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IPL 2023: CSK vs LSG Match Prediction

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In my next instalment of the ‘today IPL match prediction’ series, I look at the upcoming IPL match between Chennai Super Kings and Lucknow Super Giants. 

As a sports enthusiast I am keen to watch this game between two strong teams. 

The sides have differing fortunes in IPL 2022. While LSG finished in 4th place, CSK were second last just ahead of MI. 

I predict that CSK will prevail in the upcoming game versus LSG, thanks largely to home advantage.

Match Chennai Super Kings vs Lucknow Super Giants
WhereM A Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
When3 April 2023
Start Time19:30 IST

Who will Win Today's IPL Match?

  • Chennai Super Kings
  • Lucknow Super Giants
  • Chennai Super Kings
  • Lucknow Super Giants


Current Odds

IPL 2023 CSK vs LSG

CSK vs LSG: Prediction & Tips 

In this CSK vs LSG prediction article, I identify the players that will represent the two franchises. I also identify the players that I believe will play brilliantly in the upcoming IPL match. My article includes numerous other forecasts. For instance, I make my IPL toss prediction for the upcoming game. I also predict numerous individual feats. I name the players likely to emerge the most successful batter and bowler, considering runs scored and wickets taken. I name the player likely to hit the maximum number of sixes in the upcoming game. I reveal which bowler will record the greatest economy in the match. I have used my cricket expertise to make these predictions. My IPL predictions 2023 are intended to help punters make informed bets at the best IPL betting sites.

 CSK Team Review

CSK acquired Stokes at great expense. Clearly, they have a game plan for Stokes, perhaps as successor to Dhoni as captain. An advantage with Stokes is that he can bat in any position. So, Stokes could open the innings with Gaikwad if needed. CSK have a solid middle order featuring Moeen Ali, Rayudu, and Jadeja. Dhoni could also decide to come in earlier to get more balls to settle at the crease. This makes sense given his waning ability to score quick runs at the death. 

CSK have a surfeit of all-rounders making them the envy of other teams. For instance, Pretorius is another allrounder option at their disposal. All of these allrounders can play finisher roles to accelerate the scoring rate during the death overs. With the likes of Shivam Dube, Theekshana, Chahar and Mukesh Choudhary in the squad, CSK have plenty of bowling variety. On the flip side, they lack a bowler who can bowl in excess of 150 kmph. 

Below is their latest Performance:

LSG Team Review 

With the addition of Pooran at the IPL auction, LSG have plugged a gap in their batting order. That could explain why they broke the bank for the West Indian. Their regular openers are Rahul and De Kock. Joining Pooran in the middle order are Badoni and Hooda. While Hooda could also play as a finisher if required, LSG have other candidates for the job. These include Krunal Pandya and Stoinis. Unadkat, Bishnoi, Wood and Mohsin Khan are the other four in the eleven. 

Wood could prove the X factor for LSG. With his ability to bowl above 150 kmph, the England paceman can make an impact. In-form Unadkat could prove the perfect ally. Mohsin Khan is another seam option as is Stoinis. Bishnoi and Krunal provide variety in spin bowling. 

Below is their latest Performance:

CSK vs LSG Head-to-head

CSK and LSG have met just once in the IPL. That match played in IPL 2022 was won by LSG. Thus, LSG have a 1-0 h2h advantage against CSK. 

CSK vs LSG Last Meeting

CSK and LSG met on 31 March 2022 at Mumbai’s Brabourne Stadium. LSG won the toss and elected to field. The CSK openers put on 28 runs for the first wicket before Gaikwad was run out in the third over. Robin Uthappa found his rhythm and added 56 runs in Moeen Ali’s company. When Uthappa was second out, CSK had already added 84 runs in only the 8th over..

The remaining CSK batters used the platform to great effect. Moeen, Dube and Rayudu played great cameos to help CSK to a score of 210/7. Uthappa who scored 50 from 27 balls was the top scorer of the innings. For LSG, Avesh Khan, Andrew Tye, and Ravi Bishnoi, each took two wickets. 

LSG could not have asked for a better start to their steep chase. Openers de Kock and Rahul put on 99 for the first wicket before Rahul departed in the 11th over. Though Manish Pandey got out for a low score, De Kock continued the good work in the company of Evi Lewis. The pair took the score to 139/3 when De Kock was dismissed for 61 made from just 45 balls. 

The hero of the night was Lewis, though. The West Indies batter smashed 55 from 23 balls to guide LSG to a 6-wicket win with three balls to spare. Barring Dwaine Pretorius who took 2/31, none of the CSK bowlers made an impact. 

Players to look out for

Opener Rahul is a proven match winner for LSG. Badoni is a young batting sensation with a great future. Stoinis and Krunal Pandya bring all-round cricketing skills to the table. Both players can fill in as finishers in the batting order. Bishnoi and Unadkat are experienced IPL campaigners who can influence the outcome of the game. 

CSK’s all-rounders can impress against any opposition. All of Stokes, Moeen Ali and Jadeja are reliable old war horses. I would also keep an eye on Ruturaj Gaikwad who has been in great batting form in Indian domestic competition. Rayudu is another experienced bat who has often delivered when it mattered. 

Toss prediction

CSK will win the toss in the upcoming IPL game versus LSG. LSG won the toss in both the matches played with DC in IPL 2022. The law of averages will favour DC, this time around. 

Highest scorer

CSK opener Ruturaj Gaikwad will be the highest scoring batter in the upcoming game versus LSG. Gaikwad has had a successful domestic season. I predict that he will be just as successful in the IPL. 

Highest wicket taker

LSG seamer Unadkat will become the highest wicket taker of the match versus CSK. Unadkat is the man in form, having led Saurashtra to a second Ranji Trophy title.

Highest sixes hitter

Jadeja will hit the maximum number of sixes in the upcoming IPL match. 

Most economical bowler

LSG off-spin bowler Bishnoi will have the best economy rate in the upcoming game versus CSK. 

Most catches

The most catches will be taken by LSG keeper Rahul. That prediction is justified owing to the presence of quality seamers such as Wood, Unadkat and Mohsin Khan. 

CSK vs LSG: Dream 11 Predictions

Finally, here’s my ‘today IPL match dream 11’ team for the upcoming game between CSK and LSG: 

  • Wicket keeper: Rahul
  • Batsmen: Warner, Rayudu, Gaikwad
  • All-rounders: Stoinis, Jadeja, Moeen Ali, Krunal Pandya
  • Bowlers: Unadkat, Wood, Chahar

Jadeja will lead my Dream 11 team; his vice-captain will be Stoinis.

(Disclaimer: Please treat this Dream 11 as a rough guideline and expect changes when the competition commences)

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