Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings gear up for Qualifier 1 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 season on Tuesday. GT topped the IPL 2023 league standings with 20 points. CSK followed suit with 17 points under their belt. The winner will reach the final whereas the loser will get another chance through Qualifier 2.
GT opener Shubman Gill is in prime form this season and is running on the back of two successive tons. He has smashed 680 runs this season at 56.66. Gill now needs 20 runs more to reach a figure of 700 and become just the second player after Faf du Plessis to achieve the mark. Du Plessis finished with 730 runs and Gill needs 51 to become the top scorer in IPL 2023. Gill has two tons and four fifties.
Gill has 3459 runs in T20 cricket and is 41 short of the 3500-run mark. He has four tons and 21 fifties at 36.79. Besides, Gill can also get to 350 fours, having slammed 342. Meanwhile, Gill has 2580 runs in IPL and can get past Nitish Rana, Mayank Agarwal and Murali Vijay in terms of runs.
Other records on offer in the GT-CSK contest
Conway can become 5th CSK player in IPL history to smash 600-plus runs in a season
Devon Conway has been in prime form, having scored 585 runs at 53.18. He needs 15 runs now to get to 600 and become the first player to do so for CSK this season. Conway has smacked six fifties so far. Conway can become the 5th CSK player in IPL history to smash 600-plus runs in a season. He can join Mike Hussey, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, and Ambati Rayudu in terms of 600-plus runs in a season for Chennai.
100 IPL fours for Conway
Conway has hit 91 fours in his IPL career and is nine shy of the 100 mark. Overall, he has scored 837 runs across two seasons for CSK at 49.24. He has nine 50s under his belt.
Milestones on offer for Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja has smacked 98 sixes in IPL history and is two shy of 100. He has scored 2655 runs at 26.29. Meanwhile, he has managed 149 scalps and is one short of 150 in the cash-rich league.
350 fours on offer for MSD
MS Dhoni has smashed 349 fours in the IPL and is one shy of 350. He has so far scored 5081 runs in the IPL at 39.08.
Gaikwad can become the 5th-highest scorer for CSK
Ruturaj Gaikwad has been excellent this season, having scored 504 runs at 42.00. Overall, he has amassed 1711 runs for CSK in the IPL and can become the 5th-highest scorer. Gaikwad can surpass Mike Hussey, who managed 1768 runs for the four-time champions.