We are ready for the first qualifier of this IPL where we will see an exciting clash between CSK and GT. This match will be played at Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. CSK will have a home advantage on this wicket but GT is one of the favorites of this IPL. GT finished at the top of the points table in group stages and now they are ready to challenge CSK in a thrilling match.
GT won their last match against RCB by chasing a huge total where Shubhman Gill scored a brilliant century. Shubhman Gill is in his prime form, as he scored two consecutive centuries in this IPL. It will be exciting to watch the top two teams playing to qualify for finals.
CSK has already won 4 IPL titles and GT has won the last title. Here, CSK would like to take one step forward towards finals while GT will put every single effort to defend their title to keep their streak going. Both the teams have a chance to outplay each other with some strategies and MSD is considered the best-ever captain to build those strategies.
Head To Head Records
Both the teams have played three matches against each other. GT dominated in all three matches against CSK and would like to continue their performance. While CSK would like to break their winning streak at Chidambaram Stadium.
Expected Playing XI
- Expected WicketKeeper – Wriddhiman Saha(wk)
- Expected Batsman – Shubman Gill , D Miller , R Tewatia , D Shanaka
- Expected Allrounders – H Pandya(C)
- Expected Bowlers – Rashid Khan , M Shami , Yash Dayal , M Sharma , Noor Ahmad
Chennai Super Kings
- Expected WicketKeeper – MS Dhoni(C)
- Expected Batsman – R Gaikwad , Devon Conway , A Rayudu , Ajinkya Rahane , S Dubey
- Expected Allrounders – M Ali , R Jadeja
- Expected Bowlers – , D Chahar, T Deshpande, M Theekshana
The surface at Chidambaram Stadium is getting slower with each passing match and it will be helpful for spinners. The team winning the toss could opt for bat first and put up a decent total. Well, GT also has a good bowling lineup with the capability of chasing any total. The team batting first would like to put a score of 170 runs on this surface.
In Chennai, the temperature is hazy and we can expect a full match without any interruption. There will be some humidity and players need to be very active on the field to show their performance by fighting against this hot weather.
Probable Best Performers
Shubhman Gill could be the best performer in this match he has scored 680 runs in 14 matches and he is in the second position in the list of Orange Cap holders. He is a vital part of GT’s batting unit and can score some crucial runs for Gujarat Titans.
Rashid Khan could be the best bowler in this match. The match is at Chidambaram and spinners will take advantage of it. Rashid Khan can be dangerous in middle overs and CSK needs to make special plans to play against him.
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