The league phase has concluded, and we are all set for the Indian Premier League 2023 playoffs. Gujarat Titans, the defending champions who finished first in the points table, would face the Chennai Super Kings. Both teams’ key players are in good form, particularly with the bat, and we anticipate a close contest between the two best sides.
Gujarat Titans have never lost to the Chennai Super Kings. They have won the last three meetings between the two teams and will look to continue their winning streak. When the Chennai Super Kings play at this stadium, they are a different team. They are well aware of the circumstances and intend to take full advantage of them. We anticipate a high-voltage battle between the tournament’s two best teams.
The Qualifier 1 between Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings will take place on May 23rd, 2023 at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.
Match Details to Note
Match: Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings, Qualifier 1, Indian Premier League 2023
Date: May 23, 2023 (Tuesday)
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Hardik Pandya and his team can be proud of their efforts thus far. They lost their key batsman Kane Williamson to injury in the first game of the season, but they didn’t let it affect them. They took the lead on the points table early on and have kept it since. The bowling attack adds an X-factor to the team, and Pandya hopes to draw inspiration from their unblemished record against CSK and win this game to book a spot in the final.
With nearly 800 runs between them, Wriddhiman Saha and Shubman Gill have gotten the team off to a good start. The couple wishes to establish a solid foundation. In the middle order, Pandya, Sai Sudarshan, and David Miller have all played match-winning innings. They will play a significant role in the middle order. Rahul Tewatia, Dasun Shanaka, and Rashid Khan bolster the batting order.
The Titans have had the tournament’s most consistent bowling attack. They will look for early strikes from Mohammad Shami and Mohit Sharma, as CSK relies heavily on its openers. Rashid Khan has been outstanding this season, and he must trouble the batters if the team is to win. Given their opponents’ depth with the bat, they will also expect a strong performance from Noor Ahmed, Pandya, and Alzarri Joseph.
Hardik Pandya (c), Shubman Gill, David Miller, Abhinav Manohar, Sai Sudharsan, Wriddhiman Saha, Matthew Wade, Rashid Khan, Rahul Tewatia, Vijay Shankar, Mohammed Shami, Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal, Pradeep Sangwan, Darshan Nalkande, Jayant Yadav, R. Sai Kishore, Noor Ahmad, Kane Williamson, Odean Smith, KS Bharat, Shivam Mavi, Urvil Patel, Joshua Little, Mohit Sharma
Possible Playing XI:
Hardik Pandya (c), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Vijay Shankar, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Abhinav Manohar, Mohit Sharma, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, Alzarri Joseph, Noor Ahmad, Shubman Gill (Impact Player)
The Super Kings arrive here after a 77-run victory over the Delhi Capitals. The team has struggled with consistency with the ball and has relied on its batters to win games. They play at home, and MS Dhoni will look to capitalize on home advantage and crowd support. This game will be a big test for their bowlers, and Dhoni wants to see them deliver a knockout punch.
Devon Conway and Ruturaj Gaikwad have had an outstanding season, accumulating nearly 1100 runs between them. The onus would be on them to make a good first impression. In the middle order, Shivam Dube and Ajinkya Rahane must bat well. Ravindra Jadeja is having a good tournament with the bat, and he joins Moeen Ali and MS Dhoni at the bottom of the order.
Deepak Chahar has looked good, and he and Tushar Deshpande must make early breakthroughs to put GT on the mat. Although Jadeja and Moeen Ali have extensive experience, they have not been consistent. The side will require a strong performance from the pair in the middle overs. Matheesha Pathirana and Maheesh Theekshana must keep the Titans at bay and not let them run away with the game.
MS Dhoni (c), Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Subhranshu Senapati, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Dwaine Pretorius, Mitchell Santner, Ravindra Jadeja, Tushar Deshpande, Mukesh Chowdhary, Matheesha Pathirana, Simarjeet Singh, Deepak Chahar, Prashant Solanki, Maheesh Theekshana, Ajinkya Rahane, Ben Stokes, Shaik Rasheed, Nishant Sindhu, Sisanda Magala, Ajay Mandal, Bhagath Varma
Possible Playing XI:
MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Matheesha Pathirana, Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana, Ambati Rayudu (Impact Player)
Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings Head to Head
The Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings have met three times. GT has won all three meetings so far, while CSK has yet to win.
Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings Head to Head Stats in IPL
Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings Toss Prediction
Only once in the last five games has a team successfully defended a lead in Chennai. The wicket slows down in the second half, making it difficult for the batsmen. It will be a high-pressure match, and both captains want to play it safe by bowling first on this track.
Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings Pitch Report
MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai strikes a balance between batsmen and bowlers. The ball comes to rest on the batsmen, and spinners have a good record. Fast bowlers benefit from the new ball, but batsmen can also make good scores once they get their eyes set in.
On May 23, the sky over Chennai will be mostly clear, but batting conditions will be difficult. Bowlers have found a lot of help on this surface in recent games, and batsmen must play the ball on its merit to succeed. A score of 180 runs would suffice for the team batting first here.
Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings Prediction
CSK has qualified for the playoffs 12 times, making them one of the most consistent teams in IPL history. CSK, with such an illustrious history, knows how to win in League knockout rounds, having done so four times previously.
GT, on the other hand, is the current leader of the table and the defending champion. Gujarat has a well-balanced team that includes hitters, bowlers, and all-rounders. GT is now the favourites due to their outstanding performance this season; however, given the pitch condition and CSK’s home advantage, CSK may triumph. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!
Chennai Super Kings is the favourite to beat Gujarat Titans at the odds of 1.85.
Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings Most Recommended Player for Bet:
Chennai Super Kings have a strong opening pair that can get the game started quickly. Devon Conway and Ruturaj Gaikwad are in good form, and both are getting off to a good start in their innings, allowing the total to reach 200+ runs. So, we recommend keeping an eye on these two players.