Winning 10 out of 14 matches that Gujarat Titans played in this IPL has made them the current champions of the IPL 2023, their batting & bowling lineup have both proved that they are up for a challenge & can beat the opponents no matter the cricketing prowess they face. Chennai Super Kings have made a brilliant comeback this season & have proved themselves again.
The winning streak of GT has put them at the top of team rankings for IPL 2023 & have given them experience as well as much strength. Chennai Super Kings have made a brilliant comeback this season & are currently placed in the second. CSK has never been able to beat GT in this tournament, but MS Dhoni is known to be the magician of the T20 format. The match will be super interesting as both teams will reign hell upon each other to proceed toward playoffs.
Out of the 3 matches in which the teams have faced each other, all the 3 matches were won by the Gujarat Titans.
Gujarat Titans Playing 11:
Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya(c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Dasun Shanaka, Mohit Sharma, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, Noor Ahmad
Chennai Super Kings Playing 11:
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (wk/c), Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana
The MA Chidambaram Stadium offers a fair chance to both sides for batting & bowling, making it quite unique. It would depend on the skills & strategy of the teams to make use of this pitch correctly.
In the past 3 matches that the teams have faced each other GT have won each time, which makes it a strong contender for a win this time too. But CSK under Dhoni’s leadership is not in the mood to let this match go & will fight with their all to win. The match is an eliminator round so both the teams will give their 100% to win & proceed forwards.
The toss-winning team might prefer to field first so as to get an advantage of chasing a target which might prove to be beneficial under such pitch conditions.