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IPL: Chennai Super Kings vs Gujarat Titans Predictions



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.

Match details

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.

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Smriti Mandhana and Ellyse Perry star in RCB women’s comeback win against UP Warriorz in WPL 2024




Smriti Mandhana and Alyssa Healy (Source - X)

RCB women overcame UP Warriorz by 23 runs to clinch their third win of the season. The home side outperformed Warriorz in all the facets of the game and emerged victorious. A collective team effort, particularly with the bat, helped RCB women to beat Warriorz for the second time in the season. They now have three wins in their five matches in the WPL 2024.

Alyssa Healy won the toss and opted to field first. Given how things have panned out in the league so far, it needed a great batting performance from RCB to challenge the chasing side. The home side did exactly that. They were full of intent which was lacking in the last few games. Right from the start, S Meghana and Smriti Mandhana smashed the bowlers.

It was the night of the RCB skipper. The Southpaw scored 80(50) in her stay. S Meghana perished after a valuable 28(21). Ellyse Perry batted well and registered her first fifty of the WPL 2024. She was aided well towards the end by Richa Ghosh whose 21(10) propelled RCB to a score of 198 on the board. It was the highest team total in the WPL 2024.

Alyssa Healy’s efforts go in vain

Chasing the daunting total, UP Warriorz were off to a flier. The opening duo of Healy and Kiran Navgire gave a fiery start to the visiting side. When the two were batting in the PP overs, it seemed like the Warriorz could pull off an insane chase. However, Sophie Devine brought RCB back into the game with crucial wickets. At Bengaluru, the home crowd was literally behind the RCB women.

It helped the home side to stay calm and do their job with ease. Sophie Molineux and Asha Sobhana were the pick of the bowlers, who claimed 2/29 each in their spell of four overs. While Healy scored a fifty and Deepti tried her best in the death overs, ten daunting targets could not be chased down. Despite the early hiccups, RCB managed to restrict UP Warriorz to a score of 175 and won by 23 runs.

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WATCH: Ellyse Perry in disbelief as her six breaks car’s window




Ellyse Perry smashed a six in the match against UP Warriorz in the WPL 2024. It was an interesting six as the ball travelled towards the boundary ropes and fell exactly on the window of the car. As a result, the glass of the window was broken. The car is set to be provided as a reward for the player of the tournament.

It was the over of Deepti Sharma towards the last few moments of RCB’s innings. Before Perry struck, the home side was in a great position in the match, thanks to a great start provided by Smriti Mandhana. The star batter scored 80 (50) and shined in front of the home crowd. Her form helped RCB to have a good momentum towards the death overs.

Watch the viral video here –

Perry, who was struggling till that point, opened up and smashed the bowlers for fun. She went hard against the spinners like Rajeshwari Gayakwad and Deepti Sharma who were asked to bowl at the death. The right-handed batter smashed back-to-back sixes in the over of Sharma. One of those travelled towards the mid-wicket region where the car was stationed. The video of her shot has gone viral on X.

RCB teammates laugh, Ellyse Perry in disbelief

As the ball fell on the car and damaged the window, the fans erupted. There was no end to the joy of the fans who started chanting “Perry.. Perry..” and lit the atmosphere of the stadium. However, Perry was in disbelief. As she saw the impact of the ball damaging the car’s window, the Australian batter could not believe her eyes and thought about what she had just done.

On the other hand, the RCB teammates of Perry were in awe of the shot. They looked at the replays and appreciated the shot of Perry. At the same time, players like Sophie Molineux and Sophie Devine had a laugh about the car’s window getting damaged. Ellyse scored a fifty and helped her team score 198 runs with her batting in front of the home crowd.

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Praveen Kumar addresses Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer’s negligence of taking part in Ranji Trophy




Praveen Kumar

Praveen Kumar has given his opinion on the preferences of Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer in recent times. The duo did not take part in the Ranji Trophy matches for their respective teams despite being fit. It did not go well with the Indian Cricket Board which landed the duo without a ventral contract which was announced a few days back.

Praveen Kumar has reacted to the issue recently. The former India pacer claimed that he has been of an opinion on the issue for a long time. Praveen felt that one should definitely earn money but not at the cost of neglecting to play for domestic and national teams. The right-arm pacer felt that players today are having a certain mentality which is not good.

The former pacer claimed that the players have a mindset that they can rest for a month before taking part in the IPL, thereby bypassing playing for their national team or the domestic teams. Praveen felt that the players could not resist letting go of money which they could earn by taking part in the IPL and other T20 leagues (For foreign players).

‘Ye mentally hota hai, ki mai itne paise kaise chodun’ – Praveen Kumar

“This thing is now firmly in the mind of players. Mai ek mahine pehle rest kar lunga, fir IPL khel lunga. Ye mentally hota hai, ki mai itne paise kaise chodun,” said Praveen in the interview. He claimed that youngsters these days are spoilt and are behind money. The former RCB pacer felt that it is not fair on the part of the young players to neglect the country over the IPL.

Kumar felt that a player needs to maintain a balance between playing for the IPL team and for the country. He felt that money is an important factor, but not at the cost of playing for the national team. “But this is not fair at all. A player needs to balance things. Money is important, but this (giving franchise cricket the priority) is wrong,” said the former Indian bowler in the interview.

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