GT vs CSK Dream11 Prediction Possible 11 Pitch Report: IPL 2023 Qualifier 1 | GT vs CHE Dream11 Prediction Today | Chepauk Pitch Report
Here we go. After 70 matches of IPL league action, where so many different scenarios were possible, the playoffs are upon us.
Gujarat Titans (GT), remarkably, have finished top of the league for the second time in a row, losing just four matches along the way. It is an identical record to their first season in 2022, where they then found another gear in the playoffs to beat Rajasthan Royals twice. Now, they head into the playoffs in superb form, led by the magnificent Shubman Gill who has struck consecutive hundreds and a 94* in his past four knocks.
But, if there is any team who can spoil the Gujarat party, it’s MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Mighty efficient and consistent, CSK locked up a deserved top-two spot, overcoming a shaky start to this season by effectively utilising the resources at hand. Think Ajinkya Rahane, Shivam Dube and Matheesha Pathirana, all of whom have elevated CSK’s team to another level this season alongside the magnificent opening combination of Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway.
Confidence is high in the quest for a record-equaling fifth IPL title. Confidence is also high in the GT camp in the quest for back-to-back titles. So, this has the makings of a magnificent Qualifier 1 matchup.
Date: May 23 2023.
Location: Narendra Modi Stadium Ahmedabad.
Time: 7:30pm (IST).
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IPL 2023 Qualifier 1: GT vs CSK Possible Playing XIIs
Gujarat Titans (possible impact substitute in bold italic): 1. Wriddhiman Saha (wk), 2. Shubman Gill, 3. Sai Sudharsan, 4. Hardik Pandya (c), 5. Vijay Shankar, 6. David Miller (OS), 7. Rashid Khan (OS), 8. Rahul Tewatia, 9. Mohammed Shami, 10. Noor Ahmad (OS), 11. Mohit Sharma, 12. Alzarri Joseph (OS)
Chennai Super Kings (possible impact substitute in bold italic): 1. Devon Conway (OS), 2. Ruturaj Gaikwad, 3. Ajinkya Rahane, 4. Shivam Dube, 5. Ambati Rayudu, 6. Moeen Ali (OS), 7. Ravindra Jadeja, 8. MS Dhoni (c & wk), 9. Deepak Chahar, 10. Tushar Deshpande, 11. Maheesh Theekshana (OS), 12. Matheesha Pathirana
Key Players to Watch/Key Stats
Shubman Gill is in incredible form. He comes into this match off the back of two consecutive centuries. He struck a 36-ball 63 against CSK back in the first match of IPL 2023.
Wriddhiman Saha has scored just 14 runs in his past three knocks. Previously before that, he smashed 81 at Ahmedabad. Against CSK, he has scored 278 runs in 13 innings at an average of 30.89 and strike rate of 118.80.
David Miller has an excellent record against CSK. In 13 innings, he has hammered 364 runs at an average of 40.44 and strike rate of 142.19.
Since the start of 2022, Miller has scored 447 runs at an average of 89.4 and strike rate of 150 when chasing in the IPL.
Rashid Khan (24 wickets this season) was player of the match against CSK earlier this season. He took 2/26 and smashed 10* (3).
Mohammed Shami (24 wickets this season) will be vital against the strong CSK opening partnership. He has never dismissed Ruturaj Gaikwad, but the CSK opener has scored just 40 runs in 57 balls. Also, Shami has dismissed Devon Conway twice in eight balls in the IPL.
Chennai Super Kings:
Ruturaj Gaikwad belted 92 (50) against GT earlier in IPL 2023. He strikes at 146.7 against Rashid Khan in the IPL (45 balls, 66 runs, two dismissals).
Devon Conway is coming off a thumping 87 (52) against DC. He is CSK’s leading run-scorer this season with an impressive 585 (avg. 53.18, SR 138.62), which includes six fifties in 13 innings.
Watch out for Shivam Dube in the middle overs. Out of his 385 runs this season, 291 have come between overs 7-16 at a strike rate of 153.2.
Ravindra Jadeja has taken at least one wicket in eight of his last ten matches. Also, he has hit a 20+ score in four of his past five knocks.
Deepak Chahar is crucial for CSK. He has dismissed Shubman Gill twice in 37 balls in the IPL (49 runs). Also, he has dismissed Miller once in 12 balls for 14 runs in the IPL.
Tushar Deshpande is one of six bowlers to have taken 20+ wickets this season. His economy is high (9.52), but his strike rate of 14.65 makes him one to watch.
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Other Stats and Facts
Head-to-head: Matches 3, GT 3, CSK 0.
Rashid Khan averages one wicket per match against CSK (13 inns, 13 wickets).
Ajinkya Rahane has excellent numbers against Shami in the IPL: 50 balls, 86 runs.
Will the playoffs bring the best out of Hardik Pandya? The GT captain strikes at 147.93 in 13 career innings against CSK (179 runs, avg. 25.57).
Shubman Gill vs Ravindra Jadeja in the IPL: 36 balls, 55 runs, no dismissals.
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai Pitch Report and Weather
Slow Chepauk pitch? The average first innings score in the past three matches is 150, down from 181.5 in the previous four matches. Overall, the team batting second has won four of the seven matches. Expect the spinners to play an important role in the middle overs.
A warm and clear evening is forecast. Dew is a possibility.
IPL 2023 Qualifier 1: CSK vs GT Dream11 Prediction Today Match 23 May
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IPL 2023 Qualifier 1: GT vs CSK Match Prediction – Who will win?
This has the makings of a belter. The chasing team start as favourites, but Gujarat at home might edge this one.