Pitch and weather: A red-soil pitch, instead of the black-soil surface for the RCB game, is expected to be used at the Ekana Stadium, which will mean more bounce on offer. Despite expected cloud cover in the afternoon, there is no forecast of rain. The average first-innings score at the venue this season has been 147.
Lucknow Super Giants vs Chennai Super Kings Highlights today, Wednesday 3-5-2023. 45th Match (D/N), Indian Premier League 2023, Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow.
Dhoni: The wicket was undercover for a long time, and it looks a bit tacky. We have to see every condition. When you are playing a day game, things change. Deepak Chahar is playing and he comes in place of Akash Singh.
Krunal: I would’ve liked to bat. I don’t know how the wicket will play, despite it being our home ground. KL is a big loss but it creates opportunity for other players. The morale is high. We want to play a good time. Manan Vohra and Karan Sharma come in.
Toss: CSK will bowl first.
Lucknow Super Giants team: Manan Vohra, Kyle Mayers, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya (capt), Karan Sharma, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Ayush Badoni, K Gowtham, Naveen-ul-Haq, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohsin Khan
Chennai Super Kings team: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (capt & wk), Deepak Chahar, Matheesha Pathirana, Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana
Head to Head In T20’s: 2
Lucknow Super Giants Won: 1
Chennai Super Kings Won: 1
(last five completed Matches, most recent first)
Lucknow Super Giants LWLWL
Chennai Super Kings LLWWW
Match Timings: 10:00 AM GMT | 3:30 PM Local
Umpires – Anil Chaudhary, Chris Gaffaney
TV Umpire – Nikhil Patwardhan
Match Referee – Prakash Bhatt
Reserve Umpire – Mohit Krishnadas
Match number – IPL 2023 – 45th Match