Date: May 23, 2023
Time: 7:30 pm IST
Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
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The reigning champions, Gujarat Titans, are set to lock horns with the MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings in the first Qualifier of the season. The Titans became the first team to make it to the playoffs, as they defeated SunRisers Hyderabad in the 62nd game of the IPL 2023. On the flip side, Chennai Super Kings won over Delhi Capitals to pave their way into the qualifiers, for the record 12th time. Gujarat Titans, under Hardik Pandya, played exceptionally well this season, and managed to be in the top four for most of the season. On the other hand, the Yellow Army had a hot and cold first half of the season, but they bounced back stronger in the other half. Both the franchises first locked horns in the season opener, and they will play the Q1 for the IPL 2023 and will be eyeing to secure their berth in the final of the season.
The MS Dhoni-led CSK and Gujarat Titans under Hardik Pandya locked horns in the season opener of the IPL 2023. In that clash, Gujarat Titans had come out on top in the battle of toss. The match took place at the home ground of the Titans, and the home turf factor played its charm. Considering this, we feel Chennai might win the toss in the Q1, as the forthcoming battle is slated to take place at the CSK’s den, the MA Chidambaram, more popularly known as the Chepauk Stadium, Chennai.
The reigning champions and the four-time IPL winners are the top two performing teams of the season, and the clash for the race of the final would be nothing less than an absolute thriller. Since, winning the match would be the winner’s direct entry to the grand finale, both the squads will put their best foot forward. Now, if we review both the teams’ performance, Gujarat, with the highest 18 points from nine out of 13 fixtures, sit on the top of the points table. On the other hand, Chennai have scored 17 points with eight wins from 14 matches. While the Yellow Army have always had an upper hand over most of the teams, they haven’t won any of the matches against the Hardik Pandya side, be it this season or the last edition. However, the conditions at Chepauk have always favoured MS Dhoni and Co., and we feel they will emerge victorious in the upcoming battle.
Predicted Powerplay Score and Average First Inning Score
The first innings score of the upcoming first Qualifier of the season between Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans will vary from 165 to180, and the powerplay will hover somewhere around 45-50.
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