The 45th match of the IPL 2023 season, featuring the Lucknow Super Giants and Chennai Super Kings, is anticipated to be a highly competitive game, given the strength of both teams in the league. The coin toss is scheduled for 3:00 PM, thirty minutes before the match commences, and each side has proficient players. This match holds great importance for the playoff chances of both teams, and they are equally determined to emerge victorious. Experts predict a challenging and intense encounter between these two exceptional teams.
- Match: Lucknow Super Giants and Chennai Super Kings, 45th Match of IPL 2023
- Day: Wednesday
- Date: 3rd May 2023
- Time: 03:30 PM IST
- Venue: Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
LSG vs CSK Head-to-Head
LSG vs CSK have an equal record against each other, having played 2 matches in total. Lucknow Super Giants emerged victorious in 1 match, while Chennai Super Kings also won 1 time.
LSG vs CSK Last Meeting
Chennai Super Kings managed to recover from their defeat in the opening game of the TATA IPL against Gujarat Titans by beating Lucknow SuperGiants in their homecoming at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. The team was led by a stellar performance from Ruturaj Gaikwad, who scored 57 runs off 31 balls, and Devon Conway, who contributed 47 runs off 29 balls, as they built a solid 110-run partnership. Ambati Rayudu and MS Dhoni provided the finishing touches to help CSK post an impressive score of 217/7. The spinners, led by Moeen Ali, then spun a web around the LSG batters and restricted them to 205/7, securing a 12-run win for CSK.
LSG, while chasing a daunting target of 218, got off to a strong start as Kyle Mayers picked up from where he left off in the last match and scored quickly. However, the CSK spinners brought the team back into the match, with Moeen Ali picking up four wickets in his spell of 4-0-26-4. Pooran put up a fight with a couple of big sixes, but CSK managed to restrict LSG to 193/7, with Tushar Deshpande providing a crucial moment in the match by taking the wicket of Pooran and giving away just six runs in the 16th over.
With 62 runs needed from 24 balls, K Gowtham and Ayush Badoni got 18 runs in the Chahar over, but Deshpande bowled a superb over, giving away just seven runs and bringing the equation to 37 needed off 12. Hangargekar, who went for 15 runs in his first over, bounced back to give away just nine in a crucial penultimate over, as CSK fielders made crucial stops on the field. Deshpande defended 28 runs in the last over, giving away 15 runs and picking the wicket of Badoni, as CSK won the match by 12 runs.
The captain of the Lucknow Super Giants, KL Rahul, won the coin toss and chose to field first. They made one change to their team, with Yash Thakur replacing Jaydev Unadkat. They had several substitutes named on the bench, including Daniel Sams, Prerak Mankad, Ayush Badoni, Jaydev Unadkat, and Amit Mishra. Meanwhile, the Chennai Super Kings team did not make any changes and had Tushar Deshpande, Subhranshu Senapati, Shaik Rasheed, Ajinkya Rahane, and Dwaine Pretorius as substitutes.
During the match, the CSK openers, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway, had a strong start and achieved their highest Powerplay score at their home ground, adding 110 runs for the first wicket. They started cautiously, scoring six runs off the first over and gaining momentum in the second over. Gaikwad and Conway hit several fours and sixes, with Gaikwad reaching his fifty off just 25 balls.
The LSG team needed to break the opening stand, and Ravi Bishnoi eventually provided the breakthrough by getting Gaikwad caught at short third man. Krunal Pandya also took a brilliant diving catch to send Conway back to the pavilion. However, Shivam Dube and Moeen Ali continued to score runs for the CSK team, with Dube hitting two consecutive monstrous sixes off Bishnoi.
LSG managed to pull things back a bit, but Ambiti Rayudu and MS Dhoni provided a late surge to propel CSK to 217/7. Rayudu hit a couple of sixes, while Dhoni got a standing ovation and hit his first two balls for sixes before getting caught at deep point off the next ball in the final over. Rayudu remained unbeaten on 27 off 14 balls.
In the second innings, LSG introduced Ayush Badoni as their Impact Player, while CSK brought on Tushar Deshpande as their Impact Substitute in place of Ambati Rayudu at the start of their bowling innings.
Lucknow Super Giants Predicted Playing 11
KL Rahul, the captain of the Lucknow Super Giants. The team is aiming to show some impact for the ongoing season.
