IPL 2023 Qualifier-1 Match -71 Prediction (GT vs CSK): Who will win between the Clash of Champions? Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings

Today’s first qualifier match of IPL 2023 season is Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings (GT vs CSK). Taking about the host CSK, the team has performed tremendously throughout this league. Out of the 14 matches played this season , MS Dhoni led side won 8 matches, thereby finishing 2nd in IPL standings. It has been a great bounce back by CSK after it’s pathetic finish at 9th place in last season. With batters like Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway, the team’s batting line up looks strong. Since it’s a spinners’ track, so bowlers like Ravindra Jadeja is going to put the opponents on back foot. Moreover, it’s the home ground of CSK which will give them an additional boost. The four-time title winner would surely be looking to outperform GT to qualify for final.

Coming to the last year’s title holders GT, the team has notched up this season as well. Out of 14 games it played this season, GT registered splendid wins in 10 matches, thus finishing 1st in the IPL points table. At the moment, GT looks in perfect flow as its top batter Shubman Gill is having a blast with his bat by scoring two back to back centuries whereas on bowling front Mohammed Shami and Rashid Khan are leading the points table. The Hardhik Pandya led side would definitely be eyeing to rout the home team.

GT vs CSK : Match Details

Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Date : Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Time : 7:30 PM IST

Watch Live on : Star Sports Network & JioCinema

Image of MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
MA Chidambaram Stadium (Chepauk Stadium), Chennai

GT vs CSK : Pitch Report

The pitch at Chepauk is traditionally spinner-friendly as it is dry and dusty nature Moreover, as the match progresses, the pitch wears off which further assists spinners in having a better turn and bounce which makes it difficult for batters to score runs.

Any total around 180 should be good one to defend.

The team winning the toss should field first.

GT vs CSK : Head to Head

Both teams have faced each other thrice times in IPL history, out of which GT has dominated all the three games.

Poster of IPL 2023 Qualifier-1 match -71 head to head comparison between Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings
GT vs CSK: Head to Head

GT vs CSK : Team XI Prediction

Gujarat Titans (GT)

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

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

GT vs CSK : Best Performers’ Prediction

Best Batsman

Shubman Gill

The top notch GT opener looks in terrific form at the moment. Having scored 680 runs in 14 matches with an average of 56.67 and strike rate of 152.47, the 23-year-old is the leading run scorer for GT. With two consecutive hundreds, the exceptional batter has moved up to second place in the Orange Cap race. Gill’s aggressive batting approach has put rivals on the back foot. He is expected to continue wreaking havoc on the opposing bowlers in the upcoming match as well.

Best Bowler

Rashid Khan

The ace Afghan spinner is currently ranked 2nd in Purple Cap standings with 24 wickets in 14 matches with an economy rate of 7.82. His unpredictable variations in deliveries has made him menacing for the opponent batting line up. Since today’s pitch is supportive of slow bowlers, Khan is expected to continue his magical show.

GT vs CSK : Today’s Match Winner Prediction

Gujarat Titans likely to win the match

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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