IPL 2022, LSG vs CSK: KL Rahul elects to bowl
Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) have a hard task at hand as they take on the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the seventh match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. The match is slated to take place on Thursday at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. The news from the stadium is that LSG skipper KL Rahul has won the toss and will bowl first.
Pitch report, timing and TV listing
The average first innings score at this venue is 187.8 (last 5 matches). Spinners can be banked to come up with decent numbers than pacers. The match is slated to kick-off at 7:30 PM IST. The match will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network. One can live stream the game on Jio TV and Hotstar app (paid subscription).
Here is the head-to-head record
LSG would face CSK for the first time in IPL. However, CSK have an edge over their rivals. They have played at this venue on two occasions and enjoy a 50% win record. CSK had lost to MI by five wickets in 2010. However, CSK emerged as the better side in 2014, having beaten MI by seven wickets in the Eliminator.
Who are the key performers?
As per Cricketpedia, KL Rahul (LSG) has amassed 395 runs in 10 innings against CSK. He can breach the 400-run mark in this game. He averages 43.89. Ruturaj Gaikwad (CSK) has amassed 839 runs across 23 games in IPL. He averages a whopping 44.16. Dwayne Bravo (CSK) is the joint highest wicket-taker in IPL. He has claimed 170 wickets in 152 matches.
One change for LSG
LSG Playing XI: KL Rahul(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Evin Lewis, Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Dushmantha Chameera, Andrew Tye, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan. There is only one change for LSG, with Andre Tye coming in for Mohsin Khan.
Three changes for CSK
CSK Playing XI: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja (c), MS Dhoni (wk), Shivam Dube, Dwayne Bravo, Dwaine Pretorius, Mukesh Choudhary, Tushar Deshpande There are three changes for CSK. Moeen Ali comes in and Devon Conway goes out. Mukesh Choudhary comes in for Adam Milne, who has a side strain.