Here are the probable Playing 11 of Lucknow Super Giants:
1. Nicholas Pooran(wk)
2. KL Rahul (c)
3. Ayush Badoni
4. Deepak Hooda
5. Krunal Pandya
6. Marcus Stoinis
7. Kyle Mayers
9. Yash Thakur
10. Avesh Khan
11. Ravi Bishnoi
Chennai Super Kings Predicted Playing 11
The Chennai Super Kings, captained by MS Dhoni, is getting ready for another thrilling season of the Indian Premier League.
Here are the probable Playing 11 of Chennai Super Kings:
1. Ruturaj Gaikwad
2. Devon Conway
3. Ajinkya Rahane
4. Shivam Dube
5. Moeen Ali
6. MS Dhoni (c & wk)
7. Ravindra Jadeja
8. Maheesh Theekshana
9. Matheesha Pathirana
10. Tushar Deshpande
11. Akash Singh
Lucknow Super Giants Top Players
Here are the stats of the top 5 players of LSG:
Chennai Super Kings Top Players
Here are the stats of the top 5 players of CSK:
IPL 2023 Match 45 LSG vs CSK Fantasy Team
1. Devon Conway (c)
2. Nicholas Pooran
3. Ruturaj Gaikwad
4. KL Rahul
5. Shivam Dube
6. Krunal Pandya
7. Ravindra Jadeja
8. Moeen Ali
9. Marcus Stoinis
10. Tushar Deshpande (vc)
11. Ravi Bishnoi
Captain: Ruturaj Gaikwad
In 43 IPL games, Ruturaj Gaikwad has accumulated 1477 runs while batting in 43 innings. His highest score in the IPL is 101, and he has scored one century and 12 half-centuries in the IPL. R Gaikwad's strike rate in the IPL is 133.1, and his average is 34.34 for the 1109 balls he has faced. Over the course of his IPL career, Ruturaj Gaikwad has hit a total of 187 boundaries, consisting of 127 fours and 60 sixes.
In the current IPL season, Ruturaj Gaikwad has played in 9 matches and scored 354 runs in 9 innings. His highest score in the IPL this season is 92, and he has achieved 2 half-centuries, but no centuries. He has maintained a strike rate of 145.68 with an average of 44.25 and he is currently in 4th place for the Orange Cap race. He has hit a total of 42 boundaries in IPL 2023, consisting of 23 fours and 19 sixes. Based on these statistics, experts at Frolic11 consider Ruturaj Gaikwad to be a strong candidate for the captaincy position in the match.
Vice Captain: Tushar Deshpande
Tushar Deshpande has been a successful bowler in the Indian Premier League, taking a total of 18 wickets in 14 innings with a strike rate of 16.44 and an average of 29.61. In those 14 innings, he has bowled 296 balls without bowling any maiden overs, and has taken 2 wickets in a match six times, and 3 wickets in a match twice. Across his 9 IPL appearances, Tushar has an economy rate of 11.07 and an average of 21.71 runs per wicket, having bowled 200 balls and conceded 369 runs. His best performance to date is taking 3 wickets for 45 runs in a single innings. Based on these statistics, experts at Frolic11 consider Tushar Deshpande to be a strong candidate for the captaincy position in the match.
Top Picks – Batsmen for IPL 2023 Match 45
1. Devon Conway: Devon Conway participated in 14 Indian Premier League matches and managed to score 566 runs in 14 innings. His highest score in IPL is 87, and he has not yet registered any century, but has made 7 half-centuries. D Conway's IPL strike rate is 144.3, and he has an average of 40.42 after facing 392 IPL balls. He has hit a total of 79 boundaries in the IPL, which includes 55 fours and 24 sixes.
2. Nicholas Pooran: In 55 IPL matches, Nicholas Pooran has played 52 innings and accumulated 1128 runs. His highest score in IPL is 77, and he has not scored a century but has recorded 5 half-centuries. Pooran has achieved 14 instances of scoring 30 or more runs, and 5 instances of scoring 20 or more runs. With a strike rate of 157.9, he has an average of 20.50 runs per innings, having faced 714 IPL balls. During his IPL career, Pooran has hit a total of 150 boundaries, including 69 fours and 81 sixes.
