IPL 2023 Final : CSK vs GT (Match-74 Prediction): Who will win the Clash of Champions? Chennai Super Kings vs Gujarat Titans

It’s the biggest day of the IPL 2023 festive season with the clash of champions i.e. Chennai Super Kings vs Gujarat Titans (CSK vs GT) on 28th May at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. Talking about the home team, GT registered a splendid win against MI in Qualifier-2 at the same venue. Repeating their last year’s performance in league stage, GT once again finished at the top in IPL points table this season as well.

The Hardik Pandya-led side, after losing the toss, got to bat first wherein they scored a massive 233/3 including Gill’s 129 off 60 balls. The ace GT batter Shubman Gill not only won the game for the team but also the hearts of the cricket fans. On bowling front, Mohit Sharma ruined MI’s batting line up with an extraordinary spell of 5/10, thereby limiting MI to a score of mere 171 runs which led to GT’s win by 62 runs.

Talking about the visitor team for the upcoming match, CSK sealed its spot for the finals by beating the title-holder GT in Qualifier-1 at Chepauk Stadium by 15 runs. We can call it a nostalgic moment for CSK as it’s the 10th time the MS Dhoni-led side has fixed it’s place in the IPL finals out of a total of 16 seasons. After finishing 9th position in the league stage last season, the “Men In Yellow” have made a great bounce-back this season by finishing 2nd in the points table during this season.

In the previous game, CSK got to bat first after losing the toss. The team managed to put a decent score of 172/7 which included a responsible innings from Ruturaj Gaikwad (60 off 44) and Devon Conway (40 off 34). On bowling front, Ravindra Jadeja, Maheesh Theekshana and Deepak Chahar claimed 2 wickets each to wrap up GT’s innings at 157 runs.

Both the teams look in great form and equivalent at all the fronts, be it batting, bowling or playing under pressure. It will surely be thrilling to watch this high voltage final between the two champions. On one side, CSK would want to win this game to become a champion for the 5th time and paying tribute to their legendary captain, MS Dhoni in his farewell IPL season. On the other side, GT would want to claim the championship once again so as to retain their title-holders tag and thereby marking a dawn of a new era in the IPL.

CSK vs GT : Match Details

Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad

Date: Sunday, May 28, 2023

Time: 7:30 PM IST

Watch Live on: Star Sports Network & JioCinema

Image of Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad

CSK vs GT : Pitch Report

The wicket at Narendra Modi Stadium is highly supportive of batters as the ball comes easily to the bat which gives an opportunity to batters to play big shots. But since the dimensions are bigger, batters need to time the shots really well so as to reach the boundaries. The wicket also supports seamers with the new ball. Overall, the game is expected to be a high scoring one.

Update: After yesterday’s rain, the outfield will be much faster which will be helpful for batters to score more runs.

A total of 26 IPL matches have been witnessed at Narendra Modi Stadium, out of which 13 have been won by the team batting first and 13 by the chasers.

The team winning the toss should bat first.

CSK vs GT : Head to Head

Both champions have locked horns 4 times in IPL history, out of which CSK has won 1 times while GT has won 3 times.

Poster of IPL 2023 finale Chennai Super Kings vs Gujarat Titans Match-74 prediction head to head
CSK vs GT : Head to Head

CSK vs GT : Previous Match Results

Previous Matches of both teamsResults

chennai super kings vs gujarat titans ipl 2023
CSK won by 15 runs
gujarat titans vs mumbai indians ipl 2023 GT won by 62 runs

CSK vs GT : Team XI Prediction

Chennai Super Kings (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

Gujarat Titans (GT)

  • Wriddhiman Saha (WK)
  • Shubman Gill
  • Hardik Pandya (C)
  • Vijay Shankar
  • David Miller
  • Rahul Tewatia
  • Rashid Khan
  • Joshua Little
  • Mohit Sharma
  • Noor Ahmad
  • Mohammed Shami

CSK vs GT : Best Performers’ Comparison

Let’s compare the top performers of both the teams in IPL 2023- Batters, Pacers and Spinners

Top Batter Comparison

StatsChennai Super KingsGujarat Titans
BattersDevon ConwayShubman Gill
Orange Cap Rank5th1st
Total Runs625851
Batting Average52.0860.79
Strike Rate137.06156.43
Best score92129
No. of 6s1633
No. of 4s7378

Top Pacers Comparison

StatsChennai Super KingsGujarat Titans
PacersTushar DeshpandeMohammed Shami
Orange Cap Rank6th1st
Total Wickets2128
Bowling Average24.1917.61

Top Spinners Comparison

StatsChennai Super KingsGujarat Titans
SpinnersRavindra JadejaRashid Khan
Orange Cap Rank8th2nd
Total Wickets1927
Bowling Average20.6818.81

CSK vs GT : Best Performers’ Prediction

Best Batter

Shubman Gill

In the previous high pressure match against MI, the 23-year-old smashed a vibrant 129 runs of 60 balls, which was also the highest individual score for IPL 2023. Having scored 851 runs in 16 innings, the ace batter is not only the top scorer for GT but also the leader in the Orange Cap race. Gill’s brilliant batting average of 60.79 and a stupendous strike rate of 156.43 makes him the most reliable batter for GT. He is expected to remain in this explosive form in the upcoming IPL final as well.

Best Bowler

Mohit Sharma

The hidden gem of GT proved his worth in the crucial previous match against MI. The right arm seamer jumped to the 3rd place in Purple Cap Standings by claiming a mind blowing 5/10 against MI in the last match. Sharma has so far claimed 24 wickets this season in 13 matches with an average of 13.54 and an economy rate of 7.89. Since the pitch of the venue is supportive of pacers, Sharma is expected to tear apart the batting attack of the opponents in the upcoming match.

CSK vs GT : Match Winner’s Prediction

Gujarat Titans likely to win the final of IPL 2023

Disclaimer: The above predictions are based on personal understanding and analysis of the author. Kindly make your own decision while making any prediction based on the predictions mentioned above.

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