Dhoni and Hardik Pandya will face each other on March 31 at the Narendra Modi Stadium. The first match of IPL 2023 (IPL 2023) will be played between Gujarat Titans (GT) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Both teams have clashed twice in the last season. Gujarat has won both times.
Defending champions Gujarat Titans would like to continue their winning streak against CSK. However, it will not be easy as CSK has built a formidable team under the experienced Dhoni. Gujarat also has quality players who can change the course of the match anytime. Where Gujarat has bought Kane Williamson in the mini auction, CSK has included Ben Stokes in their camp.
Gujarat’s opener batsman Shubhman Gill is in excellent form. He scored a century in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy and had a great performance for Gujarat in the last season. The arrival of Kane Williamson has strengthened the top order. David Miller, Matthew Wade and Rahul Tewatia are present in the middle order. Rashid Khan can lead in the spin if the bowling line-up has deadly bowlers like Shami and Alzarri Joseph.
If we talk about Chennai, the last season was not good for the fans of CSK. The team finished in 9th place. This time the team led by Dhoni would like to win the tournament. Rituraj and Devon Conway are experts in giving the team a quick start. Ambati Rayudu, Moeen Ali and Shivam Dube are present at numbers 2-3 and 4. Captain Dhoni and Jadeja in the middle order can change the match’s course. CSK has got more strength with the arrival of Ben Stokes. It will be interesting to see at what number Ben Stokes comes to bat.
Gujarat Titans Possible Playing 11: Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade, Kane Williamson, Hardik Pandya, Sai Sudharsan/W. Saha, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Alzarri Joseph, Shivam Mavi, R Sai Kishore/Jayant Yadav, Mohammed Shami,
Chennai Super Kings Possible Playing 11: Devon Conway, Rituraj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Ambati Rayudu, Ben Stokes, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni, Deepak Chahar, Simarjeet Singh, Dwaine Pretorious