GT vs CSK Match Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s IPL Match Between Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings, IPL 2023, Match 1

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IPL 2023, 1st Match GT vs CSK Match Prediction- Who Will Win Today's IPL Match Between and Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings?
  • Sanjay Sanapoori | March 30, 2023 | 6:07 pm

GT vs CSK: India’s biggest Cricket carnival is back. Locking horns first is the Master and his apprentice as MS Dhoni takes on Hardik Pandya in Ahmedabad. In what could be his last season, MS Dhoni alone could attract a huge crowd in a stadium which can hold up to 1.5 lakh people. Coming to performances though, CSK and GT were on opposite ends last season. CSK finished second last while GT were champions in their first season, leaving CSK with a lot of catching up to do this season.

GT vs CSK Match Details

Date: March 31st 2023

Time:  7:30 PM IST

Venue: Ahmedabad

GT vs CSK Weather Report

Dry weather and a lot of heat are expected while dew could also play a role as the game progresses.

GT vs CSK Pitch Report

The Ahmedabad track looks a flatter, and runs could come easy especially in the second half of the innings.

GT vs CSK Head-to-Head

StatsMatchesCSK WonGT WonNR
At Ahmedabad0000
In the last Five Matches2020
In 20220020

GT vs CSK Predicted Playing XI

CSK Playing XI

Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Ben Stokes, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni, Shivam Dube/Rajvardhan Hangargekar ,Deepak Chahar, Mitchell Santner/ Dwaine Pretorious, Simarjeet Singh.

GT Playing XI

Wriddhiman Saha, Shubman Gill, Kane Williamson, Hardik Pandya, Sai Sudharshan, Matthew Wade, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Yash Dayal, Mohammad Shami, Alzarri Joseph

GT vs CSK Key Players

Ruturaj Gaikwad

Gaikwad has a terrible habit of starting tournaments slowly. His returns in the first four to five games are normally poor, and with the ball swinging he tends to struggle all the more. Given CSK’s struggles last season, Gaikwad will have to step up early given the value he provides to the batting line-up, and his success against spin bowlers.

Shubman Gill

Shubman Gill is going through a really strong purple patch. Runs are coming well, he is getting off to solid starts and and Gujarat will rely on him to get them off to a strong start this season.

CSK’s Top Five Batters Last Season

PlayersMatchesRuns Average
Ruturaj Gaikwad1436826.28
Shivam Dube1128928.90
Ambati Rayudu1327424.90
Devon Conway725242.00
Moeen Ali1024424.40

GT’s Top Five Batters Last Season

Hardik Pandya1548744.27
Shubman Gill1648368
David Miller1648134.5
WP Saha1131731
Rahul Tewatia11621731

CSK’s Top Five Bowlers Last Season

Mukesh Choudary131626.5
DJ Bravo101618.6
Maheesh Theekshana91221.75
Moeen Ali10819.75
Dwaine Pretorious6635

GT’s Top Five Bowlers Last Season

Mohammad Shami162024.4
Rashid Khan161922.15
Lockie Ferguson131335.58
Yash Dayal91226.9
Hardik Pandya15827.75

Rivalries to Watch out For

Ruturaj Gaikwad vs Mohammad Shami: Gujarat’s most skilled bowler has the edge over Ruturaj Gaikwad, CSK’s pillar with the bat. In nine encounters, Gaikwad was dismissed eight times, scoring at a rate of 16 odd per wicket. With Gaikwad a slow starter against swing, Mohammad Shami will be key up front.

GT vs CSK Match Tips

The defending champs have a solid unit and a really good bowling line-up. The Chennai Super Kings though are off to a fresh start and with MS Dhoni back at the helm from the start this time, CSK could create some surprises early.

Match Prediction: Chennai Super Kings Win the Match