Today’s thriller of IPL 2023 is Lucknow Super Giants vs Chennai Super Kings (LSG vs CSK). Talking about the hosts LSG, they loat their last game against RCB chasing a target of meagre 120 runs that too at their home ground only. Though, the team is positioned third in IPL standings, the debacle of their batting line up in the last match should be a concern for LSG.
Coming to CSK, the team has lost their past two matches back to back against Rajasthan Royals and Panjab Kings due to which they have slipped to fourth rank in IPL standings. The team would surely want to roar back in this match so as to move up the table.
An interesting thing to note here is that both teams are among top fours in IPL standings, both have same number of points and both teams lost their last game that too at their home grounds. Therefore, this match is gonna be a thriller for the fans as both teams would want to maintain their dominance in the tournament.
LSG vs CSK : Match Details
Venue – Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
Date : Wednesday, May 3, 2023
Time : 3:30 PM IST
Watch Live on : Star Sports Network & JioCinema
LSG vs CSK : Pitch Report
The wicket at Ekana Stadium is a black soil one which is highly supportive of seamers. As the game progresses, spinners will also become impactful. Batters find it difficult to score runs here which was evident in the last game of LSG vs RCB which was a very low scoring game.
Out of the 5 matches played here, 4 were won by the team batting first while 1 by the chasing team.
Any score above 170 should be a good one to defend.
The toss winning side should bat first.
LSG vs CSK : Head to Head
Both teams have faced each other twice in IPL history, out of which both teams have won one match each
(CSK) 1-1 (LSG)
LSG vs CSK : Team XI Prediction
Lucknow Super Giants (LSG)
- KL Rahul (C)
- Marcus Stoinis
- Yash Thakur
- Kyle Mayers
- Deepak Hooda
- Krunal Pandya
- Krishnappa Gowtham
- Nicholas Pooran (WK)
- Ravi Bishnoi
- Amit Mishra
Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
- Ruturaj Gaikwad
- Devon Conway
- Ambati Rayudu
- Ajinkya Rahane
- Moeen Ali
- Ravindra Jadeja
- Shivam Dube
- MS Dhoni (C & WK)
- Tushar Deshpande
- Matheesha Pathirana
- Maheesh Theekshana
LSG vs CSK : Best Performers Prediction
The left handed Kiwi batter is third among the top five run scorers this season. He’s the leading run scorer for CSK with 414 runs in 9 matches with an outstanding average of 59.14 and a marvellous strike rate of 144.25. The ace batter has been consistent in his performances so far this season with 5 fifties to his credit and has been instrumental in ensuring wins for the team. Though, it’s not a batters pitch, he can still be relied upon considering his rich experience in hitting big scores. So, best choice for the batter of the day.
The arm fast medium bowler is already leading the race of Purple Cap by claiming 17 wickets in 9 matches with an average of 21.7. So far, he is the highest wicket taker for CSK and played a very crucial role in destroying opponents’ batting line ups. Since this pitch supports fast bowlers, he is expected to repeat his performance. So, best pick for the bowler of the day.
LSG vs CSK : Today’s Match Winner Prediction
The Chasing Team is likely to win this match
Disclaimer: The above predictions are based on personal understanding and analysis of the author. Kindly make your own decision while making any prediction based on the predictions mentioned above.