What Is The Cricket Match Today? Expected Changes, Winner Prediction
Shubman Gill after scoring a century against RCB (AP Photo)
IPL 2023 has been one of the most competitive and memorable seasons in the history of the tournament and now after 70 gruelling league games, we are ready for the all-important Qualifier 1. It is Chennai Super Kings (CSK), the four-time IPL champions going head-to-head against Gujarat Titans, the defending champions and the winner of this contest goes straight into the grand-finale of the IPL 2023. So, with a ticket to final at stake, let's hope for a cracking encounter between two best teams of IPL 2023.
What is the venue of the CSK vs GT - Qualifier 1 game?
The venue of the CSK vs GT - Qualifier 1 is none other that the home ground of Chennai Super Kings - The M.A Chidambaram Stadium, fondly known as The Chepauk. Both these teams started off the season At Ahmedabad and GT managed to outclass CSK in that encounter. However, MS Dhoni knows how to control games at Chepauk and CSK always seem to bring their best game to the table in the playoffs.
What are the expected changes for CSK against GT?
MS Dhoni does not believe in changing his personnel a lot and CSK have mostly gone with the same XI throughout the season barring some injuries. So, we can expect Thala to go with the same team for this big encounter in front of the passionate Chepauk crowd.
Expected playing XI of CSK
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana
Impact Player - Matheesha Pathirana (He will slot into XI when CSK bowls)
What are the expected changes for GT against CSK?
GT went with Dasun Shanaka in their last couple of games but might replace him with Joshua Little for this encounter. Also, Yash Dayal can find himself out of the XI and Sai Sudharsan might make his way back into XI.
Expected Playing XI of GT
Wriddhiman Saha(WK), Shubman Gill, Sai Sudharsan, Hardik Pandya (C), DA Miller, R Tewatia, Rashid Khan, M Shami, Mohit Sharma, Joshua Little, Noor Ahmad.
Impact Player - Vijay Shankar ( He will slot into XI when GT bats)
Both CSK and GT are pretty strong and well-rounded unit. However, CSK will be playing at Chepauk and they are the favourites to win this game.