CSK vs GT IPL Prediction 23 May 2023
Indian Premier League 2023
Chennai Super Kings
- Date: 2023-05-23
- Start Time: 19:30
- Location: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
- Tournament: Indian Premier League 2023
- Format: Indian Premier League
- Prediction By: Malcolm Richards
The upcoming match between these two teams will take place at the Chepauk Stadium in Chennai, with the winner earning a spot in the finals and the losing team having to play the second qualifier to secure a place in the summit clash.
- Gujarat Titans, the defending champions, claimed the top spot on the Indian Premier League 2023 points table by winning ten out of their 14 matches during the league stage.
- In contrast, the Chennai Super Kings, led by MS Dhoni, made a remarkable comeback in this year’s league after finishing ninth in the previous season. They secured the second position on the charts.
- Interestingly, despite being four-time champions, Chennai has never emerged victorious against Gujarat Titans in the history of the competition.
CSK vs GT – IPL – Venue Details
Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Date: May 23rd 2023
Time: 19:30 (local)
CSK vs GT – IPL – Team Previews
Chennai Super Kings
CSK had a slow start to the season, but they showed steady improvement in each game, eventually securing a spot in the top four. The team’s batting lineup, led by Conway, Rahane, and Gaikwad, performed consistently and provided crucial contributions. Despite having a relatively inexperienced bowling unit on paper, under the guidance of MSD, the bowlers stepped up in crucial moments.
The Super Kings head into this game with a convincing 77-run victory against the Delhi Capitals. While their bowling hasn’t been consistently strong, they have relied on their batters to win matches. Playing at their home ground, MS Dhoni and his team will aim to capitalize on the home advantage and the support of the crowd. The upcoming game will be a significant test for their bowlers, and Dhoni will be eager to see them deliver a decisive blow.
In the last three matches, Pathirana and Dube have been utilized as Impact Players. In the previous game, Ambati Rayudu showcased his exceptional fielding skills with a stunning catch at mid-off, which highlights his value to the team. After playing a limited role on the field during the group stages, Rayudu has likely earned the opportunity for continued involvement in the team.
The Gujarat Titans have once again finished with an impressive 10 wins in the league stage, securing the top position on the table for the second consecutive year. They have maintained exceptional form, winning four out of their last five matches and consistently displaying impressive cricket.
Since their IPL journey began last year, the Titans’ bowling attack has been outstanding, claiming a remarkable total of 186 wickets, the highest among all teams during this period. In this season as well, their bowlers have played a vital role in the team’s success. Rashid Khan and Mohammad Shami lead the wicket-takers list in the IPL.
In the batting department, Gill has been the driving force behind the Titans’ success. The Titans have also demonstrated their ability to chase down targets effectively, exemplified by their record run-chase in Bengaluru.
When it comes to the Titans’ batting strategy, they have often utilized either Shubman Gill or Vijay Shankar as the Impact Player. However, it’s worth noting that Hardik Pandya hasn’t bowled in the last three games. In the absence of Hardik’s bowling, the Titans may require the contributions of players like Dasun Shanaka or Rahul Tewatia, depending on the playing conditions in Chennai.
CSK vs GT – IPL – Probable Playing XI’s
Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni (Cap & wk), R Gaikwad, D Conway, A Rahane, Moeen Ali, S Dube, Ravi Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, M Pathirana, Tushar Deshpande, M Theekshana
Gujarat Titans: H Pandya (Cap), W Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Vijay Shankar, D Miller, R Tewatia, Abhinav Manohar, Mohit Sharma, Rashid Khan, Mohd Shami, A Joseph, Noor Ahmad
CSK vs GT – IPL – Pitch Report and Toss Prediction
As the matches progress at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, the surface is gradually slowing down, making the toss a crucial factor in determining the course of the game. While batting first is considered ideal, the strong bowling attack of the Gujarat Titans gives them the option to choose to bowl first as well. However, considering the conditions, a total above 180 would be deemed as a good score.
CSK vs GT – IPL – Win Prediction
Gujarat Titans have never lost the Chennai Super Kings and that record might continue after this game as well.