CSK vs GT Preview: Gujarat Titans eye top-2 finish with win over out-of-reckoning Chennai Super Kings

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Their play-offs berth already secured, high-flying Gujarat Titans would look for thing little than a triumph to guarantee a top-2 decorativeness erstwhile they instrumentality connected out-of-reckoning Chennai Super Kings successful an Indian Premier League lucifer present connected Sunday.

Under the superb enactment of Hardik Pandya, GT roseate supra expectations to publication their play-offs berth with 2 matches successful hand.

GT are presently astatine the apical of the array with 18 points from 12 games and a triumph connected Sunday volition much oregon little unafraid them a top-2 finish, which means they volition get an other accidental of making it to the final.

Lying astatine the second-last spot, defending champions CSK are retired of the contention and volition play for pridefulness successful their remaining 2 games.

While GT ensured their play-offs berth aft a broad 62-run triumph implicit Lucknow Super Giants, CSK slumped to a five-wicket nonaccomplishment against Mumbai Indians.

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— Gujarat Titans (@gujarat_titans) May 14, 2022

Young opener Shubman Gill, skipper Hardik, David Miller, Wriddhiman Saha and Rahul Tewatia person been GT’s batting mainstay passim the play and they would beryllium hoping to transportation connected successful the aforesaid vein.

The recognition for GT’s phenomenal tally successful their opening play mostly goes to their quality to combat backmost from adverse situations.
But of late, GT’s batting portion has misfired and Hardik would beryllium looking for immoderate accordant performances from his batters.

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— Gujarat Titans (@gujarat_titans) May 13, 2022

In their past match, lone Gill (63 not out) made a important people and batted done the innings to instrumentality GT to a humble 144 for 4, which they defended with ease.

The GT squad absorption would besides beryllium hoping for Hardik, Miller and Tewatia to instrumentality among runs.

But GT’s main spot is their potent bowling attack, comprising world-class bowlers similar Mohammed Shami, Lockie Ferguson and Rashid Khan.

Shami, the team’s highest taker with 16 scalps, has been lethal upfront, portion Ferguson’s quality to make gait is simply a origin of interest for immoderate batting line-up.

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— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) May 13, 2022

Rashid excessively has got his mojo backmost aft a dilatory start, scalping 4 wickets successful the past lucifer and erstwhile connected song, helium tin teardrop isolated immoderate batting line-up.

Yash Dayal excessively has been among wickets but his system is simply a origin of concern, portion R Sai Kishore has complemented Rashid perfectly successful his archetypal game.

GT’s main look for occurrence has been a considerably mellowed down Hardik, who seems to beryllium relishing the work of captaincy.
CSK, meanwhile, person endured a nightmarish play with thing moving for them from the start.

MS Dhoni’s determination to manus implicit captaincy to Ravindra Jadeja backfired arsenic the all-rounder ne'er looked successful his comfortableness portion with the responsibility, forcing him to instrumentality the enactment mantle to the talismanic stumper.

If that was not enough, determination were rumours astir a fallout betwixt CSK and Jadeja, who was released from the campy earlier their past lucifer owed to a bruised rib.

Devon Conway has starred with the bat for CSK successful the constricted chances helium got, portion the likes of Shivam Dube and Ruturaj Gaikwad would look to beryllium a point.

If batting was a problem, CSK’s bowling portion lacks prime successful the lack of Deepak Chahar and Adam Milne. Mukesh Chaudhary and Simranjeet Singh person been awesome but lacked prime with the caller ball, portion Moeen Ali and Maheesh Theekshana would request to stock the work successful the rotation department.

The Teams (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 Super 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, K Bhagath Verma, Prashant Solanki, Simarjeet Singh, Mukesh Choudhary.