The finals of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 will witness an intense battle between the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and the Gujarat Titans (GT) at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday. Both teams have showcased exceptional performances throughout the tournament to secure their spots in the ultimate showdown.
CSK clinched victory in 8 out of their 14 league stage games, securing the second position on the points table. CSK displayed their dominance by defeating the defending champions in Qualifier 1, thereby securing their place in the finals. On the other hand, the Gujarat Titans claimed the topmost position on the points table by triumphing in 10 out of their 14 league stage games.
GT sealed their spot in the finals by defeating the Mumbai Indians in Qualifier 2. Having clashed in a total of 4 matches, the Gujarat Titans have emerged victorious in 3 encounters, while the Chennai Super Kings managed to win one. The grand finale of TATA IPL 2023 on Sunday is expected to witness another thrilling contest between these two teams.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
CSK will heavily rely on the expertise of Deepak Chahar, who has proven to be a formidable bowler against the in-form GT opener, Shubman Gill. Chahar has dismissed Gill three times in 47 balls, conceding 62 runs in the IPL. His performance in the initial overs will be crucial for CSK’s success. Additionally, the out-of-form Ambati Rayudu could play a pivotal role in countering Rashid Khan during the middle overs. Rayudu has scored 91 runs off the leg-spinner in 73 balls, being dismissed only once.
Probable XI: Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ajinkya Rahane, Shivam Dube, Ambati Rayudu, Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni, Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana
Gujarat Titans (GT)
Meanwhile, the Gujarat Titans will look towards Mohammed Shami to provide them with an early advantage by dismissing Devon Conway, who has struggled against him. Shami has dismissed Conway three times in just 12 balls, conceding a mere 5 runs. On the batting front, Shubman Gill remains a crucial asset for the GT, particularly as he has not been dismissed by Ravindra Jadeja in 48 balls.
Probable XI: Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha, Sai Sudarshan, Hardik Pandya, Vijay Shankar, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Noor Ahmad, Mohammed Shami, Mohit Sharma
Fantasy XI Suggestion 1:
Devon Conway, Wriddhiman Saha, Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sai Sudharsan, Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya (c), Moeen Ali, Mohammed Shami (vc), Mohit Sharma, Rashid Khan
Fantasy XI Suggestion 2:
Devon Conway, Wriddhiman Saha, Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad (c), Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya, Moeen Ali, Mohammed Shami, Mohit Sharma, Rashid Khan (vc), Matheesha Pathirana