IPL 2023 | LSG vs MI: M. A Chidambaram Stadium Chennai IPL Records And Ground Stats
LSG vs MI [Image- IPLT20]
Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) will square off against the Mumbai Indians (MI) in the Eliminator fixture of the 16th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the M.A Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on May 24.
After scrapping past the league stage on the very last day of the 1st round, both sides face another sudden death on Wednesday as the loser will be immediately eliminated while the winner will get one more shot at contesting the summit clash of the marquee league on May 28.
Both sides squared off once during the league stage, where the Lucknow SuperGiants scrapped past the finishing line after Mohsin Khan delivered one of the greatest 2oth over, defending 9 against Tim David and Cam Green.
Both sides are quite similar with regards to their strength and weaknesses. Both have inconsistent openers, both have a dynamic middle-order, which feeds on true wickets. Both have issues in the pace bowling department, especially MI, and both have brilliant wrist spinners.
Which makes the nature of the playing surface a crucial factor for both set-ups.
On that note, here's a look at the IPL ground stats of the M.A Chidambaram Stadium.
IPL 2023: M. A Chidambaram IPL Ground Stats
M.A Chidambaram Stadium [Image- IPLT20]
The Chepauk has traditionally been a safe haven for the slow bowlers, but during the first half of the ongoing season, batters made merry on true batting surfaces, scaling 200+ with ease.
However, as the season has progressed, the pitches have tired down, making shot making extremely tough. In the Qualifier 01 between CSK and GT, the surface was extremely tacky.
The average 1st innings score after 7 completed games this season has been 168, and teams batting second have emerged victorious on 4 instances.
Overall, 74 matches have been played at the venue and the team batting first have won on 46 occasions.
Spinners have ruled the roost here, averaging 27 while conceding 7 runs per over. The contrasting numbers for pacers is 29 & 8 runs per over.
In Qualifier 01, the ball swung in the powerplay and the tacky nature of the surface made batting quite tough.