IPL Semi Final

The journey of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 has now reached its final stage. The first IPL Semi Final ( qualifier ) match of the tournament is to be played between Gujarat Titans (GT) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Four-time IPL champions Chennai Super Kings are all set for another encounter with defending champions Gujarat Titans, this time in the IPL 2023 playoffs. Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings have finished the league stage of season 16 of IPL as number one and two respectively.

Being in the top 2 in the table means that Gujarat and Chennai will face each other in the IPL 2023 Qualifier 1, but the winner of both will be able to secure their place in the final. The losing team in Qualifier 1 will have one more chance to reach the final. The first team to qualify for the IPL 2023 playoffs was Hardik Pandya-led Gujarat Titans, who sealed their place with an emphatic 34-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad. At the same time, Chennai Super Kings booked a playoff seat by defeating Delhi Capitals by 77 runs in their last league match of the tournament.

IPL Semi Final

Where & When will the Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings IPL Semi Final match be played ?

TeamsGujrat Titans VS Chennai Super Kings
Date23 May 2023
Time07:30 PM IST
VenueMA Chidambaram stadium, Chennai

MA Chidambaram Stadium Pitch Report :

The M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, India, is known for producing spin-friendly pitches. Historically, the pitch at this venue has been conducive to spin bowling, offering assistance to spinners due to the dry and dusty nature of the surface.

Spinners often enjoy bowling at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium because the pitch tends to provide significant turn and bounce. The rough patches on the surface can assist spinners in getting extra grip and causing the ball to spin sharply. The dry conditions in Chennai also result in the pitch deteriorating as the match progresses, making it even more favorable for spinners as the game goes on.

However, it’s important to note that pitch conditions can vary from match to match, and factors such as weather, ground preparation, and the type of grass used can influence the behavior of the pitch. Therefore, it’s always recommended to refer to the latest pitch reports from credible sources before drawing any definitive conclusions about the conditions at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium.

Probable Playing XI for Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings Semi Final 1 :

Probable Playing XI of Gujarat Titans : IPL Semi Final

Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha, Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, Noor Ahmed, Yash Dayal, Mohit Sharma.

Probable Playing XI of Chennai Super Kings : IPL Semi Final

Devon Conway, Rituraj Gaikwad, Ajinkya Rahane, Shivam Dubey, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Deepak Chahar, Mahish Tikshna, Mathisha Pathirana, Tushar Deshpande.

Head-to-head : Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings

The head-to-head record between Gujrat Titans and Chennai Super Kings stands at 3-0 in favor of Gujrat Titans. These matches took place in 2022 and 2023 at three different venues: Pune, Mumbai, and Ahmedabad. Furthermore, all three victories for Gujrat Titans were achieved through successful run-chases.