IPL 2022: Gujarat Titans Eye Top-2 Finish With Win Over Out-Of-Reckoning Chennai Super Kings


Their play-offs berth already secured, high-flying Gujarat Titans would search for nothing lower than a win to make sure a top-2 end once they tackle out-of-reckoning Chennai Tremendous Kings in an Indian Premier League match on Sunday. Beneath the good management of Hardik Pandya, GT rose above expectations to e book their play-offs berth with two matches in hand.

GT are at present on the high of the desk with 18 factors from 12 video games and a win on Sunday will kind of safe them a top-2 end, which implies they’ll get an additional likelihood of creating it to the ultimate.

Mendacity on the second-last spot, defending champions CSK are out of the competitors and can play for satisfaction of their remaining two video games.

Whereas GT ensured their play-offs berth after a complete 62-run win over Lucknow Tremendous Giants, CSK slumped to a five-wicket loss towards Mumbai Indians.

Younger opener Shubman Gill, skipper Hardik, David Miller, Wriddhiman Saha and Rahul Tewatia have been GT’s batting mainstay all through the season and they’d be hoping to hold on in the identical vein.

The credit score for GT’s phenomenal run of their opening season largely goes to their means to combat again from opposed conditions.

However of late, GT’s batting unit has misfired and Hardik could be searching for some constant performances from his batters.

Of their final match, solely Gill (63 not out) made a considerable rating and batted by way of the innings to take GT to a modest 144 for 4, which they defended with ease.

The GT staff administration would even be hoping for Hardik, Miller and Tewatia to return amongst runs.

However GT’s major energy is their potent bowling assault, comprising world-class bowlers like Mohammed Shami, Lockie Ferguson and Rashid Khan.

Shami, the staff’s highest taker with 16 scalps, has been deadly upfront, whereas Ferguson’s means to generate tempo is a explanation for concern for any batting line-up.

Rashid too has bought his mojo again after a gradual begin, scalping 4 wickets within the final match and when on tune, he can tear aside any batting line-up.

Yash Dayal too has been amongst wickets however his economic system is a explanation for concern, whereas R Sai Kishore has complemented Rashid completely in his first recreation.

GT’s major recipe for fulfillment has been a significantly mellowed down Hardik, who appears to be relishing the duty of captaincy.

CSK, in the meantime, have endured a nightmarish season with nothing working for them from the beginning.

MS Dhoni‘s choice handy over captaincy to Ravindra Jadeja backfired because the all-rounder by no means regarded in his consolation zone with the duty, forcing him to return the management mantle to the talismanic stumper.

If that was not sufficient, there have been rumours a few fallout between CSK and Jadeja, who was launched from the camp earlier than their final match on account of a bruised rib.

Devon Conway has starred with the bat for CSK within the restricted probabilities he bought, whereas the likes of Shivam Dube and Ruturaj Gaikwad would look to show a degree.

If batting was an issue, CSK’s bowling unit lacks high quality within the absence of Deepak Chahar and Adam Milne. Mukesh Chaudhary and Simranjeet Singh have been spectacular however lacked high quality with the brand new ball, whereas Moeen Ali and Maheesh Theekshana would want to share the duty within the spin division.

The Groups (From): Gujarat Titans: Hardik Pandya (c), Abhinav Manohar, David Miller, Gurkeerat Singh, B Sai Sudharsan, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tewatia, Vijay Shankar, Matthew Wade, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Wriddhiman Saha, Alzarri Joseph, Darshan Nalkande, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami, Noor Ahmad, Pradeep Sangwan, Rashid Khan, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Varun Aaron, Yash Dayal.


Chennai Tremendous Kings: MS Dhoni (c), Moeen Ali, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Dwayne Bravo, Ambati Rayadu, Robin Uthappa, Mitchell Santner, Chris Jordan, Adam Milne, Devon Conway, Shivam Dube, Dwaine Pretorius, Maheesh Theekshana, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Tushar Deshpande, KM Asif, C Hari Nishaanth, N Jagadeesan, Subhranshu Senapati, Ok Bhagath Verma, Prashant Solanki, Simarjeet Singh, Mukesh Choudhary.

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