Gujarat Titans will be facing off against Chennai Super Kings in an all-important encounter today at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai in the Qualifier 1 match of the 2023 season of the Indian Premier League.
Chennai Super Kings will definitely have the home advantage today not in terms of pitch because it will be neutral but in terms of fans and the ground conditions. The stadium is expected to be filled with yellow jerseys and a casual few jerseys of the Gujarat team. CSK also plays their home matches here during the tournament so the players know the conditions well.
So, it is going to be a huge task for Hardik Pandya and his men to counter all this advantage and come up on top in this high-pressure match. For this to happen, Gujarat Titans will require their X-Factor players to step up and gather an opportunity to play in front of their home crowd in the final in Ahmedabad.
Gujarat Titans this whole season have played like a team and everyone in the team has contributed and given their part in all the wins. Rashid Khan, Shubhman Gill, and Mohammed Shami are the three X-Factor players for them and they will have a huge responsibility.
Expecting the pitch in Chepauk to be a little dry and slow, the role of Rashid Khan will increase to give breakthroughs and also get the best out of his fellow countryman, Noor Ahmad. Shubhman Gill will once again be expected to give a solid start to the team so their finishers can come into play and get the job done.
Chennai Super Kings have had star performers in every game and hence they have won matches. Their comparatively inexperienced and young bowling attack has been absolutely phenomenal throughout the season.
CSK’s team has excellent balance and depth in their squad and that might help them in such a high-pressure clash. CSK bat very deep as MSD comes in at number 8 and they have six proper bowling options and one part-time option. The team is filled with players who can change the game by their performance in any department and hence, it is going to be a match that you will not regret watching.