Gujarat will play to make place in top-2, today match against Chennai
Playoff-confirmed Gujarat Titans will take to the fray on Sunday with an aim to secure a place in the top two teams by winning a match against the out-of-favour Chennai Super Kings in the IPL. title race. Under the leadership of Hardik Pandya, the Gujarat team performed better than expected and made it to the knockouts despite two matches remaining. Gujarat have 18 points from 12 matches and with a win on Sunday, they will secure a place in the top-2. This will give them an extra chance to make it to the finals. Last year’s champions Chennai, who are ranked ninth in the points table, will go into the match with the intention of maintaining their reputation for the remaining two matches.
Young opener Shubman Gill, skipper Hardik, David Miller, Wriddhiman Saha and Rahul Tewatia have contributed to Gujarat’s success this season and all batsmen will look to maintain their form against Chennai. Winning matches even in difficult conditions is the biggest positive aspect of Gujarat.
The bowling aspect of Gujarat is also strong. Mohammed Shami, Lockie Ferguson and Rashid Khan are world class bowlers and they can change the outcome of a match based on their ability. Shami has been Gujarat’s most successful bowler with 16 wickets. Ferguson can put any batsman in trouble with his speed. Rashid Khan has regained his momentum after a slow start and was four quick wickets in the previous match but his economy rate is a matter of concern. The current IPL has proved to be a nightmare for four-time champions Chennai and nothing has been in Chennai’s favor since the beginning. The decision to replace Dhoni with Jadeja as captain proved to be wrong and the left-handed all-rounder left the captaincy halfway through.