Know how Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans decided the journey till the finals of the IPL 2023. The final match will be played today, i.e., on May 28, at the world’s largest cricket stadium.
The final of the 16th season of the world’s biggest T20 league, i.e., the IPL, will be played today between Chennai Super Kings, captained by MS Dhoni, and Gujarat Titans, captained by Hardik Pandya. Before this, you should know how these two teams beat the rest of the eight teams and reached the finals. Even both teams were in the top 2 in the points table.
First of all, let’s talk about the Chennai Super Kings, who are the four-time IPL champions, but the way the team performed last year, it was clear that the team would hardly qualify for the playoffs, but MS Dhoni made them Karishma once again showed the charisma for which he is known. Dhoni not only made it to the top 2 but also won qualifier 1.
Chennai Super Kings may have been second in the points table of the IPL 2023 after the league phase, but they entered the finals first. CSK had won 8 matches until the league phase; one match was inconclusive, and they lost 5 matches. While there, the team played Qualifier 1, where they defeated the Gujarat Titans at their home ground and entered the finals.
Talking about the Gujarat Titans’ road to the finals, the team is the defending champions and has played like champions this season as well. The team was on top of the points table but had to win Qualifier 2 to qualify for the finals. Earlier, the team had lost in Qualifier 1. whereas GT was the only team in the league phase, winning 10 out of 14 matches and securing 20 points.
The net run rate of the Gujarat team was also better than the rest of the teams. The team was defeated in just four matches. One of these matches was lost by the team that was in 9th place in the points table. At the same time, there was a match where KKR batsman Rinku Singh hit five sixes in the last five balls. Mumbai was defeated in one match and Rajasthan in one match. Gujarat had defeated Mumbai in Qualifier 2.