Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will lock horns in Match No.45 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 on Wednesday, May 3 at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow.
The Super Giants, led by KL Rahul, are placed third in the table with 10 points and a net run rate of +0.639 thanks to wins in five out of nine matches. They will go into the game after losing to Faf du Plessis’ Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 18 runs after failing to chase down 127. Moreover, injury to Rahul has not made their life easier in recent times.
The Super Kings, captained by MS Dhoni, have had a similar campaign to that of the Super Giants. They are placed fifth in the table with 10 points and a net run rate of +0.329 courtesy of wins in five out of nine matches. The four-time IPL champions will go into the match after losing to Shikhar Dhawan’s Punjab Kings (PBKS) by four wickets in their previous match.
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CSK vs LSG head-to-head record
The teams do not have a long history and have played only two times against each other. Both teams have won one game apiece.
Here is a look at how the current LSG vs CSK head-to-head record stands:
CSK vs LSG match results
Last year, the Super Giants beat the Super Kings by six wickets in Mumbai. But this year, CSK returned the favour by beating KL Rahul’s men by 12 runs at the Chepauk.
Here is a more detailed look at how this rivalry has unfolded:
|03/04/2022||Chennai Super Kings||12 runs||Chennai|
|31/03/2022||Lucknow Super Giants||6 wickets||Mumbai|
CSK vs LSG IPL stats
Shivam Dube is the leading run-scorer in matches between the two teams. Quinton de Kock, KL Rahul, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Evin Lewis also feature in the list. Dube and Gaikwad will have a chance to add to their tally. While it is not sure if LSG would pick Quinton de Kock for the next game, there are doubts over Rahul’s participation in the next game.
|Quinton de Kock||61|
Ravi Bishnoi is the leading wicket-taker in games between the two teams. The leg-spinner has picked up five wickets and has a chance to add to his tally, Off-break bowler Moeen Ali has picked up four wickets. Mark Wood, Avesh Khan and Tushar Deshpande have picked up three wickets apiece.
Best match in the Chennai Super Kings vs Lucknow Super Giants head to head
Last month, CSK and LSG were involved in a thrilling contest at the Chepauk. In the end, the Super Kings won the match by 12 runs. It was also CSK’s return to their home ground at the Chepauk after four years since last playing way back in 2019.
Here is a look at how the match unfolded:
After being put in to bat first, the Super Kings racked up 217 for the loss of seven wickets in 20 overs. Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway laid the platform with a partnership of 110 runs for the opening wicket off 9.1 overs. Gaikwad went on to score 57 runs off 31 balls with the help of three fours and four sixes.
It was Ravi Bishnoi who gave LSG their first breakthrough by getting the prized wicket of Gaikwad. In the very next over, Mark Wood sent Conway back to the hut after the latter scored 47 runs off 29 balls with five fours and two sixes.
From there on, Shivam Dube, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu and MS Dhoni played handy cameos to take the CSK past the 200-run mark. Dhoni hit Mark Wood for two sixes in the final over to finish off the Super Kings’ innings in a flurry.
The Super Giants started in an aggressive manner in their run-chase. KL Rahul and Kyle Mayers put on 79 runs for the first wicket off 5.3 overs. While Rahul rotated the strike, Mayers raced his way to 53 runs off 22 balls with eight fours and two sixes before Moeen Ali dismissed him.
But from there on, the Super Giants slowed down a wee bit. Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran, Ayush Badoni, and Krishnappa Gowtham tried their hearts out, but to no avail. Moeen was the pick of the bowlers for CSK after he finished with figures of 4-0-26-4.
With 27 runs to defend off the last over, Tushar Deshpande gave away 15 runs, but was able to take CSK past the finish line.