The Indian Premier League 2023 is all set to host the highly-anticipated Qualifier 1 between defending champions Gujarat Titans and four-time champions Chennai Super Kings at MA Chidambaram Stadium.

The two teams locked horns in the opening encounter of TATA IPL 2023 at the Narendra Modi Stadium where Hardik Pandya & Co. emerged victorious by 5 wickets at home.

Gujarat Titans will be relying heavily upon their star spinner Rashid Khan on the spin-friendly Chepauk track.

Former India cricketer Virender Sehwag reckons the Afghanistan spin sensation will be the trump card for the defending champions. Speaking on Star Sports Cricket Live, Sehwag said,

“Rashid Khan is the trump card for Gujarat. If they want wickets, they bring him. And then the way Hardik has used Rashid, it is commendable. Rashid likes to break partnerships and now he has become the most successful bowler of this season on the basis of his excellent performance.”