3. Ruturaj Gaikwad: In 43 IPL games, Ruturaj Gaikwad has accumulated 1477 runs while batting in 43 innings. His highest score in the IPL is 101, and he has scored one century and 12 half-centuries in the IPL. R Gaikwad's strike rate in the IPL is 133.1, and his average is 34.34 for the 1109 balls he has faced. Over the course of his IPL career, Ruturaj Gaikwad has hit a total of 187 boundaries, consisting of 127 fours and 60 sixes.
4. KL Rahul: He is a stylish and aggressive right-handed batsman, and holds the record for the highest individual score by an Indian in the IPL. In his IPL career, Rahul has played 114 matches, scored 4044 runs in 105 innings, with a highest score of 132. He has scored 4 IPL centuries, 32 half-centuries, and has crossed 30 runs 15 times and 20 runs 18 times. Rahul has a strike rate of 135.1 and has hit a total of 508 boundaries, including 342 fours and 166 sixes.
5. Shivam Dube: In 43 matches of the IPL, he has played 40 innings and scored a total of 924 runs. His highest score achieved during the IPL is 95, and he has managed to make 6 half-centuries but no centuries. He has scored over 30 runs on 4 occasions and over 20 runs 8 times. Dube has maintained an average of 21.48 with a strike rate of 138.7 while facing 666 balls in his IPL career. During his time in the IPL, he has hit a total of 113 boundaries, which include 56 fours and 57 sixes.
Top Picks – All Rounder for IPL 2023 Match 45
6. Krunal Pandya: Krunal has played in 103 IPL matches, scoring 1402 runs in 90 innings, with his highest score being 86. He has scored one half-century and has achieved 30+ runs on 17 occasions and 20+ runs on 10 occasions, with a strike rate of 135.5 and an average of 13.61 in 1034 balls faced. In the IPL, Krunal has hit a total of 180 boundaries, including 127 fours and 53 sixes. He has taken 65 wickets in 97 innings, with a strike rate of 26.92 and an average of 32.98. Krunal has bowled 1750 balls (including 1 maiden over) and has taken 2 wickets 12 times and 3 wickets 6 times.
7. Ravindra Jadeja: Ravindra Jadeja is a veteran of 214 Indian Premier League matches, scoring 2523 runs in 164 innings with a highest score of 62. Although he has not scored a century in the IPL, he has two half-centuries and has scored 30+ runs on 18 occasions and 20+ runs on 34 occasions. Jadeja's IPL strike rate is 127.2, and he has hit 178 fours and 94 sixes, making for a total of 272 boundaries.
He has also taken 141 wickets in 186 innings, with a strike rate of 23.53 and an average of 29.93, with 2 wickets on 21 occasions, 3 wickets on 14 occasions and 5 wickets on 1 occasion.
8. Moeen Ali: In 32 IPL games, Moeen Ali has batted 31 times and accumulated 698 runs. His highest score in IPL is 93. Although he has not scored a century in IPL, he has managed to hit two half-centuries, seven times 30+ runs, and seven times 20+ runs. With a strike rate of 138.4, he has maintained an average of 21.81 in the 504 IPL deliveries he has faced. Moeen Ali has scored a total of 100 boundaries in IPL, which includes 65 fours and 35 sixes.
During his 26 IPL innings, Moeen Ali managed to take 21 wickets at an average of 20.66 and a strike rate of 17.47. He delivered 367 balls without bowling any maiden overs, and had taken 2 wickets once, 3 wickets thrice.
9. Marcus Stoinis: In his IPL career so far, Marcus Stoinis has played 75 matches and batted in 67 innings, scoring a total of 1286 runs. His highest score in the IPL is 72, and he has never scored a century but has made 6 half-centuries. Additionally, he has scored 30 or more runs on 8 occasions and 20 or more runs on 14 occasions. Stoinis has a strike rate of 140 and an average of 17.14, facing a total of 918 balls in the IPL. He has hit 161 boundaries, including 99 fours and 62 sixes. Stoinis has also taken 39 wickets in 53 innings, with a strike rate of 18.12 and an average of 28.64. He has bowled 707 balls in the IPL, without ever delivering a maiden over. He has taken 2 wickets on 5 occasions and 3 wickets on 4 occasions.
Top Picks – Bowler for IPL 2023 Match 45
10. Tushar Deshpande: He has been a successful bowler in the Indian Premier League, taking a total of 18 wickets in 14 innings with a strike rate of 16.44 and an average of 29.61. In those 14 innings, he has bowled 296 balls without bowling any maiden overs, and has taken 2 wickets in a match six times, and 3 wickets in a match twice.
