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IPL 2024: LSG vs PBKS Best Dream Fantasy Team and Playing 11

KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan, the leaders in focus as we look at the IPL 2024 LSG vs PBKS Best Playing 11 and Dream fantasy team for match 11. 

It’s match 11 of TATA IPL 2024, and we have the Punjab Kings taking on the Lucknow Super Giants at LSG’s home den, Lucknow. Lucknow are yet to get off the mark in this IPL having suffered a defeat in their first encounter vs RR. Whereas Punjab started the tournament with a win, but suffered a loss in their second encounter with RCB. 

Lucknow’s stadium as seen last year in IPL 2023 has been known for slow and low scoring pitch. It was a nightmare for batters to play at this stadium, so will we see similar scenes this year as well? Well, technically, we did see some improvement during the 2023 ODI World Cup, but overall, the pitches were still on the slower side. 

So, with the Lucknow pitch expected to be on the slower side as predicted from the previous two tournaments, what playing 11 and team combination will both teams adopt? Well, let’s analyze the overall squad, and find out the IPL 2024 LSG vs PBKS best playing  11 and dream fantasy team combination for match 11 of the Indian Premier League. 

Match Details:

Tournament: IPL 2024

Type: Match 11 – LSG vs PBKS 

Where: Lucknow

When: March 30, 2024 // 7:30 pm IST

IPL 2024 Full Squad Players List for Lucknow Super Giants (LSG)

Batters: Ashton Turner (o), Ayush Badoni, Devdutt Padikkal & KL Rahul (c)

WKs: Nicholas Pooran (o) & Quinton de Kock (o)

All-rounders: Arshad Khan, Arshin Kulkarni, David Willey (o), Deepak Hooda, Krishnappa Gowtham, Krunal Pandya, Kyle Mayers (o), Marcus Stoinis (o), Prerak Mankad & Yudhvir Charak

Bowlers: Amit Mishra, M. Siddharth, Mayank Yadav, Mohsin Khan, Naveen Ul-Haq (o), Ravi Bishnoi, Shamar Joseph (o), Shivam Mavi & Yash Thakur

Lucknow Super Giants Best Playing 11 vs PBKS 

Lucknow Super Giants’s captain, KL Rahul surprised everyone as he opened the batting after long talks of him batting in the middle-order. The move has always been debatable because KL Rahul has his own way of playing, and even as LSG needed to chase 200+ in the last match, KL Rahul was going at a strike rate of 120. It backfired big time as LSG lost an important match against RR. 

So, will KL Rahul continue to bat as an opener? Well, with his game style, and aspirations to play for the Indian team, he should for once think about the team, and play at the number 4 position. Unless he does that, LSG will always find it difficult to win high-scoring matches. Nevertheless, it looks unlikely KL Rahul will move down the order. Moreover, expect LSG to stick to the same playing 11.

Another thing that was a surprise with LSG was the batting depth, and lack of a sixth quality bowler. LSG played Ayush Badoni as the impact player instead of a bowler, which could have given them a sixth bowling option. While Badoni’s part-time can still play a part, LSG will be better off if they play a pure bowler instead of Badoni or Deepak Hooda. 

IPL 2024 – LSG vs PBKS Best Playing 11 for Lucknow Super Giants

  1. Quinton de Kock
  2. KL Rahul (c&wk)
  3. Devdutt Padikkal
  4. Deepak Hooda
  5. Nicholas Pooran
  6. Marcus Stoinis
  7. Krunal Pandya
  8. Ravi Bishnoi
  9. Mohsin Khan
  10. Naveen Ul-Haq
  11. Yash Thakur
  12. Ayush Badoni (Best Impact Player)

LSG Other Impact Players: Amit Mishra, Shivam Mavi, Mayank Yadav & Krishnappa Gowtham

IPL 2024 Full Squad Players List for Punjab Kings (PBKS)

Batters: Atharva Taide, Harpreet Bhatia, Rilee Rossouw (o), Shashank Singh, Shikhar Dhawan (c) & Shivam Singh

WKs: Jitesh Sharma, Jonny Bairstow (o) & Prabsimran Singh

All-rounders: Ashutosh Sharma, Chris Woakes (o), Harpreet Brar, Liam Livingstone (o), Rishi Dhawan, Sam Curran (o), Sikandar Raza (o), Tanay Thyagarajann & Vishwanath Singh

Bowlers: Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada (o), Nathan Ellis (o), Prince Choudhary, Rahul Chahar & Vidhwath Kaperappa

Punjab Kings Best Playing 11 vs LSG

Punjab Kings have played with a settled team combination so far with the only change in their playing 11 being their batting-order. The team played Sam Curran at number 4 in the first match, but moved him to number 6 position in the second match. The flexibility allows them to play their players according to the situation. So, expect PBKS to stick to the same playing 11 combination vs LSG.

However, when it comes to their players, they need to see consistency in their form and performance. Bairstow has hardly contributed with the bat. Whereas Shikhar Dhawan, Jitesh Sharma, and Prabsimran Singh have got starts, but haven’t made anything big. So, LSG would need these three batters to come to party, and give their team more than just good starts. 

IPL 2024 LSG vs PBKS Best Playing 11 for Punjab Kings

  1. Shikhar Dhawan (c)
  2. Jonny Bairstow
  3. Prabsimran Singh
  4. Sam Curran
  5. Liam Livingstone
  6. Jitesh Sharma (wk)
  7. Shashank Singh
  8. Harpreet Brar
  9. Harshal Patel
  10. Kagiso Rabada
  11. Rahul Chahar 
  12. Arshdeep Singh (Best Impact Player)

PBKS Other Impact Players: Harpreet Bhatia, Rille Rossow, Tanay Thyagarajan & Vidhwath Kaperappa

Top Fantasy Playing 11 for LSG vs PBKS Match 11 of IPL 2024: 

Batters: Shikhar Dhawan

Wks: KL Rahul, Nicholas Pooran, Jitesh Sharma, Jonny Bairstow & Quinton de Kock

All-rounders: Sam Curran & Liam Livingstone 

Bowlers: Ravi Bishnoi, Harshal Patel & Kagiso Rabada

CVC Choice: KL Rahul & Shikhar Dhawan

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Sonal Jain

Sonal is an experienced cricket author with over 5 years of experience in the field. She follows Indian cricket to the core with a deep interest in the Indian Premier League, World Cup, IPL 2024, etc.