Punjab Kings (PBKS) will be up against former star KL Rahul’s Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in match 42 of the Indian Premier League 2022 on Friday, April 29. The PBKS vs LSG IPL 2022 match starts at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune from 7:30 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).

Punjab Kings vs Lucknow Super Giants: IPL 2022 standings

Punjab Kings have, so far, managed eight points from eight matches and are sixth in the IPL 2022 standings. 

Lucknow Super Giants, meanwhile, have accumulated two additional points having played as many matches and are placed fourth.

Both teams are coming into the match on the back of a win. While PBKS edged out Chennai Super Kings by 11 runs in their last outing, IPL debutants LSG trumped Mumbai Indians by 36 runs to surge up the table. 

PBKS vs LSG IPL 2022 odds

  • Dafabet: Punjab Kings 2.02, Lucknow Super Giants 1.83
  • Bet365: Punjab Kings 2.00, Lucknow Super Giants 180
  • 10Cric: Punjab Kings 1.98, Lucknow Super Giants 1.80
  • Parimatch: Punjab Kings 1.98, Lucknow Super Giants 1.80
  • 1xBet: Punjab Kings 2.065, Lucknow Super Giants 1.845

Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.

Punjab Kings vs Lucknow Super Giants head-to-head

With IPL 2022 marking Lucknow Super Giants’ debut campaign in the premier T20 league, Friday’s meeting will be the first-ever head-to-head clash between the two teams.

Punjab Kings vs Lucknow Super Giants probable playing XI

PBKS: Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jitesh Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Rishi Dhawan, Rahul Chahar, Sandeep Sharma, Arshdeep Singh

LSG: KL Rahul (c), Quinton de Kock, Manish Pandey, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Hooda, Ayush Badoni, Marcus Stoinis, Jason Holder, Dushmantha Chameera, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohsin Khan

Punjab Kings vs Lucknow Super Giants top picks

PBKS: While PBKS’ batting has been shaky this season, veteran opener Shikhar Dhawan has been the pick of the batters. The southpaw has already raked in 302 runs in his eight innings so far, helped by two half-centuries

In the bowling department, India spinner Rahul Chahar (10 wickets in eight matches) and South African speedster Kagiso Rabada (nine wickets in seven matches) have been the dual threat in the Punjab line-up.

LSG: Probably PBKS’ biggest headache against LSG will be their very-own former player KL Rahul. Captaining the Lucknow team in their debut season, the India international has been in sensational form this season and has already scored 368 runs in his two matches. His tally includes two centuries already.

LSG’s pace battery has been in good touch this season with fast bowlers Avesh Khan (11 wickets in seven games) and Jason Holder (nine wickets in six) having wreaked havoc in their opening spells. Krunal Pandya and Ravi Bishnoi’s spin bowling has also been a potent weapon in KL Rahul’s arsenal.

Punjab Kings vs Lucknow Super Giants IPL 2022 prediction

Though only one win separate PBKS from LSG heading into Friday’s encounter, KL Rahul’s charges have been marginally better in terms of their recent form and seem to have a tad more firepower in their ranks than Punjab Kings.

The odds, hence, will be on LSG’s favour in Friday’s match.

Punjab Kings vs Lucknow Super Giants IPL 2022 playing conditions and weather report

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