The highly anticipated IPL 2023 final between the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and the Gujarat Titans (GT) faces significant delays due to persistent rain. The Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad has been drenched, causing the toss and subsequent match start to be postponed. As both teams eagerly await an opportunity to take the field, fans are left wondering about the implications of the reserve day and the possibility of a direct Super Over shootout to determine the champion.
Rain Hampers Toss and Match Start: Heavy rainfall at the Narendra Modi Stadium has postponed the toss for the IPL 2023 final between CSK and GT. Additionally, the match’s commencement has been delayed as well. However, if the weather permits, no overs will be lost if the game can begin before 9:35 pm IST, ensuring a full contest.
IPL 2023 final organizers have allocated a reserve day on Monday, May 29, to account for potential weather disruptions. The reserve day will be utilised if it becomes impossible to complete a minimum of five overs per side by the 12:06 pm IST cut-off time on the original match day. However, concerns arise as rain is forecasted on the reserve day, creating uncertainty about the tournament’s conclusion.
Former Indian opener Aakash Chopra recently Twitted the exact rule for determining the finalist of IPL 2023. He twitted a direct one-over shootout, in the form of a Super Over, to determine the winner of the IPL 2023 title if reserved day will also get washed out.
2140 is the cutoff for a full 20-over game.— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) May 28, 2023
2356 is the deadline to start a 5-over shoot-out.
Post that…we go into a reserve-day…direct super-over will come into play if there’s no play on the reserve-day. #TataIPL #Update #Scenarios
Should rain persist and prevent even super over on the reserve day then, the Gujarat Titans will be declared the winners of IPL 2023. This decision is based on their higher position in the points table, finishing ahead of the Chennai Super Kings during the league stage. The possibility of such a scenario intensifies the anticipation among fans as they await a favourable turn of events.
The Gujarat Titans have had the upper hand against the Chennai Super Kings, winning three out of the four encounters between the two teams in the IPL. However, CSK displayed their mettle by defeating the Titans in the Qualifier 1 match, gaining valuable confidence heading into the final. With the prospect of a thrilling showdown on the horizon, fans eagerly anticipate witnessing a captivating contest once weather conditions permit.
As rain persists, the IPL 2023 final between the Chennai Super Kings and the Gujarat Titans remains in limbo. The delayed toss and match start has prompted discussions about the reserve day and the potential for a direct Super Over shootout if weather conditions continue to impede play. The Gujarat Titans currently hold an advantage, but the Chennai Super Kings will draw inspiration from their recent victory over their opponents. Cricket enthusiasts worldwide hope for a favourable turn of events to witness a deserving champion emerge from this eagerly awaited IPL finale.