Lucknow Super Giants will lock horns with the Chennai Super Kings in Match 7 of IPL 2022 at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. Both teams have had a losing start to their campaign this year and will be looking to redeem themselves in the upcoming fixtures.
Lucknow had a close encounter against the Gujarat Titans in their previous game. Despite the loss they had a few positives. The likes of Deepak Hooda and Ayush Badoni coming good in the middle-order has now given them a lot of options and are likely to benefit more once the big names like Marcus Stoinis and Jason Holder are available for selection.
On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings had an off day and the new skipper Ravindra Jadeja will be expected to do a lot better in the upcoming fixture. The defending champions lost wickets at regular intervals on a tricky pitch at the Wankhede Stadium and could post 131 runs on the board only against a strong KKR side. Dwayne Bravo’s three-wicket haul and MS Dhoni’s half-century after a gap of three years were a couple of positives to be taken into the upcoming game.
Lucknow Super Giants vs Chennai Super Kings, Match 7, IPL 2022
Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
Date & Time: March 31, 7:30 PM IST
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network for Television and Disney + Hotstar app for live streaming.
In the one game that has been played so far in the tournament at the Brabourne Stadium, the wicket has certainly played really well and it looked like the spinners had a little bit of assistance. However, it was a day fixture and things could be different in the evening ones where dew can be a big factor. The captain winning the toss is likely to bowl first as chasing was relatively easy in the previous game as well.
Probable Playing XIs for Lucknow Super Giants vs Chennai Super Kings
Lucknow Super Giants
KL Rahul (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Evin Lewis, Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya, Mohsin Khan, Ayush Badoni, Dushmantha Chameera, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan
Chennai Super Kings
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja (c), MS Dhoni (wk), Dwayne Bravo, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Tushar Deshpande, Adam Milne
Probable Top Performers
Probable best batter of the Match: Robin Uthappa
Robin Uthappa started really well against the Kolkata Knight Riders, but he had to go back on account of a fantastic stumping from Sheldon Jackson. The right-hander hit a 21-ball 28 in his short stay at the crease and played some beautiful shots that got the crowd going as well. The veteran batter hit two sixes and two fours in his scintillating knock and has still got his old elegance in his timing.
Probable best bowler of the Match: Dwayne Bravo
In a game that was almost done and dusted at the midway mark, Dwayne Bravo managed to bring a little hope to the Chennai Super Kings fans with a three-wicket haul. The veteran medium-pacer finished with 3 for 20 in his four-over spell and used his variations to outsmart the batters in a low run-chase. He is expected to have a good game against the Lucknow Super Giants as well, with the way he was bowling in the first game.