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- Lucknow Super Giants vs Chennai Super Kings IPL match predictions to be played in Lucknow on Wednesday, May 3 at 3:30pm IST
- Lucknow Super Giants have lost their last 3 IPL matches at this venue
- Chennai Super Kings have posted the highest opening partnership in 6 of their last 8 IPL matches
- Lucknow Super Giants have conceded the highest opening partnership in 5 of their last 9 IPL matches
- Can Lucknow address their home concerns against a strong Chennai team?
Can Lucknow beat their home blues against Chennai? (Getty Images)
Lucknow Super Giants vs Chennai Super Kings IPL
Lucknow Super Giants will have to bounce back quickly to address their top-four challenge as they face a crucial match against Chennai Super Kings. With both teams separated only by net run rate in the top-four, this match has all the makings of a blockbuster and will be played at the Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on Wednesday from 3:30pm IST.
- Lucknow Super Giants vs Chennai Super Kings IPL
- Head to Head
- Lucknow Super Giants Form
- Lucknow Super Giants Team News
- Chennai Super Kings Form
- Chennai Super Kings Team News
It will be a quick turnaround for Lucknow Super Giants who have lost a high-voltage clash here against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Monday. Home struggles seem to peg them back and that remains a challenge for Lucknow. Chennai Super Kings have based their game around their openers and this could once again be the case here. I am backing Chennai to post the highest opening partnership of the match here.
- Lucknow Super Giants have lost their last 3 matches at this venue (IPL)
- Chennai Super Kings have posted the highest opening partnership in 6 of their last 8 matches (IPL)
- Lucknow Super Giants have conceded the highest opening partnership in 5 of their last 9 matches (IPL)
- Chennai Super Kings have hit the most 6s in 6 of their last 9 matches (IPL)
- Devon Conway top-scored for Chennai Super Kings in 4 of his last 6 matches (IPL)
Head to Head
There have been two matches played between these sides so far in this tournament, with the score reading 1-1. That included a 12-run win of the Super Kings when these sides met at the MA Chidambaram Stadium earlier this season.
In that match, 422 runs were scored in 40 overs with Moeen Ali’s 4/26 proving to be the difference winning him the ‘Player of the match’ award.
Lucknow Super Giants Form
Lucknow Super Giants have 10 points from nine matches and three of their four losses have come at home. That included an 18-run loss to Royal Challengers Bangalore on Monday.
There are four Lucknow batters who have aggregated at least 225, but the low nature of their home track has been a concern. Ravi Bishnoi with 12 wickets has been their leading bowler.
With spin not winning them the matches here, Lucknow could turn to red soil and the bouncy pitch to get their fast bowlers into the game.
Lucknow Super Giants Team News
KL Rahul’s injury could be a concern and if he sits out, it could upset the team balance. Mark Wood may fancy a game if the fast pitch is going to be used.
Chennai Super Kings Form
Chennai Super Kings also have 10 points from nine matches like their hosts and are separated only by inferior run-rate. They are coming off two straight defeats, but have won three of their last four away games.
Devon Conway (414 runs) and Ruturaj Gaikwad (354) have been the leading lights of CSK’s batting leading the show from the top. With the ball, Tushar Deshpande (17) has been a revelation leading the Purple Cap bowling charts.
Despite their all-round supremacy, Chennai could be worried about their leaky bowling that has stumbled in the last two matches.
Chennai Super Kings Team News
The Chennai side looks relaxed and stable although they could look at controlling their middle-over bowling a bit more.
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This Lucknow Super Giants vs Chennai Super Kings IPL match is being played at the Ekana Stadium in Lucknow at 3:30pm IST on Wednesday, May 3.
Lucknow Super Giants have struggled at home, failing to get on top of their opponents on slow surfaces. If another slow surface is dished out, it could backfire against a Chennai Super Kings side that loves spinning tracks. It could be the opening partnership that may prove critical here and I am backing Chennai Super Kings to post the highest opening partnership.
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