The league stage of the 16th edition of the Indian Premier League is complete and we have our final four who will battle for the prestigious IPL trophy. Gujarat Titans, Chennai Super Kings, Lucknow Super Giants, and Mumbai Indians are the four teams who have qualified for the playoffs.
The top spot is held by Gujarat Titans, who have won 10 matches out of the 14 games. Chennai Super Kings are comfortably placed in the second position with 8 wins out of 14 matches. GT vs CSK will be our Qualifier 1 which will be played tomorrow at Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium.
Gujarat Titans, who are the defending champions will be looking to repeat the feat. The team is very balanced with both bowling and batting departments firing in unison. Shubman Gill, their highest run-getter is looking in dangerous form. He has amassed 680 runs in just 14 matches. The right-hander is second on the Orange Cap list; behind Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Faf du Plessis. Gujarat Titans also have Mohammad Shami at their disposal. The pacer is breathing fire as he is the current Purple Cap holder. The right-arm fast bowler has taken 24 wickets at an average of 17.62.
On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings are matching Gujarat Titans in every department. Their top order is in amazing form as the opening duo of Devon Conway and Ruturaj Gaikwad have individually scored over 500 runs respectively. They have been ably supported by counter-attacking batsman Shivam Dube, who has been a revelation this season. Team India stalwart Ajinkya Rahane has revolutionized his batting with unorthodox shots all across the ground. In bowling, the team has found new heroes. CSK regulars like Ravindra Jadeja and Moeen Ali have handled their responsibilities well. While they have found new heroes in Tushar Deshpande and Matheesha Pathirana who have individually taken 20 and 15 wickets respectively. Both these pacers have terrorized many IPL teams’ batting orders.
Both teams will be facing each other in Qualifier 1 of the Indian Premier League. And both teams will be looking to give their hundred percent and win the match for their team. In this article we will be having a look at the predicted lineup, matchups, venue, Dream XI prediction and other details you will need before the match.
GT vs CSK: Everything you need to know about the IPL Qualifier 1
What is the predicted playing XI of Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings for Qualifier 1?
Both teams won’t be tinkering much with their winning combination. Gujarat Titans, who experimented a bit in their last group-stage match against Royal Challengers Bangalore will be back to their strongest playing XI. The expected lineup for Gujarat Titans versus Chennai Super Kings will be as follows:
Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Hardik Pandya (C), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Abhinav Manohar, Rashid Khan, Noor Ahmad, Mohammad Shami, Mohit Sharma and R Sai Kishore.
Impact Players: Vijay Shankar, Sai Sudharsan, and Jayant Yadav
MS Dhoni doesn’t change his playing XI too often. So, Chennai Super Kings is expected to be playing the same playing XI that played in their last match against Delhi Capitals. 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
When is GT vs CSK Qualifier 1 happening?
The IPL 2023 Qualifier 1 is happening on Tuesday, 23rd May.
Where is GT vs CSK Qualifier 1 happening?
The Qualifier 1 between Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings is happening on Chennai’s home ground; MA Chidambaram Stadium.
What is the pitch report for the GT vs CSK Qualifier 1?
MA Chidambaram Stadium aka Chepauk generally favours the spinners. Though both teams like chasing, the Chepauk becomes difficult to bat as the game progress. With the spin-friendly conditions, both teams will be looking to utilize their spinners to their potential. For Gujarat Titans, Afghan duo Rashid Khan and Noor Ahmad will be looking to create the maximum damage with their mystery spin. For Chennai, it will be a home advantage. Their premier spinners include the likes of Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali, and Maheesh Theekshana will be looking to have a one-up against the defending champions.
Where to watch Qualifier 1?
The Qualifier 1 between Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings will be telecasted on Jio Cinema and Star Sports channels.
What is the average score on MA Chidambaram Stadium?
In IPL 2023, the average score went up as compared to the previous editions. While batting first, the average score was 217. And the average team total while batting second was 215. Teams who have batted first have won thrice while the teams who have batted second have won four times.
What is the head-to-head score between GT and CSK?
Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings have faced each other 3 times in the Indian Premier League. Gujarat Titans have been on the winning side in all the 3 games played between these two teams.
Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings: 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
GT vs CSK Dream11 Captain and Vice-Captain
For Small League, Head-to-Head contests: Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad
For Grand League: Mohammed Shami, Devon Conway