CSK vs GT: Even after 61 matches of the TATA IPL 2022, we still haven’t got our top four who will play for this season’s trophy. However, after the elimination of Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians, there is one thing that is sure: a new champion will be crowned this season after five years. So far, only Gujarat Titans have qualified for the next stage.
And on Sunday, the first match of the double header will see GT take on CSK. The match will start at Wankhede Stadium at 3:30 pm. Both teams had different seasons and one has qualified and the other has been eliminated. So, let’s check out the complete match details and possible XI for both teams.
CSK vs GT: Match Preview and Prediction
This team has given some extraordinary performances this season. They have played the best cricket in their debut season and became the first and only team so far to qualify for the next round. GT is sitting at the top with 18 points from just 12 matches. They are coming off a really big win over Lucknow Super Giants in their previous match, a low-scoring game. The batting order did tumble in the last match, but the bowling was exceptional, led by Rashid Khan.
They didn’t let a strong batting unit of LSG score runs and bowled them out for just 82, winning the match by a big margin of 62 runs. That shows the real strength of the team. Many had questioned the players they bought at the auction, but they have shut down all the critics with their performance.
Chennai Super Kings
Before their previous match against the arch-rival Mumbai Indians, the defending champions had some rays of hope. But it ended in a humiliating defeat, and they are now the second team to be eliminated. This is the worst season for them in history as they have already lost eight matches out of 12. There are many things to look at. Captaincy, injuries, auction table decisions, player quality, and veteran batters’ batting performance all played a role in the outcome. All these issues have let them down.
But one thing that is best about the CSK is that they have loyal fans who are loyal to their team regardless of the situation. So, with two more games left this season, MS Dhoni and his men would like to finish it off on a high and get two wins.
CSK vs GT Match, Pitch and Toss Update
The pitch at Wankhede is always good for the pace bowlers at the start. Overall, it is a complete batting surface. Batsmen can play their shots on the up without thinking about any uneven bounce. Average score at this pitch is 180. The toss becomes crucial in the T20 game, as winning the toss will give an extra edge. Team winning the toss should field first, as chasing will be easier than batting first. The team batting second has won seven out of eleven matches on this pitch this season. CSK played their last match on this ground and were bowled out for 97.
CSK vs GT: Head to Head
It is not easy for any team to beat CSK when they are in full flow. But GT has done that previously in the only encounter between the two. Gujarat won the last and only match against CSK with a thrilling finish, chasing down the target of 170 in the last over.
IPL 2022: CSK vs GT: Players to watch out for
Devon Conway got an unlucky dismissal in the last match, so he will look to make up for that. He has been in the best form of his life. In his short IPL career of five matches, he has impressed everyone. Conway has scored three back-to-back half-centuries. So far, the left-hander has scored 231 runs in just five matches at an average of 57.50.
Mukesh Choudhary is in prime form. He also gave CSK a chance in the last match with three wickets. He is a wicket-taker option in the power-play for the CSK. So far, he has taken 16 wickets so far at a strike rate of 14.4.
Shubman Gill is coming off two successive half-centuries and a “Man of the Match” performance in the last game. So his confidence is high and he would like to add more runs to his tally. Gill has 384 runs so far with four half-centuries.
Rashid Khan has suddenly changed something in his bowling and now he is taking more wickets. We know how good he is with the ball in hand, and he is proving the same. Rashid has taken four wickets in the last match and has 15 wickets overall with an economy of 6.79.
IPL 2022: Predicted 11 team of the match Prediction
Wicket-keeper: Wriddhiman Saha (GT)
Batsmen: Devon Conway (CSK), Robin Uthappa (CSK), Ruturaj Gaikwad (CSK), Shubman Gill (GT)
All-rounders: Moeen Ali (CSK), Hardik Pandya (GT), Rahul Tewatia (GT)
Bowlers: Rashid Khan (GT), Dwayne Bravo (CSK), Mukesh Chowdhary (CSK)
Tips: Devon Conway will be the captain of the team. Wriddhiman Saha will be the vice-captain. GT might look to try their bench strength, so that will give CSK an extra edge. So we will back the Chennai Super Kings to win the match. However, the team winning the toss might win the game as well.