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Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings, IPL 2024: Predicted Playing XI Of Both Teams

In the 59th fixture of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024, Gujarat Titans (GT) will take on Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Friday. Gujarat Titans are lingering at the bottom of the IPL 2024 standings with four wins out of 11 matches and have eight points to their name. Chennai Super Kings find themselves in fourth place in the IPL 2024 standings. They have garnered 12 points from 11 matches.

As CSK seek to solidify their position in the top four and GT strive to finish their campaign strongly, let’s look at the predicted XIs of both teams ahead of what promises to be an enticing matchup.

GT Predicted XI

Wriddhiman Saha (wicketkeeper)

Wriddhiman Saha will open the proceedings with the bat for Gujarat Titans. With only 136 runs from nine matches, Saha has struggled to guide GT to brisk starts. The wicketkeeper batter will be determined to find his form and hammer CSK’s bowlers at home.

Shubman Gill (captain)

Shubman Gill’s performance with the bat will be crucial in driving Gujarat Titans to a rapid start against Chennai Super Kings. The GT captain has amassed 322 runs in 11 matches so far and will be eager to deliver a knock of substance come Friday.

Sai Sudharsan

Sai Sudharsan has been the standout performer in the batting lineup of Gujarat Titans. With an average of 42.40, the top-order batter has amassed 424 runs in 11 matches. Sudharsan’s performance will be crucial in guiding GT to a formidable score against CSK.

Shahrukh Khan

Shahrukh Khan could prove to be a key top-order player for GT. Due to limited game time, he has scored 125 runs in just six matches. His impressive strike rate of 173.61 indicates that the all-rounder could deliver an exceptional knock soon.

David Miller
The inclusion of David Miller in the playing XI will provide valuable support to GT’s top-order batters. The South African batter possesses a healthy strike rate of 151.56 and has scored 194 runs in eight matches. A crucial player for GT, Miller will aim to make a significant contribution against CSK on Friday.

Rahul Tewatia

Rahul Tewatia will enter this match on the back of a quick-fire 35-run cameo against RCB. Boasting a strike rate of 166.67, Tewatia’s innings included five boundaries and one maximum. The left-hander will aim to produce another important knock for GT in the upcoming match.

Rashid Khan

Afghan leg-break bowler Rashid Khan will be key in the spin department for GT. Rashid hasn’t had the biggest impact with ball in hand during IPL 2024 having taken eight wickets in 11 matches but he has chipped in with the bat as his 102 runs at a strike rate of 143.66 goes to show.

Josh Little

Josh Little made a significant impact in IPL 2024 by claiming a four-wicket haul in their recent match against RCB. Following a standout performance in his first match of the season, Little is poised to spearhead the pace attack against CSK on Friday.

Manav Suthar

Manav Suthar’s inclusion in the playing XI boosts GT’s bowling attack. Known for his consistency and versatility, Suthar will be looking to make the most of his opportunity in the clash against CSK after failing to claim a wicket on his IPL debut in his last outing.

Mohit Sharma

Mohit Sharma brings a wealth of experience in high-pressure situations for GT. The leading wicket-taker for Gujarat this season, Mohit has taken 10 wickets in 11 matches and will be keen to be among the wickets against CSK.

Noor Ahmad

Noor Ahmad, the second-highest wicket-taker for Gujarat Titans this season, will look to bamboozle CSK with his spin variations. With eight wickets in nine matches and an economy rate of 8.07, the young Afghan will be primed to provide vital breakthroughs and restrict CSK’s formidable batting lineup to a lesser total.

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Vijay Shankar

CSK Predicted XI

Ajinkya Rahane

Ajinkya Rahane looks set to open the innings against GT. The Indian batter has faced challenges in leaving his mark in matches recently and has scored 208 runs in 10 innings this season. However, Rahane’s extensive experience poses a threat to the opposition’s bowlers if he finds his rhythm.

Ruturaj Gaikwad (captain)

Chennai Super Kings captain Ruturaj Gaikwad will partner Rahane at the top. Gaikwad, who has been a standout performer this season, ranks second in the runs tally for IPL 2024 with 541 runs from 11 matches. He will be key for a good start with the bat for CSK.

Daryl Mitchell

Hard-hitting batter Daryl Mitchell will add stability to the CSK top-order. Mitchell has scored 229 runs in 10 matches and his ability to hit boundaries and sixes could see him score big and will intimidate GT’s bowling lineup.

Shivam Dube

Shivam Dube has been a force to reckon with, having accumulated 350 runs in 11 matches, including three fifty-plus scores. Despite a recent dip in form, Dube’s impressive strike rate of 170.73 suggests a significant knock for CSK is imminent.

Moeen Ali

Moeen Ali’s addition bolsters both Chennai’s batting and bowling. Despite limited chances, he’s chipped in with 62 runs and two wickets in six matches. As a quality all-rounder, Ali is capable of swaying the game in CSK’s favor with his skillset.

Ravindra Jadeja

Ravindra Jadeja’s versatility bolsters CSK’s middle-order and spin bowling. The Indian all-rounder has scored 202 runs in 11 matches and taken eight wickets at an economy rate of 7.26. Expect him to shine with bat or ball in the upcoming match.

Mitchell Santner

Mitchell Santner will play a vital role in CSK’s spin bowling department. He had a decent first game of the season last time around as he secured one wicket with an economy rate of 3.33. Buoyed with a bit of confidence, Santner who can also bat, will be hoping to have a bigger impact in the upcoming match on Friday.

Shardul Thakur

Shardul Thakur has a role to play in Chennai Super Kings‘ fast-bowling arsenal. He’s taken three wickets in six matches so far and is known for adding valuable runs lower down the order, making him a versatile asset.

MS Dhoni (wicketkeeper)

MS Dhoni stands as the pillar in CSK’s batting lineup, dazzling fans with his powerful stroke play. He’s made 110 runs in 11 matches at an impressive average of 55 and a strike rate of 224.48 this season. Dhoni will be eager to help Chennai with another fiery cameo against Gujarat.

Tushar Deshpande

Tushar Deshpande has emerged as a crucial figure in Chennai Super Kings’ bowling lineup having claimed 12 wickets in 10 matches in IPL 2024. His skilful variations in pace and accuracy in length could prove to be devastating against GT’s batters.

Matheesha Pathirana

Matheesha Pathirana has done well for CSK in IPL 2024. Second on the wicket-taking charts for Chennai, Pathirana has claimed 13 scalps in six games and boasts an economy of 7.68 as well as an average of 13, making him a key player for the five-time champions.

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Richard Gleeson

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