Lucknow vs Chennai, 34th Match IPL 2024 Preview

Lucknow vs Chennai

Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) — the upcoming 34th match of the IPL 2024 is expected to be a riveting clash between the two powerhouses. Both these teams will be striving to achieve a victory and strengthen their position in the points table.

In this preview, we will find out the head-to-head stats of LSG vs CSK to easily determine which team has the maximum chance of winning the match. Also, predicting the toss outcome based on the pitch conditions during the game gives a clear idea about the possible playing XI and impact players list.

Both the teams have played 6 matches in IPL 2024 tournament so far and reviewing their performance helps to predict the outcomes for the remaining 8 games of the ongoing season.

It’s time to delve deeper into the match preview and find out the possible winner along with the Schedule, Venue, and Timings as well as many interesting stats in detail…

Lucknow Super Giants vs Chennai Super Kings: Schedule, Venue and Timings

The first thing you need to find out is the schedule, venue, and timings of the upcoming match between Lucknow Super Giants and Chennai Super Kings tabulated below:

Date and Day19th April 2024  (Friday)
VenueEkana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
Seating Capacity50,100
Timings07:30 pm  IST

Weather forecast for Lucknow vs Chennai 34th Match IPL 2024

Every cricket fan would be relieved to know from the latest weather forecast reports that the forthcoming contest between Lucknow and Chennai will witness a full-fledged T20 game as there are no chances of rain at Ekana Stadium:

Expected temperature during the match25°C to 27°C
Cloud CoverClear Sky
Wind Speed14 km/hr
Chances of RainNIL
Humidity in Air34%

Performance Analysis: Lucknow Super Giants vs Chennai Super Kings

The performance of Lucknow Super Giants and Chennai Super Kings in the tournament so far indicates how these two teams find it challenging to secure the top two positions in the points table:

1. Lucknow Super Giants (LSG): 5th Position ( 6 points with +0.038 NRR)

The Lucknow Super Giants after losing their first match against Rajasthan Royals (RR), secured three wins consecutively. However, the unavailability of Mayank Yadav due to injury was a big blow for LSG which caused them to face their last two defeats against Delhi Capitals (DC) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). As a result, KL Rahul’s led side dropped to the 5th position in the points table.

Despite the strong starts from the openers Quinton de Kock and KL Rahul, the entire team struggled to convert them into huge totals. Also, the LSG has won 2 out of 3 games on its home ground this season, which includes a 7-wicket loss against the KKR. 

2. Chennai Super Kings (CSK): 3rd Position ( 8 Points with +0.726 NRR)

The Chennai Super Kings exhibited their dominant performance by securing victories in the first four matches. But, the mix of two consecutive losses against Delhi Capitals (DC) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and back-to-back wins against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Mumbai Indians (MI) positions them securely in the 3rd spot of the points table.

Although Ruturaj Gaikwad is the new captain, you might have observed MS Dhoni performing the role of leadership behind the stumps. Mainly, CSK still maintains success because of MSD’s strategies in setting the field positions accurately, encouraging players to perform well under pressurised situations, building a perfect batting lineup and allocating overs to bowlers.

The presence of top bowlers like Matheesha Pathirana, Mustafizur Rahman and Ravindra Jadeja is a boon for CSK, helping them to restrict the opponent team’s flow of runs and grab crucial wickets instantly. On the other side, Daryll Mitchell’s slow batting style and lack of intent to score huge runs is a worrying factor for CSK.

LSG vs CSK Head-To-Head Stats in IPL

Let’s compare the head-to-head stats of LSG and CSK in the 3 matches played during the IPL seasons of 2022 and 2023:

Total Matches Played3
Matches Won by LSG1
Matches Won by CSK1
No Result Matches1
Highest score by LSG211-4 in 19.3 overs (IPL 2022)
Lowest score by LSG205-7 in 20 overs (IPL 2023)
Highest score by CSK217-7 in 20 overs (IPL 2023)
Lowest score by CSK210-7 in 20 overs ( IPL 2022)
LSG winnings batting firstNA
LSG winnings batting second1
CSK winnings batting first1
CSK winnings batting secondNA

Probable Playing XI and Impact Players List for LSG vs CSK match

Let us figure out the list of expected playing XI and impact players list for both LSG and CSK:

Possible Playing XI for LSG:

  1. Quinton de Kock
  2. KL Rahul (Captain/wicketkeeper)
  3. Deepak Hooda
  4. Ayush Badoni
  5. Marcus Stoinis
  6. Nicholas Pooran
  7. Krunal Pandya
  8. Mohsin Khan
  9. Ravi Bishnoi
  10. Shamar Joseph
  11. Yash Thakur

Expected Impact Players Substitutes List for LSG:

  1. Arshad Khan
  2. Prerak Mankad
  3. M Siddharth
  4. Amit Mishra
  5. K Gowtham

Possible Playing XI for CSK:

  1. Ajinkya Rahane
  2. Ruturaj Gaikwad (Captain)
  3. Rachin Ravindra
  4. Shivam Dube
  5. Daryl Mitchell
  6. MS Dhoni (Wicketkeeper)
  7. Ravindra Jadeja
  8. Deepak Chahar
  9. Shardul Thakur
  10. Mustafizur Rahman
  11. Matheesha Pathirana

 Expected Impact Players Substitutes List for CSK:

  1. Nishant Sindhu
  2. Mitchell Santner
  3. Moeen Ali
  4. Shaik Rasheed
  5. Sameer Rizvi

Toss Outcome and Pitch Conditions for LSG vs CSK match

The bowling-friendly pitch at Ekana Stadium sometimes offers a huge advantage to bowlers when compared to batters, prompting any team skipper to decide to bat first after winning the toss. You can expect an average score of 160 to 190 runs at this venue. However, the balanced surface on the red soil makes it a perfect T20 contest for both bowlers and batsmen.

Overall Winner Prediction for the LSG vs CSK match: Conclusion

Lucknow Super Giants after facing back-to-back defeats are in a must-win situation to enhance their run rate and improve their position in the points table. Contrarily, the Chennai Super Kings after winning back-to-back will aim to retain their 3rd position in the points table and a win by a huge margin might help the defending champions overtake the 2nd spot of Kolkata Knight Riders.

Ultimately, it’s time to enjoy the battle between two balanced teams of IPL 2024 and experience another action-packed entertainer of the ongoing IPL 2024 tournament. SCREENSHOTS