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Indian T20 League 2022: Match 62- Chennai vs Gujarat- Preview, Playing XI, Pitch Report & Updates

By BetBarter Staff

May 14, 2022

The 62nd match of the Indian T20 League 2022 is between Chennai and Gujarat. This game shall be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on the 15th of May. This will be the second encounter between the two sides this season. The last time these two teams clashed, a brilliant finish by David Miller propelled Gujarat to a thrilling win. The Hardik Pandya-led side are currently placed at the top of the points table, and have already qualified for the playoffs. On the other hand, Chennai are in the ninth position and thus, are out of the race to the playoffs.

Team Updates

Chennai

Although the men in yellow cannot make it to the top four, they would want to win both their remaining games to resurrect themselves a bit. Chennai's bowling attack was not the finest, to begin with. However, they have used their resources wisely. In the last game against Mumbai, they did well to make the small chase difficult for the five-time champions. They would hope to get similar performances in this match as well.

Despite not having had the best season, Chennai would not want to make any changes to their playing XI from the last game. They would like to give their young team another shot at winning the match.

Players to watch out for

Mukesh Choudhary- Mukesh Choudhary has been an outstanding bowler in the Indian T20 League 2022. With 16 wickets this season, he has become Chennai's joint-highest wicket-taker. However, he would like to keep his economy of 9.22 under control in the remaining games.

Devon Conway- Devon Conway has only played five games this season, but he has been quite effective. He scored three consecutive half-centuries in his comeback game this season, and has looked strong. He has scored 231 runs in five games at an average of 57.75.

Probable Playing XI

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Dwayne Bravo, Maheesh Theekshana, Simarjeet Singh, Mukesh Choudhary

Gujarat

Gujarat have already qualified for the playoffs with two games remaining. However, a victory in the following game will be critical for them. A win will ensure that the team ends their league stage in either of the top two spots. This will enable them to play in the Qualifier 1. Furthermore, winning momentum will be necessary for the players to be confident. They've been playing a solid all-round game this season and will want to keep it up.

The Hardik Pandya-led side are coming off a great win, as they had convincingly beat Lucknow. The management would not want to make any changes to their winning combination. They would want their team to be settled before the playoffs begin.

Players to watch out for

Rashid Khan- The leg-spinner wasn't really amongst the wickets until the last game, where he picked a four-wicket haul against Lucknow. He looked very impressive, and would want to continue his regained form. In the 12 games this season, he has picked up 15 wickets at an economy rate of 6.8.

David Miller- David Miller has played the role of the middle-order batter and finisher to perfection this season. In the last encounter against Chennai, he scored a match-winning 94. He would look to get similar results in this match as well.

Probable Playing XI

Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal, Mohammed Shami

Pitch Report

With each passing game, the wicket at Wankhede Stadium has slowed. Batters failed to form partnerships in the previous game between Mumbai and Chennai. This time around, batters will have to take their time to settle in. The team winning the toss would want to bat first.

Match Details

Date- 15th May 2022

Time- 3:30 p.m (IST)

Venue- Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Broadcast- Star Sports Network, Disney+ Hotstar