11. Ravi Bishnoi: Leg spinners are highly sought after in T20 cricket and Ravi Bishnoi, a young player, has the potential to become the next star spinner. Ravi Bishnoi has taken a total of 45 wickets in 42 IPL innings, with a strike rate of 21.26 and an average of 26.53. He has delivered 957 balls (with one Maiden over) and has taken two wickets ten times and three wickets four times.
LSG vs CSK Game Prediction
In the ongoing IPL 2023 season, Lucknow Super Giants have participated in eight matches; in those eight matches they won five of them and lost three. They currently hold the second position in the points table with ten points and with the net run rate of +0.841. On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings also have played nine matches, out of which they also have won five of them and lost four. With ten points, they occupy the fourth position in the points table with a net run rate of +0.329. So, according to experts at Frolic11 and head-to-head statistics Chennai Super Kings have a 54% chance of winning the game.
Best Batter of the Match
Devon Conway: He has participated in 9 IPL matches, scoring 414 runs in 8 innings with his highest score being 92. While he hasn't scored any IPL centuries, he has managed to make 5 half-centuries. His strike rate in the IPL is 144.25, and he has an average of 59.14 while facing 235 balls. Throughout his IPL career, Conway has hit a total of 63 boundaries, consisting of 50 fours and 13 sixes. As of now, he currently holds the third position in the Orange Cap race for IPL 2023. For these reasons experts at Frolic11 believe that Devon Conway might be the best batsman of the match.
Best Bowler of the Match
Tushar Deshpande: He has had a successful stint as a bowler in the Indian Premier League, having taken a total of 18 wickets in 14 innings with an impressive strike rate of 16.44 and an average of 29.61. He hasn't bowled any maiden overs in these 14 innings and has managed to take 2 wickets in a match on six occasions, and 3 wickets in a match twice. Across his 9 IPL matches, he has maintained an economy rate of 11.07 and an average of 21.71 runs per wicket, having bowled 200 balls and given away 369 runs. His best performance so far has been taking 3 wickets for 45 runs in a single innings. For these reasons experts at Frolic11 believe that Tushar Deshpande might be the best bowler of the match.
Match 45: LSG vs CSK Pitch and Weather Report
According to the Ekana cricket stadium's pitch report in Lucknow, the wicket is advantageous for the batsmen, as it provides a good pace and bounce. Typically, the field's pitch is dry and hard, and as time goes by, it deteriorates. During the first two innings, the field has green grass, making it dry and difficult to bat on. Spinners may receive some assistance, but in general, it is a fair pitch for both bowlers and batsmen.
- Initial Ball Movement (1st Inning): Moderate chance
- Initial Spin Movement(1st Inning): Chances of Turn on Pitch is less
- Middle Over: Good pace and bounce pitch
- 2nd Inning Pitch Behaviour: More advantage to batsman
- Due factor: Less chance of Due
- Pitch Nature: Dry Pitch
While this cricket pitch typically favours the batsmen, the bowlers can also reap benefits from it. During afternoon matches, the ball may display early movements of seam and swing. Furthermore, the pitch is well-known for being favourable to spin bowlers, particularly towards the latter stages of the game.
The weather forecast for May 3rd, 2023 in Lucknow indicates that the temperature may reach 28 degrees Celsius, accompanied by a wind speed of 8 kilometres per hour and 94% humidity. Due to the hot weather, the pitch at the Ekana cricket stadium in Lucknow is firm and even, which usually benefits the batsmen, allowing them to score runs with ease.
However, there is a chance of the ball experiencing some seam and swing movements during the early stages of the game. Therefore, both the batsmen and bowlers can take advantage of the pitch and weather conditions. Nonetheless, the outcome of the match might be influenced by the weather conditions and pitch quality.
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The upcoming clash between Lucknow Super Giants and Chennai Super Kings is eagerly awaited, with both teams looking to secure two crucial points. Chennai Super Kings, currently ranked fourth on the IPL 2023 points table, are especially keen to win this game. While Lucknow Super Giants currently ranked second on the IPL 2023 points table. The outcome of the match is hard to predict, our cricket experts anticipate that Chennai Super Kings have the advantage and are likely to emerge as the winners against Lucknow Super Giants on Monday, May 3rd, 2023.