Punjab Kings vs Lucknow Super Giants, 42nd Match – Live Cricket Score, Commentary

Punjab Kings vs Lucknow Super Giants, 42nd Match – Live Cricket Score, Commentary.

Series: Indian Premier League 2022

Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune

Date & Time: Apr 29, 07:30 PM LOCAL

In the news

There has been no update on the availability of Avesh Khan, who missed Super Giants’ last game with what captain Rahul described as a “small niggle”. If fit, Avesh should replace Mohsin Khan in the XI.

Likely XIs

Lucknow Super Giants

1. KL Rahul (capt),

2. Quinton de Kock (wk),

3. Manish Pandey,

4. Marcus Stoinis,

5. Deepak Hooda,

6. Krunal Pandya,

7. Ayush Badoni,

8. Jason Holder,

9. Dushmantha Chameera,

10. Ravi Bishnoi,

11 Avesh Khan/Mohsin Khan

Punjab Kings

1. Shikhar Dhawan,

2. Mayank Agarwal (capt),

3. Bhanuka Rajapaksa,

4. Liam Livingstone,

5. Jonny Bairstow,

6. Jitesh Sharma (wk),

7. Rishi Dhawan,

8. Kagiso Rabada,

9. Rahul Chahar,

10. Arshdeep Singh,

11. Sandeep Sharma

Strategy punts

If Kings want someone to play more of an anchor’s role, Shikhar Dhawan could be that batter. Super Giants, though, can counter that move somewhat with Dushmantha Chameera.

Chameera has dismissed Shikhar twice in 25 balls while conceding only 30 runs.In the middle overs, Super Giants can keep Shikhar quiet by pairing him against Pandya. Even though Pandya turns the ball in to Dhawan, the batter has managed only 29 runs off 26 balls against him.

On the other hand, Shikhar has taken Ravi Bishnoi, a legspinner who mostly bowls sliders and googlies, for 36 runs off 19 balls. Neither spinner, though, has dismissed him so far in T20 cricket.Manish Pandey has been struggling for runs.

In six innings this season, he has scored only 88 runs at a strike rate of 110. Super Giants have a couple of options in front of them. They can replace him with Manan Vohra, who can bat at No. 3. Or they can even bring in K Gowtham and move Ayush Badoni up the order.

Stats that matter

Rahul is one of only three batters to have struck at more than 145 against both pace and spin (minimum 100 runs against each type). Jos Buttler and David Miller are the other two.Against Kagiso Rabada, de Kock has scored 89 runs off 61 balls without any dismissal, but Arshdeep Singh has got him out twice in 14 balls while giving away only 14 runs.

Among those who have bowled at least five death overs this season, Arshdeep has the best economy (5.66).Rahul has scored only 36 runs off 35 balls against Rahul Chahar with one dismissal but Stoinis has taken the legspinner apart, plundering 32 runs off 12 balls without getting out.

Out of eight, Kings have lost seven tosses in this season.

Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium

Known asSubrata Roy Sahara Stadium
LocationPune, India
Time ZoneUTC +05:30
Home toChennai Super Kings
Indian Premier League 2022 matches scheduled at this venue
14:00 GMTPBKS vs LSG, 42nd Match
14:00 GMTSRH vs CSK, 46th Match
14:00 GMTRCB vs CSK, 49th Match
14:00 GMTLSG vs KKR, 53rd Match
14:00 GMTLSG vs GT, 57th Match
14:00 GMTKKR vs SRH, 61st Match

Venue Info

The state-of-the-art Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium is located on the outskirts of Pune at Gahunje. The ground, also popularly known as Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium, was inaugurated by Sharad Pawar in 2012. Interestingly, it was scheduled to be constructed by 2010, but it wasn’t until 2012 that it became ready to host cricket fixtures. In fact, it was supposed to be ready in time to host matches during the 2011 World Cup.

In the past, the Nehru stadium in Pune, was used for international matches. Unfortunately, due to issues related to ticket allotment between the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) and the Pune Municipal Corporation, resulted in MCA taking the necessary step of building another ground. For a brief period, it was called as the Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium. However, as the Sahara India Parivar couldn’t pay the entire amount that it had guaranteed for buying the ‘naming rights’ of the stadium, it was again changed to Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium.

