GT vs CSK IPL 2023 Predictions | IPL 2023 Match 1
GT vs CSK is the IPL 2023 opening fixture. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Gujarat Titans (GT) are two teams that cricket fans eagerly look forward to watching in the upcoming IPL season. The first match of IPL 2023 is between these two teams at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad, on March 31 at 7:30 PM.
Both teams had different fortunes last season. GT overcame Rajasthan Royals in the final, lifting the title in their maiden IPL season. On the other hand, CSK could only pick up four wins and finished a disappointing ninth in the points table.
This blog article will examine the two teams and predict the upcoming game.
Chennai Super Kings Overview
Having won the IPL four times, CSK is always a team to watch out for. The 25-member squad is renowned for its potent batting order, captained by the legendary MS Dhoni, and a balanced bowling attack. Dhoni, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ben Stokes, Maheesh Theekshana, Deepak Chahar, Devon Conway, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, and Mukesh Choudhary are some of the key players for CSK.
The all-rounder trio of Moeen, Stokes, and Jadeja are game-changers. Fans may anticipate a fantastic performance from Dhoni in the IPL 2023, which could be his last season. Ruturaj is the top batter in the squad and, if he keeps playing well, can serve as a standard-bearer for the whole group.
Gujarat Titans Overview
GT had a fantastic time throughout the IPL 2022 season. The squad is capable of winning a second successive IPL crown. Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Shami, David Miller, Rashid Khan, Kane Williamson, Shubman Gill, and Alzarri Joseph will likely play a key role this season.
Hardik, Miller, and Gill will be keen to replicate the last season’s impressive run with the bat. Meanwhile, Shami and Rashid Khan will lead the pace and spin bowling units. Newcomers Williamson, Joshua Little, Shivam Mavi, and KS Bharat will be keen to make an impression.
GT vs CSK IPL 2022 Head-to-Head
In IPL 2022, CSK and GT faced each other twice, and both matches were won convincingly by GT.
GT & CSK IPL 2022 Stats
Let’s look at GT & CSK stats from IPL 2022 season:
Top Run-scorer: Hardik Pandya – 487 runs (GT); Ruturaj Gaikwad – 368 runs (CSK)
Most Wickets: Mohammed Shami – 20 wickets (GT); Dwayne Bravo & Mukesh Choudhary – 16 wickets (CSK)
Most Sixes: David Miller – 23 sixes (GT); Shivam Dube – 16 sixes (CSK)
Probable Best Batter & Bowler
Gill and Rashid Khan could emerge as the best batter and bowler, respectively, in the IPL 2023 opening match.
GT & CSK – Who will Win?
Both teams will be keen to make a winning start in the new season. GT is likely to pick up two points as, after the successful season, the franchise retained its core team and made some excellent additions in the auction.
On the other hand, CSK, too, has an excellent squad. The four-time champions’ strength is in their batting unit. Stokes’ addition makes them one of the contenders to win the IPL this season. However, CSK might fall short against GT on Friday.
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