MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya
CSK vs GT finals preview ,pitch report

For the final game of the IPL 16, in a repeat of the first qualifier, Gujarat Titans will face Chennai Super Kings in the finals on May 28 at the Narendra Modi Stadium.

The two teams have squared off twice this season, and both have won one game, but the latest victory came for CSK when they beat Gujarat by 15 runs in the first qualifier.

Ahead of the coming game, Gujarat will be in front of their home ground, but the fans can expect a sea of yellow to show their support for MS Dhoni, who could possibly be playing his final IPL game.

Gujarat are in scintillating form and are a better-looking side than CSK despite a defeat in the last game against the Men in Yellow. Shubman Gill is rock solid and has scored three centuries in his previous four games. The only negative for GT is that besides Gill, no other player has scored big in the last few games, particularly the middle-order.

In bowling, GT has the best list of bowlers, as Mohammed Shami and Rashid Khan are the top two leading wicket-takers this year. Further, Mohit Sharma took a fifer in the last game and is high on confidence. Another positive for Gujarat is that Hardik Pandya is bowling again, which he didn’t in the last game against CSK.

For Chennai, their openers have been on song, but the Men in Yellow need to escalate their scoring rate to stand a chance against Gujarat, who have had a great chase record this season.

In the bowling, spinners are bowling well, but the Narendra Modi Stadium surface will favour the batters and the bowlers need to put in extra effort to stop the flow of runs.

This article will shed light on the Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings preview, pitch report, and playing XI.


The two teams have squared off against each other on four occasions and CSK have managed to win just one game, which was their latest tie, where the MS Dhoni-led side won by 15 runs.

Pitch Report

The surface at the Narendra Modi Stadium will favour the batters, and the fans can expect a 200 runs plus game in the finals.

Weather Report

The temperature will range around 35-37 degrees Celsius, and there are 20% chance of rain in Ahmedabad on the final night.

When, Where and How to Watch?

Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium 

Time and Date: May 28, 7:30 pm

The match between Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings will be played from 7:30 PM onwards, while the toss will be at 7:00 PM. You can watch the live telecast of this match on TV at Star Sports Network in different languages. OTT viewers can stream the game for free on the Jio Cinema app and website.

Probable XI:

Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni(wk), Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana

Gujarat Titans: Wriddhiman Saha(wk), Shubman Gill, Sai Sudharsan, Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya©, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Mohit Sharma, Rashid Khan, Noor Ahmad, Mohammad Shami, Joshua Little


CSK: MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Subhranshu Senapati, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Dwaine Pretorius, Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Akash Singh, Matheesha Pathirana, Simarjeet Singh, Prashant Solanki, Maheesh Theekshana, Ajinkya Rahane, Ben Stokes, Shaik Rasheed, Nishant Sindhu, Ajay Mandal, Bhagath Varma, Sisanda Magala

GT: Hardik Pandya (C), Shubman Gill, David Miller, Abhinav Manohar, Sai Sudharsan, Wriddhiman Saha, Matthew Wade, Rashid Khan, Rahul Tewatia, Vijay Shankar, Mohammed Shami, Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal, Pradeep Sangwan, Darshan Nalkande, Jayant Yadav, R Sai Kishore, Noor Ahmad, Kane Williamson, Odean Smith, KS Bharat, Shivam Mavi, Urvil Patel, Joshua Little, Mohit Sharma

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