The 16th edition of the Indian Premier League kicks off with a mouthwatering encounter between the defending champions Gujarat Titans and the four-time champions Chennai Super Kings at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on 31st March. Hardik Pandya is set to lead GT into their second IPL campaign and the first hurdle in front of him is none other than the veteran captain MS Dhoni of CSK.

The last season of the IPL saw Gujarat Titans beat Chennai Super Kings in two close matchups that went to the last over. David Miller, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, and Wriddhiman Saha were some of the top performers in those fixtures. They are still part of their respective teams and would like to make a similar impression in the upcoming IPL opener.

On the eve of this big game, it’s been widely reported that MS Dhoni’s participation is in some doubt as of now. With the potential of missing out on their captain’s services, CSK will have their hands full against a rampant GT side tomorrow.

Looking at the weather forecast, we are set to have a hazy day in Ahmedabad with maximum temperatures reaching 34 degrees celsius and minimum temperature staying at 23 degrees celsius with minimum chances of rain.

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