Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are back at their fortress, the Chepauk stadium, with their passionate yellow army behind them. The buzz around the city is palpable, and the atmosphere inside the stadium promises to be electric. The question on everyone’s mind is whether CSK can win at home and redeem themselves after their defeat at Ahmedabad in the opening match of IPL 2023.
CSK’s death bowling was a concern in their first match, and they will need to address it quickly. Their performance at Chepauk will be crucial to their playoffs’ hopes, and they cannot afford to lose games at home. While it is still early in the season, this game has an added sense of importance for the hosts.
The challenge for CSK will not be easy, as they face the impressive Lucknow Super Giants (LSG). LSG showed their mettle in the last match against DC, producing a near-perfect display, led by overseas stars Kyle Mayers and Mark Wood. They have excellent depth in their team, and it will be put to the test in conditions expected to aid spinners. A win for LSG here will set them up nicely for the rest of the tournament.
CSK vs LSG Match Timing and Venue
- Match : Chennai Super Kings vs Lucknow Super Giants (CHE vs LKN)
- League : TATA IPL
- Date : Monday, 3rd April 2023
- Time : 07:30 PM (IST) – 02:00 PM (GMT)
CSK vs LSG Match Pitch Report
The Chepauk pitch is expected to aid spinners and seamers who can change their pace. In the 2021 IPL season, this ground hosted ten matches, where the average first innings score was 154.8. The team batting first and second won five games each. A score in that range can be a competitive one.
Spinners took 11 of the 18 wickets that fell in the recent IND-AUS 3rd ODI played at Chepauk. With a warm and clear evening forecasted in Chennai, dew is likely to be a factor. The team that wins the toss may want to bat first and put up a good total to avoid the effects of dew during the chase.
The pitch at Chepauk is considered to be a batting pitch, with the team batting first winning five out of six matches played on this pitch. The average score on this pitch is around 150, and batting first after winning the toss would be the right decision.
The weather in Chennai is expected to be cloudy, with a temperature of around 31°C on match day. The humidity is high, at 74%, and the wind speed is 9.9 km/h. Visibility is around 7 KM, and there are no chances of precipitation during the game.
Chepauk Stadium Records and Stats
|Batting first won:||5 (83%)|
|Bowling first won:||1 (16%)|
|1st inn avg score:||150|
|2nd inn avg score:||119|
CSK vs LSG Possible Playing XI
Chennai Super Kings (csk) Possible Playing 11:
- Ruturaj Gaikwad
- Devon Conway (WK)
- Moeen Ali
- Ben Stokes
- Ambati Rayudu
- Shivam Dube
- Ravindra Jadeja
- MS Dhoni (WK) (C)
- Mitchell Santner
- Deepak Chahar
- Rajvardhan Hangargekar
Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) Possible Playing 11:
- Lokesh Rahul (WK) (C)
- Kyle Mayers
- Deepak Hooda
- Krunal Pandya
- Marcus Stoinis
- Nicholas Pooran (WK)
- Ayush Badoni
- Mark Wood
- Jaydev Unadkat
- Ravi Bishnoi
- Avesh Khan
CSK vs LSG Head to Head
CSK vs LSG Recent Form
CSK vs LSG Dream11 Prediction Team
- Wicket-Keeper: L Rahul, N Pooran, D Conway
- Batsmen: A Rayudu, D Hooda, R Gaikward
- All-Rounders: M Ali, K Mayers
- Bowlers: A Khan, M Wood, R Hangargekar
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CSK vs LSG Key Players
- Gaikwad’s brilliant 92 off 50 against Gujarat’s strong attack makes him a key player.
- Moeen Ali’s ability to handle left-handers will be crucial. He scored 1,263 runs at a strike rate of 149.29 in all T20s in 2022.
- Jadeja has scored 576 runs at an average of 38.4 and strike rate of 147.3 in the IPL since 2020. He can improve his average of 17.38 in 24 innings at Chepauk.
- Hangargekar’s impressive performance in Ahmedabad (3/36) makes him a valuable option at the death.
- Chahar’s 10 wickets in 9 matches at Chepauk make him a threat.
- Rahul’s good record against CSK and Chahar makes him a valuable player.
- Mayers’ recent performance of 73 off 38 balls makes him a dangerous player.
- Hooda’s impressive batting record when batting at number three makes him a crucial player.
- Pooran’s good form this year with 426 runs at an average of 42.6 and strike rate of 145.9 makes him a key player.
- Bishnoi can be effective against Moeen Ali, who has been dismissed 12 times by right-arm legspin in franchise T20s.
- Wood’s recent form of taking 24 wickets in his last 9 T20s makes him a player to watch.
CSK vs LSG Live Match – CSK vs LSG Live Score
The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 matches will be broadcasted on the Star Sports Network in various languages. Fans can enjoy the entire tournament for free in 4K resolution by streaming it on the JioCinema application and website. So You can watch Live CSK VS LSG Match on Jio cinema.
CSK vs LSG Squads
|Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Squad||Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) Squad|
|Ruturaj Gaikwad||Lokesh Rahul(WK)(C)|
|Devon Conway(WK)||Kyle Mayers|
|Moeen Ali||Deepak Hooda|
|Ben Stokes||Krunal Pandya|
|Ambati Rayudu||Marcus Stoinis|
|Shivam Dube||Nicholas Pooran(WK)|
|Ravindra Jadeja||Ayush Badoni|
|MS Dhoni(WK)(C)||Mark Wood|
|Mitchell Santner||Jaydev Unadkat|
|Deepak Chahar||Ravi Bishnoi|
|Rajvardhan Hangargekar||Avesh Khan|
|Bhagath Varma||Swapnil Singh|
|Subranshu Senapati||Daniel Sams|
|Ajinkya Rahane||Karan Sharma|
|Matheesha Pathirana||Manan Vohra|
|Shaik Rasheed||Amit Mishra|
|Sisanda Magala||Yash Thakur|
|Ajay Mandal||Mayank Yadav|
|Nishant Sindhu||Quinton de Kock(WK)|
|Prashant Solanki||Yudhvir Singh Charak|
|Dwaine Pretorius||Prerak Mankad|
|Simarjeet- Singh||Romario Shepherd|
|Tushar Deshpande||Krishnappa Gowtham|
|Maheesh Theekshana||Mohsin Khan|
Disclaimer : Please note that the team suggested is based on the author’s analysis and instinct. It is recommended that you consider the points mentioned and make your own decision while selecting your team.