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Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans will clash
New Delhi. After a long time, Mahendra Singh Dhoni will once again be seen in action. In the first match of IPL 2023, Chennai Super Kings will face Gujarat Titans on Friday. Dhoni, eyeing a fifth IPL title, would like to start the tournament with a win. At the same time, defending champion Gujarat will take the field with the intention of further strengthening its lead over Chennai. So far 2 matches have been played between Chennai and Gujarat in IPL, in which Hardik Pandya’s team has won. Meanwhile, AB de Villiers, veteran player of South Africa and Royal Challengers Bangalore, has given important advice to Hardik.
Before the match between Chennai and Gujarat, AB de Villiers talked about Hardik Pandya’s batting position. He said, from my point of view, it is not right for Hardik to bat at number 4. As a player, I would ask Hardik to bat at number 5 or 6. This position is great for you. By doing this, the combination of left and right hand will also remain in the batting lineup.
AB de Villiers said on Geo Cinema, Gujarat Titans have David Miller, Rahul Tewatia and Rashid Khan at number 5, 6, 7. If Hardik plays number 5, then 2 consecutive right handed batsmen will not be able to come to bat. In such a situation, David Miller should bat at number 4, Hardik at number 5 and Tewatia at number 6. In the last season of IPL, Hardik Pandya batted at number 4. He also landed at number 3 in many matches.
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Chennai Super Kings: Rituraj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ben Stokes, Ambati Rayudu, Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, Shivam Dubey, MS Dhoni (Captain, Wicketkeeper), Dwayne Pretorius, Deepak Chahar and Simarjit Singh.
Gujarat Titans : Shubman Gill, Kane Williamson, Shrikar Bharat (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya (captain), Matthew Wade, Rahul Tewatia, Arsai Kishore, Rashid Khan, Yash Dayal, Alzarri Joseph and Mohammed Shami.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : March 31, 2023