IPL 2024: LSG vs CSK Match Preview, Pitch, Head to Head record

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LSG vs CSK

LSG vs CSK: The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 is set to witness an exciting clash as Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) host Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow. This match, scheduled for April 19, promises to be a thrilling encounter.

LSG vs CSK: Match Preview

LSG, after a promising start with three consecutive wins, have hit a rough patch. Their top-order batting has been inconsistent, with Quinton de Kock falling early and captain KL Rahul unable to convert his starts. Marcus Stoinis at No. 4 has also been inconsistent. This inconsistency has put pressure on Nicholas Pooran, their best batter this season, to do the heavy lifting in the middle order.

Their bowling unit, which had done a commendable job of defending even middling totals, has been inconsistent recently. However, they will be playing on a batting- and pace-friendly red-soil pitch, which they used in their first match against Punjab Kings when they defended 199.

On the other hand, CSK have been on a roll with back-to-back wins after two defeats. Their fast bowlers have been among their biggest strengths this season, and their batters have contributed in high-scoring matches. They will be pleased with the conditions too.

The key contest could be between LSG’s spinners Ravi Bishnoi and Krunal Pandya and CSK’s in-form Shivam Dube. It will be interesting to see how LSG use their spinners against Dube.

LSG vs CSK: Pitch Report

The Ekana Stadium in Lucknow is known to be a tricky surface to bat on, with the ball holding up a little. It is also known to help the spinners and medium-paced bowlers. Out of the 10 games played at this venue, only three encounters have been won by the team playing second. The average first innings score at this venue has been 160 runs. Therefore, any team winning the toss will likely choose to bowl first and take advantage of the pitch assisting the fast bowlers.

LSG vs CSK: Head-to-Head Record

LSG and CSK have faced each other three times in the IPL so far, with each team securing one win, while one match ended in no result. The last meeting saw CSK winning over the Super Giants. This will be the first time they meet at the Ekana Stadium after their previous meeting at this venue was abandoned.

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