The defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will be locking horns with the new entrants Gujarat Titans (GT) in the 62nd match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai . Both teams are coming to the contest after having contrasting results. While CSK suffered a loss in their previous match against the five-time champions Mumbai Indians (MI), GT thrashed the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) by 62 runs.
Coming to the contest, both teams will have nothing to lose as GT has already qualified for the play-offs after managing to win nine matches out of the 12 games they have played so far. On the other hand, the Yellow Army, on the other hand, has lost 8 out of 12 matches and is out of the competition. However, both teams will want to win the encounter for their fans.
CSK is currently placed at the ninth position on the points table of this season of IPL 2022 whereas Gujarat Titans is currently placed at the top of the points table. The last time they played against each other in this season, Gujarat Titans beat Chennai Super Kings by 3 wickets.
Here are the player battles to watch out for tonight.
#1 Wriddhiman Saha vs Mukesh Choudhary
Wriddhiman Saha is witnessing a decent outing in the IPL 2022 as he has scored just 214 runs in 7 games at an average of 30.57 and will hope to continue his form as they are looking to strengthen their place on the points table. p against him will be an impressive Mukesh Choudhary, who can bother Rohit quite a bit considering his struggles against southpaw pacers. The Maharashtra quick has been good this season, bagging 16 wickets from 11 matches.
#2 David Miller vs Maheesh Theekshana
David Miller has also been witnessing a purple patch in IPL 2022, and hoping to extend his form while facing CSK’s Sri Lankan tweaker Maheesh Theekshana. The big-hitting batter’s numbers against spin are woeful – as he has been dismissed 5 times at an average of just 6.80. Theekshana has had a good IPL stint, picking up 12 wickets from 9 matches. He will look to get the better of Miller by capitalizing on the southpaw’s struggles against the spinners.
#3 Mohammed Shami vs Ruturaj Gaikwad
Mohammed Shami has been quite consistent against GT. Ruturaj Gaikwad, meanwhile, has repeated his pattern of finding form in the second half of the edition with scores of 99, 28, 41, and 7 in his last four matches. The CSK opener’s ability to dig out yorkers and play shots while also combating sheer pace with succulent drives, makes his contest with Shami a spicy one.