The second match of the doubleheader in 2022 will be played between the points table-toppers Gujarat Titans and 9th ranked Chennai Super Kings at the MCA Stadium in Pune. The 29th match of the tournament will start at 7:30 pm while the toss will take place at 7 pm. Gujarat Titans have been impressed with their excellent performance in the ongoing IPL. He has won four out of 5 matches. On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings won the last match after suffering four consecutive defeats.
Hardik Pandya is captaining Gujarat Titans. At the same time, Ravindra Jadeja will take over the command of Chennai Super Kings. The best part of Gujarat Titans has been that its Indian players have played a vital role in winning the match. Captain Hardik Pandya himself also performed brilliantly with the bat and ball and has inspired the team to perform better. At the same time, Ravindra Jadeja also inspired the team to perform better in the last match and got the first victory.
A high voltage match is expected between the two teams today as the dew has been witnessed at the MCA Stadium in Pune. In such a situation, a good collision can be seen between the ball and the bat. CSK will try to maintain their winning streak as they are in danger of being knocked out of the playoffs. Yellow Brigade needs consistent victories to reach the top four.
If we look at the playing 11 of both the teams, then the matter of concern remains the top order. Matthew Wade and Vijay Shankar have not been able to prove themselves so far from Gujarat. CSK opener Ruturaj Gaikwad is also yearning to find a rhythm. It will be interesting to see whether Robin Uthappa and Varun Dubey, who played a scintillating inning against RCB, succeed in spreading their charisma again.
In the batting department, Pandya and opener Shubman Gill has scored two half-centuries with runs but Matthew Wades form remains a matter of concern. Abhinav Manohar and South Africas David Miller did well in the last match. Now the team will expect him to take more responsibility.
Rahul Tewatia has given a dazzling performance in his role as the finisher. His sixes gave Gujarat Titans victory over Lucknow Super Giants. Time is running out for CSKs young opener Ruturaj Gaikwad, who has been in poor form this season. There has also been a lack of consistency in the top order in Moeen Ali. The same is happening with Ambati Rayudu who has failed to capitalize on his debut.
All-rounder Shivam Dube has been the star of the team, scoring an unbeaten 95 at number four last night. Opener Robin Uthappa also tuned the Royal Challengers Bangalore bowlers during his 88-run knock. However, Jadeja and former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni will have to perform better in the middle order.
Before the match between Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans (CSK vs GT) at MCA Stadium in Pune, talk about the pitch here, it is very helpful for the bowlers and a good score is also seen on this ground. As seen in some matches played this season. The average of the first innings in T20 at this ground is 165 – 175. So far 5 matches have been played on this pitch. Out of these, the team winning the toss twice has won the match. At the same time, the result has been in favor of the franchise which lost the toss 3 times. That is, the winning percentage has been high this season.