there is a challenge to save their place in front of fourth-ranked Lucknow (LKN) in the points table. In the match between Punjab and Lucknow, the jugalbandi of the star batsmen of both the teams is also going to be worth watching. So today, through this article, we are going to tell you about every important piece of information related to the PBKS vs LKN match.
The team of Punjab Kings (PBKS) has come with the strongest batting order in IPL 2022. This is being proved match by match. Especially after the entry of Bhanuka Rajapaksa in the last match, the teams top order has also started scoring runs, although in the meantime, captain Mayank Agarwal is yet to return to form. At the same time, in the meantime, the performance of Jonny Bairstow also remains a matter of discussion. Because Jonny Bairstow has not yet used the opportunity given in the matches.
Along with this, the death over bowling is also emerging as a problem for Punjab Kings (PBKS). This team has the option of excellent bowlers like Arshdeep Singh and Kagiso Rabada to bowl in the last over, but captain Mayank Agarwal turns to another bowler after finishing his over first, in the last match this responsibility is his first in IPL 2022. Was given to Rishi Dhawan playing the match. His line and length in this match was very simple. Therefore, he cannot be trusted in every match.
On the other hand, Lucknow Super Giants (LKN) is the team with the deepest batting order in IPL 2022. This pattern was also seen in the initial matches but since then the middle-order seems to be scattered. During this, there have been a lot of reversals in the batting order by the team management, any player is sent to bat at any number.
For example, Marcus Stoinis was kept at No. 8 in the match against Rajasthan and then sent to bat at No. 4 against Mumbai. The team is also having to bear the brunt of this. Even though Lucknow defeated Mumbai by 36 runs in the last match, in this match, the team managed to score only 168 runs. Out of which 103 runs were contributed by captain KL Rahul alone. It is clear from this that the rest of the batsmen of the team are in a state of conflict.
The venue has provided a lot to both the batters and the bowlers throughout the tournament and the same might happen in this match too. Teams have found it easy to defend a total here compared to the other venues, hence, it won’t be a surprise if the team winning the toss elects to bat.
|1||Gujrat Titans - Q||14||10||4||0||0.316||20|
|2||Rajasthan Royals - Q||14||9||5||0||0.298||18|
|3||Lucknow Super Giants - Q||14||9||5||0||0.251||18|
|4||Royal Challengers Bangalore - Q||14||8||6||0||-0.253||16|
|5||Delhi Capitals - E||14||8||6||0||0.204||14|
|6||Punjab Kings - E||14||7||7||0||0.126||14|
|7||Kolkata Knight Riders - E||14||6||8||0||0.146||12|
|8||Sunrisers Hyderabad - E||14||6||8||0||-0.379||12|
|9||Chennai Super Kings - E||14||4||10||0||-0.203||8|
|10||Mumbai Indians - E||14||4||10||0||-0.506||8|
|Recent Forms: W = Won, L = Lost, T = Tie, D = Draw, NR = No Result|
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