Today the first match of the doubleheader Sunday will be played between Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans. The match will be held at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. GT has played 12 matches and won 9. However, they have reached the playoffs with 18 points. GT is also at the top of the points table.
The Net Run Rate of Gujarat is +0.376. While the Net Run Rate of Chennai is -0.181. They were dismissed as well as CSK was able to play 12 matches. Gujarat has already qualified for the playoffs and Chennai is already out of the race playoffs.
Caught in the captaincy controversy, Chennai will play to save the honor in today’s match. There is a constant atmosphere of confusion among the fans due to the truth of Ravindra Jadeja’s mysterious injury not coming out. Captain Dhoni and the team management try to handle the situation by making a statement. However, Jadeja has remained silent on the whole matter.
These activities going on outside the field are affecting the performance of the team. CSK, who were reduced to only 97 against Mumbai Indians, will take the field to show a better game against Gujarat. Due to the non-availability of DRS for some time, Chennai had to suffer a big loss in the last match. Today his top order will be expected to bat aggressively.
Gujarat Titans were stuck on 16 points but then sealed their place in the playoffs by registering an emphatic win against Lucknow. GT would definitely like to finish the league in the top 2 so that they get two chances to play the final.
Hardik Pandya’s batting hasn’t clicked in a few matches. After not bowling for many matches, he was seen bowling in the last match. It will be a pleasant experience for his fans to see Hardik taking command of the bowling and batting with full fitness. Gujarat’s bowling attack is looking great. Lockie Ferguson and Rashid Khan can create a big problem for the Chennai batters.
CSK Probable XI: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, MS Dhoni, Dwayne Bravo, Simarjeet Singh, Maheesh Theekshana/Prashant Solanki, Mukesh Choudhary/Rajvardhan Hangargekar/KM Asif
GT Probable XI: Wriddhiman Saha, Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade, Hardik Pandya, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Sai Kishore, Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal, Mohammed Shami