PBKS vs LKN Dream11 prediction, IPL 2023: Fantasy Suggestions, Predicted Playing 11, impact substitute options

Punjab Kings have kept themselves in the run for the playoffs with four wins in seven games and a win on Friday will put them among the top four at least. The side defeated Mumbai Indians in their last game and have already defeated LSG earlier this season in Lucknow.

PBKS vs LKN Dream11 Prediction

LSG, however, have defeated PBKS once last season as well with the head-to-head tied at 1-1 The KL Rahul-led side, however, has lost two of their last three games with the latest one coming against defending champions Gujarat Titans from a favourable position. LSG too are on eight points from seven games and will be tied at the top with 10 points if they win.

PBKS vs LKN injury update

PBKS injury update Shikhar Dhawan remains uncertain for the game as he is nursing a shoulder injury while Kagiso Rabada is not playing as well. An official update is awaited.

Key players Stand-in captain Sam Curran slammed a match-winning half-century in the last game while Prabhsimran Singh and Jitesh Sharma have been in good touch. The duo, however, hasn’t played any big knock yet. Harpreet Singh Bhatia played 40-odd innings in the last game as well. Shahrukh Khan is an important presence down the order.

Among bowlers, Arshdeep Singh finally took charge of bowling with a 4-wicket spell while Harpreet Brar has been the only other performing bowler in the team with three wickets in the last two games at the venue.

Out of form Rahul Chahar continues to misfire with the ball while Liam Livingstone is struggling to score runs since his return from injury.

LKN injury update Mohsin Khan is available for selection since his return from injury.

LKN key players KL Rahul and Kyle Mayers are scoring runs top of the order while Marcus Stoinis and Nicholas Pooran have scored runs in the middle of the order. The latter duo, however, failed to score runs in the last game.

Stoinis’s bowling has been important with four wickets in the last two games while Avesh Khan has returned to form off late. Krunal Pandya has been utilised as a bowler when the conditions are spin friendly and has picked wickets as well while Naveen Ul-Haq was impressive with his 1/19 spell in the last game. Amit Mishra has been leading the spin attack while Ravi Bishnoi’s form has dipped.

Out of form Deepak Hooda has struggled to score runs with another dismal outing in the last game.

PBKS vs LKN predicted playing 11 and impact sub options

PBKS predicted playing 11 Atharva Taide, Prabhsimran Singh, Matthew Short, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran (c), Jitesh Sharma (wk), Harpreet Singh Bhatia, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh

PBKS impact sub options Sikandar Raza, Kagiso Rabada, Rishi Dhawan, Mohit Rathee, Shivam Singh, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Baltej Singh, Vidhwath Kaverappa, Gurnoor Brar, Nathan Ellis

LKN predicted playing 11 KL Rahul (c), Kyle Mayers, Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Ayush Badoni, Naveen-ul-Haq, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi

LKN impact sub options Jaydev Unadkat, Krishnappa Gowtham, Daniel Sams, Prerak Mankad, Manan Vohra, Mark Wood, Quinton de Kock, Swapnil Singh, Yash Thakur, Romario Shepherd, Mayank Yadav, Yudhvir Singh Charak

PBKS vs LKN pitch report

The PCA has provided some early assistance of quick bowlers, but like most wickets in the country is batting-friendly. The average score batting first in IPL at the venue is 166. History says the team chasing has had an advantage at the venue, but in IPL 2023, two matches have seen the team’s batting first come out victorious.

PBKS vs LKN Dream11 prediction

PBKS vs LKN dream11 predicted lineup 1
Wicket-keeper: N Pooran, P Singh
Batter: L Rahul, H Singh
All-rounder: M Stoinis, S Curran, K Mayers
Bowler: A Singh, A Khan, Naveen-Ul-Haq, H Brar

PBKS vs LKN Dream11 predicted lineup 2
Wicket-keeper: N Pooran, P Singh, J Sharma
Batter: L Rahul
All-rounder: M Stoinis, S Curran, K Mayers
Bowler: A Singh, A Khan, A Mishra, H Brar

Captain & vice captain options KL Rahul’s form and familiarity with the venue makes him an obvious choice while A Khan and other Lucknow bowlers may like to capitalise on the PBKS batting weaknesses.

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