IPL 2023: Qualifier 1 CSK vs GT Preview, Playing XI, Live Streaming Details & Updates

Chennai Super Kings take on Gujarat Titans in Qualifier 1 of the IPL 2023 on Tuesday, May 23.

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Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings
Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings. (Photo Source: BCCI/IPL)

The 71st game of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 will feature a clash between the four-time champions Chennai Super Kings and the Hardik Pandya-led Gujarat Titans at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Tuesday, May 23. Notably, the clash is also the first playoff game of the ongoing season and the winner will go into the finals. 

Chennai are coming into the game on the back of three wins in their last four matches. They finished the group stages of the competition in second place in the standings with 17 points in 14 matches. They won their last game against Delhi Capitals in a dominant fashion. Ahead of their crucial clash against Gujarat, the MS Dhoni-led side would look to build upon its good form and make its way into the summit clash of the marquee tournament. 

On the other hand, Gujarat Titans have also won three out of their last four matches in the IPL 2023. Dominating the competition once again, the Hardik Pandya-led side finished in first place in the standings with 20 points in 14 matches, becoming the first team to make its way into the knockout stages of the competition. 

It would be interesting to see who comes out on top in the thrilling clash between Chennai and Gujarat. The Hardik Pandya-led side would be keen on winning back-to-back titles, whereas Chennai Super Kings would look to claim their fifth title.

Pitch and Conditions

The surface at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai would be expected to be solid and dry, and it is known to assist spinners. Opting to bowl first after winning the toss and chasing the target down could prove to be a wise decision. The surface at the venue is known to deteriorate as the game progresses.

Probable Playing XI for CSK vs GT

Chennai Super Kings

Chennai Super Kings would be expected to go into the match with an unchanged line-up from their previous clash. The MS Dhoni-led side would be keen on putting out its best performance to make its way into the finals.

Probable Playing XI: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (wk/c), Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana

Gujarat Titans

Defending champions Gujarat Titans have done well to make their way into the knockout stages of the competition for the second consecutive year. They would look to fire on all cylinders and field an unchanged line-up as well.

Probable Playing XI: Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Dasun Shanaka, Mohit Sharma, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, Noor Ahmad

CSK vs GT Head-to-head

Played - 3 | Chennai Super Kings- 0 | Gujarat Titans - 3 | No Result - 0

CSK vs GT Broadcast and Live Streaming Details

Match Timings: 07:30 PM IST

Live Broadcast: Star Sports Network

Live Streaming: JioCinema App & Website

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