IPL Tips and Predictions: Gujarat Titans v Chennai Super Kings

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Cricket fans, get pumped!! The IPL is back.

We've got 59 days of packed action lined up across 74 games with interesting new rules like the impact player.

Our season opener features reigning champions Gujarat Titans against 4-time champions Chennai Super Kings.

Set to go down at the largest capacity cricket stadium in the world, we're in for a great game.

We'll be diving deep into the game and conditions while providing some best bets for you guys, so let's get into it!

GT vs CSK

A third meeting between these two sides opens our season and if their initial meetings are anything to go by, we might have another final over thriller this weekend.

Gujarat Titans had a fairy tale start to the IPL by winning the trophy in their inaugural season.

Captained by Hardik Pandya, the team proved to be one of the most balanced and well-coordinated throughout the last season.

With 12 victories out of 16 games having beaten CSK twice last year, the Titans will enter this season with great confidence.

On the other hand, we have a team that can never be counted out as they've been dominant across 15 seasons.

CSK has had the most success by maintaining its core and backing the same players across the years.

With the addition of overseas talents like Ben Stokes & Kyle Jamieson, they will look to conquer the trophy for a record fifth time.

Pitch & Weather Report

We pick up from where we left off as the first game takes place at the venue of the 2022 finals, the Narendra Modi Stadium in Gujarat.

It will be a home advantage for the reigning champions in the hot & humid conditions of Gujarat.

The ground is massive which will make the batsmen work hard for their runs. Although batting may get easy as the game goes on so it’s a field first toss to win.

Team News

The champions are missing their strike bowler Lockie Ferguson but have shown faith in Indian pacemen by adding the likes of Shivam Mavi and Mohit Sharma to their squad.

They will also have a big decision to make between Wriddiman Saha and their new buy KS Bharat, but we think they'll stick with their proven opener in Saha.

CSK will stick to its core while strengthening the balance of its side with the addition of marque Ben Stokes.

Betting Tips

It’s tough to look past the champions as they will be at home while having beaten CSK twice last season, we think there’s value on the Titans this week.

Given the size of the ground, we think the Titans will play smarter and mitigate risk. So, we can expect under 7 sixes in their innings.

Selections: Gujarat Titans (Winner) @1.78

Under 6.5 (1st Innings- Gujarat Titans, Total Sixes) @1.75

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