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IND T20 League 2024, LUC vs CHE, Match 34: Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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Indian T20 League 2024

LUC vs CHE, 34th Match

 

Preview

In the 34th match of the 17th edition of the IND T20 League 2024, the northern side Lucknow(LUC) will face Southern side Chennai(CHE) at Ekana Sports City, Lucknow on Friday(19th April 2024). The Hosts led by KL-Rahul's LUC is currently placed at 05th spot in the league standings after winning three matches out of six matches. On the other hand, Ruturaj Gaikwad-led CHE is holding third place in the points table with 4 wins out of six matches. This is going to be a crucial encounter that marks the end of the halfway stage for both teams.

While playing their fifth match of the season, Lucknow had a unique record; the northern side never lost a match where they had more than 160 runs to defend but that unbeaten streak has ended, with KL Rahul’s side failing to defend 160 twice in a row- against Rishabh Pant's Delhi(DEL) at home and Shreyas Iyer's Kolkata(KOL) away from home.

Disappointed with two consecutive losses away from home, the Yellow army returned to winning ways defeating Kolkata at home and thumping arch-rivals Mumbai at Wankhede to regain momentum in match 29 of the league. LUC and CHE will be looking to get in the lead with a solid win to continue marching on in the long tournament.

Both sides have faced each other in 3 matches in Indian T20 League history. Out of these 3 matches, the Sourthern side CHE won 1 whereas the Northern side LUC came out victorious on 1 occasion and their one match ended without a result.

 

Match Details

Match: LUC vs CHE, 34th Match, IND T20 League 2024

Date: Friday, April 19, 2024

Time: 07:30 PM

Venue: Ekana Sports City, Lucknow

 

Pitch and Weather Report

This match will be played at the Ekana stadium in Lucknow between Lucknow and Chennai. Rain played spoilsport when these teams met each other at this venue last season, and the match had to be abandoned with sharing a point each in both sides. The average score at this venue is 156 while batting first, a total of 10 matches have been played on this track, of which six were won by the batting first team, and three won by bowling first. 

This pitch presents a dynamic narrative for bowlers, offering a two-act spectacle. In the initial stages, seamers can seize the spotlight, can exploit with the new ball, particularly under the floodlights. A maximum temperature of 40 degrees Celsius with 18% humidity and 31 km/h is projected for the day at this venue.

 

LUC vs CHE Squads

LUC: Yudhvir Singh Charak, Yash Thakur, Mayank Yadav, Manimaran Siddharth, Shivam Mavi, Ravi Bishnoi, Naveen-ul-Haq, Shamar Joseph, David Willey, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Kyle Mayers, Prerak Mankad, Arshin Kulkarni, Deepak Hooda, Krishnappa Gowtham, Ashton Turner, Nicholas Pooran, Devdutt Padikkal, Quinton de Kock, Ayush Badoni, KL Rahul (c), Amit Mishra, Arshad Khan, Mohsin Khan

CHE: Ruturaj Gaikwad (c), MS Dhoni (wk), Rachin Ravindra, Ajinkya Rahane, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Daryl Mitchell, Moeen Ali, Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana, Mukesh Choudhary, Shardul Thakur, Shaik Rasheed, Mitchell Santner, Sameer Rizvi, Devon Conway, Mustafizur Rahman, Ajay Jadav Mandal, Prashant Solanki, Simarjeet Singh, RS Hangargekar, Matheesha Pathirana, Nishant Sindhu, Aravelly Avanish

 

LUC vs CHE Probable Playing XIs

LUC: KL Rahul (c & wk), Quinton de Kock, Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Ravi Bishnoi, Yash Thakur, Shamar Joseph, Mohsin Khan.

CHE: R Ravindra, RD Gaikwad (c), AM Rahane, DJ Mitchell, S Dube, RA Jadeja, Sameer Rizvi, MS Dhoni (wk), SN Thakur, TU Deshpande, Mustafizur Rahman.

 

Match Prediction

In a head-to-head battle, both sides have similar advantages however, on paper, Chennai is a more dangerous side having won 5-IND T20 league titles. For this match, we also expect Chennai to be more likely to win this match but we also anticipate Hosts to bounce back in this match.

 

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