New Delhi. The wait for IPL 2023 (IPL 2023) is ending today. All 10 teams are ready for the new season of T20 league. The first encounter of the 16th season of the Indian Premier League is to be held between Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings. The command of Gujarat is with Hardik Pandya. Whereas CSK is being led by Pandya’s mentor MS Dhoni. The Chennai team is coming off the first season in the T20 league. On the other hand, this is only the second season of Gujarat. Since last year, the number of teams in IPL has been increased from 8 to 10. In his very first season, he created history by winning the title from Gujarat Titans. A total of 74 matches are to be played in the tournament which runs till May 28.
Under the captaincy of Hardik Pandya, Gujarat Titans defeated Chennai Super Kings in both the matches of the last season. If Gujarat wins in the match to be held in Ahmedabad today, then the team will score a hat-trick by winning the first three matches against CSK. Rohit Sharma has won the IPL title 5 times as captain. But he too could not win the first three matches against Dhoni. Even former RCB captain Virat Kohli could not do the same.
Chasing the target both times won
In the last season, there were 2 matches between Gujarat Titans and Chennai. In both the matches, Gujarat won by chasing the target. In the first match, David Miller scored an unbeaten half-century to win. In the second match, Wriddhiman Saha had scored an unbeaten fifty. Although Miller is not playing today’s match. He is currently away from the T20 league due to the International Series.
Today’s match is to be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Gujarat. There is a possibility of 1 lakh fans coming in this match. Before this there will be an opening ceremony. This IPL is also important because this year the ODI World Cup is to be held at home in October-November. In such a situation, everyone’s performance will be monitored.
both teams are
Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni (Captain), Moeen Ali, Rituraj Gaikwad, Rajvardhan Hangergekar, Ravindra Jadeja, Sisanda Magala, Bhagat Verma, Deepak Chahar, Dewan Conway, Tushar Deshpande, Shivam Dubey, Ajay Mondal, Mathisha Pathirana, Dwayne Pretorius, Ajinkya Rahane, Sheikh Rashid , Ben Stokes, Mahish Tikshna, Ambati Rayudu, Mitchell Santner, Subhranshu Senapati, Simarjit Singh, Nishant Sindhu, Prashant Solanki. Mukesh Chowdhary and Kyle Jameson (out)
Gujarat Titans: Hardik Pandya (c), KS Bharat, Matthew Wade, Kane Williamson, Alzarri Joseph, Joshua Little, Abhinav Manohar, David Miller, Mohit Sharma, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Odion Smith, Mohammed Shami, Darshan Nalkande, Noor Ahmed, Urvil Patel , Rashid Khan, Wriddhiman Saha, R Sai Kishore, Sai Sudarshan, Pradeep Sangwan, Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Jayant Yadav and Yash Dayal.
FIRST PUBLISHED : March 31, 2023, 08:41 IST