Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings, Indian Premier League 2023 LIVE Cricket Scorecard: Defending champions GT are facing four-time winners CSK in the opening match of the T20 league on Friday (March 31).
Defending champions of the Indian Premier League (IPL) Gujarat Titans are facing off against four-time winners Chennai Super Kings in Match No. 1 of the 16th season at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Friday (March 31). Hardik Pandya’s GT won the IPL title in their debut season and have an ‘all-win’ record against MS Dhoni’s side so far in the league.
CSK, who won the IPL title for the fourth time in 2021, finished in second of last position in IPL 2022 with just four wins in 14 matches. They have some exciting new additions to their side for IPL 2023, none bigger than England captain Ben Stokes.
The Titans are missing the services of David Miller for the first match, as he is busy with South African national duty. But they have exciting new additions this season as well with former Sunrisers Hyderabad captain Kane Williamson joining the team with Odean Smith and Josh Little.
Check LIVE Scores and Updates from Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings IPL 2023 Match No. 1 HERE.
GT vs CSK IPL 2023: Who will be the Impact Players?
IPL champions Gujarat Titans can use either Abhinav Manohar or Sai Sudarshan from the Indian players in their squad as the Impact Player. MS Dhoni’s CSK, on the other hand, could utilise Rajvardhan Hangargekar as the their pick for Impact Player in the opening IPL 2023 match.
Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni’s CSK launch new anthem
MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings have launched their new ‘Whistle Podu’ anthem ahead of their IPL 2023 opener against Gujarat Titans. What CSK’s new anthem here…
GT vs CSK IPL 2023: Ajinkya Rahane reveals how Ben Stokes will be utilised
Chennai Super Kings batter Ajinkya Rahane revealed on the eve of the IPL 2023 match how all-rounder Ben Stokes will be utilised by MS Dhoni’s CSK. Stokes was bought for Rs 16.25 crore at the IPL 2023 auction.
Read about Ajinkya Rahane’s thoughts on Ben Stokes HERE.
Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings IPL 2023: Mohammed Shami eyes 100th IPL wicket
Gujarat Titans pacer Mohammed Shami is 1 wicket short of 100 wickets in IPL matches. Shami has 99 wickets in 93 matches at an average of 29.19. Can Shami achieve this feat in the IPL 2023 opener against Chennai Super Kings tonight?
GT vs CSK IPL 2023: Why David Miller is unavailable for opening match
Gujarat Titans will be missing one of their top batter – David Miller – for the IPL 2023 opener against Chennai Super Kings today.
Why David Miller is available for GT vs CSK IPL 2023 opener, read HERE.
GT vs CSK IPL 2023: MS Dhoni close to BIG landmark
Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni needs to score 22 more runs to become sixth batter ever to score 5,000 runs in IPL. Suresh Raina is the only former CSK batter with more than 5k runs in IPL – 5,528 runs overall.
GT vs CSK IPL 2023: Hear from all IPL 2023 captain
All the captains of IPL 2023 teams, apart from Rohit Sharma and Aiden Markram, are in Ahmedabad before the IPL 2023 opening match. Hear from the IPL 2023 captain HERE..
GT vs CSK IPL 2023: Deepak Chahar remains top wickettaker in Powerplay overs
Chennai Super Kings pacer Deepak Chahar is coming back to the IPL having missed the 2022 season. However, Chahar still remains the highest wickettaker in Powerplay overs in the last 5 seasons. Chahar has 42 wickets in 58 innings in IPL powerplay overs.
Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings IPL 2023: Check Dream11 Predictions
MS Dhoni or Hardik Pandya? Shubman Gill or Ruturaj Gaikwad? Who should be your top fantasy picks for IPL 2023 opening match?
Check GT vs CSK IPL 2023 Dream11 Fantasy Picks HERE.
GT vs CSK IPL 2023: Check Ahmedabad Weather Report
Will rain play spoilsport in IPL 2023 opening match between Gujarat Giants and Chennai Super Kings on Friday (March 31) evening?
Check GT vs CSK IPL 2023 weather report HERE.
Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings: ‘Thala’ Dhoni rides at 7!
Chennai Super Kings end specualtion over MS Dhoni’s fitness ahead of IPL 2023 opener against Gujarat Titans today. Check CSK tweet on Dhoni here..
GT vs CSK IPL 2023: Check Predicted Playing 11
With MS Dhoni ‘fit’ to play, there might not be any place for Ajinkya Rahane in opener. Kane Williamson is set to come into Gujarat Titans side in the absence of David Miller.
India Premier League 2023: CSK CEO says THIS on Dhoni availability
CSK Kasi Viswanath quashed talks about Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni missing the IPL 2023 opener against Gujarat Titans today. When CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan was asked, he told PTI, “As far as I am concerned, the skipper is 100 percent playing. I don’t know about any other development.”
LIVE IPL 2023 GT vs CSK: MS Dhoni’s love for CSK fans is something different
LIVE IPL 2023 GT vs CSK: Chennai Super Kings Playing 11
MS Dhoni (WK)(C), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway (WK), Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwaine Pretorius, Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Simarjeet- Singh.
LIVE IPL 2023 GT vs CSK: Gujarat Titans Playing 11
Hardik Pandya (C), Shubman Gill, Kane Williamson, Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Matthew Wade (WK), Rashid-Khan, Rahul Tewatia, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Yash Dayal, Mohammed Shami, Alzarri Joseph.
