Get ready for an electrifying showdown as the Qualifier 1 match of the IPL 2023 will be held at the renowned MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on May 23. This highly anticipated clash will feature the formidable Gujarat Titans and the seasoned Chennai Super Kings.
Both teams have showcased their mettle throughout the tournament, with the Gujarat Titans emerging victorious in 10 out of their 14 games, while the Chennai Super Kings secured triumph in 8 out of their 14 encounters.
In their previous outings, the Gujarat Titans displayed their dominance by clinching a six-wicket victory over the Royal Challengers Bangalore. On the other hand, the Chennai Super Kings showcased their firepower by securing a commanding 77-run victory against the Delhi Capitals.
With both teams eager to seize the opportunity to secure a spot in the IPL 2023 final, the intensity is bound to escalate.
As the tournament reaches its pinnacle, fans and fantasy team enthusiasts are eagerly anticipating the Qualifier 1 clash between the GT and CSK. Here are the top three captain picks for the fantasy team.
Shubman Gill (GT)
Shubman Gill has established himself as the second-highest run-scorer in the competition for the coveted IPL Orange Cap with an astounding 680 runs in 14 games.
Gill recently scored 104 runs against Bangalore to win the game, demonstrating his ability to perform under pressure. With his exceptional form, Gill is a prime candidate to lead the fantasy team as the captain for the Qualifier 1 clash.
Matheesha Pathirana (CSK)
In IPL 2023, Matheesha Pathirana has been a CSK revelation. Pathirana has been a continuous threat to opponent batsmen with his exceptional pace and precision.
He has demonstrated his talent in ten games by taking 15 wickets at an exceptional average of 19.32. Pathirana’s consistency and ability for taking crucial wickets make him an excellent choice as a captain for the fantasy team in the Qualifier 1 clash.
Rashid Khan (GT)
Rashid Khan has bamboozled batsmen throughout the competition. He currently holds an impressive tally of 24 wickets, placing him second in the race for the IPL Purple Cap.
As the Qualifier 1 clash is expected to offer assistance to spinners, Khan’s abilities become even more potent. With his potential to dominate the middle overs, Rashid Khan is a top choice for the captaincy role in the Qualifier 1 fantasy team.
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