On Sunday, May 28, Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings will play in the IPL 2023 Final championship game. For the record-tying fifth time, MS Dhoni’s CSK, who are playing in their 10th IPL, are attempting to win the championship. On the other hand, GT will be aiming to win the championship for the second time in a row in their two years of existence, which would be a record.
Both teams have just experienced incredible victories, They defeated Rivals in their home ground: Gujarat defeated Mumbai by 62 runs at their home stadium in Ahmedabad, and CSK easily defeated GT in Qualifier 1 in Chennai.
CSK vs GT in Ahmedabad
The three games that CSK has played in Ahmedabad so far have all ended in losses. They have played at least three games at this location, the only one in the IPL where they haven’t yet recorded a victory. Titans have meanwhile won six of their last nine games.
Dhoni will play in his 11th IPL Final championship game on Sunday; no player has participated in more. Before 2023, Hardik took part in five games, and he never lost. Hardik has consistently claimed that Dhoni has taught him valuable lessons about life and cricket. His knowledge gained over the years will be put to the test on Sunday evening.
It is anticipated that neither team will change. Depending on whether the Titans are batting first or bowling first, one of Josh Little or Shubman Gill will be the Impact Player. Matheesha Pathirana and Shivam Dube are probably in roles that are similar for CSK.
GUJARAT TITANS IPL 2023 FINAL TEAM (expected)
1. Shubman Gill, 2. Wriddhiman Saha (wk), 3. Sai Sudharsan, 4. Hardik Pandya (capt), 5. Vijay Shankar, 6. David Miller, 7. Rashid Khan, 8. Rahul Tewatia, 9. Noor Ahmed, 10. Mohit Sharma, 11. Mohammed Shami, 12. Josh Little
CHENNAI SUPER KINGS IPL 2023 FINAL TEAM (expected)
1. Ruturaj Gaikwad, 2. Devon Conway, 3. Shivam Dube, 4. Ajinkya Rahane, 5. Moeen Ali, 6. Ambati Rayudu, 7. Ravindra Jadeja, 8. MS Dhoni (capt, wk), 9. Deepak Chahar, 10. Tushar Deshpande, 11. Maheesh Theekshana, 12. Matheesha Pathirana
Narendra Modi Stadium Pitch & conditions: Should win the Toss and choose to bat?
With an average first-innings score of 193 across eight games, Ahmedabad has been a high-scoring venue this season. The team batting first has won five of those matches.
Teams that bat first have had a better overall IPL record, winning 40 games and losing 32 thus far. Both the Titans and CSK might prefer having runs on the board since it’s the championship game and dew isn’t anticipated to play a significant role.
IPL 2023 Final, CSK vs GT weather forecast
Ahmedabad is likely to experience showers. On Sunday, May 28, there is a 40% chance of rain in the evening, and the city should expect sporadic light rain for 2 hours. 50 kph wind gusts are also anticipated in the evening when rain takes over after sunset.
CSK vs GT Stats
The top three wicket-takers in the IPL so far are Shami (28), Rashid (27) and Mohit (24). In fact, Shami needs five more wickets to surpass Dwayne Bravo and Harshal Patel’s record for most wickets in a single season.
Devon Conway and Ruturaj Gaikwad are opponents that Mohammed Shami has a good chance of beating. Conway managed just five runs over 12 balls and was struck out three times in three innings by him. Although Gaikwad has never been defeated by Shami, he has only scored 69 points against him (46 off 66 balls). Shami has also had a successful season in Ahmedabad, taking 17 wickets in eight games for an economy of 6.77.
The T20 stats for Rashid Khan against Ruturaj Gaikwad and Ambati Rayudu are not particularly impressive. Despite losing to him twice in six matches, Gaikwad has scored 147 points (84 off 57) against him. Even though Rayudu has a significantly lower strike rate (124.65), Rashid has only been able to get him out once in 73 deliveries.