CSK vs GT Match Preview

The Super Kings will go into this match after beating the Royal Challengers Bangalore recently. The Titans, meanwhile, collected victory over the Mumbai Indians. Both teams for this match have new captains. Chennai have Ruturaj Gaikwad and Gujarat have Shubman Gill.

While MS Dhoni has relinquished the CSK captaincy, he is still with the franchise and well worth naming in your Dream11 team as the wicketkeeper. He took two important catches against Bangalore and remains a livewire behind the stumps.

There could be place in your team for both Gaikwad and Gill. Regardless of their captaincy status, they are both excellent opening batters and capable of putting in big contributions at the top of the order. Gill, in particular, could be a great selection. He is a formidable Test cricketer, too.

Mustafizur Rahman and Spencer Johnson are two exciting fast bowlers. Both could feature in your Dream11 team selection. Rahman was outstanding en route to four wickets against Bangalore recently. Johnson took a couple of important breakthroughs against Mumbai.

Find space for Rachin Ravindra and Ravindra Jadeja. They are world-class all-rounders. Ravindra might not get a bowl, but Jadeja surely will. Regardless, anticipate big performances with the bat from both Chennai Super Kings kingpins. Both are great fielders as well.

Selecting two spinners in these Chennai conditions is the way to go. Rashid Khan should certainly be among the two. He has several years of experience in the IPL and is one of the best leg-spinners at the tournament. He might even bowl inside the opening powerplay this time.

Weather Report

No rain is forecast in Chennai on matchday. Characteristically hot and humid conditions are anticipated. The team to win the toss will likely choose to bowl first.

Pitch Report

A first-innings total of 180-plus can be considered competitive here. Both teams will probably play two specialist slow bowlers. The pitch should be fresh - this is only the second time Chennai has hosted a 2024 IPL fixture.

Notable stats

Rahman's IPL record

Bangladesh and Chennai fast bowler Rahman recently surpassed 50 IPL wickets. His best season was in 2016, when he took 21. In 2021, he took 14. The first match of this season brought him four.

Team News

The Super Kings will likely deploy batter Shivam Dube as an impact substitute again. It is probable Gujarat will do the same with seamer Mohit Sharma.

CSK vs GT Probable 11

CSK Playing 11

  • Ruturaj Gaikwad (C)
  • Rachin Ravindra
  • Ajinkya Rahane
  • Daryl Mitchell
  • Shivam Dube
  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • Sameer Rizvi
  • MS Dhoni (Wk)
  • Deepak Chahar
  • Maheesh Theekshana
  • Tushar Deshpande

GT Playing 11

  • Wriddhiman Saha † (Wk)
  • Shubman Gill (C)
  • Sai Sudharsan
  • Azmatullah Omarzai
  • David Miller
  • Vijay Shankar
  • Rahul Tewatia
  • Rashid Khan
  • Umesh Yadav
  • Sai Kishore
  • Spencer Johnson
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

With homeground advantage and deep batting resources, Chennai are in a stronger position than the Gujarat to win here. The Super Kings' seam-bowling unit is in good form, too.

Top Picks

Shubman Gill: Name the new Gujarat captain in your batting order and look forward to plenty of runs.

Ravindra Jadeja: You can't look past the Chennai all-rounder, who can contribute runs and wickets.

Rashid Khan: The Titans leg-spinner could really benefit from conditions in Chennai.

CSK vs GT Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: Wriddhiman Saha

Batters: Ruturaj Gaikwad (C), Sai Sudharsan, Shubman Gill (VC)

All-rounders: Ravindra Jadeja, Rachin Ravindra, Azmatullah Omarzai

Bowlers: Rashid Khan, Mustafizur Rahman, Spencer Johnson, Sai Kishore

CSK vs GT Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction