Pitch and weather: Ahmedabad has been a high-scoring venue this season, with an average first-innings total of 193 across eight games. Five of those games have been won by the team batting first.
Overall this IPL, teams batting first have been more successful, winning 40 games and losing 32 so far. Given it’s the final, and dew is not expected to play a big role, both Titans and CSK may prefer having runs on the board.
Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings Highlights today, Monday 29-5-2023. Final (N), Indian Premier League 2023, Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.
With rain forecast around, we want to bowl first. As a cricketer you want to play the ground, but it was the crowd who suffered more. Hopefully, we entertain them. It [The pitch] has been under covers, but the wicket has behaved well. Hope the wicket remains the same. Almost all the seats were wet yesterday but they were hanging around for a five-over game. Hopefully, we get 20 overs today. Same side.
We would have bowled first as well, but my heart was saying batting first. I don’t mind losing the toss. The rain or weather is out of our control. I feel that as he [Dhoni] does for his team as well… if you’re enjoying and relaxed, you can get the best out of the team. It’s a flat track (laughs). Same team.
Toss: Super Kings chose to field.
Gujarat Titans team: 1 Shubman Gill, 2 Wriddhiman Saha (wk), 3 B Sai Sudharsan, 4 Hardik Pandya (capt), 5 Vijay Shankar, 6 David Miller, 7 Rashid Khan, 8 Rahul Tewatia, 9 Noor Ahmed, 10 Mohit Sharma, 11 Mohammed Shami
Chennai Super Kings team: 1 Ruturaj Gaikwad, 2 Devon Conway, 3 Ajinkya Rahane, 4 Moeen Ali, 5 Ambati Rayudu, 6 Ravindra Jadeja, 7 MS Dhoni (capt, wk), 8 Deepak Chahar, 9 Tushar Deshpande, 10 Maheesh Theekshana, 11 Matheesha Pathirana
Head to Head In T20’s: 4
Gujarat Titans Won: 3
Chennai Super Kings Won: 1
(last five completed Matches, most recent first)
Gujarat Titans WLWWL
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Match Timings: 2:00 PM GMT | 7:30 PM Local
Umpires – Nitin Menon, Rod Tucker
TV Umpire – KN Ananthapadmanabhan
Match Referee – Javagal Srinath
Reserve Umpire – Jayaraman Madanagopal
Match number – IPL 2023 – Final