The final match of the 16th season of IPL will be played between Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans. On Sunday (May 28), both the teams will face each other at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Chennai is eyeing becoming the champion for the fifth time. At the same time, the Gujarat team will go out to save the title. She will emerge as the winner for the second time in a row. The toss is delayed due to rain.
Toss delayed due to rain
Rain has played spoilsport in the IPL final. Toss has not happened yet. Even when Qualifier-2 was played between Gujarat and Mumbai Indians on this ground, the match was delayed due to rain. The toss was delayed by 45 minutes.
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Toss in a while
There is very little time left in the final match between Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans. The toss will take place shortly at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Teams are as follows
Chennai Super Kings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (c/wk), Akash Singh, Moeen Ali, Bhagat Verma, Deepak Chahar, Devon Conway, Tushar Deshpande, Shivam Dubey, Rituraj Gaikwad, Rajvardhan Hungergekar, Ravindra Jadeja, Sisanda Magala, Ajay Mandal, Mathisha Pathirana, Dwayne Pretorius, Ajinkya Rahane, Sheikh Rashid, Ambati Rayudu, Mitchell Santner, Subhranshu Senapati, Simarjit Singh, Nishant Sindhu, Prashant Solanki, Mahish Teekshana.
Gujarat Titans: Hardik Pandya (Captain), Shubman Gill, David Miller, Abhinav Manohar, Sai Sudarshan, 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 Ahmed, Dasun Shanaka, Odion Smith, KS Bharath, Shivam Mavi, Urvil Patel, Joshua Little, and Mohit Sharma.
Rayudu announced his retirement
Chennai Super Kings veteran batsman Ambati Rayudu has announced his retirement from IPL. Rayudu announced his retirement just before the final match against Gujarat Titans on Sunday (May 28). In a tweet, Rayudu thanked both his teams Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians. Rayudu also said that this time he will not change his decision.
Record of Chennai and Gujarat in the final
The Chennai team will play in the final match for a record 10th time. She has become champion four times so far. He has faced defeat in five finals. Talking about the last three final matches, Chennai managed to win twice (2018, 2021). At the same time, once (2019) he had to face defeat. On the other hand, this is only the second final for Gujarat. She was the champion last time.
Where it starts and ends
This IPL started on March 31 at the Narendra Modi Stadium itself. Then only the teams of Gujarat and Chennai were face to face. Now the closing match of the IPL will be played between the same two teams on this ground. This has happened in Pakistan this year as well. The first match of the Pakistan Premier League was played between Multan Sultans and Lahore Qalandars. Then Lahore won. After this, both the teams were face to face in the final as well. Lahore once again defeated Multan. However, both these matches did not take place on the same ground as the IPL. The first match of PSL was held in Multan and the final match was held in Lahore.
Dhoni has a chance to match Rohit
Talking about Dhoni, he does not have to prove anything to anyone. He is considered one of the greatest captains of cricket. Dhoni is in the last leg of his career. It is believed that this is his last season. He would like to leave with the trophy in his final IPL season. If Dhoni makes Chennai the champion this time, he will lift the IPL trophy for the fifth time. He will equal Rohit Sharma (Mumbai Indians) in terms of most titles.
Ahmedabad weather update
It has rained in most parts of the country in the past few days and this could affect the most important match of IPL 2023. The Indian Meteorological Department says that on May 28, the weather will be clear in most parts of Ahmedabad. The fans would also be expecting the same. However, according to the report of Accuweather, there is a possibility of rain in Ahmedabad on Sunday evening. There is a 40 percent chance of rain Sunday evening. According to the report, a total of two hours of rain is expected in Ahmedabad. Wind speed reaching 50 kmph is also expected in the evening with rain after sunset.
Both teams will be face-to-face for the fifth time
So far four matches have been played in the IPL between Chennai and Gujarat. This will be the fifth match between the two teams. Gujarat has won three out of four matches. At the same time, Chennai has won once. Last year, Hardik Pandya's team defeated Chennai in two matches. This time Hardik won in the inaugural match. Dhoni avenged this defeat in Qualifier-1. Chennai defeated Gujarat to make it to the finals.
Heavy rain in Ahmedabad before the final, toss not yet done in Gujarat-Chennai match
The final match of the 16th season of IPL will be played between Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans. On Sunday (May 28), both the teams will face each other at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Chennai is eyeing becoming the champion for the fifth time. At the same time, the Gujarat team will go out to save the title. She will emerge as the winner for the second time in a row.