Chennai Super Kings will lock horns with Gujarat Titans in the first game of the doubleheader on Sunday at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
CSK is currently standing at the 9th spot on the points table while the Titans are placed at the top of the points table of IPL 2022.
Chennai Super Kings have played 12 matches so far this season where they managed to win four games/
On the other hand, Gujarat Titans have been excellent as they won nine out of their 12 games.
This will be the second match of this season between these two sides.
In their last encounter, GT defeated CSK by 3 wickets.
Performance in the previous match:
Chennai Super Kings:
Chennai Super Kings lost their last game by 5 wickets against Mumbai Indians.
CSK were bowled out for just 97 runs while batting first.
MS Dhoni remained unbeaten on 36 runs while Mukesh Choudhary picked 3 wickets for Chennai in that game.
Gujarat Titans won their last game against Lucknow Super Giants by 62 runs. They posted 144 runs on the board.
Shubman Gill stacked 63* off 49 balls runs for Gujarat in that match while due to an exceptional bowling spell from Rashid Khan.
GT managed to bowl out their opposition on just 82 runs.
Rashid Khan picked up 4 wickets for just 24 runs while Sai Kishore and Yash Dayal also claimed 2 wickets each.
Teams: GT vs CSK
Venue: Wankhede Cricket Stadium, Mumbai
Date: 15th May, Sunday
Time: 3:00 pm IST
Average 1st innings score
The average 1st innings total at this venue is 180
Head to head record
Here is the head-to-head record between these two sides in the history of IPL.
Total Matches Played: 1
CSK won: 0
GT won: 1
Tie/no results: 0
Wankhede Stadium has a batting-friendly pitch where but there is also a little support for the bowlers as well.
Due to short boundaries and quick outfield, a high-scoring game is expected and both teams will like to bowl first on this pitch despite the heat during the daytime.
CSK Probable Playing 11
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Dwayne Bravo, Simarjeet Singh, Maheesh Theekshana, Mukesh Choudhary
GT Probable Playing 11
Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade, Hardik Pandya ©, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal, Mohammad Shami
Star bowler of the match
Rashid Khan outplayed LSG with his excellent bowling as he picked up 4 wickets in the last match.
Rashid Khan is regarded as the best T20 bowler in the world right now and he will be the leading wicket-taker in this match.
Star batsman of the match
Devon Conway has smashed 3 consecutive half-centuries for CSK in the last few matches and he is looking in great touch.
He failed in the last game due to a wrong decision but he will most likely score a big knock in today’s match.
Star Wicketkeeper of the match
Wriddhiman Saha has been excellent behind the stumps and he also played a couple of good knocks for GT at the top this season. He will be the star keeper in this match.
Star all-rounder of the match
Moeen Ali has proved an important player for CSK this season with both bat and ball.
He has scored some crucial runs for his side while he also picked up 3 wickets for 13 runs against Delhi Capitals.
Who will win?
Chennai Super Kings have been eliminated from this season after their loss against Mumbai Indians in the previous match while Gujarat Titans have already qualified for the Playoffs.
Hence, this game will not put a big impact on the points table and playoffs qualification race but both teams still have a reason to put their best in this match
Gujarat Titans can strengthen their top position on the points table while CSK will want to end this season on a high by winning all their remaining matches.
Our prediction for match 62 is that Gujarat Titans will beat Chennai Super Kings.