Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings will face off in the opening match of the 16th season of the Indian Premier League 2023. The Narendra Modi Stadium will host the match starting at 7:30 pm. Both captains will reach the ground for the toss at 7 o’clock. The toss will be very important in the first match because the pitch benefits the bowlers.
Hardik had made Gujarat the champion in his first season. In such a situation, the team is expected to get the advantage of playing on its home ground. Let’s know about the pitch report of Narendra Modi Stadium.
The temperature on Friday will fluctuate between 34 to 23 celsius, with next to no possibility of rain before the match gets underway in the evening. (as per the latest weather forecast).
Due to the large boundary line of the Narendra Modi Stadium, the batters may struggle to deal in boundaries. There will be more focus on singles and doubles. After winning the toss, the captain may prefer to bowl first. If the team batting first sets a target of 180 runs, then its chances of winning the match increase. 160-170 is easily chased in the second innings on this pitch.
In the beginning, the focus will be on scoring more runs here, while in the middle order, the focus will be on single doubles. There is grass on the ground so that spinners can get help in the second innings of the match.
Narendra Modi Stadium, or Motera Stadium, is located in Ahmedabad. It is the largest cricket stadium in the world, with a seating capacity of 1,10,000 spectators. The pitch has a dry and hard surface, making it difficult for fast bowlers to generate swing and bounce.
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