IPL 2022 Match 42 - Punjab Kings Vs Lucknow Super Giants
In the 42nd game of the IPL 2022, the impressive LSG take on Punjab Kings, with both teams battling it out in the middle of the league table. Let’s preview this match from a betting perspective with odds provided by Betway.
|Betting Pick||Betting Odds @Betway|
|LSG to win.||1.80|
|LSG to hit the most sixes||2.62|
|LSG to have the Highest Opening Partnership||1.80|
|Rabada to be PBKS top bowler||3.50|
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Punjab has yet to win an IPL crown and has struggled mightily in recent seasons. PBKS reached the finals in 2014, but have not qualified for the playoffs since and have finished last in the points standings twice.
This is Lucknow's first season in the IPL, and these two teams do not have a head to head record yet as this is their first match against each other.
Team News And Tournament So Far
Lucknow Super Giants
Lucknow Super Giants threatened to become the first team in IPL 2022 to defend a target, but late blows from Gujarat Titans batsmen David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, ensured that the clash of the new teams was won by Gujarat Titans in their first match.
They lost as a result of some strange captaincy from KL Rahul, who stuck with spinners against two aggressive hitters despite the fact that it made it harder for the slower bowlers. Mohammed Shami, the man of the match, took three wickets in three overs with the new ball. Deepak Hooda and Ayush Badoni struck half-centuries to bail Lucknow Super Giants out of trouble and give their bowlers something to work with after KL Rahul was dismissed for a golden duck.
LSG bounced back brilliantly in their second and third matches however, and earned their first ever IPL wins with a solid performance overall.
Lucknow's primary fast bowler recruit Mark Wood was hurt during England's current tour of the West Indies and has been ruled out of the IPL 2022. Andrew Tye has been named as his formal successor. Marcus Stoinis, the all-rounder for the Lucknow Super Giants, was in Pakistan for the white-ball series against the hosts but is now back.
LSG defeated DC in a crunch match with an assured performance, and were battling for top spot in the IPL standings with 3 wins in 5 matches, after losing their previous match by a very narrow margin of only 3 runs. However, they have lost 2 of their last 3 matches, and are now stuck at 4th place on the table.
Jonny Bairstow, the explosive wicket-keeper batsman, has finished his necessary quarantine period and will be eligible for Sunday's match against the Chennai Super Kings. Bairstow has hammered 1038 runs at a remarkable strike rate of 142.19 in his brief IPL stint. The English cricketer has seven fifties and one century in the IPL. Nathan Ellis, the Punjab Kings' right-arm pacer, is currently unavailable due to his participation in Australia's ongoing tour of Pakistan in 2022.
Bairstow may replace Liam Livingstone in the Punjab Kings starting XI following Bhanuka Rajapaksa's outstanding performance in Punjab's first two games. Raj Bawa is expected to make place for Rishi Dhawan in the PBKS starting XI.
With the firepower of another England keeper Jonny Bairstow at the top of the order, they can certainly go for Benny Howell, who may not be a fierce six-hitter like Odean Smith but provides much better control than Odean Smith with the ball.
In their previous game, Punjab lost to DC, for whom With 4 wins and 4 defeats, PBKS will be looking to improve their record with a win.
Punjab Kings Playing XI (Predicted) Against Chennai Super Kings: Mayank Agarwal(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Johnny Bairstow, Bhanuka Rajapaksa(wk), Shahrukh Khan, Odean Smith, Rishi Dhawan, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar.
Betting Preview, Picks And Prediction
To Win The Match
LSG are 1.80 favourites to win this match, as they are generally doing well in the league and have a solid squad and won 2 of their last 3 matches. PBKS are 2.00 to win this match.
Top Team Batsman
Punjab Kings have a brilliant opening pair and both of them are the favourites to be their top scorers, with Shikhar Dhawan having odds of 3.00 and Mayank Agarwal’s odds being 3.60.
KL Rahul and Quinton De Kock are the expected favourites from LSG to be the top scorers, with odds of 2.87 and 3.60 respectively. The versatile Manish Pandey is 6.00 to be LSG’s top scorer in this match.
Highest Opening Partnership
LSG are favourites at 1.80 to have the highest opening partnership as KL Rahul and De Kock are an incredibly prolific pairing, and both are expected to continue giving LSG some solid starts throughout the season.
Top Team Bowler
Former Delhi Capitals’ pacer Avesh Khan is the LSG favourite to be the top bowler, at 3.50. He is followed by Dushmanta Chameera at 3.75.
Kagiso Rabada is the expected favourite as always for PBKS and he is instantly the favourite to be their top bowler at 3.50, followed by Arshdeep Singh at 3.75.
Total Runs In The Match
Odds of there being more than 337.5 runs in this match are 1.83, as per Betway. This seems highly achievable as both these teams have some brilliant batsmen and have scored plenty of runs this season.
Individual Player Betting
- Mayank Agarwal to score more than 24.5 runs has odds of 1.87 , which is a tempting bet as he would like to continue with another solid innings. KL Rahul to score more than 29.5 runs has odds of 1.83, which is arguably the safest bet in this match as he is LSG’s primary batsman and has also scored two centuries.
- LSG to hit the most sixes has very strong odds of 2.62, which is very tempting as they have several players who can clear the ropes. KL Rahul, De Kock, Jason Holder and Krunal Pandya all are known for their big hits. PBKS to hit the most sixes depends on Dhawan, Odean Smith, Livingstone and Rajapaksa, and hence they have odds of 1.62
- Rabada to take 2 or more wickets has odds of 2.20, while Avesh Khan to take 2 or more wickets has odds of 2.40, which is attractive as he is in form.
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