Fantasy Tips

GT vs CSK – Dream11 Team Predictions (Match 1 of IPL 2023)

The stage is set for the grand opening game of IPL 2023 between Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans. The expectations of the match between the defending champions led by Hardik and the most favourite CSK captain Dhoni are sky-high now. With more than 1 lakh spectators in this venue, this game will be bliss. 

Match Details

Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad

Date: 31st March 2023

Time: 7.30 PM IST

Pitch Report

The Narendra Modi ground has been more than a decent venue for the batter, especially in T20s. One can expect the pitch to be a good batting surface that will aid spin bowlers enough.

Probable Playing XI

GT Possible Playing 11

S Gill, W Saha, K Williamson, V Shankar, M Wade, H Pandya, R Tewatia, R Khan, S Mavi, J Little, M Shami

CSK Possible Playing 11

R Gaikwad, D Conway, M Ali, A Rayudu, B Stokes, S Dube, R Jadeja, MS Dhoni, D Chahar, R Hangargekar, M Santner

Fantasy Picks

Captain – M Ali

Since the left-handed batter used to walk on top of the batting order, he may get the right chance to propel. Also, with the ball being a spinner, Moeen Ali is a serious contestant for the captain in this game.

Vice-Captain – Hardik Pandya

With his good touch in bowling, Hardik Pandya can make a huge impact in the opening game.

Don’t forget that he used to walk in at No. 4 for his Gujarat team, and he is the man who has been consistently playing at the Indian venues for the last two months.

Wicket Keepers – D Conway, M Wade

Devon Conway is known for the kind of start he could make. He has been brilliant so far in starting a tournament. Hopefully, he will do that one again.

The explosive Matthew Wade can score runs quickly once he is set.

Batters – R Gaikwad, S Gill, K Williamson

Ruturaj Gaikwad’s tremendous domestic runs will lift his confidence against Gujarat Titans in the opening game.

Shubman Gill and Kane Williamson’s current form makes it difficult to leave them away.

All-rounders – M Ali, B Stokes, H Pandya

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Ben Stokes may open the bowling for CSK along with Deepak Chahar. And with the bat, we all know he is a stellar performer. 

Bowlers –  R Khan, D Chahar M Shami

With the conditions favouring spin bowling, Rashid Khan will be more useful.

Deepak Chahar is an obvious choice for the kind of bowler he is.

Mohammed Shami’s seam presentation can be handier for GT in picking early wickets and at the death overs.

Dream11 Team – GT vs CSK

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