CSK vs GT, IPL 2024 Preview: Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans lock horns with new captains at helm | Cricket News

Mar25,2024



New Delhi: When defending champions Chennai Super Kings take on Gujarat Titans in an Indian Premier League match on Tuesday, it will be a battle between two new captains. Shubman Gill And Ruturaj Gaikwad,
Both the opening batsmen, who are renowned for their effortless and beautiful shot-making, will face each other in a battle for tactical superiority as CSK and GT aim to build on their recent wins.
While Gaikwad took over the captaincy after the veteran Mahendra Singh Dhoni Gill has had a little more time to prepare for his new role after stepping down on the eve of CSK's opener against Royal Challengers Bangalore. hardik pandya Left the Titans in November last year. The 24-year-old Gill is the youngest captain in the IPL, but he showcased his leadership abilities against MI. Gill's situation has become a little simpler with the presence of the head coach Ashish NehraWho have brilliant tactical minds, the experienced David Miller and New Zealand captain Kane Williamson.
Gaikwad, on the other hand, shone in his captaincy debut under the legendary Dhoni as CSK registered a six-wicket win over RCB.
However, the bowling unit, especially fast bowler Tushar Deshpande, will look to improve their performance. After Mustafizur Rahman's four wickets, CSK bowlers allowed Anuj Rawat and Dinesh Karthik to stitch a 95-run partnership, allowing RCB to post a respectable score.
Deshpande was guilty of leaking runs, and he will be wary of another poor performance with the experienced Shardul Thakur, who is also a capable batsman, and the uncapped Mukesh Choudhary also vying for a place in the playing eleven.
Sri Lankan bowler Mathisha Pathirana has also been confirmed fit to play after recovering from a hamstring injury.
Rachin Ravindra, who has bowled well in the nets recently, may also be employed as a spin option.
CSK is unlikely to make any changes to its batting line-up.
Ravindra, who impressed with his 37 off 15 balls on his IPL debut against RCB, will look to maintain his form.
Young debutant Sameer Rizvi was not given a chance to bat in the last game and will be keen to showcase his abilities. Dhoni did not bat against Bengaluru and his fans will hope to see some fireworks from him.
Titans, on the other hand, will be hoping for a strong effort with the bat after a disappointing performance against Mumbai Indians at home.
The GT batsmen failed to convert their starts, and the former champions will depend on Gill and experienced wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha to get them off to a great start.
The middle-order batsmen including Azmatullah Umarzai, David Miller and Rahul Tewatia will also have to work hard.
Meanwhile, GT's Chennai-born cricketer Sai Sudarshan, who has been in great form with the bat recently, may grab some attention from the fans.
In the absence of renowned fast bowler Mohammed Shami, the Titans bowlers combined to seal a six-run win over Mumbai.
Spinners Rashid Khan and Sai Kishore will be important for them on the sluggish Chepauk track.

Squad:
Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad (captain), MS Dhoni (wicketkeeper), Moeen Ali, Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Shivam Dubey, Rajvardhan Hangarkar, Ravindra Jadeja, Ajay Mandal, Mukesh Chaudhary, Ajinkya Rahane, Sheikh Rashid, Mitchell Santner, Simarjeet Singh, Nishant Sindhu. , Prashant Solanki, Mahesh Theekshana, Rachin Ravindra, Shardul Thakur, Daryl Mitchell, Sameer Rizvi, Mustafizur Rahman, and Aravelli Avneesh Rao (wk).
Gujarat Titans: Shubman Gill (captain), David Miller, Matthew Wade, Wriddhiman Saha, Kane Williamson, Abhinav Manohar, Sai Sudarshan, Darshan Nalkande, Vijay Shankar, Jayant Yadav, Rahul Tewatia, Noor Ahmed, Sai Kishore, Rashid Khan, Joshua Little, Mohit Sharma , Azmatullah Omarzai, Umesh Yadav, Shahrukh Khan, Sushant Mishra, Karthik Tyagi, Manav Suthar, Spencer Johnson, Sandeep Warrier, BR Sharath.
Match start: 7.30 pm Indian time.



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