Lucknow Super Giants vs Chennai Super Kings: Winless Pair Clash at Brabourne to Get Off the Mark

March 31, 2022
Zohaib Ahmed

IPL 2022
Match 7
Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai

Lucknow Super Giants Lucknow Super Giants
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Chennai Super Kings Chennai Super Kings

Two sides that lost their respective opening matches of the tournament are set to clash in this fixture. The match between Lucknow Super Giants and Chennai Super Kings will be played at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai on March 31 (Thursday). The match is to begin at 7:30pm IST.

Teams Status

Lucknow Super Giants

Lucknow Super Giants lost their first ever IPL match but their captain KL Rahul still insisted that he was completely satisfied with his team’s performance.

The reason for his optimism stems from how the supposed weak area in middle order responded against Gujarat Titans after a top-order collapse.

Deepak Hooda and Ayush Badoni were excellent and their contributions helped Lucknow immensely in recovering from 29 for 4 to 158 for 6.

The top four did have an off day but they won’t have too many of those – such is their quality. Thus, Rahul has nothing to worry about.

Chennai Super Kings

Chennai, on the other hand, have never worried ever in their history and probably aren’t even capable of that emotion – thanks to their former captain MS Dhoni.

Talking of Dhoni, his 50 off 38 was their positive in the defeat to Kolkata the other night. That and Dwayne Bravo’s three-for.

One batting relief for CSK would be the availability of Moeen Ali, who had missed the first game due to visa issues.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

Brand Lucknow Super Giants Chennai Super Kings
PariMatch 1.67 2.21
PariPesa 1.702 2.244 1.70 2.18
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Chennai are the second most successful side in IPL history whereas Lucknow have only ever played a single game as a unit. No wonder the former are the favourites for this IPL fixture. Parimatch has Chennai priced at 1.67 and Lucknow at 2.21. Paripesa has Chennai available for 1.702 and Lucknow for 2.244. Lastly, Sportsbet has Chennai priced at 1.70 and Lucknow at 2.18.

Tipster’s Angle

Tip: Quinton de Kock to score less than 24.5 runs @ 1.87

Traditionally, left handers have struggled against offspinners and Quinton de Kock happens to be a southpaw whereas Chennai now have a potent offspinner in the form of Moeen Ali. The Englishman has dismissed the South African four times in eight T20 matches they’ve faced each other in, which provides an instant ratification of our hypothesis here. Therefore, we’re leaning towards the Under on de Kock. The odds have been sourced from Parimatch.

Tip: KL Rahul to score more than 30.5 runs @ 1.87

Captain KL Rahul, leading his new franchise for the first time, had a debut to forget as he was out for a Golden Duck. The Rahul we know will be eager to atone for that mistake with a decent knock. Therefore, we’re backing him to score over 30.5 runs here. The odds have been sourced from Parimatch.


This is a tough one to pick as even though CSK have the winning pedigree, Lucknow also pack quite a lot of quality that they weren’t able to show full in the last game but can easily on any given night. We’d lean towards CSK because of the added boost of Moeen but otherwise any of these can win.

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