IPL 2023: CSK vs GT Pre-Match Predictions

The Chennai Super Kings and the Gujarat Titans are the two most powerful sides of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The CSK have won the trophy 4 times, while the Gujarat Titans are the defending champions. They will be facing each other in the very first match of the 16th edition of the TATA IPL on 31st March 2023 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Here we are going to give useful predictions about the upcoming match and to understand the role of players in the team.

CSK Players List & Role

The Chennai Super Kings team 2023
MS Dhoni (C)Batsman/Wicket-Keeper
Devon ConwayBatsman
Ruturaj GaikwadBatsman
Ambati RayuduBatsman
Subhranshu SenapatiBatsman
Moeen AliAll-Rounder
Shivam DubeAll-Rounder
Rajvardhan HangargekarBowler
Dwaine PretoriusAll-Rounder
Mitchell SantnerBowler
Ravindra JadejaAll-Rounder
Tushar DeshpandeBowler
Mukesh ChowdharyBowler
Matheesha PathiranaBowler
Simarjeet SinghBowler
Deepak ChaharBowler
Prashant SolankiBowler
Maheesh TheekshanaBowler
Ajinkya RahaneBatsman
Ben StokesAll-Rounder
Shaik RasheedBatsman
Nishant SindhuAll-Rounder
Kyle JamiesonBowler
Ajay MandalAll-Rounder
Bhagath VarmaAll-Rounder

GT Players List & Role

The Gujarat Titans 2023 team
Hardik Pandya (C)All-Rounder
Shubman GillBatsman
David MillerBatsman
Abhinav ManoharBatsman
Sai SudharsanBatsman
Wriddhiman SahaBatsman/Wicket-Keeper
Matthew WadeBatsman
Rashid KhanBowler
Rahul TewatiaAll-Rounder
Vijay ShankarAll-Rounder
Mohammed ShamiBowler
Alzarri JosephBowler
Yash DayalBowler
Pradeep SangwanBowler
Darshan NalkandeAll-Rounder
Jayant YadavAll-Rounder
R Sai KishoreBowler
Noor AhmadBowler
Kane WilliamsonBatsman
Odean SmithAll-Rounder
KS BharatWicket-keeper
Shivam MaviAll-Rounder
Urvil PatelWicket-keeper
Joshua LittleBowler
Mohit SharmaBowler

First Face-Off

CSK played against the GT for the very first time in the 29th match of IPL-15 on 17th April 2022 at  Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune. CSK made a challenging total of 169/5, but the Gujarat Lions were able to chase the given target with one ball remaining, GT scored 170/7 in 19.5 overs and beat the Chennai Super Kings by 3 wickets. In this match, David Miller was the player of the match as he played a brutal inning of 94 Runs not out in just 51 deliveries.

Previous IPL Results

Csk and GT faced each other only two times in the IPL till now, as Gujarat Lions became one of the teams of the Indian Premier League in the year 2022. If we compare both the teams according to last year’s stats then Gujarat Lions won both matches against the Chennai Super Kings.

Previous Results

Date of the MatchWinner of the MatchWon by
17 Apr 2022  GT3 wickets
15 May 2022  GT7 wickets

Pre Match Analysis

On the basis of last year’s statistics, here we are going to perform a pre match analysis.

Since it’s going to be the last IPL season for the captain of the Chennai Super Kings, also known as Captain cool, MS Dhoni. Fans from all over the world are very excited to watch him live for the last time. Both teams have a lot of match winners, from experienced players to newcomers, and the squad of both teams contains a notable diversity.

The Titans are gearing up to defend the title of Champions in the TATA IPL

Probable Best Batter of the Match

Performances of David Miller and MS dhoni would be the favourite ones to watch. Miller is known for his hard-hitting and ability to clear the ropes, On the other hand, MS Dhoni, the veteran of IPL, has led CSK to several titles in the past and continues to be a crucial player for the team.

Probable Best Bowler of the Match

In the bowling department, Mohammed Shami can be said to be the favourite bowler with the new ball in the very first match. His ability to swing the ball both ways and generate decent pace has troubled many batsmen in the past.

Match Details

The IPL 2023 is all set to begin with an exciting match between CSK and GT on March 31, 2023, Friday. Fans are eagerly waiting for this clash. The match is scheduled to start at 7:30 PM (IST) and will be held at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.

Pitch Report

The match will be played in the Narendra Modi stadium, and it’s a reconstructed stadium so the pitch conditions might surprise us too. However, as per recent reports, it is expected that the surface will heavily assist spin again. It will be interesting to see how the teams use their spin bowlers to their advantage and beat the other team.

Today’s match prediction: Final Thoughts

Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli come good

The Narendra Modi Stadium is all set to provide the required platform for the massive start of the Indian Premier League 2023. The match between CSK and GT will be the start of the tournament. As we all know, CSK has better players than GT, so CSK has a greater chance of winning the very first match of the 2023 IPL.