Lucknow Super Giants v Chennai Super Kings Preview & Match Prediction

Match: Lucknow Super Giants v Chennai Super Kings

Date: 31st March 2022

Stadium: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai

Trends & Recent Form

LSG and CSK meet for the first time and both lost their opening game. History points to CSK bouncing back here. We will look over the stats and the squads before making our match prediction. 

Lucknow Super Giants form

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Position: 6 of 10

  • Played: 1
  • Won: 0
  • Lost: 1
  • Net Run Rate: -0.286
Top players
  • Top Batsman: Deepak Hooda – 55 runs
  • Top Bowler: Dushmantha Chameera – 2 wickets
Latest stats and trends
  • LSG started their new franchise off with a loss to fellow new team Titans. They lost by 5 wickets with 2 balls remaining in a close encounter. 
  • They batted first but did not start well with star player KL Rahul out off the first ball. The top 4 batters only put on 21 runs for their wickets and will need to perform much better in this match if they want to win. 
  • It was Hooda and Badoni who save their innings with 55 and 54 respectively. A quick-fire 21 off 13 balls from Krunal Pandya moved the total on to 158/6. This was a very good recovery from 29/4 off 4.1 overs. 
  • With the ball, they had the Titans at 15/2 but failed to take enough wickets to really get the pressure on in the last 3 overs. 
  • KL Rahul is still the favourite for the top batter with de Kock next in the betting. If you fancy some more Hooda heroics then he is available at around 6/1*.

Lucknow Super Giants Odds


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Chennai Super Kings form


Position: 7 of 8

  • Played: 1
  • Won: 0
  • Lost: 1
  • Net Run Rate: -0.639
Top players
  • Top Batsman: MS Dhoni – 50 runs
  • Top Bowler: Dwayne Bravo – 3 wickets
Latest stats and trends
  • It was a very poor start for CSK in defence of their title but it is far too early to read too much into it. The win for KKR was very comfortable after CSK failed to score enough runs on a good wicket.
  • The openers failed to get past 3 runs and it was down to captain Jadeja and MS Dhoni to save the innings with 26 not out and 50 not out respectively. They finished on 131 and it always looked 20-30 runs short of a defendable total. 
  • With the ball, CSK did not take enough wickets to build any pressure on KKR, who always looked in control. Bravo took 3 wickets, but only Santner took 1 other wicket. They will need to do better here to get a win. 

Chennai Super Kings Odds


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Head to head stats

The two teams have not met in the IPL previously. 

Match Prediction & Tips

This match looks like an interesting battle and the betting sites think CSK are a strong favourite. The Cricketics team thinks that is harsh on LSG who despite losing have some quality in the side. 

Match Prediction: Lucknow Super Giants to win at 6/5*

We think the LSG odds offer more value than CSK. With KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock in the lineup, they have the quality to get a big score on their day. They have quality throughout the side and are a capable team. 

We have an extra tip for this match. 

  • Pick 1: Over 340.5 match runs

This looks like a good batting wicket and both teams did not bowl well in their first matches. A chance of two high scores looks the likely way this game will go. 

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