PBKS vs LSG: Punjab Kings captain Shikhar Dhawan aims to become the first Indian batsman in IPL on Saturday. The Punjab team will face the KL Rahul-led Lucknow Super Giant on Saturday.
Shikhar Dhawan Records: In IPL 2023 on Saturday (April 15) at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow, Punjab will face KL Rahul-led Lucknow Super Giants on Saturday. Punjab Kings have suffered back-to-back defeats in their last two games. However, Lucknow Supergiants will be confident after their last-ball thriller against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Apart from Punjab captain and star opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan, others are failing to rain runs with the bat. It is causing serious damage to the team. The 37-year-old Dhawan, who has been appointed as the captain of the team, is number 1 on the Orange Cap board. He scored 233 runs in four matches. Dhawan, who is currently out of Team India, is pouring runs in the IPL.
Punjab started their IPL 2023 campaign with wins over Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals. But that team lost the next two games against Sunrisers Hyderabad and Gujarat Titans. In the upcoming match against LSG on Saturday, PBKS captain Shikhar Dhawan is eyeing fifty fifties. If he does this, he is set to create a new record as the first Indian batsman and the second batsman overall in IPL history.
Currently, Dhawan, who is the second leading run scorer in the history of IPL, has completed 49 fifties in the league. If Dhawan crosses the 50-run mark in Lucknow on Saturday night, he will reach the milestone ahead of the likes of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma.
David Warner is number 1 in the list of batsmen who have scored most half-centuries in IPL history. The Delhi Capitals captain scored 58 half-centuries in 166 matches. Along with 49 half-centuries in the IPL, Dhawan also scored two centuries. Both of these come in the Cash Rich League 2020 edition.
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