The Gujarat Titans will feature in the 29th game of IPL 2022 against the defending champions Chennai Super Kings at the Maharashtra Cricket Stadium in Pune.
GT have surprised everyone with their performance and they have been the most impressive side so far in this season with four wins in five matches.
They Titans are currently placed at the top of the table with 8 points.
Hardik Pandya is enjoying the leadership role and he has stepped up with both bat and ball.
On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings finally registered their first win of the season after four tasting four successive defeats.
They defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by 23 runs in their last game.
Chennai posted a huge total of 216 runs due to magnificent knocks from Shivam Dube and Robin Uthappa who scored 95* and 88 runs respectively.
In reply, RCB managed to reach 193 runs from their 20 overs and lost the game by 23 runs.
Maheesh Theekshana picked up 4 wickets.
Teams: GT vs CSK
Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Stadium, Pune
Date: 17th April, Sunday
Time: 7:00 pm IST
Head to head record
Both these sides will face each other for the first time in the IPL history
Total Matches Played: 0
GT won: 0
CSK won: 0
Tie/no results: 0
GT Probable Playing 11
Wriddhiman Saha (Wk), Shubman Gill, Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya ©, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Abhinav Manohar, Rashid Khan, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami, Alzarri Joseph
CSK Probable Playing 11
Robin Uthappa, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja ©, MS Dhoni (wk), Dwayne Bravo, Chris Jordan, Maheesh Theekshana, Tushar Deshpande/Mukesh Choudhary
Star bowler of the match
Rashid Khan is among the best leg spinners in the world right now.
He has an excellent record in T20 cricket due to his wicket-taking ability in the middle-overs at a low economy rate.
He will the star bowler of the game today.
Star batsman of the match
Robin Uthappa has been in excellent form this season for CSK.
He has scored 2 half-centuries in 5 matches and is the second-leading run-scorer for CSK.
He tally of 194 runs in 5 matches at an average of 38.80 and a strike rate of 163.02 is truly impressive.
He smashed 88 runs in the previous game and is expected to score another good knock today.
Star Wicketkeeper of the match
MS Dhoni scored a crucial half-century in the opening game for CSK and his wicketkeeping skills need no introduction hence, he will be the best wicketkeeper of match 29.
Star all-rounder of the match
Hardik Pandya has gained his form back this season with bat and ball.
He has scored 228 runs in 5 matches at an average of 76 and a strike rate of 136.52 including 2 half-centuries.
Hardik has also taken 4 wickets at an average of 35 at a strike rate of 27.7.
So he will the star all-rounder in today’s game.
Who will win?
Gujqrat Titans have been outstanding throughout the season so far and they have all their bases covered.
The Titans have a lot of match-winners in their side but Chennai has also gained back their confidence with a win in the last game.
Chennai Super Kings will be keen to build on their momentum and are desperate for a win which makes their side even more dangerous.
CSK will come hard at the Gujarat Titans and the fans will might witness a nail-biting contest.
Hence, our prediction for match 29 is that Chennai Super Kings will beat Gujarat Titans.