IPL 2023: Lucknow Super Giants Vs Chennai Super Kings, 45th match of IPL
Can Lucknow win against Chennai and that too without KL Rahul?, Pitch Report
The 45th Match of the Indian Premier League(IPL) 2023, will be played between Lucknow Super Giants and Chennai Super Kings at Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow on 3rd May. Lucknow Super Giants have very less time to recover from their last defeat against Royal Challengers Bangalore and it was not just a defeat, all the verbal fight after the match has impacted the team mindset. In the previous match bowling first restricted RCB to 126 runs but in the second innings lost 4 wickets in the powerplay and in the end lost the match by 18 runs. But the big blow they got was of KL Rahul injury, although in the last over he came to bat but his condition doesn't look that good. He is unlikely to play the match. On the other hand Chennai Super Kings lost two consecutive matches as in the previous match even after scoring 200 runs lost the match. Devon Conway continued his good form as he scored unbeaten 92 runs. While defending the target Ravinder Jadeja was economical and also picked up 2 wickets but other bowlers went for runs and in the end it was a close match where 3 runs were needed of 1 ball but CSK would be very unfortunate as they lost the match. Still both the teams are in good position as they have won 5 matches out of 9 Played. For Lucknow their task would be difficult as on the difficult surface against the Chennai Super Kings and that too without their Captain KL Rahul.
Lucknow Super Giants Vs Chennai Super Kings:
Date: 3rd May 2023, Wednesday
Time: 03:30 PM (IST)
Venue: Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow.
Live Streaming Platform: Star Sports and Jio Cinema (for online streaming).
PITCH REPORT :
Two days back only in the Lucknow Vs Bangalore Match we saw that Lucknow were not able to chase even 127 runs target. The match is played on black soil and the pitch is getting slower, this time it's a day game so team's will prefer to bat first.
POSSIBLE PLAYING 11:
LUCKNOW SUPER GIANTS:
Krunal Pandya(C), Kyle Mayers, Ayush Badoni, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran(wk), Marcus Stoinis, Amit Mishra, K Gowtham, Avesh Khan, Naveen-ul-Haq, Yash Thakur.
CHENNAI SUPER KINGS:
MS Dhoni(C)&(wk), Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, M Pathirana, Mahesh Theekshana, Akash Singh, Tushar Deshpande.
HEAD TO HEAD RECORD :
Total Matches Played: 2
Lucknow Super Giants: 1
Chennai Super Kings: 1
No Result : 0