CSK vs LSG IPL Prediction 03 Apr 2023
Indian Premier League 2023
Chennai Super Kings
Lucknow Super Giants
- Date: 2023-04-03
- Start Time: 19:30
- Location: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
- Tournament: Indian Premier League 2023
- Format: Indian Premier League
- Prediction By: Malcolm Richards
On Monday, the Lucknow Super Giants will play against the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.
- The Chennai team, led by MS Dhoni, will be looking to bounce back after suffering a five-wicket defeat to the Gujarat Titans in their opening game of IPL 2023.
- On the other hand, the Lucknow Super Giants will aim to continue their winning momentum after a convincing 50-run victory over the Delhi Capitals in their previous match.
- With CSK eager for their first win of the season and Lucknow focused on securing back-to-back victories, it promises to be an exciting encounter.
CSK vs LSG – IPL – Venue Details
Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Date: April 3rd 2023
Time: 19:30 (local)
CSK vs LSG – IPL – Team Previews
Chennai Super Kings
The Chennai team, led by MS Dhoni, suffered a five-wicket defeat to the Gujarat Titans in their tournament opener. Despite opener Ruturaj Gaikwad’s impressive knock of 92 runs off 50 balls, CSK couldn’t defend their total of 178. Coach Stephen Fleming highlighted concerns regarding the middle order’s inability to capitalize on Gaikwad’s foundation.
Bowler Tushar Deshpande was particularly expensive, leaking 51 runs. However, the return to their home ground at Chepauk after four years should comfort the team. They have previously performed well there and won 40 out of 56 matches.
Moeen Ali, who didn’t get an over in their previous game, could prove to be critical against the left-handed top order of the Lucknow team. Spinners Mitchell Santner and Ravindra Jadeja could also play a crucial role, especially since KL Rahul’s strike rate drops significantly against left-arm spinners.
Lucknow Super Giants
The Lucknow Super Giants started their 2023 campaign on a high note, crushing the Delhi Capitals by 50 runs. Opener Kyle Mayers played a brilliant knock of 73 runs from just 38 deliveries, helping the team to reach 193 for 6. Mark Wood’s impressive bowling figures of 5 for 14 ensured a convincing victory for the Super Giants.
The team’s confidence has been significantly boosted after smashing 16 sixes on a challenging pitch at the Ekana Stadium. With only one day’s gap after flying from Lucknow to Chennai, the Super Giants need to adapt quickly to a more turning pitch and prepare for the game.
Krishnappa Gowtham could be brought in as a substitute or even selected to add to the team’s spin attack in favourable conditions. Although KL Rahul fell early in the first game, Lucknow’s batting line-up showed their strength. However, in the upcoming match at Chepauk, Rahul’s performance against Deepak Chahar will be crucial since he has previously smashed 120 runs without being dismissed by the bowler.
CSK vs LSG – IPL – Probable Playing XI’s
Chennai Super Kings: R Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Moeen Ali, A Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Ben Stokes, Ravi Jadeja, MS Dhoni (Cap and wk), Deepak Chahar, Mitch Santner, Raj Hangargekar
Lucknow Super Giants: KL Rahul (Cap), Kyle Mayers, Deepak Hooda, M Stoinis, Nich Pooran (wk), Krunal Pandya, Ayush Badoni, Mark Wood, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, J Unadkat
CSK vs LSG – IPL – Pitch Report and Toss Prediction
The Chennai weather seems ideal for a cricket match, with minimal chances of rain. However, the pitch could deteriorate as the game progresses due to its typically dry and hard nature. The toss-winning team will likely choose to bowl first and chase the target, taking advantage of the due factor that may come into play later in the match.
CSK vs LSG – IPL – Win Prediction
Chennai Super Kings have the best home record in the history of the IPL and are returning to Chepauk after four years. The atmosphere is going to be brilliant and we expect a Chennai win in this game.