Lucknow Super Giants will host Chennai Super Kings in match number 45 of IPL 2023 to be played at Ekana Stadium, Lucknow in the first doubleheader on 3 May.
LSG will miss the service of KL Rahul who injured himself on the field during the first innings against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Despite their loss to RCB by 18 runs, LSG is currently at the number 2 spot and would look to get back to winning ways at home.
On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings would be looking for an all-round effort after their shocking loss to Punjab Kings at home. CSK has slipped to number 4 in the points table and would love to perform well as a unit against LSG at their home.
Details– Match 45, Lucknow Super Giants vs Chennai Super Kings
Venue– Ekana Stadium, Lucknow
Date and Time– 3 May, 3.30 PM IST
Lucknow Super Giants has faced Chennai Super Kings twice in IPL history. Both teams won one match each during the face-off. Lucknow Super Giants won on the first occasion during the 2022 edition of IPL.
Chennai Super Kings registered 12 runs win in the first encounter played at Chennai. It promises to be an interesting encounter as both teams would look to get back to winning ways.
Top Run Scorer
Quinton de Kock occupies the top spot of leading run scorer between LSG and Chennai Super Kings. De Kock scored 61 in the first encounter during the 2022 edition of IPL. He was not a part of the playing XI during the first match of this year’s edition.
Top Wicket Taker
Moeen Ali occupies the top spot as the leading wicket-taker between LSG and CSK. Moeen bowled just one over and gave away 14 runs during the first encounter played in 2022.
He was the pick of bowlers in the entire match picking up 4 for 26 in 4 overs during the first match between these two sides.
The pitch at Ekana Stadium is not suitable for batting as it helps the spin bowlers. Lucknow Super Giants could not score 127 runs against Royal Challengers Bangalore. It promises to be the same against Chennai Super Kings.
If the pitch remains the same, the captain that wins the toss would likely bat first and create pressure on opponent batters with spin bowlers.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs Lucknow Super Giants (LSG)- Predicted XI
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Shivam Dube, Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (C, WK), Ambati Rayudu, Maheesh Theekshana, Maheesh Pathirana, Tushar Deshpande.
Quinton de Kock (WK), Kyle Mayers, Krunal Pandya (C), Ayush Badoni, Marcus Stoinis, Nicolas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Krishnappa Gowtham, Ravi Bishnoi, Yash Thakur, Amit Mishra
Fantasy Team Selection- CSK vs LSG
Team 1– Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Kyle Mayers, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Marcus Stoinis, Deepak Hooda, Krishnappa Gowtham, Ravi Bishnoi, Tushar Deshpande, Amit Mishra.
Team 2– Quinton de Kock, Krunal Pandya, Ayush Badoni, Nicolas Pooran, Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni, Krunal Pandya, Maheesh Theekshana, Yash Thakur, Maheesh Pathirana, Ravi Bishnoi.
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