The IPL 2023 season 16 will begin on Friday, March 31 with a match between the defending champion Gujarat Titans (GT) and the four-time champion Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium. The match promises to be tantalising as Gujarat looks to start their championship defence on a high while Chennai wants to start strong this season after losing in the group stages in 2022.Given that this is MS Dhoni’s final season playing in the IPL, CSK will be motivated to send the second-most successful skipper in league history out on a winning note. (in terms of trophies won). Gujarat, on the other hand, will be under additional pressure to repeat their successful performance this year after making a strong statement with their breathtaking performance in the inaugural season.
Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings, 1st Match, IPL 2023
Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
Date & Time: March 31st at 7:30 PM IST and Local Time
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Six of the ten T20I games held there have been won by sides who batted first. At this location, the average first-innings score is 160, and India’s 234/4 total against New Zealand is the best total ever. The highest score that has been chased at Narendra Modi Stadium in T20Is is 166, so it is not a happy hunting ground for the chasing sides. Therefore, the skipper who wins the toss will aim to bat first and put up a huge score.
Gujarat Titans (GT):
Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Kane Williamson, Hardik Pandya (C), Matthew Wade, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, R Sai Kishore, Yash Dayal, Alzarri Joseph, Mohammed Shami
Chennai Super Kings (CSK):
Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Dwaine Pretorius, Deepak Chahar, Prashant Solanki, Simarjeet Singh/Rajvardhan Hangargekar