Gujarat Titans will face defending champions Chennai Super Kings in the second match of the double header in IPL 2022 on Sunday, April 17. Gujarat, which is competing in the IPL for the first time, has outperformed all other teams. Gujarat, led by Hardik Pandya, has won four of their last five games and sits atop the table with eight points. At the same time, the Chennai team, led by Ravindra Jadeja, has been underwhelming thus far. The team had lost its first four games, but came back to win the final one. The team, however, is currently ranked ninth in the table with two points.
Chennai had won the previous match after brilliant innings from Robin Uthappa and Shivam Dubey. Rituraj Gaikwad’s form, on the other hand, continues to be a source of concern for the team. CSK can give all-rounder Rajyavardhan Hengarkar a chance in place of pacer Mukesh Chaudhary if they change their playing XI for this match at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. Apart from that, the team is unlikely to make significant changes to its winning formula.
At the same time, when it comes to Gujarat, wicketkeeper batsman Matthew Wade has not performed as well as the team had hoped. In this situation, Hardik could give Gurbaz a chance in this match instead of Wade. The team will gain strength in the opening with his arrival. In addition to Wade, another player could be named to Gujarat’s starting XI to replace Vijay Shankar.
Gujarat and Chennai’s likely starting XI:
Gurbaz, Shubman Gill, Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya (captain), David Miller, Abhinav Manohar, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Loki Ferguson, Mohammed Shami, Yash Dayal. Gujarat Titans: Gurbaz, Shubman Gill, Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya (captain), David Miller, Abhinav Manohar, Rahul Tewat
Rituraj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja (c), Shivam Dubey, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Dwayne Bravo, Mahis Thikshana, Chris Jordan, Mukesh Choudhary/ Rajyavardhan Hengerkar, Dwayne Bravo, Mahis Thikshana, Chris Jordan, Mukesh Choud