It will be GT vs CSK at Chennai for the 1st Qualifier of IPL 2023 and it will be an exciting one for fans as well.
Both these teams did well in the league stage and managed to retain their top two spots in the points table as well.
Looking at their previous fixtures, the Titans beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 6 wickets.
On the other hand, CSK beat Delhi Capitals by 77 runs to qualify for the Playoffs.
Talking about the points table, the Titans finished as the table toppers in the league stage with 20 points and an NRR of +0.809.
Meanwhile, Chennai finished 2nd on the points table with 17 points and an NRR of +0.652.
Therefore, today’s game will be a cracker between these two sides. Even if one of the teams loses this contest, they will get another chance to qualify.
Thus, this is going to be a great game for fans on both sides today.
Match: Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings, Qualifier 1
Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Date: 23rd May 2023
Time: 7:30 PM IST
The wicket at Chennai is a batting-friendly surface and batters get much help here. However, the hardness of the wicket starts deteriorating as the game progresses. With no grass to cover the pitch, it becomes an ideal one for spinners as well. Meanwhile, pacers will not get any support from this surface.
Full Squads for GT vs CSK, Qualifier 1
Abhinav Manohar, David Miller, Sai Sudharsan, Shubman Gill, Dasun Shanaka, Hardik Pandya (c), Odean Smith, Rahul Tewatia, Vijay Shankar, Srikar Bharat (wk), Matthew Wade (wk), Urvil Patel (wk), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Alzarri Joseph, Darshan Nalkande, Jayant Yadav, Joshua Little, Mohammed Shami, Mohit Sharma, Noor Ahmad, Pradeep Sangwan, Rashid Khan, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Shivam Mavi, Yash Dayal
Chennai Super Kings
Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shaik Rasheed, Subhranshu Senapati, Ajay Mandal, Kanumuri Bhagath Varma, Dwaine Pretorius, Mitchell Santner, Moeen Ali, Nishant Sindhu, Ravindra Jadeja, Shivam Dube, Devon Conway (wk), MS Dhoni (c & wk), Akash Singh, Deepak Chahar, Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana, Prashant Solanki, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Simarjee Singh, Tushar Deshpande
Probable Playing XI for GT vs CSK, Qualifier 1
Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya (c), Dasun Shanaka, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Noor Ahmad, Mohammed Shami, Mohit Sharma, Yash Dayal, Vijay Shankar
Chennai Super Kings
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana
Match Prediction for GT vs CSK, Qualifier 1
From the team combinations and previous results, we can say that this will be a very close contest between these two sides.
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