LSG vs CSK, IPL 2023, Match 45 Details
Lucknow SuperGiants and Chennai Super Kings will lock horns in the 45th match of IPL 2023 in Lucknow on Wednesday. The game is set to take place at 3:30 PM IST. The live score & commentary of the game can be followed in the Sportskeeda Live Score section.
LSG vs CSK, IPL 2023, Match 45
Date and Time: 3rd May, 2023, 3:30 PM IST
Venue: Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
Live Streaming: Jio Cinema
Broadcast: Star Sports Network
LSG vs CSK, IPL 2023, Match 45 Preview:
Both the teams are tied on 10 points, with LSG standing at number three in the points table ahead of fourth-placed CSK due to a more positive net run rate. It will be interesting to see who takes the lead over the other as the playoffs race tightens.
LSG vs CSK Head-to-head Record :
The two teams faced off against each other once last season, with Lucknow managing to chase a mammoth 211 in the last over in Mumbai, but Chennai pulled one back this year, managing to defend 217 at their home ground by 12 runs. It will be interesting to see who trumps the other in the highly-anticipated clash.
LSG vs CSK, IPL 2023, Match 45 Weather Report :
The chances of rain are predicted to be around 50%, but nothing threatening enough to affect the match. The temperatures are expected to hover around the 30 degrees mark.
LSG vs CSK, IPL 2023, Match 45 Pitch Report :
The track has been sluggish throughout the whole season, playing host to a series of low-scorers. Spinners obtain lots of assistance while the seamers have been effective when taking pace off the ball.
Average 1st Innings Score :
The average first innings score at this venue has been 147, which is lowest among all venues this season.
Record of Chasing Teams :
Chasing teams have won here twice out of five times, with defending being a lot easier as the pitch is slow and tacky. The lone afternoon game was a particularly low-scoring match where GT defended 135 even though they were in a difficult position. The captains would prefer to bat first on this wicket.
LSG vs CSK, IPL 2023, Match 45 Injury Update / Players Availability :
LSG will miss the services of regular skipper who is out with an injury he picked up in their previous match. Jaydev Unadkat suffered an elbow injury during practice ahead of the previous match against RCB, and he too will miss the game. Quinton de Kock should come in with Naveen-ul-Haq missing out and Avesh Khan coming back into the XI. Krunal Pandya will lead the side in Rahul’s absence. Yash Thakur is expected to play again as an impact sub.
Chennai Super Kings
It is still unclear if Ben Stokes is fit for the game on Wednesday. Barring that, CSK are expected to stick to the same combination. Akash Singh will probably again be used as an impact sub.
LSG vs CSK, IPL 2023, Match 45, Probable XIs :
Lucknow SuperGiants – Quinton de Kock [wk], Kyle Mayers, Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Nicholas Pooran, Ayush Badoni, Krishnappa Gowtham, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Amit Mishra.
Chennai Super Kings – Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni [c & wk], Matheesha Pathirana, Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana.
LSG vs CSK Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Players Stats (5 Must-picks) :
Devon Conway – Conway has been in a purple patch of his own, having scored 414 runs while averaging 59.14 at a strike-rate of 144.25, including 5 fifties in the last 6 games. He is also capable of playing positively against spin bowlers.
Ravindra Jadeja – Jadeja has 13 wickets from 9 games so far, at an impressive economy of 7.50 and average of 18.46, with his bowling strike-rate being 14.77.
Krunal Pandya – Krunal has 6 wickets in 7 innings so far, at an economy of 7.09, bowling mostly in the early half of an innings. And he can also negate the spin-threat posed by CSK’s spinners.
Ravi Bishnoi – Bishnoi has 12 wickets from 9 games so far, conceding at 7.77 in the middle-overs, often breaking partnerships.
Maheesh Theekshana – Theekshana has 5 wickets this season from 6 games at an economy of 8.42, bowling mostly in the powerplay. His variations could be handy on the helpful Lucknow pitch.
LSG vs CSK, IPL 2023, Match 45, Captain and Vice-captain Choices:
Ravindra Jadeja – He could be a tricky bowler to face on a pitch tailor-made to his strengths. That is not to forget his batting skills down the order, along with his brilliant fielding.
Maheesh Theekshana – The wily spinner may finally come into his own on a very lively pitch from his perspective, and the grip and turn aiding his strengths.
Suggested Playing XI No. 1 (Small Leagues and Head-to-Head) for LSG vs CSK Dream11 Prediction Today Match and Dream11 Team:
Wicket-keepers – Devon Conway
Batters – Ambati Rayudu, Deepak Hooda, Ayush Badoni
All-rounders – Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali, Krishnappa Gowtham, Krunal Pandya
Bowlers – Ravi Bishnoi, Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana
Suggested Playing XI No. 2 (Grand Leagues) for LSG vs CSK Dream11 Prediction Today Match and Dream11 Team:
Wicket-keepers – Quinton de Kock, Devon Conway
Batters – Ajinkya Rahane, Shivam Dube
All-rounders – Ravindra Jadeja, Marcus Stoinis, Moeen Ali, Krunal Pandya
Bowlers – Ravi Bishnoi, Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana
LSG vs CSK, Dream11 Prediction, Today Match IPL 2023, Match 45, Players to Avoid:
Nicholas Pooran – The explosive Windies batter has struggled against spinners who turn the ball away from him, and CSK have two good ones in Maheesh Theekshana and Moeen Ali.
Akash Singh – He has not produced any remarkable performance to date, and has been expensive for the side.
LSG vs CSK, Dream11 Prediction, Today Match, IPL 2023, Match 45, Expert Advice:
It would be wise to include more bowlers than batters. Prefer opening batters as they get a chance to play against the hard new ball in the powerplay, and not middle-order batters or finishers given this is a tacky wicket where the soft ball grips and does not come onto the bat nicely. All-rounders would be crucial as they add to batting depth and give a few useful overs.
LSG vs CSK, Dream11 Prediction, Today Match, IPL 2023, Match 45, Probable Winners:
CSK are expected to win the contest given Lucknow’s struggles as a team at this venue, with the batting misfiring entirely, and Chennai spinners expected to rule the roost.