LSG and CSK look to hit the straps after losing the opening games - Who will win the match between Lucknow Super Giants and Chennai Super Kings? IPL 2022 match 7. Their next match of IPL 2022 is against Lucknow Super Giants and Chennai Super Kings. The match between LSG and CSK will be played on March 31 (Thursday) at Mumbai's Brabourne Stadium.
Lucknow is managed by KL Rahul while Chennai is managed by Ravindra Jadeja. Both the teams lost their first match of IPL 2022. CSK lost to Kolkata Knight Riders while LSG lost to Gujarat Titans.
In their opening game, CSK lost to KKR by 6 wickets. First, in the game, CSKA batted 131-5 on the scoreboard. Openers Ruturaj Gaekwad (0) and Devon Conway (3) were dismissed cheaply, with bottom-placed Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni scoring unbeaten 26 and 50 for the team.
Chennai Super Kings will welcome star all-rounder Moin Ali's return as he looks forward to a better batting performance in his IPL match against Lucknow Super Giants on Thursday.
Both teams return to the game after losing their opening game. A common factor in their defeat was the failure of the top order and they want to fix it at Brabourne Stadium.
The IPL is still two months away, but the toss is already playing a crucial role in the outcome of the game. Considering the tug of the second inning, the teams prefer to bring the opponent into the game.
CSK and LSG were the first to lose in Wankhede. The situation at the nearby CCI ground is not expected to be much different as the heavy mist is expected in the second half of the game.
Lucknow skipper KL Rahul and star opener Quinton de Kock's Monday outings were close to being forgotten and they will definitely score a few runs under their belts. Rahul should lead from the front, IPL is the main test of his captaincy.
Experienced fighters Manish Pandey and Evin Lewis, who are hard hitters, could face the cleaners on their day which was a memorable outing and the team management hopes they will join the party.
Lucknow will be happy that the middle order between Deepak Hooda, debutant Ayush Badoni and Kunal Pandya clicked as their top order was broken and all three had to take charge again.
ut it was Lucknow's bowling that was quickly forgotten by Gujarat's reckless innings. While pacemaker Dushmantha Chamira was on the money, co-pacer Avesh Khan gave up 33 runs in 3.4 overs.
The role of Ravi Bishnoi, Hooda, and Krunal's spin trio could also determine the fate of the match.
After just 131 runs in the first game, CSK wants to perform better with the racket. With the trick of choosing Moin Ali and Dwayne Pretorius, they will breathe a sigh of relief.
In the first game, apart from the old Mahendra Singh Dhoni, other batsmen failed, be it Ruturaj Gaekwad, Robin Uthappa, Devon Conway or Ambati Rayudu.
New captain Ravindra Jadeja will also be interested in scoring individually for Shivam Dubey, who is running against the clock to prove his worth on the IPL stage.
However, it remains to be seen who will leave CSK to pick Moin, who could come in third.
While all-rounder Dwayne Bravo was three wickets quick against KKR, the others scored and knocked them all out.