GT vs CSK prediction: League games are over, and now it’s time for the playoffs. The Chennai Super Kings host the Gujarat Titans in the first qualifier of the TATA IPL 2023 here in MA Chidambaram Stadium, Delhi, on Tuesday, May 23. While match 71 is considered “the clash of top predators,” both teams will look towards winning the match to have a comfortable walk to the final.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
The Chennai Super Kings finished the league games sitting second in the 2023 TATA IPL point table. They won eight of the 24 matches played and lost two. One watch was declared “no result’ as the rain had stolen the stage. They have 17 points, the same as the third-placed Lucknow Super Giants (LSG), but their massive +0.652 net run rate (NRR) favored them in clinching the second spot.
Last five matches
Despite having a magisterial start, Chennai bottled up their chances of staying at the top with a troubleless qualification. But again, none of it actually matters as the team qualified for the first qualifier, fighting the same opponent they would have probably chosen to face, even if they could finish the league at the top.
According to the GT vs CSK prediction, Chennai only lost one of the last five matches, apart from their most obvious loss in the rain. They won three, while one match was disrupted by the rain, resulting in “no result’. Their last match was with the Delhi Capitals, in which they battered DC by 77 runs. In the CSK vs DC match report, Devon Convoy (87 in 52 balls) and Ruturaj Gaikwad (79 in 50 balls) led Chennai to a massive score of 223 at the end of the 20 overs. Later, Deepak Chahar (3/22), Matheesha Pathirana (2/22), and Maheesh Theekshana (2/23) threw down the DC batters to restrict them to a score of 146.
The Gujarat Titans continue their amazing run since their launch last season. The Titans clinched the ultimate prize in the very first season and are now looking to bag the second this season. They qualified for the playoffs in style, topping the table with 20 points from the 14 league matches.
Last five matches
The Gujarat Titans lost only once in their last five matches. Their last loss was on May 12 against the Mumbai Indians (MI), in which they lost by 27 runs. Despite that, their journey this season was so authoritarian.
They knocked out Virat Kohli’s Royal Challenger Bangalore in their last match and also in the tournament. Shubman Gills’ second consecutive century demolished the former Indian captains’ one-man show to secure GT a last-over 6-wicket win.
Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans have tested their tusks three times before, and the results are not so relieving for the Lions. Gujarat won all three matches, and Chennai have yet to open their account against the defending champs. Will Chennai open their account against the Titans today? Let’s know your GT vs CSK prediction.
GT vs CSK prediction:
The GT vs CSK prediction is a tough one to call. While both teams are in form, the Gujarat Titans’ squad is a bit more balanced when you look at the probable GT vs CSK playing XIs. Their batters are in terrific form. Shubman Gill has become their backbone in batting, and the youngster is coming into this match after having two consecutive tonnes in their last two matches. When it comes to bowling, the purple cap holder is with them in the name of Mohammed Shami. The seamer is level with Rashid Khan, with both scoring 24 wickets in the whole competition.
As per the GT vs CSK prediction, CSK has never won against GT. This could turn out to be an advantage for them in the GT vs CSK prediction, as the Lions would be keen to open their account against the Titans. Since the match is happening home from away for Chennai Super Kings, their skipper, MS. Dhoni’s awareness of the pitch and the conditions of the stadium could benefit CSK.
Will the Lions have the final roar at Chidambaram Stadium? Who are you picking in the GT vs CSK Dream 11 prediction?
GT vs CSK prediction: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to win match 71 of the TATA IPL 2023
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