The Lucknow super giants will take on the defending champions Chennai Super Kings in match 7 of IPL 2022 tomorrow. Both teams haven’t been able to make a desirable start to their campaign this season as they were handed a defeat in their first games respectively. Lucknow specially with the squad with which day came into the tournament had set pretty high expectations for their fans. 

However it all ended up in utter disappointment after they suffered a loss in their first game against fellow debutants Gujarat Titans. Chennai Super Kings too had a similar kind of forgettable start to this season as they succumbed to a 6-wicket loss against the Knight Riders in Match 1 of IPL this season. Hence both the sides have reason to frown over their past mistakes and thus will be looking to make a positive comeback when they take the field tomorrow against each other and give it their 100% in all the departments of the game.

LSG vs CSK: Match Details

  • Lucknow Super Giants vs Chennai Super Kings, Match 7         
  • Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
  • Date &Time: March 31st at 7:30 PM IST

Chennai Super Kings: Analysis

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Chennai Super Kings

Gameplan: Chennai prepared a much expected XI in the first match, pretty much similar to the one who h got them the title last season. However much to their disappointment and shock many of their highly rated players failed to deliver as per the expectations. Their top order was a major failure against the KKR bowling line up as they couldn’t resist Umesh Yadav’s pace and threw away their wickets. 

The important opening duo of Ruturaj and Conway were dismissed inside the powerplay and the team found itself reeling at 52/4 inside the first 10 overs. In spite of good fightback from M.S.Dhoni Chennai couldn’t put up a competitive total and the bowlers ended up conceeding the total with 9 balls to spare. This the Super Kings will be hopeful of wittnessing an improved version of all their departments in tomorrow’s match against Lucknow. 

Probable Playing XI:- Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja (c), MS Dhoni (wk), Shivam Dube, Dwayne Bravo, Mitchell Santner / Devon Conway, Tushar Deshpande, Adam Milne

Lucknow Super Giants: Analysis

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Lucknow Super Giants

Gameplan: Lucknow too like their opponents would be hoping to find a solution to majority of the problems they faced in their opening match and thereby displaying a better performance both with the bat and the ball in tomorrow’s match. Talking about the errors they made in their last match, a majority of those were from the batters especially from the top order. 

A highly appreciated opening pair of Rahil and De kock failed to get going as both departed for single digit scores in the first match. Manish Pandey and Evin Lewis too couldn’t make much of the opportunity and the batting innings seemed to demolish with each passing moment for the Super Giants. Things could’ve worsened for Lucknow had it not been for the lower middle order resistance. 

The bowlers though did a good job ended up leaking away too many runs towards the later half of the innings especially the spinners. Thus the team management along with the captain will have to plan out their strategy in a different manner so as to yield a different and a much more fruitful result in tomorrow’s match against a strong looking CSK side.

Probable Playing XI:- Lokesh Rahul (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Evin Lewis, Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Dushmantha Chameera, Mohsin Khan, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan

LSG vs CSK: Probable Top performers

Probable best batsman of the match – KL Rahul

In spite of being dismissed on a first ball duck in the opening match, KL Rahul will definitely be back up by the management and so are our hopes from the right handed explosive batsmen to display his vintage abilities once again like the previous season in tomorrow’s match against Chennai. Rahul’s impact on the side is clear from the fact that his feeling to perform in a match results in a loss for his side in majority of the occasions. 

This it is always him who has to play a crucial role in winning his side a match against all the odds. His contribution always has been proved to be a vital one for his side in putting pressure over the opponents and thats the reason why he’s been rated so highly over the last few seasons by almost every cricketing expert. Thus a KL Rahul on song batting in full flow is the worst thing that Chennai Super Kings can think of in tomorrow’s match and hence he is our prediction to be the best batsman of tomorrow’s game.

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KL Rahul

Probable best bowler of tomorrow’s match – Dwayne Bravo

With his Brilliance with the ball in hand, Bravo made every possible effort to give his side a chance to win a seemingly difficult match against Kolkata on last Saturday.A match were other bowlers kept on giving away runs without any proper impactful bowling, Bravo produced fantastic figures of 3/20 in his quote of 4 overs. His brilliant spell was the one which helped his side curb the opposition run rate and made Kolkata toil hard to chase a tinpot total of 131. 

Thus his performance once again shall be crucial to his side in any phase of the game due to his sheer ability to stop the flow of runs and pick up timely wickets. Thus with the hope that Bravo once again will deliver and impressive performance with the ball we predict him to be the best bowler of tomorrow’s match.

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Dwayne Bravo

LSG vs CSK: Winning prediction

Probable winner of tomorrow’s match – Chennai Super Kings

After a lot of detailed analysis made based on the current batting, bowling strengths, possible combination of players for both the sides and a dozen other aspects related to the match, we’ve come to the conclusion that CSK might find the edge over Lucknow and win their first match of this IPL season after a brilliant display in tomorrow’s match. 

In spite of their batting letting them down early on in the game, the management will be hopeful of their highly trustworthy batting stars once again rediscover their earlier rhythm thereby bringing the best of results for the team. The bowling too shall be expected to add on to the good performance with the presence of Bravo, Jadeja and Mitch Santner. 

Dhoni with his experience shall be able to re-instill the winning mentality among the players as the defending champions shall be expectedly back to winnings ways with an emphatic victory over the Lucknow Super Giants as per our predictions.