The 7th match of IPL is going to be Lucknow Super Giants vs Chennai Super Kings.
Both teams could not manage to win their opening game and since this is their first ever encounter, both teams will be looking to start it with a victory.
Chennai Super Kings holds the record for one of the best teams with win percentage so this initial loss won’t take their minds away since it’s just the early days of the tournament.
CSK are known for their composure and they will have learned early lessons from this loss.
Despite not managing to win, CSK saw Dhoni starting the tournament with a fine knock along with Dwayne Bravo picking 3 for 20 in his spell.
With Moeen Ali joining the squad, CSK will have enough batting options for go big right from the start.
As for Super Giants, they have lost their first ever IPL game but the incumbent skipper KL Rahul is optimistic about his team performance and believes that this loss brought some positives for the team to move ahead with.
Lucknow’s middle order seemed to be fragile on the paper but it did well after top order collapsed with 29-4 in the first game.
Moving ahead in the tournament, players like Badoni and Hooda would be critical for team’s overall performance.
Chameera is one of the key bowlers for Super Giants, however, he did not seem much threatening in the first match and KL will have to analyse closely about how best he can use his bowlers.
Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
Date: 31st March 2022
Time: 7:30 IST
Head to head past record:
There is no head to head past record between both teams. Lucknow is the new franchise this season and will be facing Chennai Super Kings for the first time.
Probable Playing 11 – Chennai Super Kings:
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayadu, Ravinder Jadeja (C), MS Dhoni (wk), Shivam Dube, Dwayne Bravo, Adam Milne, Tushar Deshpande
Probable Playing 11 – Lucknow Super Giants:
KL Rahul (C), Quniton de Kock (wk), Evin Lewis, Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Mohsin Khan, Dushmantha Chameera, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan
Star bowler of the match:
Star batsman of the match:
Who will win?
Both teams will have to rely on their key players to perform in order to register their first win in the tournament.
Moeen Ali has been in a prolific form sine the T20 World Cup 2021 so his all-rounder capabilities are something CSK will be heavily relying on along with the skipper’s.
For Super Giants, Krunal Pandya can prove to be a Trump card as his individual bowling performances against CSK’s Uthappa, Rayadu, Jadeja are quite impressive.
He can provide with a quick batting cameo as well.
As for the prediction for this match, CSK are quite favourite given their overall record and with the kind of combination they have.
But, you cannot write off Rahul’s Super Giants as well.
Lucknow Super Giants vs Chennai Super Kings will be an interesting match for the predictors overall as any surprise result is possible.