The Indian Premier League 2023 will come to an end on Sunday, May 28 with the final scheduled to take place at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. The four-time champions Chennai Super Kings have qualified for the final after beating Gujarat Titans by 15 runs in Qualifier 1. On the other hand, the Titans and Mumbai Indians will battle it out in the Qualifier 2 on Friday, May 26 to seal the second spot in the final.
Notably, it will be CSK’s tenth appearance in the final of the T20 extravaganza. Led by MS Dhoni, Chennai is the second most successful franchise in the history of the tournament, having won the coveted trophy four times. On the other hand, Mumbai Indians are the most successful team having five titles to their name in IPL Winners List.
To make the summit clash grander, BCCI have invited in star rapper and singer King and Nucleya to performing in the closing ceremony of the tournament.
IPL’s official Twitter handle shared the exciting news with the fans and wrote, “Ahmedabad – You are in for a treat! Brace yourselves for an iconic evening as King & @NUCLEYA have some power-packed performances in store for you. How excited are you to witness the two in action.”
El Clasico in IPL 2023 final?
Defending champions Gujarat Titans became the second team to win the trophy in their first attempt in 2022 after Rajasthan Royals won the inaugurual edition in 2008. Both the Qualifier 2 and the final will be played at Gujarat’s home ground, the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Hence, the Hardik-Pandya-led side have a great chance to win their second successive title playing in their home conditions.
However, they will face tough competition from MI, who are peaking at the right time and are coming into the game after winning their last three fixtures. If MI manage to edge past GT, it will be an action-packed El Clasico finale as the two teams share a great rivalry on the field.