We have opted for a fantasy cricket team on basis of probable XIs, recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Gujarat: Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller*, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan*, Mohit Sharma, Noor Ahmad*, Mohammed Shami, Joshua Little*
Chennai: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway*, Ajinkya Rahane, Shivam Dube, Moeen Ali*, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana*, Matheesha Pathirana*
(Based on the last three games in Chennai)
1st innings avg. score: 150/7
2nd innings avg. score: 146/5
Batting 1st: 33%
Batting 2nd: 67%
Pacers took 58% of the wickets, with 12 of 38 wickets falling in the powerplay and 13 in the last five overs – in short, an equal spread of wickets. Meanwhile, only two of six thirties were registered by the top three batters.
Fantasy Tips of The Day
Shubman Gill has featured in the Best11 in all seven playoffs he has played so far, scoring 264 runs at 51, with 28 being his lowest score. His recent numbers are also staggering: two centuries and a 94* in the last four matches.
Meanwhile, Ravindra Jadeja has taken 16 wickets, scored 95 runs, and pouched 14 catches in 21 matches in the playoffs to average 35 points per match. Moreover, he has scalped 28 wickets and collected 359 runs in 41 matches at the Chepauk Stadium.
Devon Conway has been the top run-scorer at the venue this season, collecting 350 runs at 70.
Ruturaj Gaikwad loves feasting on the Gujarat bowlers: three half-centuries in as many matches to collect 218 runs at 73.
Deepak Chahar has bagged 17 wickets in 13 matches at the venue, including seven in four this season. Notably, he has gone wicketless only once in the last 10 matches in Chennai.
60% of the 287 runs that Vijay Shankar has scored in the tournament this year have come away from home, including two half-centuries.
Gaikwad (92 runs) and Gill (63 runs and one catch) were the captain and vice-captain of the Best11 when the sides met earlier in the tournament.
15 of Mohammed Shami’s 24 wickets in the tournament have come in the powerplay. He scalped two wickets when he bowled against Chennai earlier this season.
Rashid Khan (24 wickets) has been helping fantasy players stay ahead in the tournament. He has featured in the Best11 in 12 of 14 matches, averaging 71 points per match.
Maheesh Theekshana has taken only one wicket in Chennai this season, going wicketless in five of six outings.