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Chennai vs Gujarat Indian T20 League: First Games by Paytm fantasy cricket tips and tricks, prediction and likely XIs

Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Time: 3:30 PM IST

Average score at venue (1st inns): 165

Win percentage while batting first: 38.46%

Pitch conditions:

  • The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai can be expected to dish out a balanced surface, without any specific support to teams batting first or second.   
  • In the last 5 matches, teams batting second have won thrice while the remaining 2 matches have been won while defending. 
  • The fast bowlers have a wicket-share of 69.07% compared to the spin bowlers getting 30.93% of the wickets. 

Weather prediction

It will be a partly cloudy day in Mumbai on Sunday but the skies will be mostly clear during the match hours. The temperature will linger around 33°C while the humidity levels will be excess of 60%.   

HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD (overall):

Matches played: 1

Chennai won: -

Gujarat won: 1

No result: - 

Top 3 players from Chennai: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Mukesh Choudhary 

Top 3 players from Gujarat: Wriddhiman Saha, David Miller, Rashid Khan

Top picks for H2H/WTA contest (top 5 players each):

Top 5 players from Chennai: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Mukesh Choudhary, Moeen Ali, M Dhonii 

Top 5 players from Gujarat: Wriddhiman Saha, David Miller, Rashid Khan, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tewatia

Q & A

Fantasy tips and tricks: Should I pick more bowlers, batsmen or all-rounders? 

For this contest, both Chennai and Gujarat will have to bring their A game forward since the two teams have neither been successful of late nor have been able to impose themselves on the opposition the way only they can. But criticism aside, Gujarat have been a largely dominant side in the tournament so far, having been the first and the only side to. Have made it to the playoffs for the Indian T20 Cricket League 2022. For this contest, right mix of players and overall balance between the bat and the ball should be given priority. 

Fantasy tips: From which team should I pick more players in my XI? Which team is stronger? 

It is a contest between two heavily lopsided teams — as seen in the points table. Gujarat have 9 wins from 12 matches and 18 points, which has booked them a place in the final four already. On the other hand, the journey for the four-time winners Chennai would be over soon given that they are languishing at the bottom of the points table, with a mere 4 wins from 12 matches and 8 points in the kitty virtually ruling them out of the race. For this game, Gujarat are indeed the stronger side and should have more players featuring in the playing XI for fantasy cricket. 

MORE INFORMATION: Both Chennai and Gujarat have a few areas to sort out. In the case of Chennai, a lot is required to be done from their senior batsmen Ambati Rayudu and Robin Uthappa, whose respective form have fizzled out after initial promise. The same can be said for Shivam Dube as Chennai continue to lean on their top order batsmen Devon Conway and Ruturaj Gaikwad for runs. On their part, Gujarat will be hoping that their captain Hardik Pandya returns to form with the bat since he has stopped bowling altogether, and Shubman Gill finds consistency with the bat.  

PLAYERS’ FORM: Devon Conway and Ruturaj Gaikwad have formed a successful pair for Chennai at the top and their runs will be crucial for Chennai irrespective they bat first or second. The absence of Ravindra Jadeja will be too big for Chennai to fill in, whereas the bowling department must continue growing the way it has over the last few matches. For Gujarat, it is imperative to continue doing what they have so far and get to their best with the playoffs impending. 

Changes in squad (if any): NO

LIKELY XIs:

CHENNAI: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Moeen Ali, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, M Dhonii (c&wk), Shivam Dube, Dwayne Bravo, Simarjeet Singh, Maheesh Theekshana, Mukesh Choudhary.

GUJARAT: Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, R Sai Kishore, Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal, Mohammad Shami.

FANTASY XI: Devon Conway, Wriddhiman Saha, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Moeen Ali, Hardik Pandya, David Miller, M Dhonii (wk), R Sai Kishore/Rashid Khan, Mukesh Choudhary, Maheesh Theekshana

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