Date: May 3, 2023
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Venue: Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
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In the match 43 of the Indian Premier League 2023, Lucknow Super Giants will face off against Chennai Super Kings at the Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow. The hosts LSG are currently amongst the best performing teams in the recent edition of the IPL. CSK are in the same category too, but their last ball loss against PBKS at home would have pegged them back slightly. That’s why, the upcoming contest between Lucknow and Chennai promises to deliver intense cricket on a pitch which offers decent help to the bowlers.
The first-ever season of the IPL at the Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow has been quite unique to say the least because the pitches here allow the bowlers to compete at all times. This venue has an average first innings score of 152 in the tournament, which might continue in the upcoming fixture between LSG and CSK.
Lucknow Super Giants
Lucknow Super Giants have been putting up decent totals on the board in the IPL 2023, thanks mainly to the likes of Kyle Mayers, Marcus Stoinis, and Nicholas Pooran. The captain KL Rahul has been amongst the runs but his rate of scoring isn’t setting the stage alight for Lucknow. However, the bowlers for LSG have been clinical match after match with Avesh Khan and Ravi Bishnoi constantly finding themselves amongst the wickets.
SportsTiger Playing XI of LSG
KL Rahul (c), Kyle Mayers, Ayush Badoni, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya, Naveen Ul-Haq, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Yash Thakur (Potential Impact Substitute - Amit Mishra for Ayush Badoni)
Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings openers Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway have been setting up good platforms for the rest of the batting lineup to launch in the second half of the innings. Shivam Dube and Ajinkya Rahane have been able to take that momentum forward, while captain MS Dhoni is able to put the finishing touches to the CSK’s batting effort whenever required. In the bowling department, Chennai has been quite decent with youngsters like Tushar Deshpande, Akash Singh, Matheesha Pathirana, and Maheesh Theekshana stepping up to the plate.
SportsTiger Playing XI of CSK
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Shivam Dube, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravi Jadeja, Maheesh Theekshana, Tushar Deshpande, Akash Singh (Potential Impact Substitute - Matheesha Pathirana for Ambati Rayudu)
Lucknow Super Giants have been very good at adapting to different conditions in this year’s IPL, but they are going to take on Chennai Super Kings, who are also just as good as them if not better. Hence, their upcoming matchup at the Ekana Cricket Stadium will be keenly contested from start to finish.
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