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IPL 2024: CSK vs GT Best Dream XI Playing 11

MS Dhoni and Shubman Gill, the stars in focus as we look at the best predicted playing 11 for CSK vs GT  for IPL 2024. 

The excitement of IPL 2024 moves to match number 7 as the Chennai Super Kings take on the Gujarat Titans at the Cheapuk stadium of Chennai. Both teams are coming off a thrilling win in their first encounter. While Gujarat Titans registered a win over Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings registered a win over Royal Challengers Bengaluru.

With the match being played in Chennai, Gujarat Titans may face their toughest challenge of the tournament. It is always difficult to beat CSK in Chennai, and when you are playing CSK in their prime, it will definitely be tough. The match also brings forward to us the battle of Shubman Gill vs Ruturaj Gaikwad, who both are captaining the IPL for the first time ever. 

From the pitch perspective, it might not change much as compared to what we saw in the first CSK vs RCB match, hence expect a high-scoring 170-180 kind of pitch for this match. So, seeing the current situation, what playing 11 combinations will both teams adopt? Well, let’s review the official squad for both teams, and find out the best dreamxi winner playing 11 for CSK vs GT match 7 of IPL 2024. 

Match Details:

Tournament: IPL 2024

Type: Match 7 – CSK vs GT

Where: Chennai

When: March 26, 2024 // 7:30 pm IST

IPL 2024 Squad List for Chennai Super Kings (CSK)

Batters: Ajinkya Rahane, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sameer Rizvi & Shaik Rasheed 

WKs: Avanish Aravelly, Devon Conway (o) & MS Dhoni (c)

All-rounders: Ajay Mandal, Daryl Mitchell (o), Mitchell Santner (o), Moeen Ali (o), Nishant Sindhu, Rachin Ravindra (o), Ravindra Jadeja & Shivam Dube

Bowlers: Deepak Chahar, Maheesh Theekshana (o), Matheesha Pathirana (o), Mukesh Choudhary, Mustafizur Rahman (o), Prashant Solanki, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Shardul Thakur, Simarjeet Singh & Tushar Deshpande

Chennai Super Kings Best Playing 11 vs GT

Chennai Super Kings had a playing 11 which was quite a bit different from the one that played in 2023. With an injury to Conway, the CSK team saw Rachin Ravindra as their new opener alongside Ruturaj Gaikwad. Similarly, in place of Rayudu and Moeen Ali, CSK played Daryl Mitchell and Sameer Rizvi. Other than these three changes, CSK played Mustafizur Rahman in place of Matheesha Pathirana. Given the CSK DNA, we can expect CSK to continue with the same playing 11.

From the individual performance perspective, Captain Ruturaj Gaikwad had a good start to his captaincy career with a win over RCB. However, Ruturaj Gaikwad needs to have a good run with the bat for CSK to have a bigger impact. Similarly, CSK’s bowling looked below-par with Deepak Chahar and Tushar Deshpande having a bad outing. These two need to get back to taking wickets, which is their strength. 

IPL 2024 – CSK vs GT Best Predicted Playing 11 for Chennai Super Kings:

  1. Ruturaj Gaikwad
  2. Rachin Ravindra
  3. Ajinkya Rahane 
  4. Daryl Mitchell
  5. Shivam Dube
  6. Ravindra Jadeja
  7. Sameer Rizvi
  8. MS Dhoni (c&wk)
  9. Deepak Chahar
  10. Mustafizur Rahman
  11. Maheesh Theekshana
  12. Tushar Deshpande (Impact Player)

CSK Other Impact Players: Shardul Thakur, Nishant Sindhu, Moeen Ali & Shaikh Rasheed

IPL 2024 Full Squad Players List for Gujarat Titans (GT)

Batters: Abhinav Manohar, David Miller (o), Kane Williamson (o), Sai Sudharshan & Shubman Gill (c)

WKs: Matthew Wade (o), BR Sharath & Wriddhiman Saha 

All-rounders: Azmatullah Omerzai (o), Jayant Yadav, Rahul Tewatia, Shahrukh Khan & Vijay Shankar

Bowlers: Darshan Nalkande, Joshua Little (o), Kartik Tyagi, Manav Suthar, Mohit Sharma, Noor Ahmad (o), R Sai Kishore, Rashid Khan (o), Sandeep Warrier, Spencer Johnson (o), Sushant Mishra & Umesh Yadav

Gujarat Titans Best Playing 11 vs CSK

Similar to CSK, Gujarat Titans had a playing 11 which was again quite different from IPL 2023. The GT team had Azmatullah Omerzai, R Sai Kishore, Spencer Johnson, and Umesh Yadav in their 2024 playing 11 as compared to 2023, where they had Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Shami, Noor Ahmad, and Joshua Little. Given the support for spin conditions, expect GT to play Noor Ahmad in place of Specer Johnson. 

From the players’ perspective, Shubman Gill had a decent outing in the first match vs MI. Even more, we want Gill to do well, it might be difficult for Gill on Chennai pitches. If he does well here, there will be no stopping for Gill this season. Other than Gill, GT must be hoping for Rashid Khan to get back to wickets. Rashid also had a below-par outing in the first match, so need to get back amoung wickets. 

IPL 2024 – CSK vs GT Playing 11 for Gujarat Titans

  1. Shubman Gill (c)
  2. Wriddhiman Saha (wk)
  3. Sai Sudharsan
  4. Azmatullah Omerzai
  5. David Miller
  6. Vijay Shankar
  7. Rahul Tewatia
  8. Rashid Khan
  9. Umesh Yadav
  10. R Sai Kishore 
  11. Noor Ahmad
  12. Mohit Sharma (Impact Player)

GT Other Impact Players: BR Sharath, Abhinav Manohar, Noor Ahmad & Manav Suthar

Top Fantasy Playing 11 for CSK vs GT Match 7 of IPL 2024: 

Batters: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Daryl Mitchell & David Miller

Wks: Wriddhiman Saha

All-rounders: Azmatullah Omerzai, Ravindra Jadeja & Rachin Ravindra

Bowlers: Rashid Khan & Noor Ahmad

CVC Choice: Shubman Gill & Ruturaj Gaikwad 

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