CSK hope to get together batting act
- KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock could be key for Lucknow Super Giants
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A close loss to Gujarat Titans after a strong fightback with the bat would have hurt Lucknow Super Giants, but they do not really have time to lick their wounds with the clash against Chennai Super Kings coming up next. LSG have odds of 2.17 to beat the defending champions in this big fixture.
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Chennai Super Kings made a slow start to the season with a loss to Kolkata Knight Riders, one that underlined their issues at the top of the order. Devon Conway, Robin Uthappa and Ruturaj Gaikwad don’t have too much time to turn around their bad start. They have odds of 1.64 to win this game.
LSG top-order needs to step up
Deepak Hooda played the rescue act for Lucknow Super Giants last game, lifting the team from 29/4 with the impressive Ayush Badoni. With KL Rahul falling for a duck and Quinton de Kock struggling too, Lucknow weren’t going to challenge GT. Against CSK, they have better odds to put up a decent batting show, but a lot will ride on KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock.
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CSK have a strong squad on paper with good bowling options and are favourites to win this clash against LSG.Recommended Bet by 10CRIC
CSK might have lost to Kolkata Knight Riders, but the team sure knows to thwart adversities and shine through, something that came to the fore in the last couple of seasons.
Keep an eye on…
Ruturaj Gaikwad: The orange cap holder from the last season, Ruturaj Gaikwad will be a key player for CSK this year with his ability to bat deep into the innings and also show composure and energy against pace.
KL Rahul: He missed out in the first match but KL Rahul is known for his consistency and reliability as a top-order batter. A duck last game should not affect his he might score here against a less potent CSK attack.
TIP: KL Rahul has odds of 3.45 to be LSG’s top batter with his ability to put together consistent scores for the team.