The Chennai Super Kings will be facing off against Gujarat Titans in the first playoff match in the Indian Premier league 2023. The match will be played at the MA Chidambaram Cricket Stadium, Chepauk. in Chennai, starting at 7:30 PM IST.
This is going to be yet another battle between the great master MS Dhoni and his star pupil Hardik Pandya. A Deja vu kind of a moment as the first game of the tournament was played exactly between these two very teams.
This clash of the finest could turn out to be a very tight one, as both the sides are holding bundles of batting talent within. An slightly superior bowling attack, the Gujarat Titans have an extra edge. This clash between the Gujarat Titans and the Chennai Super kings is a weaponry of the batting of one side and the bowling of the other.
A treat to watch this combat, this is the business end of this tournament. An epoch event that the 2.1 billion people have been waiting for, hoping for an emphatic game. An important moment of truth, one of the crunch moments will be the batting power play in the first 6 overs of the game.
Whichever team wins the power play will have the upper hand in the game. Both the sides have been having a marvellous tournament which will finally come down to nerves. Whoever handles the audacities better will win the game. So get ready for a rollicking night of cricket .
TFG Fantasy Stars for CSK vs GT
Chennai Super Kings:
Ruturaj Galkwad is a fantastically talented player. He plays a gorgeous front foot punch through mid-wicket and can also play a splendid cut shot. He can also play a mighty good sweep shot through deep square leg and can play a classy late cut through third-man. Rituraj has played 49 matches, scored 1,711. runs with a batting average of 42.00. and a strike rate of 148.24. in his Indian Premier League career so far.
Devon Conway can play a brilliant square cut through the off side and also play a terrific on drive through mid-on. He also makes a big slog sweep over mid-wicket and if he settles down there is sure to be a party. Devon has played 20 matches, scored 837. runs with a batting average of 53.18 and a strike rate of 138.63. in his Indian Premier League career so far.
Shivam Dube can hit the ball really hard over mid-on and can smash it through mid-wicket with the front foot punch. To go with his batting activities he is a swift fielder all across the ground. Dube has played 48. matches, scored 1,073. runs with a batting average of 38.58. and a strike rate of 160.42. in his Indian Premier League career so far.
Shubman Gill is the future star of cricket who plays terrifically outstanding short arm jab through the on-side through mid-wicket. He plays a fantabulous front foot punch through the off side and can also play a classic square cut through deep mid-wicket. To go with his batting talent, he is an exceptionally good slip fielder, who has played 87 matches, scored 2,476. runs with a batting average of 48.00. and a strike rate of 146.19. in his Indian Premier League career so far.
Wriddhiman Saha also known as Riddhi Saha can play the flick exceptionally well through the leg side using his wrist through the ball. He can also play the pickup pull fantastically well over the on-side and mid-wicket. He can also plays a delicate pedal sweep through the leg-side region through fine leg. An excellent gloveman behind the stumps, he has played 157 matches, scored 2,702. runs with a batting average of 22.92. and a strike rate of 132.85. in his Indian Premier League career so far.
Hardik Himanshu Pandya can play a fearless square cut over the off side far 6 and can also play a glorious punch through the covers. He thumbs the ball hard over square leg with the pull shot and can play a lovely straight drive through mid-off. Hardik has played 119 matches, scored 2,252. runs with a batting average of 28.90. and a strike rate of 130.77. in his Indian Premier League career so far.
Possible 11: CSK
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Shivam Dube, Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni, Ambati Rayudu, Tushar Deshpande. Maheesh Theekshana, Mathesha Pathirana.
Possible 11: GT
Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha, Hardik Pandya, Sai Sudharsan, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid khan, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Yash Dayal, Alzarri Joseph, Mohammed Shami.
TFG Fantasy Picks for CSK vs GT