Gujarat and Chennai will meet each other in the 62th match of the Indian T20 League 2022. With Chennai out of the competition, the team still has to prove its worth. The last time these two teams met, Gujarat emerged victorious and had the last laugh.
However, this team around, the Yellow Army would like to change their luck and walk out the stadium with their head held high.
Chennai is no longer a contender for the playoffs. The former Indian T20 League winner suffered a crushing loss at the hands of their fierce rival, Mumbai.
The mighty batting line up of the Yellow Army fell victim to the clever bowling of the Men in Blue. In the last match, Chennai got all-out at the score of 97 runs while they were chasing a measly target of 103 runs. Devon Conway and Moeen Ali got out on a duck, while the youngster Ruturaj Gaijwad only managed to score 7 runs for the team. Captain MS Dhoni scored the most runs with 36 runs in his bag. However, the rest of the batting lineup couldn’t hold its end. Hence, resulting in an absolute below-the-par performance in front of the crowd.
Mukesh Choudhary has been the backbone of Chennai’s bowling attack since the start of the tournament. In the last match, the youngster managed to pick 3 wickets and gave away only 23 runs in his 4 overs. Simarjeet Singh proved to be an economical bowler in the last match, he also picked a wicket for the team and maintained an economy of 5.50. Meanwhile, Moeen Ali proved costly in the last match. Even though he picked up a wicket he went for 17 runs in the span of 1.5 overs.
Gujarat has secured its position in the playoffs. However, Hardik Pandya and his boys would like to be in the top two positions of the points table. Currently, the team is sitting currently at number 1 position with 18 points to their name.
In the last match, Gujarat proved to the world why they are a major candidate for the Indian T20 League 2022 title. Gujarat comprehensively defeated the Lucknow team with a huge margin. In the first innings, Gujarat scored 144 runs; however, they bowled out the Lucknow team on 87 runs with 7 overs still remaining. Shubman Gill found his rhythm back and scored 63 runs with the blade. However, the rest of the batting lineup didn’t do much damage to the bowling Lucknow.
Rashid Khan once again proved his mettle between the wickets with his brilliant spell with the bowl. He grabbed 4 wickets for the team, with one ball still remaining in his spell. Yash Dayal and Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore took 2 wickets each.
Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai is a high-scoring ground. The average 1st innings total at the stadium in T20Is is 192 while the average 2nd innings total is 184.
The temperature of Mumbai city on May 15 is expected to be about 33° Celsius during the day and fall to 29° Celsius at night. The sky will be partly cloudy during the day and night. The chances of rain are just 5% in the afternoon, when the match is scheduled to take place. The humidity will be around 67% during the day and rise to 74% at night.
Probable Playing XI:
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, MS Dhoni, Dwayne Bravo, Simarjeet Singh, Maheesh Theekshana/Prashant Solanki, Mukesh Choudhary/Rajvardhan Hangargekar/KM Asif
Wriddhiman Saha, Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade, Hardik Pandya, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Sai Kishore, Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal, Mohammed Shami
Keeper – MS Dhoni, Wriddhiman Saha (VC)
Batsmen – Devon Conway (C), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Shubman Gill
All-Rounders – Moeen Ali, Hardik Pandya, Rahul Tewatia
Bowlers – Mukesh Choudhary, Lockie Ferguson
Keeper – MS Dhoni, Matthew Wade
Batsmen – Devon Conway, Shubman Gill, David Miller
All-Rounders – Moeen Ali (VC), Hardik Pandya, Rahul Tewatia
Bowlers – Dwayne Bravo, Maheesh Theekshana, Rashid Khan (C)
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