New Delhi: The stage is set for the ultimate clash for the trophy. IPL 2023 began with the clash between defending champions Gujarat Titans and 4-time winner Chennai Super Kings, and is set to end with the same.
While Hardik Pandya’s GT won the first game of the season, CSK outplayed them in Qualifier 1 and now they are up against each other once again. Shubman Gill’s third ton this season and Shami-Rashid leading the bowling attack favours GT while MS Dhoni has the opening pair of Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway with Tushar Deshpande and Matheesha Pathirana to pick wickets.
#WATCH | Toss delayed in Chennai Super Kings vs Gujarat Titans match due to rain in Ahmedabad; outside visuals from Narendra Modi stadium#IPLFinal pic.twitter.com/iy3s9Uvkil
— ANI (@ANI) May 28, 2023
However, the weather has played the spoilsport as it is raining heavily in Ahmedabad and the toss has been delayed.
# Good news for fans, heavy downpours are reduced to drizzle.
It’s raining 🌧️ in Ahmedabad & the TOSS has been delayed!
Stay Tuned for more updates.
Follow the match ▶️ https://t.co/IUkeFQS4Il#TATAIPL | #Final | #CSKvGT pic.twitter.com/eGuqO05EGr
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 28, 2023
# The teams have been sharing weather updates and are chilling till the game begins.
Aaj mausam bada beimaan hai 🌧️#CSKvGT | #PhariAavaDe | #IPL2023Final pic.twitter.com/2N9uimQxkT
— Gujarat Titans (@gujarat_titans) May 28, 2023
It’s raining at Ahmedabad! Let’s rain whistles in the meanwhile… 🥳#WhistlePodu #Yellove #IPL2023 🦁💛 pic.twitter.com/293VirBwfC
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) May 28, 2023
# The game can start at 9:35 pm with an interval of 30 minutes and it will be a 20-over match. The cut-off time for a five-over game is 12:06 am and if rain does not allow any play tonight, the match will be played on the reserve day (May 29).