Winning this match is crucial for the Punjab Kings team who are trailing in the playoff race. Lucknow need to win this match to retain their place in the top-4 in the points table. Against this backdrop .. the fight is going to be interesting.
KL Rahul said in the toss time that the snow effect in Pune will be less. He revealed that he has taken Avesh Khan into the team in the form of an extra bowler. With that .. batsman Manish Pandey, who was disappointed with his poor form, was hunted down. But .. Mayank Agarwal did not make any changes in the Punjab final squad.
For the last three matches played in the latest season, the Lucknow team has won both and the Punjab Kings have lost both. With that .. Lucknow team is in the fourth position in the points table and Punjab Kings are in the seventh position.
Lucknow Team: Decock (wicket keeper), KL Rahul (captain), Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stainis, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Jason Holder, Chamira, Avesh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi Mohsin Khan
Punjab team: Mayank Agarwal (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Johnny Bairstow, Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wicketkeeper), Rishi Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Sandeep Sharma, Arshadeep Singh