Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings, 29th Match – Live Cricket Score, Commentary.
Series: Indian Premier League 2022
Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
Date & Time: Apr 17, 07:30 PM LOCAL
What to expect: In Pune, three of the five IPL 2022 matches have been won by the team batting first. The venue has been kind to the bowlers in the second innings, with dew not hampering their plans. CSK have a good record at the venue, with six wins in eight outings.
Tactics and Matchups: Titans have picked the most number of wickets in the powerplay (12) so far in the season. Given Gaikwad, Uthappa and Moeen have a good record against Rashid – with all three batters able to score freely against the legspinner – early wickets is going to be key for the Titans. While Shami has struggled in the opening six overs after the game against Lucknow Super Giants, Ferguson has made up for the lack of penetration with his crucial strikes.
Probable XI: Matthew Wade (wk), Shubman Gill, Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Abhinav Manohar, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami, Yash Dayal
Chennai Super Kings
Unavailable: Deepak Chahar (ruled out of the tournament)
Tactics and Matchups: Dube has struck at 159 in overs between 7 and 15 for CSK this season. He has a strike rate of 199.28 against pacers, while taking down the spinners at 155.93. Titans will look to throw Dube a Rashid Khan challenge, who he has faced only for six pballs previously.
Probable XI: Robin Uthappa, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja (c), MS Dhoni (wk), Dwayne Bravo, Chris Jordan, Maheesh Theekshana, Mukesh Choudhary.
Did you know?
– Dube already has 207 runs this season – just 24 short of his previous best full-season tally.
– Ferguson has 10 wickets in the powerplay since IPL 2021 with a strike rate of 10.80 and an economy of 7.11
What they said:
“The way Hardik has led the team, the way he has kept the team environment, inside and outside the field has been amazing so far. He is someone who always takes that brave decisions, always has confidence and he is someone who is very clear in mind on what he is going to do. This is an important thing as a captain when your mind is clear, and you take right decisions, the result will take (care) by itself” – Rashid Khan.
Chennai Super Kings Squad: Robin Uthappa, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja(c), MS Dhoni(w), Dwayne Bravo, Chris Jordan, Maheesh Theekshana, Mukesh Choudhary, Adam Milne, Dwaine Pretorius, Devon Conway, Mitchell Santner, Tushar Deshpande, Hari Nishanth, N Jagadeesan, Subhranshu Senapati, Prashant Solanki, KM Asif, Simarjeet Singh, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Bhagath Varma
Gujarat Titans Squad: Matthew Wade(w), Shubman Gill, Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya(c), David Miller, Abhinav Manohar, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami, Yash Dayal, Wriddhiman Saha, Pradeep Sangwan, Varun Aaron, Jayant Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Alzarri Joseph, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Darshan Nalkande, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Dominic Drakes, Sai Sudharsan, Noor Ahmad