IPL 2023 Opening Match: CSK vs GT all you need to know

IPL 2023 Opening Match: One of the biggest cricket leagues, IPL 2023 is starting on March 31st, 2023. The first match of IPL 2023 is between the 4 times champion Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and defending champion Gujarat Titans (GT) at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. In this article, you will get to know everything about these teams, including their previous matches against each other, Squads, and more.

IPL 2023 Opening Match CSK vs GT
IPL 2023 Opening Match CSK vs GT

IPL 2023 Opening Match Teams

Csk and GT are playing against each other in the opening match. In the article, you will get all the information regarding these teams.

Let’s see some key points of the opening match.

Title:IPL 2023 Opening Match
Match:Chennai Super King(CSK) vs Gujarat Titans(GT)
Captains:MS Dhoni(CSK) and Hardik Pandya(GT)
IPL Season Played:CSK: 13 and GT: 1
Head to Head of GT and CSK:Match played: 2; GT won: 2; CSK won: 0
IPL Title Won:CSK: 4 times; GT: 1 time
Head Coach:CSK: Stephen Fleming; GT: Gary Kirsten
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Chennai Super Kings Team

Chennai Super Kings has won the IPL championship four times. This makes them as one of the most successful teams in the history of IPL, after MI. The Legendary player Mahendra Singh Dhoni leads the team. MSD is considered one of the greatest captains in the history of cricket due to his successive track records. This year also, this team has one of the best players as Ravindra Jadeja, Ben Stokes, and Deepak Chahar is in the team.

Gujarat Titans Team

Gujarat Titans are however a new team. They debuted in the previous season of IPL, IPL 2023. And they managed to create history by winning the IPL title in their debut season. They have beaten the Rajasthan Royals in the final of IPL 2022 to win the trophy. The team is led by the talented all-rounder Hardik Pandya and has some of the best young players in the world.

Head to Head: CSK vs GT

The two teams have played against each other twice, with Gujarat Titans winning both games. However, those games were in last season’s IPL, and lots more have been changed after that. CSk will try to take a first win against GT, while GT will try to continue their unbeaten mark against CSK. Chennai Super Kings have been one of the most consistent teams in IPL history and have won the titles four 4 times.

MS Dhoni in IPL in IPL 2023 Opening Match CSK vs GT
MS Dhoni in IPL

IPL Titles of CSK and GT

As already mentioned, Chennai Super Kings has won the IPL title four times i.e. in 2010, 2011, 2018, and 2021. On the other hand, Gujarat Titans have won the tournament only once, in 2022. However, GT will try to defend their title and want to become the back-to-back winner of the IPL.

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Full Squad of IPL 2023

Chennai Super King(CSK) Full Squad of IPL 2023:

PlayersPlayer’s Role
MS Dhoni (wk)(c)WK-Batsman
Ruturaj GaikwadBatsman
Ambati Rayudu (wk)WK- Batsman
Devon ConwayBatsman
Subhranshu SenapatiBatsman
A RahaneBatsman
Shaik RasheedBatsman
Deepak ChaharBowler
Tushar DeshpandeBowler
Maheesh TheekshanaBowler
Simranjeet SinghBowler
Matheesha PathiranaBowler
Mukesh ChoudharyBowler
Prashant SolankiBowler
Mitchell SantnerBowler
Rajvardhan HangargekarBowler
Sisanda MagalaBowler
Ajay MandalBowler
Ravindra JadejaAll-rounder
Moeen AliAll-rounder
Shivam DubeAll-rounder
Dwaine PretoriusAll-rounder
Ben StokesAll-rounder
Nishant SindhuAll-rounder
Bhagath VermaAll-rounder
Chennai Super King(CSK) Full Squad of IPL 2023

Gujarat Titans Full Squad of IPL 2023:

PlayersPlayer’s Role
PlayerPlayer’s Role
Matthew Wade (wk)WK-Batsman
Wriddhiman Saha (wk)WK-Batsman
KS BharatWK-Batsman
Urvil PatelWK-Batsman
Rashid KhanBowler
Darshan NalkandeBowler
Yash DayalBowler
Pradeep SangwanBowler
Alzarri JosephBowler
R Sai KishoreBowler
Noor AhmadBowler
Mohammed ShamiBowler
Shivam MaviBowler
Joshua LittleBowler
Mohit SharmaBowler
Shubman GillBatsman
Sai SudarshanBatsman
Abhinav SadaranganiBatsman
David MillerBatsman
Kane WilliamsonBatsman
Hardik Pandya(c)All-rounder
Vijay ShankarAll-rounder
Jayant YadavAll-rounder
Rahul TewatiaAll-rounder
Odean SmithAll-rounder
Gujarat Titans Full Squad of IPL 2023

Most Expensive Players of IPL

Chennai Super King(CSK): Ben Stokes (All-rounder) INR 16.25 Cr

Gujarat Titans(GT): Hardik Pandya (All-rounder) INR 15 Cr

Conclusion: IPL 2023 Opening Match

The opening game of IPL 2023 is going to be entertaining because two of the strongest IPL teams are playing against each other. While Chennai Super Kings have the experience and a proven track record, Gujarat Titans have the confidence and the hunger to defend their title. It will be exciting as they will play in the 3rd match between them, as GT already won the 2 previous matches head-to-head. We hope this article has provided you with all the information you need before the much-awaited opening game of IPL 2023.

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