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Revenge Week: Can CSK Take over LSG this time in IPL 2024?

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As the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 season is going forward with a big bang with numerous records made and broken this year. Cricket fans across the globe are enjoying the nail-bitter games in the league as the Lucknow Super Giants take on the 5 times champion Chennai Super Kings in the 39th match of the league. Team are going to face each other at the Chepauk, Chennai on April 23, 2024. With exceptional batting, bowling, and most importantly complete cricketing talent in both teams, expect the game to be a close one.

Team Analysis

Lucknow Super Giants Squad

The Lucknow Super Giants, led by the wicket-keeper batter KL Rahul. Known for his brilliant batting in any format, any place. KL has shown excellence in captaincy and batting throughout the tournament. With players like Quinton de Kock, Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya, Ayush Badoni, and Nicholas Pooran in their squads. They have an explosive batting lineup capable of punishing any bowling attack. Moreover, the all-round abilities of Marcus Stoinis and Krunal Pandya add depth to their squad. In the bowling department, the likes of Ravi Bishnoi and Shamar Joseph provide variety and stability.

Chennai Super Kings Squad

The team behind “the man, the myth, the magic” one and only MS Dhoni starer CSK, Ruturaj Gaikwad is leading the team this season, and has been a mixed season for the 5-times champion this time. They have maintained their reputation as one of the most successful franchises in IPL history. With veterans like Ajinkya Rahane and MS Dhoni alongside upcoming talents such as Rachin Ravindra, Wasim Rizvi, and Shivam Dube, their batting lineup is a force to be regard with. The presence of all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, Mooen Ali, and Darel Mitchel adds extra strength to the CSK squad, while Deepak Chahar, Maheesh Pathirana, and Mustafizur Rahman similar their bowling attack with skill and experience.


Overall both teams have played 4 matches against each other. Two matches were won by LSG and CSK  have won only one game. There is one match with no results. LSG has the upper hand, because of their stable performances and strategic progress. However, cricket is a game where you never know who will win the game, and both teams are full of potential and possibility to upset any opponent on any given day. With both teams hoping to secure important points in the IPL tally, this match promises to be a contest that will go to the last ball.

Key Players to Watch

Lucknow Super Giants

1. KL Rahul (c & wk): Great run in captaincy and high run-scorer will be important in providing stability to the LSG’s batting lineup.

2. Quinton de Kock: The intense South African opener can single-handedly change the game with his aggressive stroke play.

3. Ravi Bishnoi: This young leg-spinner is consistent wicket-taking ability and economical bowling. He is key bowler and one of the top wicket takers this season so far.

Chennai Super Kings

1. Ruturaj Gaikwad (c): The talented young captain has led from the front with his way of playing copybook form of cricket with elegant stroke play and astute captaincy.

2. MS Dhoni (wk): The legendary ex-Indian cricket team captain wicketkeeper-batsman remains a godfather in the Chennai Super Kings’ lineup, both with the gloves and the bat.

3. Ravindra Jadeja: The ‘Sir’ of spin and performer with the bat has been in top form. His all-round contribution with both bat, ball, and most importantly fielding, is a key factor in his national and league team’s success.

Match Prediction

Based on the past records and form, Chennai Super Kings enter the match as favorites. Due to the unpredictable nature of T20 cricket, any upset or new sort of cricket can be seen. CSK are on a high as they have home advantage this time. Both teams are looking to make a statement with a performance. The game is expected to be a close-contested battle, with both teams giving their best to win it.

LSG has upper hand in stats while the Chennai Super Kings come with the experience along with young talent having the hard-hitting ability to claim victory at any surface. The young LSG is full of capabilities to bring a surprise to the opponent as they have solid bowling, batting, and all-rounders lined up. Cricket fans are in for a close contest as these two teams lock horns in what promises to be a memorable encounter in the IPL 2024 season.