Who will win today’s IPL match between Chennai Super Kings vs Lucknow Super Giants?
MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings will take on Lucknow Super Giants in their first home game of the IPL 2023 season at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Monday (April 3).
Four-time IPL champions CSK have begun the season with a loss against defending champions Gujarat Titans in IPL 2023 opener.
KL Rahul’s LSG, on the other hand, are high on confidence after thrashing Delhi Capitals by 50 runs in their first match.
Both teams will be missing their South African players – with LSG’s Quinton de Kock and CSK’s Sasanda Magala yet to join their sides after the South Africa vs Netherlands ODI series.
Dhoni’s team will also miss the services of a couple of Sri Lankan players for the second game in a row.
LSG enjoyed the conditions in Lucknow, which suited their pacers led by England’s Mark Wood who picked up the season’s first five-wicket haul against the Capitals.
As mentioned, the pitch at Chepauk is going to favour the spinners. The captain winning the toss should opt to bowl first and anything above 160 will be a good total on this wicket.
Another thing will be their middle-order batting. Rururaj Gaikwad (92 runs off 50 deliveries) gave them a perfect start but unfortunately, no one could capitalise in the middle overs.
Flamboyant opener Ruturaj Gaikwad was at his very best in the opening game.
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