The 16th edition of the Indian Premier League is all set to start in a few hours from now in Ahmedabad with first match between four-time winners Chennai Super Kings and defending champions Gujarat Titans.
Gala opening ceremony
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has planned a gala opening ceremony at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Well-known actresses Rashmika Mandanna and Tamannah Bhatia and star singer Arijit Singh are scheduled to perform at the star-studded opening ceremony.
Encounter between CSK and GT
Today’s match is the first match of IPL 2023. Hardik Pandya, the captain of Gujarat Titans has often said that he is a big fan of MS Dhoni and has learned many techniques from Dhoni. In the circumstances, it is expected that today’s match is going to be very exciting and interesting.
Home ground for Gujarat Titans
The special point to mention here is that the ground, on which IPL will commence, is the home ground for Gujarat Titans. Being the first match at home ground and being last year’s IPL champion, Hardik is likely to have an upper hand against Dhoni. Although Dhoni’s team will also represent its strength in season as players including Ravindra Jadeja are in full form in the team.
At the same time, Gujarat Titans captain Hardik Pandya has also grown in stature and players like Shubhman Gill, Rashid Khan have performed well recently. That’s why both the teams are considered to be very strong.