At Brabourne Stadium today, Chennai Super Kings will face Lucknow Super Giants in their second league match of the IPL-15 season. These teams are coming off losses in their first two games. Both would like to get back on the winning track in such a situation.
Win the toss, and you’ll win the game.
In this season of the IPL, the toss is extremely important. After winning the toss, every team prefers to field. At the Wankhede Stadium, both the Chennai and Lucknow teams batted first and lost the match. At Brabourne Stadium, things will be no different. The team that wins the toss would also prefer to bowl first because dew can have a significant impact on the second innings.
The failure of the top order must be overcome.
The top-order batsmen let down both Ravindra Jadeja’s CSK and KL Rahul’s LSG in their opening match. Both teams lost wickets at regular intervals when the Powerplay required a quick start. As a result, batting first was unable to post a large total on the scoreboard. Dwayne Bravo took three wickets in the last match against the Kolkata Knight Riders, but the other bowlers struggled. The Chennai bowlers must work as a team.
Following the early failures of CSK’s Rituraj Gaikwad and Devon Conway, experienced Robin Uthappa was unable to convert his promising start into a big innings. Captain Ravindra Jadeja was unable to perform with the bat that he had recently given to Team India. CSK’s top-order batsmen would like to do better against Lucknow. The presence of Moeen Ali in the playing 11 will come as a huge relief to the defending champions Chennai Super Kings. Chennai will be looking for a good captaincy from their new captain Jadeja, as well as improved bowling. Bravo only needs one wicket to become the IPL’s most successful bowler.