During the GT’s final overs, the CSK skipper was seen having an argument with umpires, which caused a four-minute delay. While it is unclear whether umpires will punish Dhoni for causing undue delay. If the officials find him guilty, the CSK captain might face a fine or a ban.
Dhoni’s Legacy in IPL
CSK is one of the top most successful teams in the IPL. Only once it failed to deliver a good performance in IPL in its previous season where it failed to qualify for playoffs. It could be also due to Dhoni deciding to step down as captain, and instead continue as a regular player, with CSK skipper Ravindra Jadeja being appointed.
After eight games, Jadeja stepped down, and Dhoni took over. On April 19, 2008, Dhoni made his Chennai Super Kings debut against Punjab Kings (previously Kings XI Punjab) at Mohali. Dhoni brought so many laurels to the team. He was captain for over 200 matches and had a winning ratio of nearly 60%.
CSK’s Chances Of Winning IPL 2023
Following CSK’s defense of the champion Gujarat Titans in the IPL 2023 Qualifier 1 match at Chennai’s M. A. Chidambaram Stadium. The 2023 Indian Premier League is approaching its end.
The Chennai Super Kings disappointed their fans in the IPL 2022. Ravindra Jadeja, who was selected captain shortly before the season began, was unable to live up to expectations and failed terribly.
Chennai Super Kings have a history of rebounding back after a difficult season. They cannot be written off, and CSK might lift the trophy as well.
The IPL 2023 winner prediction is difficult, but in our expert view, it might be the four-time IPL champion, CSK. CSK are injured lions, and we all know how dangerous an injured lion can be. They will do everything possible to regain their fans’ trust.
Final Match Details – CSK vs GT
- Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad, India
- Date: 28th May 2023
- Time: 7.30 pm IST
Live coverage is available on Star Sports Network and Jio Cinema. While the Live scores of the match can be seen on the Cricbuzz app.
Today, Chennai Super Kings will face the Gujarat Titans in the TATA IPL 2023 finals at 7.30 pm IST, both sides have put on outstanding performances throughout the matches.
Chennai Super Kings finished second on the points table after winning 8 of their 14 games. They made it to the finals by defeating the defending champions in Qualifier 1. On the other side, Gujrat Titans have won 10 out of 14 matches and ended at the top-most position on the points table.
These two teams have met four times, with the Gujarat Titans winning three and the Chennai Super Kings winning one.
The Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad has been an absolute delight for the batters. The track is flat with an ample amount of bounce and the pacers can get some swing off the wicket during the initial overs.
However, the batters have a great time out there in the middle as the boundaries are shorter and the outfield is quite fast. In addition, the pitch offers a good balance between bat and ball, making it an ideal place for batting.
The spinners too can get some turn off the pitch, but the pacers will have the advantage of extracting extra bounce due to the flatness of the track. All this makes the Narendra Modi Stadium an excellent venue for batting and a great place to watch a cricket match.
Probable Playing 11
Chennai Super Kings
- Ruturaj Gaikwad
- Moeen Ali
- Ambati Rayudu
- Shivam Dube
- Ravindra Jadeja
- MS Dhoni (c) (wk)
- Deepak Chahar
- Tushar Deshpande
- Mahesh Theekshana
- Matheesha Pathirana
- Devon Conway
- Wriddhiman Saha(wk)
- Shubman Gill
- Sai Sudharsan
- Vijay Shankar
- Hardik Pandya (c)
- David Miller
- Rahul Tewatia
- Mohit Sharma
- Rashid Khan
- Noor Ahmad
- Mohammad Shami
Top Scorers from Teams
CSK’s Strategies And Game Plan
Every match has some common and at the same time some strategies to defend their rival team. The condition of the pitch plays a very important role in every match. Also other factors like toss and performance of bowlers according to the conditions of the pitch.
Ahmedabad’s pitch is well known for its high scores. The pitch’s average first-inning total is 180 runs which means that the bowling squad has to improve upon its performance for the best results.
Dhoni’s Retirement From IPL
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is in no hurry to take a call on his retirement from IPL as he says that he has enough time to decide because the next IPL auction will be there in December this year.
“I’m not sure; I have 8-9 months to decide. Why take that headache right now? I have plenty of time to make a decision. I’ll always come to CSK. I’ve been away from home since January and have been practicing since March, so we’ll see,” the former India skipper MSD, who has already retired from international cricket, added.
Winning Details (Prizes)
The final winning team of IPL 2023 will lift the trophy along with a cheque of INR 20 Crore, while the first runner-up team will get INR 13 Crore.