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Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings Prediction 1st Match IPL 2023

IPL 2023: Clash of Titans – Gujarat vs Chennai!

Hey cricket fans, get ready for the 16th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) as it kicks off with an exciting matchup between Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings!

The defending champions Gujarat Titans are led by Hardik Pandya, and feature some of the world’s best players such as Shubman Gill, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Shami, David Miller, and Kane Williamson.

On the other side, Chennai Super Kings will be captained by the legendary MS Dhoni and are sure to provide a tough challenge.

This first match of the season is set to take place at the massive Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, India – arguably the biggest stadium in the world.

So don’t miss out on this epic clash between two of the IPL’s most successful teams – Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings!

Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings 1st Match IPL 2023

Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings Details

VenueNarendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
Time07:30 PM IST
DateFriday 31st March 2023
MatchGujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings
Match Number1st Match
TournamentTATA IPL, 2023

Gujarat Titans Team Preview

The Gujarat Titans have put together an impressive lineup to compete in the upcoming season, and they look poised to make a deep run.


From their batting core led by Kane Williamson and Shubman Gill to their bowling attack headlined by Mohammed Shami, Shivam Mavi, Alzarri Joseph, Rashid Khan, and either R Sai Kishore or Yash Dayal…

…with additional batting value from Abhinav Manohar or Sai Sudharsan – there’s no denying that this team has what it takes to go all the way.

Let’s take a closer look:

Batting Core

Kane Williamson

Despite his recent decline in T20 performance, he is still in great form and could find success with the team, particularly since the Gujarat Titans’ setup allows him to settle in and accelerate towards the end of the innings.

His ability to handle raw pace is an asset for the Titans.

Shubman Gill

His performance will be crucial for the Titans, but he has a poor record against two key T20 bowling styles: right-arm new ball pace and legspin.

Improving against these styles will be important for his success.

David Miller

He has transformed into a powerful batter against spin, making him a destructive presence in the middle.

However, he struggles against sheer pace at the back of the length, which opponents should capitalize on.

Bowling Attack

Mohammed Shami

He will take the new ball position and target batters with speed and bounce using the old ball.

Shivam Mavi

He complements Shami well with his raw pace and bounce combined with fast wrist spin, proving difficult tactics to counter between Overs 7-16.

Alzarri Joseph

He’ll join Shami in attacking batters with speed and bounce using the old ball.

Rashid Khan

The Afghanistani spinner is always a threat, especially with the addition of the impact sub-rule this year.

R Sai Kishore

R Sai Kishore provides some much-needed off-spin options for the team.

Abhinav Manohar/Sai Sudharsan

These two offer additional batting value and help maintain balance within the team.

Overall, the Gujarat Titans seem like a formidable squad and are sure to give the competition a run for their money.

With the perfect blend of experience and youth, coupled with a knack for finding success even when faced with daunting odds – this team is definitely one to watch out for!

Gujarat Titans Playing 11

Alzarri Joseph090507
Mohammed Shami16DNB20
Hardik Pandya (c)1548708
David Miller16481
Wriddhiman Saha (wk)11317
Kane Williamson13216
Shivam Mavi060305
Rahul Tewatia1621700
Rashid Khan169119
R. Sai Kishore05DNB06
Shubman Gill16483

Note: DNB stands for “Did Not Bat”

Gujarat Titans Squad

GT SquadAgeRole
Shubman Gill23Right-Hand Batter
Wriddhiman Saha (wk)38RRight-Hand Batter
Kane Williamson32RRight-Hand Batter
Hardik Pandya (C)29Right-Hand Batter & Right-Hand Pace Bowler
David Miller33Left-Hand Batter
Abhinav Manohar28Right-Hand Batter
Rahul Tewatia29Left-Hand Batter & R Legspin
Rashid Khan24Right-Hand Batter & R Legspin
Shivam Mavi24Right-Hand Pace Bowler
Alzarri Joseph26Right-Hand Pace Bowler
Mohammed Shami32Right-Hand Pace Bowler
Odean Smith26Right-Hand Batter & Right-Hand Pace Bowler
Vijay Shankar32Right-Hand Batter & Right-Hand Pace Bowler
Sai Sudharsan21Left-Hand Batter
KS Bharat (wk)29RRight-Hand Batter
Matthew Wade (wk)35Left-Hand Batter
Urvil Patel (wk)24Right-Hand Batter
R Sai Kishore26Slow Left Arm Off Spin
Jayant Yadav33Right-Hand Batter & Right-Hand Off Spin
Yash Dayal25Left-Hand Pace Bowler
Darshan Nalkande24Right-Hand Pace Bowler
Joshua Little23Left-Hand Pace Bowler
Mohit Sharma34Right-Hand Pace Bowler
Noor Ahmad18LWS
Pradeep Sangwan32Left-Hand Pace Bowler

