PBKS, who may see the return of skipper Shikhar Dhawan, head into the match on the back of their fourth win of this season, while LSG led by KL Rahul are fresh from their third loss of the campaign. Both PBKS and LSG have won 4 in 7 so far.
Now, the two side will clash at the PCA Stadium in Mohali, which will host it’s fourth match of the season. PBKS started with a 7-run (DLS Method) win over Kolkata Knight Riders, but suffered an 8-wicket loss to Gujarat Titans and 24-run loss to Royal Challengers Bangalore at the venue.
Ahead of PBKS vs LSG 2023 meeting at the PCA Stadium, we take a look at the pitch report and weather forecast for the day as some parts of the country have received summer showers.
Mohali weather forecast on Friday, April 28
A mostly cloudy day with a max temperature of 34o C that will reduce to 27o C during the playing hours. There is no chance of rain. So, weather is unlikely to play spoilsport in Friday’s match between Punjab Kings and Lucknow Super Giants.
PCA Stadium 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 bat first come out victorious. However, those two wins were the noon matches and the sole night match saw the team chasing win.
The first match of 2023 season saw the hosts dominate with the bat, scoring a total of 191 and followed that with some disciplined bowling led by Arshdeep Singh to restrict KKR to 146/7 in 16 overs before rain stopped play and decided the match on DLS Method.
In the second match, which was a 7 pm start, put into bat, PBKS struggled on their way to post a target of 154, which was chased down by the defending champions GT in the penultimate delivery of the match. Even in that game, the quick bowlers were among wickets.
In the most recent match, RCB rode on fifties from Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis to post a total of 174 before Mohammed Siraj’s 4 for 21 spell helped bundle out PBKS for 150.
IPL 2023: Mohali PCA Stadium Pitch Report, Weather Forecast, T20 & IPL Records & Stats
PCA Stadium IPL stats
Batting First Won: 26
Chasing Won: 32
Highest Total: 240/5 by CSK vs PBKS in 2008
Highest Run Chase: 192/4 by Gujarat Lions vs PBKS in 2017
Lowest Total: 67 All Out by DC vs PBKS in 2017
Lowest Total Defended: 150 by SRH vs PBKS in 2013
Average 1st Innings Score: 166
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PBKS Record in PCA Stadium
Punjab Kings Played: 58
Punjab Kings Won: 31
Punjab Kings Lost: 27
Punjab Kings Won Batting First: 15
Punjab Kings Won Chasing: 16
PBKS Highest Total: 221
PBKS Lowest Total: 138
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