LSG vs PBKS, IPL 2023 Match 21 Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds

The 21st match of the IPL 2023 brings you a clash between Punjab Kings (PBKS) and Lucknow Super Giants (LSG). The two teams from north will collide at Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on Saturday, April 15. The hosts Lucknow Super Giants are favourites heading into this game at 3/4 (1.75) whereas Lucknow Super Giants have greater odds of winning at 21/20 (2.05).

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

  • Lucknow Super Giants vs Punjab Kings (LSG vs PBKS), Match 21
  • April 15, 2023 – 2 PM GMT
  • Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow

Pitch Report and Weather Conditions

The pitches at Ekana Cricket Stadium have generally favoured bowlers. In the two matches played here this tournament, spinners have found significant assistance. The most recent fixture saw the team batting first scoring 121/8.

The weather in Lucknow could be partly cloudy on Saturday evening but there’s no threat of rain. The temperature is likely to be around 30°C.

LSG vs PBKS – Match Predictions

LSG are in good form and are a much better side compared to Punjab Kings. The Super Giants have a potent bowling attack and some of their batters are in outstanding touch. PBKS, on the other hand, have a vulnerable batting unit.

Probable 6s

Lucknow Super Giants have the likes of KL Rahul, Nicholas Pooran, Marcus Stoinis, Quinton de Kock, Kyle Mayers and Krunal Pandya. They have struck 40 sixes in four matches this season. PBKS have hit 27 sixes in four games.

Our prediction: Lucknow Super Giants to hit most sixes in the match at 4/5 (1.80).

Probable Wickets

Ravi Bishnoi went wicketless in the previous game but has six wickets in four games this season. Back Bishnoi to be LSG’s top wicket-taker at 3/1 (4.00). For Punjab Kings, Arshdeep Singh has snared seven wickets in four games. Back him to be the top bowler for PBKS at 9/4 (3.25).

Our prediction: Ravi Bishnoi to be Lucknow Super Giants’ highest wicket-taker at 3/1 (4.00).

Man of the Match

Nicholas Pooran is coming off a sensational knock of 19-ball 62 versus RCB. He has scored 141 runs in four games at 47 average and 220 strike rate. Back Pooran to be the player of the match at 11/1 (12.00). Among others, KL Rahul, Ravi Bishnoi, Quinton de Kock and Liam Livingstone are good betting options.

Our prediction: Nicholas Pooran to be the Man of the Match at 11/1 (12.00).

LSG vs PBKS Preview

LSG and PBKS are coming off contrasting results in their previous two matches. Let’s take a look at both sides ahead of their clash on Saturday evening.

Lucknow Super Giants

The Super Giants have played four matches in IPL 2023 and have won three of those. They have defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by five wickets and Royal Challengers Bangalore by one wicket in the last two outings.

LSG have left out Quinton de Kock for Kyle Mayers so far but expect the South African batter to come in.

Predicted XI: KL Rahul (c), Quinton de Kock, Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Ayush Badoni, Jaydev Unadkat, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Mark Wood

Punjab Kings

PBKS began IPL 2023 with two victories on the trot but then suffered two straight defeats. Most recently, they lost to Gujarat Titans by six wickets at home.

Liam Livingstone did not play on Thursday as he was still not match ready. He could feature in this game, with Matt Short most likely to miss out.

Predicted XI: Shikhar Dhawan (c), Prabhsimran Singh, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Sam Curran, Shahrukh Khan, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh

How to Watch IPL 2023 in the UK: Live Streaming & Channel List

LSG vs PBKS prediction

For those living in the UK, the IPL 2023 will be televised live on Sky Sports Cricket. For online streaming, you can access the DAZN application.

  • Sky Sports Cricket (TV)
  • DAZN (Streaming)

Subscribe to Punditfeed on Google News for all the latest updates from the world of sports!