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CSK vs LSG Dream11 Prediction & Fan2Play Possible 11 Pitch Report: IPL 2023 Match 6



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Could you imagine the noise if MS Dhoni hits another six? Or if the spinners pick up wickets thanks to a strangle of their opposition? Some things just feel like home, and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are back at Chepauk with their beloved yellow army behind them.

Questions around CSK’s credentials away from home grew louder after defeat at Ahmedabad in IPL 2023’s opening night. Their death bowling looks a problem, so how many games they can win at Chepauk is crucial to their playoffs’ hopes. So, even though it’s still very early in the season, this game has a sense of importance about it for the hosts.

It won’t be easy against the impressive Lucknow Super Giants. After a slow start against DC on a patchy and tricky pitch, LSG then produced a near perfect display, led by overseas stars Kyle Mayers and Mark Wood. The performance highlighted their excellent depth, with that to be put to the test in conditions expected to aid spinners. A win here will set them up nicely indeed.

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Match Details

  • Location: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai.
  • Time: 7:30pm (IST).
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IPL 2023 Match 6: CSK vs LSG Possible Playing XIs

Expect CSK to employ another spinner in their lineup. Maheesh Theekshana is currently in New Zealand, so Chennai may opt to play legspinner Prashant Solanki.

If CSK bat first, they may pick Dube again ahead of a bowling option before implementing the Impact Player. If they bowl, Tushander Deshpande may get another run first up before substituting a specialist batsman, i.e. Ambati Rayudu.

Chennai Super Kings: 1. Devon Conway (OS), 2. Ruturaj Gaikwad, 3. Ben Stokes (OS), 4. Moeen Ali (OS), 5. Ambati Rayudu, 6. Ravindra Jadeja, 7. MS Dhoni (c & wk), 8. Mitchell Santner (OS), 9. Deepak Chahar, 10. Rajvardhan Hangargekar, 11. Prashant Solanki

LSG were impressive in their opening game against DC, but they may wish to bring in another spinner, perhaps in place of Unadkat. Amit Mishra is in the squad.

In terms of the batting order, they may bring Nicholas Pooran, who played well, up to number four. If they bat first, expect them to start and substitute Ayush Badoni once again. If they bat second, they may bring in either Gotham or a specialist bowler before subbing in the likes of Badoni if needed.

Lucknow Super Giants: 1. KL Rahul (c), 2. Kyle Mayers (OS), 3. Deepak Hooda, 4. Nicholas Pooran (OS & wk), 5. Marcus Stoinis (OS), 6. Krunal Pandya, 7. Ayush Badoni, 8. Avesh Khan, 9. Ravi Bishnoi, 10. Jaydev Unadkat/Amit Mishra, 11. Mark Wood (OS)

Key Players to Watch/Key Stats

Chennai Super Kings:

  • What a performance it was by Ruturaj Gaikwad against a strong Gujarat attack. The opener is coming off one of the classiest 92 off 50 you’ll ever see.
  • Moeen Ali will be vital on the Chepauk surfaces against LSG’s selection of left-handers (Mayers, Pooran, Pandya). Also, in all T20s in 2022, Moeen struck 1,263 runs at a strike rate of 149.29.
  • Moeen is one of CSK’s crucial spin-hitters. Since the start of 2021, Moeen has a strike rate of 195.2 against left-arm orthodox in franchise T20 cricket.
  • Since the start of 2020, Ravindra Jadeja has scored 576 runs at an average of 38.4 and strike rate of 147.3 in the IPL. He averages just 17.38 in 24 innings at Chepauk, but he is capable of improving on that.
  • With the ball at Chepauk, Jadeja has picked up 19 wickets at a strike rate of 25.26.
  • Rajvardhan Hangargekar had an impressive outing in Ahmedabad (3/36). He may an important option for CSK at the death, which increases his wicket-taking potential.
  • Deepak Chahar has picked up ten wickets in nine matches at Chepauk at an average of 25.20 and strike rate of 18.90.

Lucknow Super Giants

  • KL Rahul has scored two fifties in five innings at Chennai. Overall against CSK, Rahul has scored 435 runs at an average of 43.50 and strike rate of 142.62.
  • Also, Rahul has a superb record against Deepak Chahar. In 75 balls in the IPL, he has scored 120 runs without dismissal.
  • Kyle Mayers is coming off an excellent 73 off 38 balls. He was dropped by Khaleel Ahmed on 14 (15), before smashing 58 off his next 22 deliveries.
  • Deepak Hooda when batting at number three in all T20s: 31 inns, 978 runs, avg. 33.72, SR 147.29.
  • Nicholas Pooran, who hit a superb 36 off 21 in the opening match, is in fine touch. In 13 franchise T20 matches this year, Pooran has scored 426 runs at an average of 42.6 and strike rate of 145.9.
  • Ravi Bishnoi can be a handful on the Chepauk track. LSG may look to use him against Moeen Ali. Since the start of 2021, Moeen has been dismissed 12 times by right-arm legspin in franchise T20s, averaging just 17.2 with a strike rate of 135.3.
  • Five-star Mark Wood has taken 24 wickets in his last nine T20s. How he fares on the Chepauk pitch will be fascinating to see, especially if he can apply effective changes of pace.

Other Stats and Facts

  • Head-to-head: Matches 1, LSG 1, CSK 0.
  • Devon Conway vs spin in the IPL: 23 balls, 53 runs, one dismissal, SR 230.43.
  • Shivam Dube smashed 49 off 30 balls against LSG last season.
  • LSG may try Krunal Pandya to Moeen Ali. Since the start of 2021, Moeen has been dismissed seven times in 84 balls against left-arm orthodox despite his strong strike rate of 195.2.
  • MS Dhoni at Chepauk: 53 inns, 1,431 runs, avg. 42.09, SR 138.80. Also, against Jaydev Unadkat in the IPL, he has smashed 105 runs off 43 balls.
  • Ambati Rayudu has a strike rate of just 98.63 in 18 matches at Chepauk.

MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai Pitch Report and Weather

Expect the Chepauk surface to suit the spinners and seamers who can change their pace. This ground hosted ten IPL matches in 2021, where the average first innings score was 154.8. The team batting first and second won five games each. A score in that region today can be a competitive one.

Spinners took 11 of the 18 wickets that fell in the recent IND-AUS 3rd ODI. A warm and clear evening is forecast in Chennai, so dew is likely.

IPL 2023 Match 6: CSK vs LSG Dream11 Prediction Today Match 3 April 2023

Note: The below teams are not based on the final playing XIs. We may not be able to update these in time. Use the stats and commentary in this article as well as your own instincts to create your teams.

Option 1:

CSK vs LSG Dream11 Prediction & Fan2Play Possible 11 Pitch Report: IPL 2023 Match 6 | CSK vs LKN Dream11 Prediction Today | Chepauk Pitch Report

Option 2:

CSK vs LSG Dream11 Prediction & Fan2Play Possible 11 Pitch Report: IPL 2023 Match 6 | CSK vs LKN Dream11 Prediction Today | Chepauk Pitch Report

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Base team:

  • Wicket-keepers: KL Rahul
  • Batters: Deepak Hooda, Ruturaj Gaikwad
  • All-rounders: Moeen Ali
  • Bowlers: Mark Wood

IPL 2023 Match 6: LSG vs CSK Match Prediction – Who will win?

CSK at home are always a tough nut to crack. Their team will have a number of spin options. A score of 160 batting first by either team can be a winning one.

On The CricBlog Podcast, we shared our predictions for the IPL season. Watch here or below!

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