LIVE IPL 2023 GT vs CSK: MS Dhoni Ruled Out
In the upcoming Indian Premier League opener against the Gujarat Titans, it is probable that the Chennai Super Kings will not have Mahendra Singh Dhoni on the field. The Chennai captain has been grappling with a minor injury in his left knee, and although he has not exacerbated the issue, he is still feeling some discomfort. With limited wicketkeeping alternatives, Dhoni is understandably cautious about pushing himself too hard.
LIVE IPL 2023 GT vs CSK: CSK Makes Big Announcement
On Thursday, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) announced that Akash Singh would replace the injured Mukesh Choudhary in their squad. Mukesh, who debuted in the previous IPL season and took 16 wickets, is currently recovering from a stress fracture and will miss the 16th edition of the TATA Indian Premier League (IPL). Akash Singh, a left-arm pacer who previously played for Rajasthan Royals and was part of India’s Under-19 World Cup team in 2020, has played 9 T20s, 9 List A matches, and 5 First-Class games, taking 31 wickets in total. CSK has signed him for INR 20 Lakh to strengthen their bowling lineup.
LIVE IPL 2023 GT vs CSK: Live Streaming
The Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad will host an intriguing showdown between the master and the protégé as Pandya-led GT takes on four-time champion CSK, captained by MS Dhoni. This highly anticipated opening match of the cash-rich IPL tournament is scheduled for Friday, March 31, with a start time of 7.30 pm (IST). The toss is set to take place at 7 pm (IST) on the same day. For those looking to watch the first match of IPL 2023 on television, the Star Sports network will provide live coverage. Additionally, the live stream of the match will be available on Jio Cinema.
LIVE IPL 2023 GT vs CSK: GT Full Squad
Hardik Pandya (Captain), Shubman Gill, David Miller, Abhinav Manohar, Sai Sudharsan, Wriddhiman Saha, Matthew Wade, Rashid Khan, Rahul Tewatia, Vijay Shankar, Mohammed Shami, Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal, Pradeep Sangwan, Darshan Nalkande, Jayant Yadav, R Sai Kishore, Noor Ahmad, Kane Williamson, Odean Smith, KS Bharat, Shivam Mavi, Urvil Patel, Joshua Little, Mohit Sharma.
LIVE IPL 2023 GT vs CSK: CSK Full Squad
MS Dhoni (Captain), Ravindra Jadeja, Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Subhranshu Senapati, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Dwaine Pretorius, Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Mukesh Choudhary, Matheesha Pathirana, Simarjeet Singh, Prashant Solanki, Maheesh Theekshana, Ajinkya Rahane, Ben Stokes, Shaik Rasheed, Nishant Sindhu, Kyle Jamieson, Ajay Mandal, Bhagath Varma, Sisanda Magala.
LIVE IPL 2023 GT vs CSK: Head to head
Although CSK is the second most successful franchise in the history of IPL, Gujarat Titans is a newly formed team that made its debut last year. In the previous season, GT played against CSK twice and emerged victorious in both encounters. In the first match, GT won by three wickets, and in the second match, they won by seven wickets. During the previous IPL season, Gujarat Titans played a total of 14 matches and won 10 of them. On the other hand, CSK also played 14 matches but managed to secure victories in only four of them.
LIVE IPL 2023 GT vs CSK: Last season
Chennai Super Kings will be led by MS Dhoni, while the Titans will be captained by Hardik Pandya. As the defending champions of IPL, GT clinched the title in their inaugural season, and they emerged victorious in both of their matches against Chennai in the previous season. This has created a considerable buzz ahead of the highly anticipated encounter. Additionally, there are speculations that this may be MS Dhoni’s final IPL season.
LIVE IPL 2023 GT vs CSK: Home and away format
IPL 2023 will reintroduce the traditional home and away format, allowing teams to relish a considerable amount of fan support during their respective home games. Each team is scheduled to play 14 games, including two matches against five different teams and a solitary fixture against the remaining four teams. Following the league stage, the top four teams in the points table will progress to the playoffs. The final showdown of IPL 2023 is scheduled for May 28.
LIVE IPL 2023 GT vs CSK: Weather Report
The weather forecast for the evening of the match predicts a temperature of approximately 26 degrees Celsius and no possibility of rainfall. The atmospheric conditions are expected to remain clear and conducive for an excellent game of cricket. However, dew formation, which is a common occurrence during IPL matches, will likely play a significant role. It will be intriguing to witness the captain’s decision following the toss.
LIVE IPL 2023 GT vs CSK: Pitch Report
The upcoming IPL 2023 match between GT and CSK is scheduled to commence at 7.30 pm at the Narendra Modi Stadium, which has undergone reconstruction and can now accommodate more than 100000 viewers. With such a vast capacity, the Titans can anticipate receiving significant encouragement from their local supporters. The stadium has previously hosted ten T20Is, and the typical score for the team batting first has been around 160. However, given the high-scoring nature of IPL matches played in Ahmedabad, it is expected that scores of approximately 180 will be achieved.
LIVE IPL 2023 GT vs CSK: Match Details
GT vs CSK, 1st Match, Indian Premier League 2023
Date: Friday, March 31, 2023
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
GT vs CSK IPL 2023: Narendra Modi Stadium getting prepped up
Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad is getting ready for the opening match of the IPL 2023 between defending champions Gujarat Titans and MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings. Check out the preparations in Ahmedabad here..