Chennai Super Kings Team Preview

Chennai Super Kings have a stacked batting lineup for the upcoming season, with Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali and Devon Conway capable of playing in multiple positions.

However, it remains to be seen if CSK will go with the former as their opener or lower middle-order batsman.

It could be argued that they would benefit more from an all-rounder who can bowl rather than someone primarily known for their batting skills.

Shivam Dube is another player to watch out for this season.

He has been promoted up the order to make full use of his skill against spin bowling in the middle overs. His performance against off-spinners should not be taken lightly either!

Maheesh Theekshana is yet another top-tier bowler who can become a consistently good option at Chepauk.

CSK might want to consider using him defensively in the absence of a reliable death bowler.

Ruturaj Gaikwad’s performance against spin is going to be vital for CSK’s chances.

Since 2020, he’s among only eight players to score over 40 runs per wicket and strike at 130+ against spin in IPL.

Finally, Rajvardhan Hangargekar could be a valuable addition to CSK if Ambati Rayudu gets substituted.

Hangargekar can hit big sixes and generate huge pace – making him an impact sub.

In conclusion, Chennai Super Kings have plenty of options when it comes to both batting and bowling. It’ll be interesting to see how they utilize them throughout the league.

  • Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali and Devon Conway are very versatile players in CSK’s batting unit.
  • Shivam Dube has been used more aggressively to capitalize on his skill against spin bowling.
  • Maheesh Theekshana may be used defensively due to the lack of a reliable death bowler.
  • Ruturaj Gaikwad is one of 8 players who score over 40 runs/wicket and strike at 130+ against spin since 2020.
  • Rajvardhan Hangargekar could potentially be an impact sub if Rayudu gets substituted.

Chennai Super Kings Playing 11

Simarjeet Singh060704
Ben Stokes4392028
Devon Conway07252
Ruturaj Gaikwad14368
Moeen Ali1024408
Shivam Dube1128900
Deepak Chahar637959
Maheesh Theekshana090712
Ambati Rayudu13274
MS Dhoni (c&wk)14232
Ravindra Jadeja1011605

Chennai Super Kings Squad

Rajvardhan Hangargekar20Right-Hand Pace & Right-Hand Batter
Mukesh Choudhary26Left-Hand Pace
Matheesha Pathirana20Right-Hand Batter
Ajinkya Rahane34Right-Hand Batter
Mitchell Santner31SLAO-L
Dwaine Pretorius33Right-Hand Pace & Right-Hand Batter
Prashant Solanki23Legspin
Maheesh Theekshana22Offspin
Ambati Rayudu37RRight-Hand Batter
Shubhranshu Senapati26RRight-Hand Batter and R Offspin
Bhagath Varma24Right-Hand Pace & Right-Hand Batter
Shaikh Rasheed18Right-Hand Pace & Right-Hand Batter
Sisanda Magala32Right-Hand Pace
MS Dhoni (C) (wk)41Right-Hand Batter
Moeen Ali35L-R Offspin
Devon Conway31Left-Hand Batter
Nishant Sindhu18L-SLAO
Simarjeet Singh25Right-Hand Pace
Ajay Mondal27SLAO-L
Deepak Chahar30Right-Hand Pace & Right-Hand Batter
Shivam Dube29L-R Pace
Ravindra Jadeja34L-SLAO
Ruturaj Gaikwad26Right-Hand Batter
Ben Stokes31Right-Hand Pace & Left-Hand Batter
Tushar Deshpande27Right-Hand Pace

Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad Pitch Report

Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium is a fantastic venue for cricket, and today I’m here to give you my expert analysis of the pitch conditions.

