Indian Premier League: Game 1
Stadium: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
31st March 2023
Another season of the Indian Premier League starts with a game between Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings on the 31st of march at Narendra Modi Stadium. Last year's winners will go against the yellow army in this game. Who will win and start the new season on a positive note?Get Your Registration Bonus!
After surprising everyone with a debut victory in IPL 2022, the Gujarat Titans will come on the field to defend their title once again. They were clearly the best team in the season both in league stages and in qualifiers. The team got 20 points in the league stages which was the highest points achieved by any team in the competition. Hardik Pandya got the Indian team captaincy due to his efforts in the last season. Gujarat will have extra pressure to replicate their success of the last season. The team is mostly unchanged and ready to go into the new season.
Gujarat Titans Predicted Lineup
Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Kane Williamson, Hardik Pandya (C), Matthew Wade, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, R Sai Kishore, Yash Dayal, Alzarri Joseph, Mohammed Shami
Chennai Super Kings
Chennai will have an emotional season this year. They did not do well last year and their beloved captain MS Dhoni will be playing his last IPL. It will be the last season where we can watch MS Dhoni in action and CSK will make sure he gets the farewell he receives. The team has been changed since last year and a lot of improvements have been done to make sure history does not repeat itself. They won only four out of the 14 games they played last year. The team will be looking to make a good start to the season and get them underway.
Chennai Super Kings Predicted Lineup
Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Dwaine Pretorius, Deepak Chahar, Prashant Solanki, Simarjeet Singh/Rajvardhan Hangargekar
Expert betting tips
We are expecting a high-scoring run-fest in this IPL and this game can start the fire. The team will be looking to ball first as both teams are good chasers. The history indicates that the team batting first has a slight advantage on this pitch. The average first innings score on this venue is 160 runs. We expect Chennai to start the season on a high with a win.