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.
Moeen Ali is out of quarantine and is all set to feature in the second match of the Chennai Super Kings against the Lucknow Super Giants. Chennai Super Kings looked rusty in the opening encounter against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Wankhede stadium. The new captain, Ravindra Jadeja looked much under pressure and was unable to time the ball. This led to run out of the dangerous looking Ambati Rayudu .
If Moeen Ali plays, he will bring a great balance in the team. He will replace Mitchell Santner in the playing XI. He will consolidate the middle order with some explosive hitting and can spin in the middle as well.
The Chennai Super Kings openers did not contribute in the inaugural match of the season. Devon Conway and Ruturaj Gaikwad are consistent players and the opponents won’t be able to keep them quite for a long time.
MS Dhoni scoring a fifty in the first match was his first fifty in three years, it gave something to cheer for the Chennai Super Kings fans. This is great sign for the team as the tournament progresses.
Lucknow Super Giants were outplayed by some phenomenal swing bowling by Mohammad Shami in their first match. Lucknow Super Giants have a strong batting order with Stoinis and Holder still to join the team. Deepak Hooda and debutant Ayush Badoni showed sign of confidence, scoring fifties in the crunch situation.
Krunal Pandya and Dushmantha Chameera were brilliant with the ball for Lucknow Super Giants but they were let down by their 4th and 5th bowling options. Mohsin Khan was given only 2 overs by captain KL Rahul . Ankit Rajpoot might replace him in the next match.
Playing XI for LSG Vs CSK
Chennai Super Kings
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Moeen Ali, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja (c), Shivam Dube, MS Dhoni (wk), Dwayne Bravo, Adam Milne, Tushar Deshpande
Lucknow Super Giants
KL Rahul (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Evin Lewis, Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya, Ankit Rajpoot, Ayush Badoni, Dushmantha Chameera, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan
Fantasy Team for LSG Vs CSK
Keeper – Lokesh Rahul, Quinton de Kock
Batsmen – Ruturaj Gaikwad, Deepak Hooda (C), Evin Lewis, Devon Conway
All-rounders – Ravindra Jadeja (VC), Moeen Ali
Bowlers – Dwayne Bravo, Dushmantha Chameera, Avesh Khan