52 days. Over 70 games. And we have our two finalists. 4-time IPL champions Chennai Super Kings and 2022 IPL champs Gujarat Titans. The two in-form teams will be squaring off against each other at the IPL 2023 Final to be played tomorrow at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Although the two teams have clashed thrice this season, with Chennai having the upper hand. It won’t matter much for both teams as they would like to erase the past and focus on the final and most important game of the season.
Chennai Super Kings, who have made it a habit to qualify for the finals of the Indian Premier League; reached their 10th final under the leadership of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The Chennai-based franchise is in top form; both batting and bowling. Devon Conway and Ruturaj Gaikwad are in tremendous form. While Ajinkya Rahane and Shivam Dube are providing the late impetus required to finish the innings with a flourish. In the bowling department, Tushar Deshpande has been a revelation. He is the top wicket-taker for the side, with 21 scalps in just 15 games. Ravindra Jadeja and Matheesha Pathirana have also contributed a lot to the bowling department. Overall, Chennai Super Kings looks like a formidable side that is raring to lift their 5th IPL trophy.
Making them stop will be the duty of Hardik Pandya-led Gujarat Titans job. The side that lost Qualifier 1 came back strongly to defeat the Mumbai Indians in the Qualifier 2 to reach the second consecutive IPL final. The team has all the bases covered. While bowling looks like their strongest suit, their batting has been single-handedly been taken care of by Team India’s new batting sensation Shubman Gill. The right-hander has amassed 851 runs in 16 innings at an astonishing average of 60.79. In the bowling department, the team will be relying on Purple Cap holder Mohammad Shami, second-placed Rashid Khan and veteran bowler Mohit Sharma.
Both teams will be ready to face off once more and lift the trophy for their team. But who will it be? Will Chennai become champion for the 5th time? Or will Gujarat be able to defend its crown? Comment your answers in the comment box below.
CSK vs GT: Everything you need to know about the IPL 2023 Final
What is the predicted playing XI of Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans for the IPL 2023 Final?
It’s the final and both teams won’t be tinkering much with their winning combination.
The expected lineup for Chennai Super Kings vs Gujarat Titans will be as follows:
Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, MS Dhoni (C & wk), Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande and Matheesha Pathirana.
Impact Players: Maheesh Theekshana, Akash Singh and Mitchell Santner
The expected lineup for Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings will be as follows:
Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), B Sai Sudharshan, Hardik Pandya (C), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Abhinav Manohar, Rashid Khan, Noor Ahmad, Mohammad Shami and Mohit Sharma
Impact Players: Vijay Shankar, R Sai Kishore, and Jayant Yadav
When is the CSK vs GT IPL 2023 Final happening?
The IPL 2023 Final is happening on Sunday, 28th May.
Where is CSK vs GT IPL 2023 Final happening?
The IPL 2023 Final between Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans is happening on Gujarat’s home ground; Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. It is India’s largest cricket stadium and probably one of the world’s biggest sports stadiums.
What is the pitch report for the CSK vs GT IPL 2023 Final?
The surface at the Narendra Modi Stadium has so far been batting-friendly, but it has also given new ball bowlers a little help. The fast bowlers will benefit from a helpful bowling pitch at the Narendra Modi Stadium. The surface has more bounce than in previous matches, and the quick bowlers have exploited this to the fullest extent. Players who hit the deck strongly tend to grab more wickets. As we saw in Qualifier 2, the surface is absolutely best for batters and the batters from both teams will look to make the most of it.
Where to watch the IPL 2023 Final CSK vs GT?
The IPL 2023 Final Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans will be telecasted on Jio Cinema and Star Sports channels.
What is the average score on the Narendra Modi Stadium?
In the IPL, the average first-inning score is 168, while the average second-inning score is 155. But in 2023, batting first resulted in an average score of 187.
What is the head-to-head score between CSK and GT?
Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans have faced each other 4 times in the Indian Premier League. Gujarat has won 3 games while Chennai has one game to its name.
Chennai Super Kings vs Gujarat Titans: Dream11 prediction
Wicket-keeper: Wriddhiman Saha, Devon Conway
Batters: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shivam Dube, Shubman Gill, David Miller
All-rounders: Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya
Bowlers: Mohammed Shami, Rashid Khan, Deepak Chahar
CSK vs GT Dream11 Captain and Vice-Captain
For Small League, Head-to-Head contests: Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad
For Grand League: Mohammed Shami, Devon Conway