Chennai vs Gujarat: Top Fantasy 11 Team Picks, Probable Playing 11s & More

Chennai vs Gujarat Fantasy Tips: Chennai and Gujarat will lock horns in a repeat of last year’s final this time around in the Yellow Army’s home ground at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. Even though it’s the same two teams that locked horns in that epic finale that was played over three dates as per the Indian Standard Time (IST) with the reserve day coming into the picture, there is a lot that has seemingly changed in both the camps. 

For starters, both teams have a new captain in place. While Chennai will be headed by a young Ruturaj who succeeds an experienced and extremely successful leader in Dhoni, Gujarat have Gill at the helm of affairs after a dramatic turn of events which saw Hardik move to Mumbai in the trade window in an all-cash deal. So far, in this edition of the tournament, both Chennai and Gujarat are off to winnings starts with Chennai having beaten Bengaluru at their home in the tournament opener and Gujarat having got the better of Mumbai in a fixture where they were the hosts.

While that implies at least one of the teams will face their first defeat of the season, it remains to be seen if Chennai continue the trend of home teams winning all their fixtures in the Indian T20 League so far or it is Gujarat who become the first team to win a match away from a home venue.

Here is ABP Live’s assessment of who could be the players that could help one choose a safe Fantasy 11.

Analysing Fantasy Picks For Chennai vs Gujarat

The important thing to note while picking a player in the Fantasy side is to use ration rather than emotion. The choice for the wicketkeeper becomes a fairly straightforward one, if one uses logic to pick a Fantasy side. With Dhoni only playing from IPL to IPL and not expected to bat in the top order, it is Saha who has to become an automated choice for the keeper. He is also a low-credit rope in, with an average of 8.5 credits being spent on him. The actual figure may vary as per the app that the user finalises.

It is the all-rounders section which almost becomes the engine room of a Fantasy side. Given that someone like Ravindra is listed in the all-rounder section of several apps, he should be among the first picks in the Chennai vs Gujarat Fantasy 11 side. Jadeja also more or less picks himself, given his ability to impact the match not only with the bat and ball but he also fields in important positions and can even take catches and has affected run outs in the past.

From Gujarat, Omarzai should be the first all-round pick, considering how he was used by Gujarat in the past. Tewatia and Shankar are the other all-round options but whether the balance of the Fantasy side allows one to accommodate both should be an individual call, especially since neither of them were used with the ball in the team’s first match.

From the batters, Ruturaj and Gill with top-order abilities are safe bets with Sudharsan potentially becoming a third pick among the batters and Mitchell as an option from Chennai. Rahane and Miller are the other options available to the users but Miller might not get as many balls to make an impact while Rahane’s form hasn’t been great heading into this tournament albeit it was a different format.

Mustafizur, fresh from a four-wicket haul, cannot be ignored for a place in the Fantasy side. Gujarat’s Rashid is also a recommended pick with Chahar, Theekshana and Johnson the other options available to the user.

Safe Bet Fantasy 11 For Chennai vs Gujarat

Wicketkeeper: Saha 

Batters: Mitchell, Ruturaj, Gill, Sudharsan

All-Rounders: Omarzai, Jadeja, Ravindra

Bowlers: Mustafizur, Rashid, Chahar

Tip: Omarzai as someone who is set to chip in with both bat and ball could be considered for captain/vice-captain. Finalise XI after the toss.

Probable Playing 11s:

Chennai: Ravindra, Gaikwad, Rahane, Mitchell, Rizvi, Jadeja, Dhoni, Chahar, Deshpande, Theekshana, Mustafizur

Gujarat: Gill, Saha, Sudharsan, Omarzai, Shankar, Miller, Tewatia, Rashid, Sai Kishore, Umesh, Johnson

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