IPL 2023 started with Gujarat Titans facing Chennai Super Kings in Ahmedabad and it will end in the same manner, but the prize is much bigger this time around. Can MS Dhoni manage to win his fifth title as captain and eventually equal Rohit Sharma’s record or will Hardik Pandya become the third skipper to lift the cup in two successive years? Well, it’s a harder question to answer as the players of both teams are in magnificent form at the moment.
In Qualifier 2, GT opener Shubman Gill wreaked havoc, scoring 129 runs off just 60 deliveries against Mumbai Indians and with that, the 23-year-old managed to hit his third century in his last four matches. Sai Sudharsan too looked in great form while with the ball, Mohammed Shami managed to pick up two wickets while Mohit Sharma once again was in brilliant form, picking up his maiden five-for this season.
When it comes to Chennai, Devon Conway and Ruturaj Gaikwad will be a massive threat to Gujarat. They eventually crashed GT’s party in Qualifier 1 and now, on a batting-friendly pitch, the duo can prove to be very dangerous in the middle. On top of that, MS Dhoni has the much-needed experience that Hardik seems to be missing and that can prove to be a massive difference in the summit clash.
CSK vs GT Match Details:
Chennai Super Kings vs Gujarat Titans, Final, IPL 2023
Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
Date & Time: Sunday, May 28, 7:30 PM IST
Telecast & Streaming Details: Star Sports Network and JioCinema
The surface at the Narendra Modi Stadium will help the batters to dominate. Bowling first will be ideal and anything above 180 runs will be a good total on this surface. Dew can play its part in the second innings of the match.
CSK vs GT Probable Playing XIs
Chennai Super Kings (CSK):
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (wk/c), Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana
Gujarat Titans (GT):
Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Sai Sudharsan, Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Mohit Sharma, Noor Ahmad, Mohammed Shami
CSK vs GT Probable Best Performers
Probable best batter
Young opener Shubman Gill is in phenomenal form in the ongoing season. The 23-year-old has hit 851 runs in 16 matches so far and with that, he is currently leading the IPL Orange Cap race. He has scored three centuries in his last four innings and on top of that, the cricketer has a terrific record in the Narendra Modi Stadium. Thus, he will have the confidence to help the team win the trophy once again.
Probable best bowler
Veteran India pacer Mohammed Shami can prove to be extremely dangerous with the new ball. He has picked up 28 wickets in 16 matches so far and with that, he is currently leading the IPL Purple Cap race.