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IPL Match Today: CSK vs GT – Match 1
Match Date: Friday March 31
CSK vs GT Match Timing: 10am EST | 2pm GMT | 7:30pm Local IST
Match Venue Today: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
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CSK vs GT Match Preview
The 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to begin on Friday with an electrifying match between defending champions Gujarat Titans (GT) and four-time champions Chennai Super Kings at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. This face-off showcases two generations of Indian cricket, with CSK skipper MS Dhoni and GT skipper Hardik Pandya leading their respective teams.
Following their debut season championship, the Pandya-led Gujarat Titans are under pressure to prove their success was not a one-off. The team’s opener, Shubman Gill, is in top form and expected to provide a strong start. The middle order features hard-hitters like Matthew Wade, Rahul Tewatia, and Srikar Bharat, with Kane Williamson acting as the anchor. GT’s depth in all-rounders, including Rashid Khan, Odean Smith, Tewatia, Abhinav Manohar, Pandya, and Vijay Shankar, offers versatility with both bat and ball.
GT’s bowling unit is equally solid, featuring Alzarri Joseph, Mohammed Shami, and Joshua Little. Spinner Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore and last season’s standout Yash Dayal are also ones to watch.
CSK boasts a formidable opening duo in Devon Conway and Ruturaj Gaikwad, with veterans Ambati Rayadu and Ajinkya Rahane offering stability or aggression as needed. Elite all-rounders Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, and Ravindra Jadeja make CSK a formidable team, supported by bowling all-rounders Dwaine Pretorius, Deepak Chahar, and Mitchell Santner. Although the team faces the absence of a left-arm seamer due to Mukesh Choudhary’s injury, they have called upon Akash Singh as a replacement.
Before the cricket action commences, an opening ceremony will entertain the crowd, celebrating one of cricket’s biggest events.
CSK vs GT Head-to-Head Record
|Gujarat Titans||2 wins|
|Chennai Super Kings||0 win|
CSK vs GT Match 1 Weather Report
|Wind Speed||13 km/hr|
CSK vs GT Match 1 Pitch Report
The Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad is known to be a haven for batters, offering a flat pitch with consistent bounce. The average first-innings score on this wicket is 173 runs while the team batting second at Narendra Modi Stadium has great records here. They have maintained a winning percentage of 80 on this ground. While pacers might find some early swing, batters can look forward to fruitful innings. The stadium’s characteristics, such as shorter boundaries and a fast outfield, further contribute to its reputation as a batting paradise.
CSK vs GT Injury Update for IPL 2023 Match 1
The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have faced multiple setbacks as they prepare for IPL 2023. Pacer Mukesh Choudhary has been ruled out due to a stress fracture and now Akash Singh will replace him for the tournament. This development further impacts CSK’s title chances, as their seam attack has already lost Kyle Jamieson to a back injury, and Deepak Chahar is still recovering. Additionally, in-form opening batter Ruturaj Gaikwad is injured, and all-rounder Shivam Dube is recuperating from an injury sustained during Vijay Hazare Trophy practice sessions.
GT vs CSK Probable Playing XI
Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni (c), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwaine Pretorius, Deepak Chahar, Simarjeet- Singh, Tushar Deshpande
Gujarat Titans: Hardik Pandya (c), Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha, Matthew Wade, Kane Williamson, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid-Khan, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal, Mohammed Shami
2023 Chennai Super Kings IPL Schedule Squad
MS Dhoni (Captain) (Keeper), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ajinkya Rahane, Shaik Rasheed, Ambati Rayudu, Subhranshu Senapati, Moeen Ali, Nishant Sindhu, Ben Stokes, Bhagath Varma, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwaine Pretorius, Mitchell Santner, Devon Conway, Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Kyle Jamieson, Ajay Jadav Mandal, Mukesh Choudhary, Matheesha Pathirana, Simarjeet Singh, Prashant Solanki and Maheesh Theekshana
2023 Gujarat Titans IPL Schedule Squad
Hardik Pandya (Captain), Abhinav Manohar, David Miller, Sai Sudharsan, Shubman Gill, Kane Williamson, Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Shivam Mavi, Srikar Bharat, Urvil Patel, Wriddhiman Saha, Matthew Wade, Alzarri Joseph, Joshua Little, Darshan Nalkande, Mohammed Shami, Noor Ahmad, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Pradeep Sangwan, Mohit Sharma, Odean Smith, Jayant Yadav and Yash Dayal
How to Watch CSK vs GT Match Live Streaming and TV Broadcast
In India, Star Network will handle TV broadcasting, while JioCinema takes charge of digital streaming. For international audiences, various entities have secured distribution rights to ensure the tournament’s accessibility across the globe.
|United Kingdom||Sky Sports Cricket, Sky Sports Main Event|
|United States||Willow TV|
|New Zealand||Sky Sport|
|Middle East||Times Intenet|
|Caribbean||Flow Sports (Flow Sports 2)|
|Afghanistan||Ariana Television Network|
|Nepal||Star Sports, Yupp TV|
|Sri Lanka||Star Sports, Yupp TV|
|Maldives||Star Sports, Yupp TV|