IPL 2023 first match, Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings
GT vs CSK: Team Players news for today’s IPL 2023 match
Firstly, Almost every IPL team suffers from pre-season injuries. Hardik Pandya-led Gujarat titans were lucky to stay away from the hospital. With the exception of David Miller, who is currently in the South African national team, they have almost the entire squad.
Secondly, For Chennai Super Kings, things are more complicated: Mukesh Chaudhary and Kyle Jamieson have been confirmed as disqualified. The CSK overseas camp will be missing Mahesh Thikshana and Matish Pathirana, both of whom are currently in the Sri Lankan squad. Cesanda Magala, who was brought in from Jamieson, could also miss the first game.
Ben Stokes will probably only play as a batsman in the first innings, still recovering from his knee problem. MS Dhoni himself is said to be suffering from a knee injury, despite having practiced wicket-keeping with two wickets before the first match.
IPL 2023: Tomorrow’s matches
Team Punjab Kings vs Team Kolkata Knight Riders, Mohali – 3.30 pm
Team Lucknow Super Giants vs Team Delhi Capitals, Lucknow – 7.30 pm IST
GT vs CSK: Predicting Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings XIs
Team Gujarat titans:
Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Kane Williamson*, Hardik Pandya (c), Matthew Wade*, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan*, R Sai Kishore, Mohammed Shami, Alzarri Joseph*, Yash Dayal
Team Chennai Super Kings):
Ruturaj Gaikwad, D. Conway*…, Ben Stokes*, Ambati Rayudu, Moeen Ali*, Ravindra Jadeja…., Shivam Dube, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Mitchell Santner*, Deepak Chahar, Simarjeet Singh
GT vs CSK: IPL 2023 Match Prediction
While it would be unwise to dismiss four-time winners CSK, who are used to staging spectacular comebacks, Gujarat Titans look to be the better side on paper. They have an almost full-strength squad, unaffected by the injury, which carries the same core of last year’s title-winning unit and will have the support of the home crowd in Ahmedabad.
Gujarat Titans are favorites to retain their IPL title with Match Center Partners Bet365. Here to bet on the direct market to lead the competition.