The first ever international fixture at the ground was a T20 International played between India and England in December 2012. In 2012, it also hosted its first IPL match, when Pune Warriors India took on Kings XI Punjab.

Pitch Conditions:

The track tends to be a good wicket for batting. However, the spinners are known to play their part as the game progresses and can get it to grip off the surface. The covers manufactured by Griffon Hoverwork, has been praised by the Indian skipper, MS Dhoni.

by Bharath Ramaraj

Total matches2
Matches won batting first2
Average 1st Inns scores430
Average 2nd Inns scores190
Average 3rd Inns scores237
Average 4th Inns scores107
Highest total recorded601/5 (156.3 Ov) by IND vs RSA
Lowest total recorded105/10 (40.1 Ov) by IND vs AUS
Total matches7
Matches won batting first4
Matches won bowling first3
Average 1st Inns scores307
Average 2nd Inns scores281
Highest total recorded356/7 (48.1 Ov) by IND vs ENG
Lowest total recorded232/10 (49.4 Ov) by IND vs AUS
Highest score chased356/7 (48.1 Ov) by IND vs ENG
Lowest score defended283/9 (50 Ov) by WI vs IND
Total matches3
Matches won batting first1
Matches won bowling first2
Average 1st Inns scores153
Average 2nd Inns scores128
Highest total recorded201/6 (20 Ov) by IND vs SL
Lowest total recorded101/10 (18.5 Ov) by IND vs SL
Highest score chased158/5 (17.5 Ov) by IND vs ENG
Lowest score defended201/6 (20 Ov) by IND vs SL

What to expect: Four out of the seven games at the MCA Stadium have been won by teams batting first with Rajasthan Royals even going on to defend the lowest total of the season, 144. The dew hasn’t been of much help to chasing sides but the pitches have generally been kind to the batters, and spinners as the game progresses. Barring the RR game, all other totals here have been in excess of 150.

Team Watch

Punjab Kings

Tactics and Matchups: LSG’s most apparent weakness is in their top-order with opener Quinton de Kock’s form tapering off after two fifties in the first three games and only a combined 87 runs coming off the bat of the three options they’ve tried at No.3 in the eight innings so far. Struggling for runs, Manish Pandey averages only 7 against Rabada and has been twice dismissed by the South African in all T20s.

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

Lucknow Super Giants

Tactics and Matchups: LSG have only sparingly used Marcus Stoinis the bowler in this IPL, but his stellar record against Mayank – two dismissals in three games – might tempt Rahul into giving him a go at his captaincy successor at PBKS, who’s had a middling season so far. However, leggie Ravi Bishnoi’s tapering form – just two wickets in last four games at 9+ RPO as compared to four in the first four games at under 7 – could make him an easy middle-overs target for his former side.

Probable XI: Quinton de Kock (Wk), KL Rahul (C), Manish Pandey, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Hooda, Ayush Badoni, Marcus Stoinis, Jason Holder, Avesh Khan/Mohsin Khan, Dushmantha Chameera, Ravi Bishnoi

Did you know?

– Mayank Agarwal has won only one out of eight tosses in IPL 2022

-Among regular captains this season, KL Rahul has scored the most runs (368) and has the highest average (61.33)

– Marcus Stoinis (986) and Deepak Hooda (978) are both approaching 1000 IPL runs milestone


Punjab Kings Squad: Mayank Agarwal(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma(w), Rishi Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Sandeep Sharma, Arshdeep Singh, Shahrukh Khan, Odean Smith, Vaibhav Arora, Harpreet Brar, Nathan Ellis, Prabhsimran Singh, Benny Howell, Baltej Singh, Writtick Chatterjee, Prerak Mankad, Ishan Porel, Atharva Taide, Ansh Patel, Raj Bawa

Lucknow Super Giants Squad: Quinton de Kock(w), KL Rahul(c), Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Jason Holder, Dushmantha Chameera, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohsin Khan, Avesh Khan, Krishnappa Gowtham, Manan Vohra, Kyle Mayers, Evin Lewis, Shahbaz Nadeem, Ankit Rajpoot, Andrew Tye, Karan Sharma, Mayank Yadav

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