Lucknow Super Giants take on Chennai Super Kings (LKN vs CSK) in the 7th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 on 31st March. The Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai will host this fixture.
Lucknow Super Giants faced a five-wicket defeat in their maiden IPL appearance against Gujarat Titans. Courtesy half-centuries from Deepak Hooda and Ayush Badoni, they put up 158/6. Although, Gujarat scaled the target down in the final over with two deliveries to spare.
Defending champions Chennai Super Kings lost their opening match of IPL 2022 against Kolkata Knight Riders. Chennai were restricted to 131/5 batting first. It was a brilliant half-century from MS Dhoni that took them a respectable total. However, it was not going to enough to defend as Kolkata won the game comfortably with six wickets to spare.
Match: Lucknow Super Giants vs Chennai Super Kings, IPL 2022 Match 7
Date and Time: March 31, Thursday, 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
LKN vs CSK Predicted Playing XI
Lucknow Super Giants
KL Rahul (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Evin Lewis, Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya, Mohsin Khan, Ayush Badnoi, Dushmantha Chameera, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan
Chennai Super Kings
Ravindra Jadeja (c), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, MS Dhoni (wk), Dwayne Bravo, Moeen Ali, Adam Milne, Tushar Deshpande
It is a good batting surface. Bowlers may have some help in the initial overs. However, batters will be able to play shots freely. The wicket is expected to get better for batting as the game goes on. Thus, bowling first is the way to go at this venue.
LKN vs CSK Match Prediction
Both teams are coming off defeats. However, Chennai Super Kings will be bolstered by the return of Moeen Ali. Lucknow Super Giants do not have the balance in their bowling attack. They will continue to miss Stoinis and Holder. Chennai are a far balanced and experienced side. Thus, they are expected to bounce back with a win in this IPL 2022 clash.
LKN vs CSK Dream11 Fantasy Suggestions
Fantasy Team #1: MS Dhoni, Robin Uthappa, Deepak Hooda, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali, Krunal Pandya, Ayush Badoni, Dwayne Bravo, Dushmantha Chameera, Avesh Khan
Captain: Ravindra Jadeja, Vice-captain: Dwayne Bravo
Fantasy Team #2: MS Dhoni, KL Rahul, Ambati Rayudu, Deepak Hooda, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali, Krunal Pandya, Dwayne Bravo, Dushmantha Chameera, Avesh Khan
Captain: KL Rahul, Vice-captain: Ravindra Jadeja