IPL Match Prediction: Chennai Super Kings vs Lucknow Super Giants

The Indian Premier League 2023 (IPL 2023) kicked off with a spectacular opening ceremony on March 31 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The first match witnessed the defending champions Gujarat Titans facing four-time IPL champions Chennai Super Kings in a close match.

The Gujarat Titans, however, were able to beat Chennai Super Kings for the third straight time in the IPL by 5 wickets. Thanks to a brilliant inning of 63* off 36 balls by Shubhman Gill & a strong finish by Rashid Khan with the bat.

Chennai Super Kings failed to advance to the playoff stage for the first time in their illustrious history during IPL 2020. The IPL 2021 season saw their incredible comeback as they added a fourth trophy to their collection. In the IPL 2022 season, they once again failed to place in the top four, but this time, their issues went beyond their play on the pitch.

Lucknow Super Giants made it to the IPL 2022 playoffs in their debut IPL season. However, on Monday, Chennai Super Kings will be sure of a victory in front of their home crowd even if they lose. CSK has a solid track record at Chepauk, and they plan to keep it that way. In our IPL match prediction, we look at this key game between CSK & LSG.

CSK vs LSG Match Details

Chennai Super Kings vs Lucknow Super Giants, 6th Match, IPL 2023

Match Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Date & Time: Monday, April 3, 7:30 PM IST

Broadcast & IPL Streaming: Star Sports Network and JioCinema

Chennai Super Kings vs Lucknow Super Giants Match Preview

Next up, Chennai Super Kings and Lucknow Super Giants will be in action in their second match of the IPL 2023 on Monday, April 03 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. 

After narrowly losing to the Gujarat Titans in the season opener, MS Dhoni’s Super Kings will look to earn their first victory of the year. After crushing the Delhi Capitals on Saturday, the Super Giants will want to continue their winning streak.

Pitch Report: CSK vs LSG

The MA Chidambaram Stadium pitch is renowned for helping spinners. The ball grips just enough to make it difficult for batsmen to score easily. Nonetheless, the batsmen benefit from playing close to the ground. A low-scoring contest is anticipated between CSK and LSG because both clubs have strong spinners in their rosters.

Chennai Super Kings vs Lucknow Super Giants IPL Match Prediction

Chennai Super Kings

The difficult bowling assault of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) is evident in their opening match of the IPL 2023. Although scoring a respectable score, CSK lost the game by a margin of five runs. Rajvardhan Hangargekar (3/36) was their best bowler that day. However, he leaked at a rate of 9 runs per over.

In addition, their ace pace bowler Deepak Chahar was somewhat economical with the ball. However, he failed to pick up any wickets. One wicket taken by Ravindra Jadeja did not significantly alter the outcome. CSK will therefore focus on improving in that area.

Regarding the plus side, Ruturaj Gaikwad stole the show with the bat (92 off 50), which was a positive. Almost 50% of the team’s points were scored by the first batter. The other players that contributed with the bat were Moeen Ali (23), Shivam Dube (19), and MS Dhoni (14*).

Lucknow Super Giants

The Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) made their debut last year and immediately won over the crowd. Under KL Rahul and Gautam Gambhir, the Lucknow-based club advanced to the playoffs. Yet they struggled against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Elimination (RCB).

But, LSG did a good job; as a result, they will have expectations to live up to at IPL 2023. The squad has undergone significant changes this season.

A hefty 16 crores were paid to secure Nicholas Pooran. The skipper of the West Indies is anticipated to be crucial in the middle order. With his versatility, Kyle Mayers will play a significant role for LSG. 

Avesh Khan and Mark Wood will be the leaders of the bowling squad’s pace group. If Mohsin Khan is doubtful for the opening few games, veteran pacer Jaydev Unadkat may also be able to grab a rope.

CSK vs LSG Probable Playing XI

CSK Predicted XI:

For our today match prediction, here is our LSG predicted XI.

Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, Rajvardhan Hangargekar

LSG Predicted XI:

For our today match prediction, here is our LSG predicted XI.

Kyle Mayers, KL Rahul (C), Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Ayush Badoni, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Mark Wood, Jaydev Unadkat

CSK vs LSG Probable Best Performers

Probable best batter

Ruturaj Gaikwad:

It was Ruturaj Gaikwad’s finest performance in the opening game. With his form, the Pune-born cricketer can be an important player for CSK in the tournament, given his consistency at the top of the order.  

Probable best bowler

Ravi Bishnoi:

Ravi Bishnoi could be a real threat considering the match will be played in Chennai. Despite the defeat to Delhi, the leg-spinner picked up two wickets in the match and will try to maintain the same level as his form can determine his future in India’s colours.

IPL Match Prediction:

After losing their debut game, Chennai Super Kings will be desperate for a victory. Also, they will be playing at home, making it difficult for the opposition to defeat CSK there. Thus, in today’s IPL match prediction, the hosts will therefore be the favorites to win the game on Monday night.

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