New Delhi: The biggest cricket T20 league in the world Indian Premier League (IPL) will kick off from March 31, Friday. The curtain-raiser of the tournament will be between defending champions Gujarat Titans (GT) and four-time champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
Last year comparing between CSK, GT
Hardik Pandya-led GT won the last the year’s IPL, whereas, MS Dhoni’s CSK faced the group stage exit after they finished 9th in 10-team point table. Gujarat Titans will look to continue their winning momentum from 2022 final. On the other hand, CSK will eager to get good start this season after a group stage exist in 2022.
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— Gujarat Titans (@gujarat_titans) March 30, 2023
With this tournament seems to be MS Dhoni’s last year, CSK will be looking forward to give winning farewell to the most successful Indian captain. Meanwhile, GT will be looking forward to replicate their last year’s performance.
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) March 28, 2023
GT vs CSK Match Details
Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings, 1st Match, IPL 2023
Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
Date & Time: Friday, March 31, 7:30 PM IST
Telecast & Streaming Details: Star Sports Network and JioCinema
GT vs CSK Pitch Report:
Out of the ten T20I matches played at the Ahemdabad’s stadium, six have been won by teams batting first. The average first-innings score at the venue is 160 while the highest total recorded is 234/4 by India against New Zealand. The venue is not a happy hunting ground for the chasing teams as the highest total chased at the venue in T20Is is 166. Hence the captain winning the toss will look to bat first and post a huge total on the board.
GT vs CSK Probable Playing XIs:
Gujarat Titans (GT): Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Kane Williamson, Hardik Pandya (C), Matthew Wade, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, R Sai Kishore, Yash Dayal, Alzarri Joseph, Mohammed Shami
Chennai Super Kings (CSK): Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Dwaine Pretorius, Deepak Chahar, Prashant Solanki, Simarjeet Singh.