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Pitch Report for Chennai vs Gujarat Match at Wankhede Stadium
As many as 15 wickets fell in almost 31 overs in the game between Mumbai and Chennai at the Wankhede Stadium. A match before, Hyderabad got bundled out while chasing a challenging target. During these three innings, a spinner took a five-for and two pacers took a three-for.
This, however, does not mean that the conditions were conducive only for the bowlers. The batters had enough to thrive on, but miscalculations are often likely to invite a downfall. The pitch has all the ingredients for quality cricket.
Time: May 15, 3:30 PM IST
Probable Playing XIs for Chennai & Gujarat
Probable XI for Chennai: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway*, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Moeen Ali*, Shivam Dube, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Dwayne Bravo*, Maheesh Theekshana*, Simarjeet Singh, Mukesh Choudhary
Probable XI for Gujarat: Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade*, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller*, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan*, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Alzarri Joseph*, Yash Dayal, Mohammed Shami
Power Players for Chennai vs Gujarat Match
At the venue, Mohammad Shami’s bowling figures read 3 for 25 and 3 for 39. With 16 wickets in 12 games, he is the highest wicket-taker for Gujarat.
Shubman Gill has scored consecutive fifties and is now the top run-scorer for Gujarat. Wriddhiman Saha attacking right away at the other end has taken some pressure off Gill. All in all, Saha has scored 214 runs and inflicted 9 dismissals in only 7 games. You may, perhaps, fancy making these two captain and vice-captain of your fantasy teams.
Sandwiched between the controversial duck against Mumbai and 3 against Kolkata are the scores of 87, 56, and 85*. Devon Conway has been spectacular. To his dismay, he could not review the decision against Mumbai due to power outage at the venue. The replay later showed that the ball was missing the leg-stump.
Smart Picks for Chennai vs Gujarat Match
Rashid Khan has been economical since the start of the edition, but now, is also living up to his reputation of a genuine strike bowler. 6 of his 15 wickets have come in the last two games. Moreover, he scored 40 off 21 the last time he batted against Chennai.
Good news is that Hardik Pandya is back to bowling. He bowled an over in the powerplay, going wicketless for 8 runs. Bad news is that he has scored only 49 runs in the last 5 games and thus his popularity in fantasy cricket has dipped a bit. Given he will be playing at the Wankhede Stadium where he has played most of his T20 cricket, he is likely to get back to scoring runs.
David Miller has been exceptional at both finishing the innings and rescuing his team from a spot of bother. He has blasted 332 runs with a strike rate of 141 and average of 55, thanks to his 6 unbeaten knocks in 12 innings.
Although Chennai’s batting has been ordinary, their bowlers have been putting their best foot forward. Mukesh Chowdhary and DJ Bravo have taken 32 wickets between them. While Chowdhary does the damage with the new ball, Bravo deceives the batters with his variations.
MS Dhoni was a part of the Ultimate Team on My11Circle in the last two games. Had it not been for Dhoni’s 36* off 33, Chennai would not have even reached the total of 97.
Ruturaj Gaikwad’s 278 of 313 runs have come in the last 7 games. On his day, he wins it single-handedly. On other days, he is a victim of his own talent.
The Chennai express has already derailed out of the league, while Gujarat have already confirmed a berth in the playoffs. The result of this match isn’t going to make much difference, but Gujarat would look to maintain a spot in the top two.
To conclude, Chennai look clueless and Gujarat have been championing all challenges possible. Although it may seem like an inconsequential matchup, it promises to be a fascinating and quality game for fantasy players.