Hardik Pandya, a potential T20 captain for India, is ready to lead his side, the Gujarat Titans, when the CSK heroes arrive in Ahmedabad for the season opener.
Although Hardik and company will be hoping to defend their crown, veteran star MS Dhoni will undoubtedly be looking to make a return following a difficult season for CSK last year.
The Gujarat Titans, the hosts’ squad, won the toss and chose to bat first. With the new regulation set to take effect in the IPL in 2023, fans will have to wait for team selections.
Substitute players will also play an important part in every game of this historic tournament, as the newly announced “impact rule” will allow teams to bring in one player who might potentially influence the game.
Here are the playing XI and Substitutes for CSK and GT
Gujarat Titans (Playing XI): Wriddhiman Saha(w), Shubman Gill, Kane Williamson, Hardik Pandya(c), Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, Joshua Little, Yash Dayal, Alzarri Joseph
Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni(w/c), Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, Rajvardhan Hangargekar
Gujarat Titans Subs: B Sai Sudharsan, Jayant Yadav, Mohit Sharma, Abhinav Manohar, KS Bharat
Chennai Super Kings Subs: Tushar Deshpande, Subhranshu Senapati, Shaik Rasheed, Ajinkya Rahane, Nishant Sindhu