The first finalist team will meet in IPL 2023 today, there will be a clash between Gujarat and Chennai, who has the upper hand in the two champion teams
In the Indian Premier League 2023, the first qualifier match will be played between Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings on 23 May. The team that wins this match will become the first finalist. Both the teams would like to win the first qualifier.
The Indian Premier League 2023 is inching towards its final stage. The first qualifier match of IPL 2023 will be played on May 23 between four-time champions Chennai Super Kings and defending champions Gujarat Titans. The first match of the playoffs will be played at Chennai’s home ground i.e. MA Chidambaram Stadium i.e. Chepauk. The team that wins this match will directly reach the final. And the losing team will have to play Qualifier 2.
This final-clinching match is very important for both the teams. In such a situation, both the teams will hit the ground with strong strategy and planning. Chennai Super Kings are more likely to benefit in this match as this match is being played at their home ground. In such a situation, the team will get the benefit of home conditions. On the other hand, Gujarat Titans have not played any match at Chepauk Stadium this season. This season is going to be Gujarat’s first match at Chepauk Stadium.
Hardik Pandya may have a double challenge in this match as it is the first match of the team in Chepauk and he will be facing experienced captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who is very difficult to face in the home match. Let us tell you that a total of three matches have been played between Gujarat Giants and Chennai Super Kings so far. In all these matches only Gujarat has won. In such a situation, a tough competition can be seen between both the teams.
Significantly, at present, the brilliant batsman of Gujarat Titans, Shubman Gill is running in excellent form. For the Chennai team to win, Gill will have to move soon. In such a situation, the eyes of all the players of Chennai Super Kings will be on Shubman Gill, who is running in the best form. The Chennai team will prepare a special strategy for Shubman Gill so that the team can have a strong hold on the match.
change in pitch
Let us tell you that Gujarat Titans have not played a single match at Chepauk this season. This can create trouble for Gujarat, while Chennai Super Kings have played a total of seven matches at this ground this season. However, the nature of the pitch at the Chepauk Stadium has changed with each match and hence it is difficult to predict how it will behave in the upcoming match.
Same strategy for both teams
Let us tell you that this match is going to be very exciting because in this two such teams will clash with each other who work on the same strategy. Gujarat’s franchise is also moving almost on the same footsteps as Chennai. Its strong management and administration never interfere in cricket related issues and most of the decisions are taken by Ashish Nehra, Gary Kirsten and Vikram Solanki. In the form of Hardik Pandya, Gujarat Titans have such a captain who is being considered as a skilled strategist like Dhoni. Like Chennai, the Gujarat team is also not interested in making too many changes in the playing XI. So this match will be between teams with similar strategy which makes it interesting.
Teams are as follows:
Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni (Captain & Wicket-keeper), Akash Singh, Moeen Ali, Bhagat Verma, Deepak Chahar, Devon Conway, Tushar Deshpande, Shivam Dubey, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rajvardhan Hangergekar, Ravindra Jadeja, Sisanda Magala, Ajay Mandal, Mathisha Pathirana, Dwayne Pretorius, Ajinkya Rahane, Shaik Rashid, Ambati Rayudu, Mitchell Santner, Subhranshu Senapati, Simarjit Singh, Nishant Sindhu, Prashant Solanki, Mahesh Tikshna.
Gujarat Titans: Hardik Pandya (Captain), Shubman Gill, David Miller, Abhinav Manohar, Sai Sudarshan, Wriddhiman Saha, Matthew Wade, Rashid Khan, Rahul Tewatia, Vijay Shankar, Mohammed Shami, Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal, Pradeep Sangwan, Darshan Nalkande, Jayant Yadav , R. Sai Kishore, Noor Ahmed, Dasun Shanaka, Odion Smith, KS Bharath, Shivam Mavi, Urvil Patel, Joshua Little and Mohit Sharma. The match will start at 7.30 pm.
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