CSK VS LSG IPL Match Prediction: Chennai Super Kings will host Lucknow Super Giants in their first home match at MA Chidambaram Stadium (Chepuak). The fans will go crazy when they welcome their Thalla (MS Dhoni) on their home ground.
Chennai Super kings lost their first match against Gujarat Titans, making their head-to-head record 3-0. Hardik Pandya’s side won every three matches they played against CSK in IPL. Ruturaj Gaikwad showed his class in the first match and took his team to reach a total of 178 which was a good total, but the bowlers of Chennai Super Kings leaked so many runs. Their impact player Tushar Deshpande gave them an impact against themself and was very expensive in his 3.2 overs in which he gave out 51 runs which became one of the reasons why Gujarat won. Shubman Gill and Rashid Khan showed their class and won the match for their team.
Lucknow Super Giants won their first match easily against the struggling Delhi Capitals. Mark Wood destroyed the Delhi Capital’s batting lineup. Mark Wood took 5 wicket haul and gave only 14 runs. Avesh Khan and Ravi Bishnoi back him up by taking two wickets each.
In batting, Lucknow Super Giants star player and captain, Rahul, got out early at 8 runs, but the new recruit Kyle Mayers showed his worth in his first match of IPL in which he scored 73 runs in just 38 balls, smashing 7 sixes and 2 four. Nicholas Pooran also showed them why they bought him for that high price tag, as he scored 36 runs in 21 balls to finish off in style.
Ayush Badoni played a cameo in the last few overs as he scored 18 runs in 7 balls, smashing 2 sixes, and got a lot of praise from many ex-cricketers.
CSK VS LSG: Team Preview of Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings showed their batting power in the first match, but they lack the bowling, and we can see some changes in the bowling unit as the pitch will favor the spinners more. Ravindra Jadeja will be very crucial in this match as he has one of the best records on this ground. He took 19 wickets in 34 matches and also scored 278 runs with a strike rate of more than 150. Devon Conway is not having a great time in T20, but he can turn it around and also can score a century.
Chennai Super Kings have batting depth, and their number 11 player, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, can also hit some shots. Moeen Ali and Ben Stokes can be players who can go after any bowlers. Ali can also give the bowl some more overs in this match, as the pitch will assist the spinners more. Tushar Deshpande can again come as an impact player to replace Ambati Rayudu.
CSK VS LSG: Team Preview of Lucknow Super Giants
Lucknow Super Giants will be high on confidence as they won the first match against Delhi Capitals easily. Kl Rahul will look to get himself back in form in this match. Kyle Mayers will again be going to be an important player for them, but he might find some trouble in this match as the pitch is more spinner-friendly, and Chennai Super Kings has quality spinners who can get him out early.
Krunal Pandya will be a key player for the Lucknow Super Giants, and also Krishnappa Gowtham, a right-arm off-break bowler who can bowl against the left-handers like Ben Stokes, Devon Conway, Mooen Ali, Shivam Dube, and Ravindra Jadeja. Deepak Hooda will also bowl some overs as he is also a part-time offspinner. Ravi Bishnoi will use his google bowls more than his natural leg break.
Mark Wood will be fired up after his amazing 5-Wicket haul performance in the first match against the Delhi Capitals, but he might not be that impactful because of the pitch. It is a bit slow surface, which will not give the skid factor to pace bowlers, but still, Mark Wood is a skillful bowler and can be lethal.
CSK VS LSG: Pitch Report of MA Chidambaram Stadium (Chepuak Stadium)
Table of IPL 2021 stats at MA Chidambaram Stadium (Chepuak Stadium):
|Batting first won||0|
|Batting Second won||3|
|Super Over Match||1|
|Average first innings score||136 runs|
|Pace bowlers took||19 wickets|
|Spin bowlers Took||19 Wickets|
The pitch of MA Chidambaram Stadium ( Chepauk Stadium) is good for spin bowlers and has always helped their spinners in the past, but recently, the pitch has shown a neutral nature for bowlers and batsmen. In a few early matches, the pitch is going to be neutral, but after some matches, the pitch will start to break down, and the spinner will come in a game that leads the wicket to spinner friendly. The last match on this pitch was played between India vs Australia, in which spinners picked 11 wickets, and Adam Zampa got the player of the match for his amazing spell in which he took 4 wickets in 10 overs.
CSK VS LSG Probable Playing XIs:
Probable Lineup of Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (wk/c), Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, Rajvardhan Hangargekar
Probable Lineup of Lucknow Super Giants (LSG)
KL Rahul (c), Kyle Mayers, Marcus Stoinis, Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Ayush Badoni, Mark Wood, Jaydev Unadkat, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan
Impact Players who can come in the match of CSK VS LSG
From Chennai Super Kings, Tushar Deshpande can replace Ambati Rayudu, and for Lucknow Super Giants, Krinshnappa Gowtham will come in for Ayush Badoni.