Date: 03 April 2023
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
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In the sixth match of the sixteenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), four-time champions, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will host against Lucknow Super Giants (LSG). While CSK faced a defeat at the hands of defending champions Gujarat Titans in their opening fixture, LSG took on Delhi Capitals (DC) in their IPL 2023 opening fixture. CSK will have a chance to register their first win of the season when they will meet LSG on Monday. Meanwhile, LSG will also be prepared for home-like conditions.
The pitch at MA Chidambaram Stadium is known to aid spinners. Batters find it tough to score freely as the ball grips a tad. However, playing along the ground help the batters. With both teams having good spinners in their squad, the match between CSK and LSG is expected to be a low-scoring one.
Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have a troublesome bowling attack and the same reflected in their opening fixture at IPL 2023. Despite posting a good total on the board, CSK lost the match by five runs. Their best bowler on the day, Rajvardhan Hangargekar (3/36) leaked runs at 9 runs per over. Deepak Chahar was a bit economical but could not take any wickets. Ravindra Jadeja scalped one wicket but that did not create much of a difference. So, that is the area CSK will look to improve.
Talking about the positives, Ruturaj Gaikwad (92 off 50) stole the show with the bat in hand. The opening batter scored more than 50% of the team’s total. Moeen Ali (23), Shivam Dube (19), and MS Dhoni (14*) were other contributors with the bat.
SportsTiger Playing XI of CSK
Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, Rajvardhan Hangargekar
Lucknow Super Giants
Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) made their debut last year and impressed everyone straightaway. The Lucknow-based team made it to the playoffs under KL Rahul and Gautam Gambhir. However, they faltered in the Eliminator against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Nevertheless, LSG did a good job and thus, will have expectations to fulfil at IPL 2023. The team has made key changes to its squad.
Nicholas Pooran was roped in for a whopping price of 16 crores. The West Indies captain is expected to play a key role in the middle order. Kyle Mayers will also be an important player for LSG with his all-round skills. In the bowling department, Avesh Khan and Mark Wood will lead the pace contingent. Veteran pacer Jaydev Unadkat can also get a rope with Mohsin Khan doubtful for the first few games.
SportsTiger Playing XI of LSG
Kyle Mayers, KL Rahul (C), Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Ayush Badoni, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Mark Wood, Jaydev Unadkat
Chennai Super Kings suffered a defeat in their opening fixture and will be desperate for a win. Also, they will be playing at their home and beating CSK at their den is a tough task for the opposition. Therefore, the hosts will be favourites to win the match on Monday evening.
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