CSK vs LSG Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Apr 03, 2023

CSK vs LSG Match Prediction - Apr 03, 2023

The Chennai Super Kings are back at the Chepauk Stadium after a hiatus of two seasons and will be looking to begin their fresh journey with a win as they host the Lucknow Super Giants on Monday.

CSK vs LSG head-to-head

Both the teams have faced each other just once in the IPL, where the LSG defeated CSK in a high-scoring encounter.

CSK vs LSG Live-streaming and Broadcast

The CSK vs LSG match can be live-streamed on Jio Cinema and fans can also catch the action on television on the Star Sports network.


CSK vs LSG Team Previews

Chennai Super Kings

The 4 times Champions haven’t had the best of starts this season as they were defeated by the Gujarat Titans in the opening fixture on Saturday. However, as they return to their fortress, the Yellow Brigade will be hoping to turn things around.

Ruturaj Gaikwad was in superb form in the opening match as he played a blistering knock of 92 runs off 50 deliveries and the team will be banking on him to put up a similar performance here. However, he will need some support from the other top-order batsmen to take the pressure off him.

Devon Conway has some excellent T20 credentials and will need to step up here. The CSK has a strong middle order consisting of Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, and Ambati Rayudu, while Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni will once again play the role of a finisher.

Talking about the bowling, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, who had an excellent outing in the recent Vijay Hazare Trophy, seems to have carried his form in the IPL too as he picked up 3 wickets against the Titans. Deepak Chahar and Tushar Deshpande didn’t have the best of times in the middle, with the former remaining wicketless and the latter getting taken for plenty of runs.

Since the wicket at Chennai is known to favor the spinners, Ravindra Jadeja and Mitchell Santner are likely to play an important role here.


Chennai Super Kings Playing 11

Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni, Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, Rajvardhan Hangargekar.

Lucknow Super Giants

The Lucknow Super Giants made their IPL debut in the last season and impressed everyone with their excellent performance during the group stages, finishing 3rd on the points table. However, they were a bit unlucky in the playoffs, where they lost to RCB in a high-scoring encounter.

Nevertheless, they have begun their latest journey on a positive note, defeating the Delhi Capitals quite convincingly in their opening match. The LSG has one of the strongest batting line-ups this season, at least on paper, and will be banking on the batsmen to win matches for them.

With Quinton de Kock unavailable for the first few matches, the onus of providing the team with a good start will lie on skipper KL Rahul and Kyle Mayers. Rahul had an excellent outing in the previous season where he scored 616 runs and was the second-highest run-getter of the tournament. Kyle Mayers, who is making his IPL debut this season was quite impressive as he scored 73 off just 38 deliveries and will be hoping to put up a similar performance here.

The LSG has a plethora of all-rounders, including Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Hooda, and Ayush Badoni, and will be relying on them to score runs in the middle overs. The team has splurged ₹ 16 crores on Nicholas Pooran, who can play an important role as the finisher. The quicker bowlers did an excellent job in the last match and Mark Wood was particularly impressive as he picked up a fifer in his debut game for the LSG.

However, since the pitch at Chennai is more suitable for the spinners, the likes of Ravi Bishnoi and Amit Mishra are likely to play an important role.


Lucknow Super Giants Playing 11

Lokesh Rahul, Kyle Mayers, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Krishnappa Gowtham, Mark Wood, Yash Thakur, Avesh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi.

CSK vs LSG Toss Prediction

41 of the 67 IPL matches played here have been won by teams batting first. Therefore, the team winning the toss will likely opt to bat first here.


Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

The pitch at the M Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai is generally considered good for batting and has seen an average first-inning score of around 170. The surface is pretty dry with no grass and therefore, the quicker bowlers are likely to struggle here. The pitch tends to get some cracks as the overs progress, and the spinners will get some turn, especially in the second innings.

The skies are expected to remain clear but the temperatures will be on the warmer side with a lot of humidity.


CSK vs LSG Betting Tips

While the odds on offer for both teams are pretty similar on most cricket betting sites, we feel that Chennai Super Kings have a slight edge in this contest. The team has a strong batting line-up and plenty of depth in their batting. Their bowling attack too is pretty well-balanced.

On the other hand, the LSG has a long list of all-rounders rather than specialist batsmen, and some of their key players including Krunal Pandya and KL Rahul haven’t been in best of forms in the recent months.

Bet on the Chennai Super Kings to win.


Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. 1xBet


    KL Rahul Total Runs

    Under 28.5 (1.832)


KL Rahul hasn’t been in the best of forms of late and has struggled to score runs, especially in the limited-overs format. In his last 16 T20 matches, Rahul has managed to score just 434 runs at an average of 28.9. He fell for just 8 runs in the season-opener and we expect him to struggle against the quality bowling of CSK.

  1. Betway


    Highest score after 1st 6 overs

    CSK (1.85)


The Chennai Super Kings are likely to start with Devon Conway and Ruturaj Gaikwad as the opening pair. Both batsmen are known for their aggressive style of batting. Ruturaj Gaikwad was in especially good form in the last match and we expect him to play another fast-paced inning here. Also, with Ben Stokes and Moeen Ali coming in at numbers 3 and 4, the CSK has a better chance of making a bigger score during the Powerplay.

  1. Satbet


    Chennai Super Kings Top Bowler

    Ravindra Jadeja (4.00)


The pitch at the MA Chidambaram is known to favor the spinners rather than the quicker bowlers. Ravindra Jadeja has been a consistent performer with the ball for the CSK over the years, picking up 105 wickets for them. The Chepauk is one of his favorite hunting grounds, where he has picked up 17 wickets, which is more than on any other ground. Seeing his records, we are backing him to be the top bowler for CSK in this game.

Today Match Prediction

Chennai Super Kings To Win the Match, 1.95

Bet Tip Here

Who will win CSK vs LSG

Chennai Super Kings 74.24% (1046)
Lucknow Super Giants 25.76% (363)
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