Now, let’s get into the nitty-gritty of what makes this stadium special:

Fantasy Value

  • Spinners are key in the first innings, so if you’re looking for points, make sure you pick some quality spin bowlers for your fantasy team.
  • In the second innings, batters will have an advantage, so back the team batting second when making any predictions or bets!

Predictions Scope

  • Expect to see plenty of sixes flying around in both innings.
  • If there isn’t much difference in the teams’ strengths, go ahead and back the team batting second – they’ll likely come out on top.

Batting Order

Overall, it’s best to bat second at Narendra Modi Stadium.

Powerplay (PP)

  • In the first innings, pacers can be effective at limiting runs.
  • However, in the second innings, pacers won’t have as much impact on the scoring rate.

Middle Overs

The spin bowlers will have control over the game in the first innings, but without their presence in the second innings, the scoring rate remains low.

Death Overs

In the first innings, expect above-average run rates, even without death bowlers in play.

But watch out in the second innings – with no death bowlers present, batters will score at a very high rate toward the end of the innings.


  • Fours may be limited in the first innings, but don’t worry – sixes should still be plentiful!
  • Both innings should see plenty of big hits sailing over the ropes.

Scoring Rate

Low in the first innings, and above average in the second.

So that concludes my pitch report from Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium. As always, thanks for reading!

Ahmedabad Weather Condition

Ahmedabad is set to have a clear and warm day for the upcoming cricket match, with temperatures hovering around 30 degrees Celsius and humidity at 32%.

This weather condition will certainly favor seamers, who rely on the pitch and air conditions to generate movement and variations in their deliveries.

With these dry and warm conditions, we could see some spectacular bowling performances from the fast bowlers!

Here are 4 interesting stats that might help you make your fantasy cricket picks:

  1. The average maximum temperature in Ahmedabad during this time of year is 33°C.
  2. The average minimum temperature in Ahmedabad during this time of year is 25°C.
  3. The average relative humidity in Ahmedabad during this time of year is 62%.
  4. The average wind speed in Ahmedabad during this time of year is 5 km/h.

So, if you’re looking to pick teams or make predictions, remember that the clear and warm weather favoring the fast bowlers in Ahmedabad’s cricket match!

Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings FAQs

When is The Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings 1st Match Scheduled in IPL 2023?

The Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings 1st Match is Scheduled to be played on 31st March 2023 at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.

Who Are The Key Players to Watch in the Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings Match?

Some of the key players to watch in the Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings match include Hardik Pandya, Kane Williamson, Rashid Khan, and Mohammad Shami for the Titans.
MS Dhoni, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, and Ruturaj Gaikwad for the Super Kings. These players have shown exceptional skills and can impact the game significantly.

What Are the Strengths and Weaknesses of the Gujarat Titans in Their Match Against Chennai Super Kings?

The Gujarat Titans have a strong bowling unit, featuring the likes of Mohammad Shami, Rashid Khan, and Alzarri Joseph.
However, they have struggled with their batting at No.3 position in the past. Kane Williamson is expected to fill that role and provide stability in the middle order.

What are The Strengths and Weaknesses of Chennai Super Kings When Facing Gujarat Titans?

Chennai Super Kings have a highly flexible batting lineup with players like Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, and Devon Conway.
Their spin bowler, Maheesh Theekshana, can be a game-changer on spin-friendly pitches.
However, the team lacks a reliable death bowler and may need to rely on their all-rounders to fill that void.

What is the Head-to-Head Record Between Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings in the IPL?

Gujarat Titans have played two matches against Chennai Super Kings in the IPL and have won on both occasions.

How Can I Watch the Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings Match Live?

The Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings match can be watched live on the official IPL broadcasting channels in your country. 
In India, you can watch on Jio Cinema for Free.

Which Team Has the Home Ground Advantage in the Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings 1st match?

The home-ground advantage in the Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings match depends on the venue of the match.
If the match is held at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, the Gujarat Titans will have the home-ground advantage.
If the match is held at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium (Chepauk) in Chennai, the Chennai Super Kings will have the advantage.
As the match will be played at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad Gujarat Titans will have the advantage.

You can also read GT vs CSK Prediction.