ipl match_online cricket betting_IPL 2023 match preview: Gujarat Titans v Chennai Super Kings.
Gujarat Titans come into the 2023 IPL hoping to retain the title they won last year, when they beat Rajasthan Royals in the final by seven wickets. It capped off a perfect debut season, with the side entering the competition for the first time in 2022.
The Titans, led by Hardik Pandya, enjoyed a near-flawless season, topping the group stages after just four losses and 10 wins in their 14 matches. In the Eliminator, they made a tricky looking chase of 189 against Rajasthan Royals look easy, winning by seven wickets. In the final, they limited a Royals side including top runscorer Jos Buttler to just 130, and were able to coast home in their chase.
The Titans also hold the mental advantage going into this fixture, having won both of their matches against Chennai Super Kings last season. The first time the sides faced off saw CSK post 169 for 5. A masterclass from David Miller, who scored 94 not out when no one else in the top six passed 12, and a rapid 40 off 21 by Rashid Khan saw the side home.
The second time the teams played was a low-scoring affair, with tight bowling from Mohammed Shami, and a controlled 67 not out from Wriddhiman Saha helping the Titans to a comfortable seven-wicket victory. These losses added to CSK’s misery last season, as they managed just four wins, and ended the campaign second bottom.