LSG vs PBKS IPL Highlights 2024 latest News


April 2, 2024

Highlights of the Lucknow Super Giants vs. Punjab Kings IPL 2024: With his lightning-fast speed, debutant Mayank Yadav ran amok, helping the Lucknow Super Giants defeat the Punjab Kings by 21 runs in Lucknow. Mayank defended the 200-run target while routinely clocking in at 150 mph to rattle the Punjab Kings batsmen. On his debut, he made a huge impression by taking three wickets and bowling the fastest ball of the season thus far, at 155.8 kph. Shikhar Dhawan, the captain of Punjab, gave it his all with a 70-run effort, but it wasn’t enough.

The Lucknow Super Giants reached 199/8 in 20 overs thanks to strong blows from Quinton de Kock (54), Krunal Pandya (43*), and Nicholas Pooran (42). They were losing wickets frequently, but one batsman at one end persisted, helping Lucknow amass a huge score on their home pitch. KL Rahul (15) and Devdutt Padikkal (9) failed to turn their starts into significant powerplay runs, costing LSG early wickets.

Prior to this, Lucknow Super Giants interim captain Nicholas Pooran chose to bat first against Punjab Kings in Lucknow after winning the toss. As a precaution against his injury, the hosts chose to use KL Rahul as their Impact Player. Rahul has only returned to competitive cricket after recovering.

Without victory In the second IPL 2024 match of the current season, Lucknow Super Giants will play Punjab Kings on Saturday. After losing to the Rajasthan Royals in their season opener, LSG will be looking to turn things around and win their first game of the year. In the meantime, PBKS, captained by Shikhar Dhawan, lost steam after losing to RCB. However, their goal is to recover from their victory over DC and resume their winning ways. Additionally, this will be Punjab’s third game of the year.

While LSG has displayed flashes of brilliance, such as the half-centuries scored by Rahul and Nicholas Pooran, they have not been able to complete the task. Additionally, Krunal Pandya’s poor performance with the bat and ball hasn’t helped. Rahul’s ability to wear the gloves and his batting position, however, were major talking points before to the season. Media sources said that the national selectors will only like Rahul at numbers five or six in the middle order, prior to LSG’s IPL 2024 opening. But this season, Rahul has started at the top for LSG. He would also have to play wicketkeeper for the selectors, but he was expected to be in that capacity halfway through the season as he recovered from an injury.However, the Indian player has assumed full responsibility from the outset.

Naveen-ul-Haq claimed two wickets against RR, while Mohsin Khan and Ravi Bishnoi each claimed a wicket. Furthermore, it is anticipated that LSG will not have Shamar Joseph, which puts additional strain on Naveen and Harshal Patel. Justin Langer, head coach of LSG, stated prior to the game, “I love his spirit and athleticism but he’s still very young.” Although he’s working hard to be selected, I doubt he’ll play tomorrow.”

Although PBKS has generally been playing well, they will be looking to Harshal to put up some strong performances. Their death overs specialist, the former player for the Royals, has been inconsistent. Players who appear to be in good batting form, such as Dhawan, Sam Curran, and Liam Livingstone, will be aiming for large scores.

Dhawan will also be hoping that Curran and Arshdeep Singh play well against LSG. KL Rahul has struggled against them, scoring just 17 runs off of 18 deliveries against Arshdeep and 29 runs off of 24 balls against the England player. Lucknow is hoping that its potent batting lineup, which includes De Kock, Rahul, Marcus Stionis, Nicholas Pooran, Kyle Mayers, and Ayush Badoni, will at last produce results.

When these two teams previously faced each other at Mohali, LSG scored 257 runs, which at the time was the second-highest total in the IPL, behind PBKS’ 201. They now convene in Lucknow, where low attendance is the norm. Both sides would greatly benefit from a victory as it may give their campaigns some much-needed momentum.