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The Indian Premier League will begin play offs from today. As part of this, Qualifier-1 will be held between the teams of Gujarat Titans, who are the table toppers, and Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings. With both the teams looking strong in terms of form, it looks like the fight will be fierce. The team that wins this match will directly qualify for the final. If they lose, they will have to play Qualifier-2 against the winning team in the eliminator match. With this, both the teams are eager to win this match and punch the final ticket. The match will be held at the Chepauk venue in Chennai.
Gujarat Titans, who entered the league last year, have a better record against Chennai Super Kings. So far, Hardik’s team, which has faced Dhoni’s team three times, has won all three times. Twice last year. Gujarat won against Chennai once this season.
Defending champions Gujarat Titans continued their performance last year and entered the playoffs. In the league stage, they topped the points table with 10 wins from 14 matches. Titans who are supporting with all round performance.. are taking away the victory from the rival teams. The team hopes that Shubman Gill, who is in super form, will continue the same momentum. While Gill is in the second position in the orange cap race, Gujarat players are in the front row in the purple cap race as well. Mohammad Shami and Rashid Khan took 24 wickets each. These Gujarat bowlers are checking the opposing teams by taking wickets at crucial times. The main strength of Hardik’s team is the presence of hitters up to the 8th position in the batting order. Vijay Shankar, who is criticized as a 3D player, is also playing a key role in the team’s success. He comes as an impact player and shows impact. If wicketkeeper-cum-opener Saha, captain Hardik Pandya, David Miller and Rahul Tewatia perform well…Gujarat will not turn back.
Chennai Super Kings, who have reached the play-offs for the 12th time in the 14 seasons played, are entering the ring with the aim of reaching the final. Dhoni’s captaincy is Chennai’s main strength. Chennai’s batting looks strong with Ruthuraj Gaikwad and Conway performing consistently. Rahane and Shivam Dubey are also playing a vital role in the team’s success. The fact that the match is going to be held at the Chepauk venue in Chennai is a common factor for Dhoni’s team. All rounder Jadeja is also doing well this season. Despite the lack of stars.. CSK is performing well with young players like Tushar Desh Pandey and Padhirana.
The fans of Chepauk will be excited in the background of the news that this is Dhoni’s last season. The whole stadium looks almost certain to turn yellow. But to defeat the strong Gujarat team, Chennai Super Kings team has to perform as a whole. Chepak pitch is reacting differently in each match this season. Low scores in some matches and high scores in other matches.
Prediction of teams
Wriddhiman Saha (wicket keeper), Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya (captain), Sai Sudarshan/ Vijay Shankar, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Noor Ahmed, Mohammed Shami, Mohit Sharma, Yash Dayal (Impact Sub: Joshua Little/Dasun Sanaka)
Ruthuraj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Ambadi Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (Captain, Wicketkeeper), Deepak Chahar, Tusshar Desh Pandey, Mahesh Theekshana (Impact Sub: Matisha Padhirana)
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