GT vs CSK prediction: Match win, Dream11 and toss – 31/03/2023


  • Match prediction: CSK to win
  • Toss prediction: CSK to win the toss and bat first

After a disappointing IPL 2022, Chennai Super Kings hope for a better outcome when they kick off the IPL 2023 edition with a match against defending champions Gujarat Titans. This will be one of the key IPL predictions for the opening match, which we'll break down in this GT vs CSK prediction.

  • Date & time: 31st March, 2023 at 19:30 IST
  • Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad, Gujarat

GT vs CSK prediction and match preview

Gujarat Titans

Gujarat Titans are the defending champions coming into this match. Furthermore, they have also strengthened in some key areas of the field. Due to the recent additions, Titans actually look a little stronger compared to last season in several aspects. A big advantage for the team in the efforts to retain the title will be the form of Shubman Gill. The bowling attack is likely to be dependent heavily on the amazing performances from Mohammed Shami.

GT possible 11: Shubhman Gill, Matthew Wade, Sai Sudarshan, Hardik Pandya, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Alzarri Joseph, Mohammed Shami, Sai Kishore, Yash Dayal.

Chennai Super Kings

The IPL 2022 was a big disappointment for CSK after finishing ninth in the campaign. The team has responded by bringing Ben Stokes into the lineup and this is a master stroke to a big extent. It is crucial that CSK brought in a big replacement, as Robin Uthapppa and Dwayne Bravo are also not around. However, CSK have not been able to show any weakness in the batting line-up, but it is not the case with regards to the bowling line-up.

CSK possible 11: Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shivam Dube, Ambati Rayudu, Ben Stokes, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Maheesh Theekshana, Deepak Chahar, Mukesh Choudhary, Kyle Jamieson.

Pitch and expected weather conditions

There is no forecast of rain for the upcoming match. The temperature is expected to be around 30Β°C, along with mild humidity. The pitch at this ground can turn out to be quite unpredictable, as there have been some high scoring games when the track has been bouncing a lot. At the same time, there have also been pitches which are friendly to spinners.

However, the prediction for the opening match is for a flat track, which may not be conducive for batsmen posting big scores.

GT vs CSK Dream11 prediction

Our Dream11 prediction for this match:

  • Wicket keeper(s): Wriddhiman Saha
  • Batter(s): Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubhman Gill
  • All-rounder(s): Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya, Ben Stokes
  • Bowler(s): Mukesh Choudhary, Mohammed Shami, Rashid Khan
  • Recommended captain: Ruturaj Gaikwad
  • Recommended vice-captain: Williamson

The captaincy picks are made on the basis of the player who excels in all areas of the game – fielding, bowling, and batting. This would give the best opportunity to pick up maximum fantasy points. The first game of the IPL 2023 is also likely to throw a different set of pressure.

The batsmen picked up in this list have been doing quite well – especially Shubman Gill. A greater focus been placed on picking bowlers who have been doing quite well. CSK do not have a strong bowling line-up, but the likes of Mukesh Choudhary make it to the list.

Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings Match Prediction

Match prediction: CSK to win

CSK are the underdogs coming into the match. After having had a mediocre IPL 2022, this will be an opportunity for CSK to turn things around and come up with a big statement. GT are very dependent on Shubman Gill for runs. Even though Shubman Gill has done fantastically well of late, there is a feeling that GT are too reliant on his runs. It is possible to back CSK at a very attractive price.

Toss prediction: CSK to win the toss and elect to field

There will be a great deal of interest in fielding first irrespective of the team which wins the toss. At the Narendra Modi Stadium, there is no significant advantage for the batting order. There have been wins in 52.6% of the teams which elected to chase first.

Man of the match prediction: Shubman Gill

Shubman Gill has been experiencing amazing form leading up to the IPL 2023.Β He is probably playing the best cricket of his career so far. Even though CSK have taken a major leap ahead by bringing Ben Stokes, the England man does not enjoy a great record in the T20 games. A lot will hinge on the performances from Shubman Gill if GT are expected to offer a competitive performance in the first match.

Betting odds

  • Gujarat Titans: 4/5 (1.80)
  • Chennai Super Kings: Evens (2.00)

Gujarat Titans are the slight favourites for the game and understandably so. As the defending champions, there is a lot of expectation on GT, who have also strengthened in a very smooth manner. Meanwhile, Chennai Super Kings have made some interesting changes to the squad. Even though the bowling is far from perfect, CSK can make a big difference in the game courtesy of the strong batting line-up.