Chennai is looking to secure their first win against Lucknow as they return to their home turf to face off in IPL 2023: CSK vs LSG.


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IPL 2023: The return of the champion side, led by M.S. Dhoni, to Chennai after a gap of four years will be met with a joyous welcome.(CSK vs LSG)

Chennai Super Kings, having lost their opening match, are set to play their first home game of the season against Lucknow Super Giants at MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai on April 3, 2023. The team is eager to secure a victory and make a strong comeback at their home ground (CSK vs LSG).

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the captain of the four-time champion team, is expected to receive an enthusiastic welcome as CSK returns to Chepauk after a hiatus of almost four years.

Despite a magnificent performance by Ruturaj Gaikwad, who played a classy knock, CSK couldn’t build on the momentum, and the other batsmen failed to capitalize on the opportunity. Fans will be hoping for an improved performance from the rest of the batting line-up.

Gaikwad, who toyed with the Gujarat Titans bowlers and made batting look effortless, had to depart, which slowed down the run rate, and CSK could only manage a modest score. The defending champions chased down the target with ease.

The middle-order batters’ inability to accelerate the run rate could be a cause for concern, but the bigger problem for Chennai Super Kings could be their bowling performance. In the previous match, they couldn’t restrict the Gujarat Titans batting line-up, and skipper Dhoni will be hoping for an improved show from the bowlers.

Dhoni himself had to come in and hit a few big shots in the last match, but he would prefer the batters to perform better and not leave the job to him at the end.

CSK will be looking to open their points tally in front of their passionate Chepauk crowd, but it will require a significantly improved performance from the team. However, the team can take comfort in returning to familiar conditions at the Chidambaram stadium, where spinners are expected to play a big role.

Ravindra Jadeja and Mitchell Santner didn’t make much impact in the previous game, and they will be looking to step up in the upcoming match. Additionally, CSK could add an extra spinner to their XI, as Sri Lankan spinner Maheesh Theekshana will be unavailable for the team’s first three matches.

CSK vs LSG Coach Stephen Fleming stated that the team was a “bit match underdone” after the previous defeat, but they are expected to improve as the tournament progresses.

In the upcoming match, CSK vs LSG, who must be riding high after their comprehensive victory over Delhi Capitals. Kyle Mayers played a key role for LSG in that game, and his performance will be crucial on a pitch not suited for aggressive batting.

Other key batters for LSG include skipper Rahul, Nicholas Pooran, and Marcus Stoinis. The paceman Mark Wood, who took three wickets against Delhi, will pose a significant threat to the CSK batters with his searing pace.

Meanwhile, LSG spinners Ravi Bishnoi and K Gowtham will have a crucial role to play in containing the opposition’s batting line-up.

The outcome of the match is likely to be determined by the performance of the bowlers from both sides.

Teams (from): CSK vs LSG

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Chennai Super Kings:The team for the Chennai Super Kings includes Mahendra Singh Dhoni as captain, along with Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, Ravindra Jadeja, Ajinkya Rahane, Sisanda Magala, Shivam Dube, Dwaine Pretorius, Ajay Mandal, Nishant Sindhu, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Mitchell Santner, Subharnshu Senapati, Simarjeet Singh, Matheesha Pathirana, Mahesh Theekshana, Bhagath Verma, Prashant Solanki, Shaikh Rasheed, Tushar Deshpande.
Lucknow Super Giants: The team for the Lucknow Super Giants includes KL Rahul as captain and wicket-keeper, along with Kyle Mayers, Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya, Amit Mishra, Nicholas Pooran as wicket-keeper, Naveen ul Haq, Ayush Badoni, Avesh Khan, Karan Sharma, Yudhvir Charak, Yash Thakur, Romario Shepherd, Mark Wood, Swapnil Singh, Manan Vohra, Daniel Sams, Prerak Mankad, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jaydev Unadkat, Marcus Stoinis, Ravi Bishnoi, and Mayank Yadav.

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Match starts 7:30 p.m. (CSK vs LSG)

Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

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