After 70 great league games, two teams, Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans, stand at the top. As per the tournaments’ format, these two giant sides are up to making Qualifier 1, whereas the winner will go to play the finals while the loser will get to play another qualifier. CSK is a well-balanced side in this tournament, as they have covered all the requirements. Meanwhile, GT is undoubtedly the strongest team in this tournament. So, this contest on this big stage has created a huge buzz among the cricketing folklore.
Ground : M.A Chidambaram Stadium
Time : 7.30 PM
Date : 23rd May 2023
It will be a slow wicket, which won’t be easy for batters. Spinners will have a good time to bowl.
Playing XI Probables
GT Predicted Playing XI
Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Hardik Pandya (c), Dasun Shanaka, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Mohit Sharma, Noor Ahmad, Mohammed Shami, Yash Dayal
CSK Predicted Playing XI
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Ajinkya Rahane, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni, Deepak Chahar, , Matheesha Pathirana, Mahesh Theekshana, Thushar Deshpande
Captain – Gaikwad
Since it is a Chennai wicket, the chances of Gaikwad making it big are huge. The innings he played in the last game sealed the game for Chennai. Hope it continues the same.
Vice-captain – Gill
Gill, currently the biggest name of this generation, shows glimpses of what he could be in the future. The ease he felt while making the last two centuries made his stature even bigger.
WicketKeeper – D Conway
Conway is known for his converting ability. The ability to play both spin and fast bowling makes him extremely special.
Batters – R Gaikwad, S Gill,Rahane, Dube
Rahane and Dube, the middle-order batters of CSK, have the most prolific thing Chennai could ask for. Especially in Chennai, they possess even more advantages.
All-rounders – Jadeja, Hardik, Shankar
Chennai Wicket and Jadeja have always been a great combo. He never fails to make his presence known here.
Two batters GT is proud to have are Hardik and Shankar. Shankar is having his dream season, while Hardik as a captain, is tremendous and, as a batter, has made some special knocks for the side.
Bowlers – Rashid Khan, Pathirana, M Shami
With the conditions favouring spin bowling, Rashid Khan will be more useful.
Pathirana and Shami are the pacers who bowl well under any conditions. Their success this season played a huge role in bringing up their teams to the top.