Gujarat on fire after two big wins
- Gujarat Titans have bulldozed teams this season with their all-round team strength.
- Chennai will bank on spin trio to out Gujarat.
A qualifier at home in front of a passionate group of fans with the conditions perfectly in sync for them. There’s little to deter Chennai Super Kingsa s they prepare to face Gujarat Titans in the all-important Qualifier 1 on Tuesday at Chepauk. A win will guarantee them a place in the finals, but a loss isn’t the end of the world. They are up against a strong Gujarat side that has momentum on their side. Chennai Super Kings have odds of 1.90 to beat Gujarat Titans.
Gujarat, on the other hand, have been outstanding this season with bat and ball and have a strong spin attack for the conditions, so much so that they are favourites at Chennai’s fortress at Chepauk. The form of Shubman Gill and the batting group is a huge plus on an already outrageous bowling attack that has swept teams away. Gujarat Titans have odds of 1.87 to beat Chennai Super Kings.
Head-to-head record, GT vs CSK
The head-to-head record is based on three games, two in 2022, and one this season in Ahmedabad. Gujarat Titans have won all three matches against Chennai, but this game in Chepauk could be their biggest test yet against MS Dhoni’s men.
The conditions will play a huge role in this big clash of IPL 2023 and at Chepauk, the spin paradise, expect teams to opt to bat first with spin playing a bigger role later as the pitch wears out.
Gujarat Titans are in form after two huge wins to end their league stage and have a higher win probability of 55%, a slender edge despite the fact that they will be up against a strong Chennai side at home.
This season at the Chepauk, the scores have been marginally higher, although with the progress of the tournament that has gone down. The first three matches saw high totals, but in the last four matches, the pitch and spinners have come into their own with the average first innings score going down to below 150.
Pitch and conditions
The pitch at the venue is generally good for batting despite the aid spinners have, but it gets tougher as the game goes on with the wear and tear bringing spinners into play more.
Players to keep an eye on…
GT Predicted playing XI:
Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha, Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Dasun Shanaka, Mohammed Shami, Noor Ahmad, Mohit Sharma
CSK Predicted playing XI:
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Shivam Dube, Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni, Deepak Chahar, Maheesh Theekshana, Tushar Deshpande, Matheesha Pathirana
Ruturaj Gaikwad: Alongside Devon Conway, Gaikwad ahs been outstanding this eason and against a strong spin attack like that of Gujarat’s, Gaikwad will need to fire. Notably, he made 92 when these teams met earlier in 2023.
Shubman Gill: Fresh off two hundreds, Shubman Gill will be looking to help take his team to the finals on Tuesday with a win. He made 63 last time against CSK in a stunning knock from the top of the order.
IPL 2023, Match 71 predictions
Based on all of the above factors, we predict that Chennai Super Kings will win the match.Recommended Bet by 10CRIC
GT v CSK Betting tips
Apart from betting on Chennai to win the match, check our other recommended bet about GT’s best batter.
Shubman Gill is in fine form and is one of the best players of spin in the Gujarat line-up. Back Gill at 3.05 to be Gujarat’s top batter!