LSG vs CSK IPL 2024 Match 34 Match-Ups: Top 5 Player Battles to Watch Out For

Published on: Apr 19, 2024 5:30 pm IST|Updated on: Apr 19, 2024 5:03 pm IST

LSG vs CSK IPL 2024 Match 34 Match Ups

Lucknow Super Giants will face off against Chennai Super Kings in the 34th match of IPL 2024 (April 19, 2024, at 7:30 pm) at Ekana Stadium in Lucknow.

LSG, who have three wins in six games this season, aim to return to winning ways. Lucknow Super Giants are coming into the game after their huge loss to Kolkata Knight Riders over the weekend. KL Rahul will be worried about the bowling unit as KKR chased down the 162-run target with complete ease.

The Super Kings have also played the same number of matches but have one more victory. CSK the defending Indian Premier League 2024 champions showed their might with a huge win against Mumbai Indians (MI). The men in yellow flexed their muscles with the bat and later with the ball to beat the Mumbai Indians in front of their home fans.

Lucknow Super Giants and Chennai Super Kings have faced each other Three times in IPL contests; both winning a match each, while one match ended with no result.

  1. Ruturaj Gaikwad vs Krunal Pandya

The CSK skipper has fallen to left-arm fast bowlers thrice across five meetings this season. Mohsin Khan would be a threat to him (1st time they will face each other) with Krunal Pandya’s crucial single over at the powerplay. However, Gaikwad never lost his wicket to Krunal earlier.

Runs 22
Balls 12
Dismissals 0
Average _
Strike-Rate 183.3
  1. KL Rahul vs Mustafizur Rahman

KL Rahul has been guilty of throwing away starts this season. He would want to play an innings of substance against CSK. His battle with the in-form Mustafizur Rahman in the powerplay overs would be enticing. He has faced Fizz dominantly in both international (0 dismissals) and IPL. The batter has scored 36 off 29 balls without giving any wickets to Mustafizur. 

Runs 36
Balls 29
Dismissals 0
Average _
Strike-Rate 124.1
  1. Shivam Dube vs Ravi Bishnoi

Shivam Dube has been a different beast in CSK colours. He can build innings besides decimating bowlers in death overs. His proficiency against spinners makes him face-off against Ravi Bishnoi interesting. Though Bishnoi has dismissed Dube once across three IPL meetings, the latter has a strike rate of 165 in this regard.

Runs 33
Balls 20
Dismissals 1
Average 33
Strike-Rate 165.0
  1. Nicholas Pooran vs Matheesha Pathirana (IPL + ILT20)

Nicholas Pooran will be the one player to watch out for. The left-hander is one of the most destructive batters in IPL 2024. But, he will be up against Matheesha Pathirana, who has good numbers against him. The CSK pacer has bowled 30 balls to Pooran and dismissed him three times in T20s and the batter has scored 31 runs at a 103.3 strike rate. In the IPL 2023, Pooran faced the pacer for the 9 balls and scored 6 runs with one dismissal.

Runs 31
Balls 30
Dismissals 3
Average 10.3
Strike-Rate 103.3
  1. Quinton de Kock vs Shardul Thakur

The protean left-handed batter will have to face Shardul Thakur who has god numbers against him. Shardul has dismissed De Kock two times in the IPL in 35 balls and the batter has scored 46 runs. The bowler has dismissed the batter twice in international matches.

Runs 46
Balls 35
Dismissals 2
Average 23.0
Strike-Rate 131.4

A big match-up will be between two veteran Indian stars who have played many games together across formats. We are talking about KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja. These two have crossed paths many times in the IPL. They know each other well which can help them in this battle. Jadeja is yet to dismiss Rahul in the IPL, but he has only given away 48 runs off 42 balls at a strike rate of 114.3.

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