CSK return home to beloved Chepauk
- Lucknow started the season with a win, CSK with a loss
- Both teams could ponder team combination on turner
The Chepauk is Chennai’s fortress and make no mistake, it’s pretty hard to beat them here, irrespective of whichever team you are. The vociferous home crowd and a rank turner are characteristics of this venue and CSK have built their entire squad to win here. Chennai Super Kings have odds of 2.01 to beat Lucknow Super Giants.
Lucknow Super Giants will be trying to align their best spin players in the batting line-up at Chepauk, but will also ponder about bringing in an extra spinner at this venue. They started off with a win against DC, but this will still be a huge test. Lucknow Super Giants have odds of 1.78 to win this match and are favourites to do so.
Head-to-head record, CSK v LSG
These teams have played each other just once last year when Lucknow Super Giants, in their debut season, beat a waning CSK side.
The team winning the toss would want to set a total here, because chasing is not a very favourable option at this venue where it turns big in the second innings. CSK will want to overcome their early loss and will hope to win the toss and put a total on board.
CSK might have lost their first game, but have a terrific spin attack and good batters of spin to counter LSG’s spinners here. They have odds of 2.01 to win.
The average scores across both innings is fairly similar here, however, expect the spinners to play a bigger role, irrespective of dew, in the second innings.
Pitch and conditions
The Chepauk, as discussed, will present a challenge like no other to batters with the dusty wicket and sharp turn for spinners. There s a bit of rain around and we could see intermittent showers.
Players to keep an eye on…
CSK Predicted playing XI:
Devon Conway, Ambati Rayudu, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, MS Dhoni(c), Deepak Chahar, Rajvardhan Hangargekar.
LSG Predicted playing XI:
KL Rahul©, Kyle Mayers, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran(wk), Marcus Stoinis, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Avesh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi, Jaydev Unadkat, Mark Wood.
Mark Wood: Chepauk may not be the venue for raw pace, but pace is pace as Wood showed the other night with his five-wicket haul and CSK do have a profound weakness against high pace.
Moeen Ali: The all-rounder is a fantastic player of spin and can also be a guaranteed four-overs bowler in Chepauk. With LSG having several lefties, Moeen can be a big threat.
IPL 2023, Match 6 predictions
Based on all of the above factors, we predict that Chennai Super Kings will win the match.Recommended Bet by 10CRIC
CSK v LSG Betting tips
Apart from betting on the Super Kings to win the match, check our other recommended bet about CSK’s top batter:
Ruturaj Gaikwad is in scintillating form as he showed last game and he will yet again be a big batter for CSK in their home fixture. Back Ruturaj Gaikwad at 3.40 to be CSK’s top batter!