Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans have been really good this year. They have nailed everything which is related to cricket, starting from team selection to managing the players, keeping the right atmosphere in the squad, learning from the losses, and winning the right moments. Both teams have been spot-on in every term. In the final of IPL 2023, both teams will try to get the most out of their impact player.
Throughout the Indian Premier League season 16 both CSK and GT have used the impact player rule very well and to their advantage. CSK and GT also have some X-factor players in their ranks who have the ability to change the course of the game within a single over. Cricket is also a funny sport where you have never won the match until you have scored the final run or you have bowled the last ball.
Who Might be the Impact Player for CSK and GT in IPL 2023 Final
If CSK will bat first in the match, they will use Matheesha Pathirana as their impact player, who has bowled well for them this season. He has been absolutely phenomenal in the death overs and bowled the yorkers consistently whereas if CSK bowls first, they will use either Shivam Dube or Ambati Rayudu as an impact player in the match. Dube has been a star for them this season playing attacking cricket.
Gujarat Titans are likely to use Joshua Little as their impact player if they bat first as they did in the Qualifier 2 match against Mumbai Indians or they will be using either Vijay Shankar or Sai Sudharshan as their impact player if they bowl first in the match. Joshua Little will be a very important bowler for them as he brings that left-arm variety and can bowl at good lengths consistently.
The Impact Players of both teams will play a huge role in the match as having an extra batter or a bowler gives a different kind of luxury to the captain in a high-pressure match like an IPL final.