Today 31st March, 1st Match IPL 2023, Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, the IPL 2023 season opener begins at 7.30 p.m. IST with the defending champion Gujarat Titans taking on the four-time champion Chennai Super Kings.
Today 31st March IPL 2023, GT vs CSK, Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings All You Need to Know
In the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, the IPL 2023 season opener begins at 7.30 p.m. IST with the defending champion Gujarat Titans taking on the four-time champion Chennai Super Kings.
There could not have been a better match to kick off the Indian Premier League’s 2023 season than the much anticipated opening day.
The IPL 2023 season opens with a match between the defending champion Gujarat Titans and the four-time champion Chennai Super Kings at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad at 7:30 p.m. IST.
In their inaugural season, the Ahmebadab-based franchise of the widely followed T20 cricket league, the GT team was guided to a title win by the unconventional Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya.
When Pandya begins to defend his championship, the perennial Chennai Super Kings, managed by former Indian captain MS Dhoni, will present their first challenge.
Last year, CSK had a disappointing season, finishing just one spot above the bottom-placed Mumbai Indians. This year, they’ll try to rebound with an opening-day victory over the champs.
Both teams improved their rosters at the auction, with CSK making a major splash by adding English all-rounder Ben Stokes as their flagship player for a record 16.25 crore Indian Rupees. They also hired Nishanth Sindhu, Ajay Mandal, and Bhagath Verma in addition to experienced Indian batter Ajinkya Rahane.
In addition, CSK signed bowler Kyle Jameson from New Zealand, who had to be replaced by South African Sisanda Magala due to an injury.
Kane Williamson, the best batsman in New Zealand, was added by GT, along with Odean Smith of the West Indies. They also succeeded in recruiting Mohit Sharma, Shivam Mavia, KS Bharath, and Urvil Patel to their ranks.
Captain: Ruturaj Gaikwad
Vice-captain: Ravindra Jadeja
Batters: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Devon Conway, Shubman Gill
All-rounders: Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes
Bowlers: Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, Deepak Chahar
WICKET KEEPER: Devon Conway