Lucknow Super Giants will take on Chennai Super Kings in Match 4 of IPL 2023. Lucknow defeated Capitals in their first match and CSK suffered a loss against GT.
The only match played between these two teams was a high-scoring encounter, won by LSG in the final over.
Date and Time: 03 April, Monday, 7:30 PM IST
Streaming Platforms: Star Sports Network and JioCinema
Chennai Super Kings
CSK didn’t get the start they would have aspired for. But now they will be playing at their home ground which will excite both players and their fans.
Ruturaj missed his century but his performance must be the biggest positive from the season opener. Hangargekar played his first match and got three wickets. Dhoni also hit a couple of shots and Jadeja’s economical bowling was another takeaway.
Most of the batsmen in CSK’s batting line-up are of the top order and they lack a bit of firepower in their lower order. They have Jadeja and Dhoni as finishers but they need some balls to settle. Their death bowling is also not that great so they can try Dwayne Pretorius but this might need benching one of their overseas players which is in itself a tough task.
Lucknow Super Giants
Contrary to CSK, Lucknow started their season with a one-sided victory against the Capitals. They are high on confidence and would look to beat Super Kings at their home ground.
Opener QDK was not available in the first match, but Kyle Mayers smashed a fast 73 and it would be hard for management to drop him when QDK is available. Pooran and Badoni played a good cameo with Mark Wood leading the bowling department.
Pitch Report/Venue Report
The match would be played at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.
- Total Matches Played-121
- Matches Won Batting First-64
- Matches Won Batting Second-55
- Average First Innings Score-157
The pitch at Chepauk has proved to be a paradise for spinners. Batting first here must be ideal because the pitch here is dry and hard which slows down as the game moves on. So batsmen need to work hard to score runs, which is even more challenging for the team chasing.
CSK won 40 of their 57 IPL matches played at Chepauk (win percentage>70), so a win for LSG on this ground wouldn’t be easy.
Probable Playing XI
Chennai Super Kings: Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Ben Stokes, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (C) (WK), Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, Rajvardhan Hangargekar
Impact Player: Dwayne Pretorius/Prashant Solanki
Lucknow Super Giants: KL Rahul (c), Kyle Mayers, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Ayush Badoni, Ravi Bishnoi, Jaydev Unadkat, Mark Wood, Avesh Khan
Impact Player: Krishnappa Gowtham/Amit Mishra
Players to Watch Out For
Gaikwad would be playing his first match at Chepauk but his game against spin can attain his success on this ground too. If he can replicate his form from the first match, it would be too hard for LSG to have their second consecutive victory.
Rayudu can be a great threat for LSG if he is promoted up the order at no. 3/4. He has great stats against Unadkat and Avesh and even struck Stoinis at an SR of 200. Krunal Pandya is his only threat who has dismissed him twice in 31 balls. He also has a chance to boast his record at Chepauk (near 100 SR).
KLR didn’t score well in the first game and is not even in his top form in recent times. But he is one of the most consistent IPL batsmen and we expect him to go big against the Super Kings.
He has scored 435 runs averaging 43.5 with an SR of 140+ against CSK. Even at Chepauk, he averages more than 40 but his Strike Rate is just 110. KL Rahul against Deepak Chahar is a beast with 0 dismissals in 75 balls and has smashed 120 runs.
Pooran didn’t perform according to his standards till the last season of IPL but played a good knock in the first game. He has scored at 200+ SR against Jadeja and Moeen so will be a major factor for LSG in counter-attacking spinners.
Chepauk supports spinners and Krunal can make good use of the pitch. At this ground, Krunal has conceded runs at an economy of just 6.26 in 7 matches. Krunal has dismissed both Rayudu and Jadeja twice and MSD finds it very tough to score against him (17 runs in 24 balls).
KL Rahul vs Deepak Chahar: Runs-120, Balls-75, Dismissals-0
Deepak Hooda vs Deepak Chahar: Runs-7, Balls-12, Dismissals-2
MS Dhoni vs Jaydev Unadkat: Runs-105, Balls-43, Dismissals-1
MS Dhoni vs Avesh Khan: Runs-34, Balls-22, Dismissals-2
Ambati Rayudu vs Jaydev Unadkat: Runs-54, Balls-35, Dismissals-1
Ambati Rayudu vs Avesh Khan: Runs-61, Balls-35, Dismissals-0
Ambati Rayudu vs Krunal Pandya: Runs-37, Balls-31, Dismissals-2
Ravindra Jadeja vs Krunal Pandya: Runs-15, Balls-15, Dismissals-2
CSK vs LSG Dream11 Team
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- Chennai Super Kings will win their first match of the season defeating Lucknow Super Giants.
- Krunal Pandya will take at least 2 wickets.
- KL Rahul will score 50+ runs