The opening match of IPL 2023 will take place between defending Champions Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings to be played at the iconic Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad on 31 March.
It marks the start of the home and away matches since 2019. Both teams would look to start the tournament on a winning note to gain momentum. Both captains will have a list of 4 substitutes and out of which 1 of them will be called an Impact Player to bat and bowl.
Here we look at all the things related to GT vs CSK:
Gujarat Titans met Chennai Super Kings twice in last year’s tournament. Hardik Pandya-led side won the first match at MCA Stadium, Pune by 3 wickets and then defeated CSK by 7 wickets in the second encounter played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Ruturaj Gaikwad is the top run-getter between these two teams. The opener scored half-centuries in both games. He made 126 runs from 2 matches with an average of 63 and a strike rate of 129.89. Gaikwad made 73 in the opening match against Gujarat Titans and then 53 in the second encounter.
West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo is the leading wicket-taker between Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings. Bravo took 3 for 23 in his 4 overs at an economy rate of 5.75 runs per over. His efforts could not help CSK win the match.
Gujarat Titans won both of their matches while chasing against Chennai Super Kings in 2022. In the second match, Chennai Super Kings won the toss and decided to bat but posted a modest target.
Details: IPL 2023 Match 1 Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings
Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
Date and Time: March 31, 7.30 PM
It promises to be an exciting encounter between these two sides. The pitch is likely to help initially seamers before turning out to be a batting paradise. The last time a T20I match was played at this ground was between India and New Zealand. Shubman Gill scored a maiden century and helped India post 234 for 4 in 20 overs winning the match by a massive 168 runs.
The team winning the toss would likely field and chase down the target. Both teams have quality batters that can produce some magic with the bat.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs Gujarat Titans (GT)- Predicted XI
Chennai Super Kings
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Ben Stokes, MS Dhoni (C, WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwaine Pretorius, Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Simarjeet Singh.
Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha, Kane Williamson, Hardik Pandya (C), Odean Smith, Rahul Tewaita, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, Alazzari Joseph, Shivam Mavi, Sai Kishore
Fantasy Team Selection- Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings
Team 1: Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes (VC), Hardik Pandya (C), Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni, Deepak Chahar, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, Rahul Tewaita
Team 2: Wriddhiman Saha, Kane Williamson (C), Hardik Pandya, Devon Conway (VC), Ambati Rayudu, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, Deepak Chahar, Sai Kishore, Shivam Mavi, Alazzari Joseph
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