Shikhar suffered a shoulder niggle before the game. The southpaw has been Punjab’s best better in the tournament. Yudhvir Singh has been handed his debut cap.
Punjab have won two and lost as many in the 16th season. On the other hand, Lucknow have won three and lost one so far.
Lucknow Super Giants XI: KL Rahul (c), Kyle Mayers, Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Ayush Badoni, Mark Wood, Avesh Khan, Yudhvir Singh, Ravi Bishnoi
Substitutes: Amit Mishra, Jaydev Unadkat, K Gowtham, Prerak Mankad, Daniel Sams
Punjab Kings XI: Atharva Taide, Harpreet Bhatia, Matthew Short, Sikandar Raza, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Shahrukh Khan, Sam Curran (c), Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh
Substitutes: Prabhsimran Singh, Nathan Ellis, Mohit Rathee, Rishi Dhawan