IPL 2022 – The BEST Chennai Super Kings Playing XI to face the Gujarat Titans
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have four victories in the Indian Premier League 2022. The club is already out of postseason contention and will try to compete well in their final two games. In their most recent league match, they were defeated by the Mumbai Indians (MI) by 5 wickets.
Except for MS Dhoni, the batters’ efforts were underwhelming. The bowling unit worked hard to defend the 97-run total, with Mukesh Choudhary being the bowler of choice. Their next league game will be against Gujarat Titans (GT) at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. They are likely to play with the same group of players in this game.
Let’s take a look at the BEST Chennai Super Kings Playing XI to face the Gujarat Titans.
Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway open the innings
The team has been fantastic in the top-order since Devon Conway’s return, which has helped them get off to a good start and make full use of the powerplay overs. However, both hitters died early in their previous outing but will try to continue their fine form in this match.
Conway has scored 231 runs in five innings, averaging 57.75, and has been a crucial factor in CSK’s triumphs. His most recent three scores are 0, 87, and 56. Except for the final game, he has formed alliances with the other players to direct the squad, which was lacking in the first half.
Ruturaj Gaikwad got off to a slow start, but the return of MS Dhoni at the helm boosted his confidence. After scoring 99, he has delivered knocks of 41, 28, and 7, the most recent of which was 7.
Ambati Rayudu, Robin Uthappa, and MS Dhoni strengthen the middle order
CSK’s basic middle-order performed effectively in the first half but slowed in the second half. Robin Uthappa, a seasoned veteran, has scored 230 runs in 12 games, with the highest score of 88. He hasn’t bothered the scorers in the last few league games, but he’ll try to get back on track.
Ambati Rayudu, who scored runs with grit and regularity last month, will have to follow in the footsteps of Uthappa in order to contribute to the squad. Rayudu has 271 runs at an average of 27.10 in 12 matches.
Captain MS Dhoni enters this game after delivering superb knocks of 36* and 21*. This season, he has been effective in scoring runs and providing a late flourish. He has 199 runs scored at an outstanding average of 39.80.
Dwayne Bravo, Shivam Dube, and Moeen Ali come in as the all-rounders
This department is anticipated to be crucial for the team in the tournament’s last two games. Although Caribbean all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has not been at his best this season, his experience makes him an important player in crucial situations. He has taken 16 wickets at an economy rate of 8.70 in 10 matches but has not had enough opportunities to bat.
Moeen Ali of England has been average throughout the competition, but his bowling performances in the previous three league matches have been remarkable, with six wickets. Overall, he has 130 runs batted in at a 16.25 average.
Shivam Dube, a southpaw, has 289 runs at an average of 32.11 with a strike rate of 157.92. His best score of the season was 95* against the Royal Challengers Bangalore earlier in the season. His previous three innings scores are 10, 32, and 8, indicating inconsistency.
Simarjeet Singh, Maheesh Theekshana, and Mukesh Choudhary form the bowling attack
One of the tournament’s top bowling teams has been able to put pressure on batters and take wickets in the last week. Maheesh Theekshana of Sri Lanka has 12 wickets in nine matches at an economy of 7.45. With the exception of a few occasions, Theekshana has opened the floodgates of opposition.
Mukesh Choudhary, the team’s highest wicket-taker, has been a revelation, taking 16 wickets in 11 matches. He has been particularly impressive with his precision in powerplay overs, and his ability to swing the new ball has provided breakthroughs.
In the last few league games, Simarjeet Singh has impressed with his quickness and bounce. In his most recent appearance, he bowled a fantastic spell and took a key wicket of Rohit Sharma. He has three wickets at an economy of 7.83 in four matches.