IPL 2023 will kick start in style as the inaugural game will be played between defending (2022) champions Gujarat Titans and IPL 2021 champions Chennai Super Kings in Ahmedabad at 7:30 PM on March 31. Fans will be excited to see MS Dhoni on big stage after a very long time.
Talking about the two teams when they face each other in IPL 2022, Gujarat Titans defeated Chennai Super Kings in both meetings. Thus, it will be interesting to see how Chennai led by Dhoni would play against the champion Gujarat side.
Numbers and stats before start of GT vs CSK game:
1 - Mohammed Shami needs one more wicket to complete 100 wickets in IPL.
Most wickets by an Indian pacer in IPL:
Bhuvneshwar Kumar - 154
Jasprit Bumrah - 145
Umesh Yadav - 135
Sandeep Sharma - 114
Ashish Nehra - 106
R Vinay Kumar - 105
Zaheer Khan - 102
Mohammed Shami - 99
2 - CSK lost both the IPL matches they have played at Narendra Modi Stadium in Gujarat.
CSK's IPL match results at Narendra Modi Stadium, Gujarat:
- Lost to RR by 17 runs in 2010
- Lost to RR by 8 wickets in 2015
GT defeated RR by 7 wickets in IPL 2022 finals at Narendra Modi Stadium, Gujarat.
22 - MS Dhoni needs 22 more runs to complete 5000 runs in IPL.
Most runs by an Indian batsman in IPL:
Virat Kohli - 6624
Shikhar Dhawan - 6244
Rohit Sharma - 5879
Suresh Raina - 5528
MS Dhoni - 4978
100 - Ambati Rayudu need 1 more catch to complete 100 catches in T20 cricket.
191.30 - Rashid Khan has a very high batting strike rate of 191.3 against Chennai Super Kings in IPL.
Rashid Khan scores vs CSK in IPL: 17*(4), 14(8), 17*(13) & 40(21) - 88 runs (Avg: 44)
1000 - Ben Stokes needs 80 more runs to complete 1000 runs in IPL overall.
2000 - Hardik Pandya needs 37 more runs and Shubman Gill needs 100 more runs to complete 2000 runs in IPL overall.