Lucknow Super Giants will take on Chennai Super Kings in the 45th game of the Indian Premier League 2023 on Wednesday (May 3) at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow.
LSG have won five out of nine games so far and are third in the points table. They are coming into this game after failing to chase down a mere target of 127 runs against Royal Challenger Bangalore in the previous encounter. Naveen-ul-Haq picked three wickets for 30 runs in four overs and was the most successful bowler for LSG. Only Krishnappa Gowtham scored more than 20 runs with the bat.
Chennai Super Kings have also won five out of nine games so far and are in fourth place in the points table. They have lost their previous two games and will be looking to bounce back. In the previous encounter against Punjab Kings, CSK posted a total of 200 runs for the loss of four wickets in 20 overs with the help of another half-century from Devon Conway. But, a collective batting effort from PBKS’ batters helped them chase this total on the last delivery of the match.
IPL 2023 Match No.45 Details
- Date: 3 May 2023
- Time: 3:30 PM
- Venue: Ekana Sports Stadium, Lucknow.
Chennai Super Kings vs Lucknow Super Giants Match Pitch Report
On Monday evening the pitch held the ball up and made free-scoring a tough ask for the batters. We expect another turning pitch with a par score no higher than 140.
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.
Top Team Batsmen
We recommend Kyle Mayers, Quinton de Kock, and Krunal Pandya with the bat for Lucknow Super Giants. Pandya took the attack to Royal Challengers Bangalore as top-order wickets fell on Monday and he will always play in such a manner. de Kock scored a hundred and three half-centuries in last year’s IPL.
We are backing Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, and Shivam Dube as our batting choices for Chennai Super Kings. Dube has registered three half-centuries across the tournament so far. Gaikwad has been outperformed by Conway but has still struck 354 runs at an average of 44.25.
Top Team Bowlers
Naveen-ul-Haq, Marcus Stoinis, and Ravi Bishnoi are our bowling tips for Lucknow Super Giants. Bishnoi is having a strong season and took 2-21 from his four overs on Monday. Stoinis has been bowling with a good pace and consistency over recent weeks.
For Chennai Super Kings, Tushar Deshpande, Ravindra Jadeja, and Mahesh Theekshana are our bowling picks for Chennai Super Kings. Theekshana will have been encouraged by the performances of spinners on this pitch on Monday and has been in strong form this season. Jadeja took 2-32 against Punjab Kings in the last game.
Lucknow Super Giants Probable Playing Xi
- KL Rahul(C)
- MP Stoinis
- YS Thakur
- Kyle Mayers
- Deepak Hooda
- KH Pandya
- Krishnappa Gowtham
- Nicholas Pooran(wk)
- Ravi Bishnoi
- A Mishra
Chennai Super Kings Probable Playing Xi
- RD Gaikwad
- Devon Conway
- AT Rayudu
- Ajinkya Rahane
- MM Ali
- RA Jadeja
- S Dubey
- MS Dhoni(C)
- TU Deshpande
- Matheesha Pathirana
- M Theekshana
IPL 2023 Match 45, Chennai Super Kings vs Lucknow Super Giants Match Prediction
Both of these teams have their sights set on the end-of-season play-offs and there is talent across all departments for Lucknow Super Giants and Chennai Super Kings. We expect spin to play a big role in this game and critically we believe that Chennai Super Kings have more depth in this area. We are predicting another low-scoring game in Lucknow and for Chennai Super Kings to win.