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Last Update on: April 3rd, 2023 at 07:30 pm

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are all set to lock horns with Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) on 3rd April. Chennai is hosting its first match after 2019 as there is a lot of buzz. LSG defeated CSK in both league matches of IPL 2022. The Chennai track is not a high scoring one as the batters would be tested.

CSK would be keen to get back to winning ways after a defeat against Gujarat Titans (GT) in their opening clash. CSK’s bowlers were taken to the cleaners where their pace attack was exposed. CSK fans would be hoping that MS Dhoni bats up the order as against GT, Dhoni batted at the No.8 position.

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LSG on the other side would be backing themselves to outclass CSK after a resounding victory against Delhi Capitals (DC). Mark Wood was the wrecker in chief as he took a 5 wicket haul in LSG’s last game. There was carnage when Kyle Mayers was batting as he played a significant knock of 73 runs in 38 balls where he struck 2 fours & 7 sixes.

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LSG skipper KL Rahul won the toss & elected to bowl first. KL Rahul revealed the reason behind bowling first.

“We’ll bowl first. We want to know what we are chasing. It was a really good performance against DC, all parts of the game we did well. We need to turn up again today and better those performances. Jaydev Unadkat misses out, Yash Thakur comes in,” said KL Rahul.

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CSK skipper MS Dhoni was quite excited to be back at their home ground. MS Dhoni also revealed the squad.

“Does mean a lot to be back here. IPL started in 2008 but we’ve not played a lot of cricket here. Only about 5-6 seasons we’ve been here. This is the first time the full stadium will be operational, a few stands were empty earlier. Really glad that we get to play all our home games here at Chepauk, means a lot. Same squad for this game. Need to keep assessing our situation and keep revisiting our targets, keep a realistic goal in mind and take it from there,” said MS Dhoni.

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The substitutes of both CSK & LSG are stated below:

Chennai Super Kings subs: Tushar Deshpande, Dwaine Pretorius, Subhranshu Senapati, Shaik Rasheed, Ajinkya Rahane

Lucknow Super Giants subs: Ayush Badoni, Jaydev Unadkat, Daniel Sams, Prerak Mankad, Amit Mishra

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Here are the playing XIs of CSK & LSG

Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni(w/c), Shivam Dube, Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, RS Hangargekar

Lucknow Super Giants (Playing XI): KL Rahul(c), Kyle Mayers, Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran(w), Krishnappa Gowtham, Mark Wood, Ravi Bishnoi, Yash Thakur, Avesh Khan

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