Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings are going to play the inaugurating match of IPL 2023 at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad on 31st March 2023. The match will kick off at 7:30 PM IST and you can stream it on the online digital streaming platform JioCinema for free or on the Star Sports Network TV channels in India.
MS Dhoni is going to lead the four time champions Chennai Super Kings while Hardik Pandya is going to lead the defending champions Gujarat Titans. Both the teams have enough firepower to completely dominate a game on their given day. David Miller is going to miss the first match and Gujarat Titans will surely feel the impact of his absence. Similarly, Sisanda Magala will miss the match for Chennai Super Kings but the team led by MS Dhoni won’t feel the same impact as Gujarat Titans.
Here in this article we have covered the top 3 fantasy team picks for the GT vs CSK match. These picks are based on the current form of the players. An X factor is also included in the top fantasy picks on the basis of his proven ability in the T20s.
IPL 2023 GT vs CSK: Top 3 Fantasy Team Picks for Match 1
1- Shubman Gill
The star Indian opener is going through the form of his life. He has become the opener for India cricket team in all formats following his recent excellent knocks. Gill registered his first T20 century at the Narendra Modi Stadium a few weeks ago when he smashed the Kiwi bowlers all around the park. He is in phonemenal touch and a must pick player in your GT vs CSK fantasy team for IPL 2023 today’s match.
2- Ben Stokes
The English all-rounder is yet to completely recover from the knee injury and for that reason he is not going to bowl in the first match of the tournament. However, Ben Stokes, the batter is much more reliable than the Ben Stokes, the bowler in the shortest format of the game. He played a match winning knock for England in the T20 World Cup 2022 Final and he is expected to bat at either number three or four for Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2023. This will give him ample time to construct an inning which earns a lot of fantasy points for you.
3- Hardik Pandya
The Gujarat Titans captain is one of the most sought after all-rounders in the cricket world. He has become the captain of Indian cricket team in the shortest format of the game for an interim period. Pandya has improved significantly in the past couple of years as both the batter and bowler. He will bat at number four for Gujarat Titans and will also lead their bowling attack which makes him one of the best GT vs CSK fantasy team picks.