IPL 2022: PBKS win toss, opt to field against LSG

Pune: Punjab Kings skipper Mayank Agarwal won the toss and opted to field against Lucknow Super Giants, here at MCA Stadium, on Friday.

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For Lucknow, Avesh Khan replaced Manish Pandey in the Playing XI while Punjab went in with their same line-up.

Speaking at the toss, Punjab Kings skipper Mayank Agarwal said, “We are going to bowl first. We’d like to know what total to chase. No changes to our line-up. There is very less dew here. The guys are quite flexible. It’s going to be a terrific challenge.”

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On the other hand, Lucknow Super Giants captain KL Rahul said, “When dew is not around, it’s quite an even game. I have played here before, we’ll have to bat smartly. Manish misses out, Avesh Khan comes in. It’s a high boundary-scoring ground, good to have an extra bowling option. It’ll be a good opportunity for Jason to bat at seven. Another opportunity for us to get two points.”

Punjab Kings Playing XI: Mayank Agarwal(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma(w), Rishi Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Sandeep Sharma, Arshdeep Singh.

Lucknow Super Giants Playing XI: Quinton de Kock(w), KL Rahul(c), Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Jason Holder, Dushmantha Chameera, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan.

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