In just a few hours’ time, the IPL 2023 will kick off with a tantalising match up. Last year’s champions, the Gujarat Titans, take on one of the most consistent and globally loved IPL teams of all time, the Chennai Super Kings. To set the scene for this epic clash, we look at the GT vs CSK head to head, breaking down all of the history between these two sides, with the latest stats and total match data.
With the Gujarat Titans coming up against the Chennai Super Kings in Ahmedabad, all eyes will be on this match to see how both teams begin their seasons. Will GT prove worthy of the favourites tag they’ve been given in the betting odds? Or will CSK start their season with a bang, bouncing back from what was one of their poorest ever IPL campaigns in 2022?
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Read on for our Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings head to head analysis.
GT vs CSK head to head record
Given their relative youth in the IPL competition, the Gujarat Titans have only played two matches against the Chennai Super Kings. Here’s a look at how the current GT vs CSK head to head record stands:
GT vs CSK IPL match results
Clearly, as the table above demonstrates, GT have dominated the Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings head to head so far. Here’s a more detailed look at how this rivalry has unfolded:
|17/04/2022||Gujarat Titans||3 wickets||Pune|
|15/05/2022||Gujarat Titans||7 wickets||Mumbai|
With GT having won all of the games so far between these two teams, can they go three from three in Ahmedabad on Friday night? That will depend on how some of the big names stand up in this contest.
GT vs CSK IPL stats
Who can be expected to stand up and perform from the batting line ups when GT and CSK go head to head in the IPL 2023? Two players from each side have scored more than 100 runs in this rivalry so far. Will Ruturaj Gaikwad and David Miller go big again for their respective teams, or is a new star going to be born on Friday night? Here’s a look at the GT vs CSK IPL stats for most runs scored:
Batting gets all the glory, but really, T20 cricket is won by bowlers. Who has the better of their opponents in this Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings head to head so far? With the top bowler for CSK no longer playing the game, can a new pacer step up? Or will Gujarat’s fast men continue to dominate? Here’s a look at the GT vs CSK IPL stats for most wickets taken:
Best match in the Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings head to head
The GT vs CSK head to head rivalry has been short and sweet. Well, sweet for the Gujarat Titans, perhaps not so much for the Chennai Super Kings. In both matches, CSK have batted first, and failed to put enough on the board to prevent GT from winning. However, the best match by far was the first encounter between these two teams.
Here’s a look at how this match unfolded:
Game One – GT win by 3 wickets (with one ball remaining)
The first meeting between these two sides was a beauty, with the game going down to the penultimate ball.
CSK batted first, and posted a respectable 169/5 from their 20 overs. The star of the show was Ruturaj Gaikwad at the top of the order, who slapped 73 from 48 to get the men in yellow off to a fast start. Two wickets in the powerplay saw Ambati Rayudu join Gaikwad, creating the biggest partnership in the match as Rayudu scored 46 of his own from 31 balls. A few big swipes from Ravindra Jadeja at the death, and CSK navigated their way to what felt like a par total.
Heading out to bat and needing to go at a decent clip from the word go, GT found themselves in trouble early. Wriddhiman Saha, Shubman Gill and Vijay Shankar all fell cheaply within the first few overs, and the Titans were left in tatters at 16/3. Two more wickets tumbled to leave GT at 87/5, with a win looking unlikely. That is, until David Miller and Rashid Khan combined for a breakneck 70 run partnership that took GT close to the finish line.
A few wickets at the death saw GT wobble, but ultimately Miller was able to stay in, and score an unbeaten 94 to see his team to victory.
Can the Gujarat Titans maintain their winning streak against the Chennai Super Kings, and extend their GT vs CSK head to head to 3-0? We’ll see on Friday night.