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IPL 2024: Match 11 (LSG vs PBKS) – 3 Player Battles To Watch Out For
By CricShots - Mar 30, 2024 11:25 am
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The 11th match of IPL 2024 promises to be a thrilling encounter as the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) host the Punjab Kings (PBKS) at the Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow. Both teams are eager to bounce back from their opening losses, making this a crucial clash to watch.

Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan

The stadium in Lucknow witnessed a transformation after the last IPL season. The pitches, known for being sluggish in the past, have been redesigned. Experts anticipate these surfaces to be batting-friendly initially, favoring stroke-makers in the first few matches. This could translate into a high-scoring contest between LSG and PBKS.

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While the pitch holds its own significance, the real magic unfolds with the exceptional players on both sides. Here are three key player battles to keep an eye on:

#3 Nicholas Pooran vs Rahul Chahar 

Nicholas Pooran
Nicholas Pooran

The aggressive Nicholas Pooran of PBKS has the power to single-handedly change the course of the match with his explosive batting. Even on slow wickets, he can tear apart bowling attacks. In the first match against RR, he displayed glimpses of his brilliance despite his team’s loss. However, he will need to overcome the challenge posed by LSG’s leg-spinner Rahul Chahar. Chahar, known for his control and variations, could be a tricky proposition for the free-scoring Pooran.

#2 KL Rahul vs Kagiso Rabada 

Kagiso Rabada
Kagiso Rabada

The spotlight will be on LSG skipper KL Rahul, known for his elegant strokeplay. However, in the tournament opener against Rajasthan Royals (RR), he looked a little off-color despite scoring 58 runs. His challenge will be to counter the fiery pace of Kagiso Rabada, PBKS’s ace fast bowler. Rabada, with his ability to hit the deck hard, has already picked up three wickets in the first two matches and could pose a serious threat to Rahul’s opening salvo.

#1 Shikhar Dhawan vs Mohsin Khan 

Mohsin Khan
Mohsin Khan

The battle between experience and youthful exuberance will be witnessed in the clash between PBKS skipper Shikhar Dhawan and LSG’s young left-arm pacer Mohsin Khan. Dhawan, a veteran opener, has a tendency to struggle against deliveries that swing away early on. Mohsin, with his ability to shape the ball away from left-handers, could exploit this weakness.