The stage is set for the highly anticipated opening match of the Indian T20 League 2023, as the defending champions, Gujarat, take on the four-time titleholders, Chennai. In this blog, we check out Gujarat vs Chennai match prediction, the top players to watch and all the excitement surrounding the clash at Narendra Modi Stadium.
Gujarat and Chennai have gone head-to-head 2 times so far, where Gujarat emerged victorious on both occasions.
Date & Time
Gujarat and Chennai go head-to-head in the opening match of the Indian T20 League on 31st March at 7:30 PM IST.
Venue Info and Stats
Gujarat vs Chennai venue, Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, is the world’s largest cricket stadium with a seating capacity of 132,000 spectators. Known for its batting-friendly pitch and electric atmosphere, the stadium is the perfect setting for this high-voltage clash.
Indian T20 League Stats at the Narendra Modi Stadium:
Total Matches: 19
Matches won Batting 1st: 8
Matches won Batting 2nd: 11
Avg. 1st innings score: 159.9
Avg. 2nd innings score: 149.8
Highest 1st innings score: 201
Highest 2nd innings score: 191
Total 4s: 467
Total 6s: 220
Players To Watch Out For:
H Pandya: The captain and all-rounder have been in scintillating form in recent times. His power-hitting and ability to contribute with the ball make him a key player for Gujarat.
R Khan: The Afghan leg-spinner has consistently troubled batsmen with his deceptive spin and variations. His economical bowling will be crucial in containing the Chennai batting line-up.
S Gill: The young Indian opener has shown immense potential and will be eager to make a mark in Indian T20 League 2023. His ability to score runs quickly at the top will set the platform for the Gujarat innings.
R Gaikwad: The talented opener has been a revelation for Chennai in the past seasons. With a penchant for scoring big runs, Gaikwad will be a significant factor in Gujarat vs Chennai scorecard.
B Stokes: The English all-rounder brings immense value to the team with his all-around skills. His batting, bowling and fielding prowess make him a top player to watch.
R Jadeja: The experienced Indian all-rounder is a vital cog in the Chennai machine. His contributions with both bat and ball, coupled with his exceptional fielding, make him a match-winner.
Here’s the probable XI for Gujarat vs Chennai:
Gujarat: S Gill, W Saha (wk), K Williamson, M Wade, H Pandya (c), S Sudarshan, R Tewatia, R Khan, S Mavi, M Shami, Y Dayal
Chennai: D Conway, R Gaikwad, M Ali, S Dube, A Rayudu, B Stokes, MS Dhoni (c & wk), R Jadeja, D Chahar, S Singh, R Hangargekar
Suggested Fantasy Lineup
Indian T20 League 2023 Schedule:
The Indian T20 League 2023 schedule promises exciting cricketing action over the next few weeks. With all teams aiming for the top spots in the table, the competition is set to be fierce. Click here to check out the latest standing.
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