GT vs CSK, IPL 2023 Highlights: Gujarat start title defence with a win, beat Chennai by 5 wickets
GT vs CSK, IPL 2023 Highlights: A sizzling knock from Shubman Gill and some expert finishing from Rahul Tewatia and Rashid Khan gave Gujarat Giants the win
GT vs CSK, IPL 2023 Highlights: Shubman Gill eclipsed Ruturaj Gaikwad's high-quality knock with a dazzling half-century as Gujarat Titans began their title defence with a convincing five-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings in the IPL opener here on Friday. Gaikwad was all class in his 92 off 50 balls before Titans pulled things back in the middle overs to limit Chennai Super Kings to 178 for seven after opting to bowl first in front of a near capacity crowd at the world's largest cricket stadium here. In the form of his life over the past three months, Gill played some jaw-dropping strokes in his 63 off 36 balls to set up a fine win for the home team. Titans got home in 19.2 overs. Gill's opening partner Wriddhiman Saha showed he has still got it as he smashed a couple of sixes and as many fours in his 16-ball 25 that got the Titans going in the run chase. Gill's best shot of the innings was the back foot punch off CSK's impact player Tushar Deshpande and he followed with a pick up shot over midwicket. Titans' impact player Sai Sudharsan, who was used in place of an injured Kane Williamson, contributed with 22 off 17 balls.
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- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 12:01 AM
IPL 2023 GT vs CSK Live Score: Rashid Khan is the player of the match
Not Gill or Gaikwad but you shouldn't be too surprised by that. He recorded figures of 2/26 and scored 10 in three balls which was crucial for taking GT over the line. "So happy to get the Player of the Match. Gives me so much of energy for the rest of the competition. Bowling to the leftie was hard but the more I keep it tight, it is better. I had it in my mind to keep it simple. Just bowl the right areas consistently. Batting is all about time spent in the nets. The kind of opportunity and confidence in me by the coaching staff and the captain does give me a lot of batting time in the nets. It helps me in the middle."
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 12:01 AM
IPL 2023 Live: Pandya talks
"I am obviously very happy, but we did put ourselves in a difficult position. We were very happy with 178 because at one point they looked like going past 200. But we kept getting wickets. Having the impact rule makes my job very difficult. There are too many options. Because of it, someone will always bowl less or late. My shot and Shubman's shot put the team in a difficult position. We have some standards inside the dressing room. We have to finish the games, and not Rash and Rahul all the time."
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 11:52 PM
IPL 2023 Live Updates: Anatomy of a great chase
The only point where it looked like CSK might have taken the initiative was in those two overs after Gill fell but Rashid Khan and Rahul Tewatia just snatched it away from the four-time champions. But the ground work was laid by some brilliant innings up top from Wriddhiman Saha, Shubman Gill and Sai Sudarshan. They ensured that GT's run rate never really went too far below 10 and when you do that, it becomes very difficult for any team to stop a chase.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 11:42 PM
IPL 2023 GT vs CSK Live Score: MS Dhoni talks!
"We were slightly short. Another 15-20 runs would have been good. We all know there would be a little bit of dew. Also it was a 7.30pm start so the ball holds on a little early on. Also we could have batted properly in the middle overs as opposed to trying to muscle the ball. Rutu is a pleasure to watch. He has groomed himself very well, and makes the eight decisions under pressure. We can't afford to bowl no-balls. That is something in our control."
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 11:38 PM
IPL 2023 Live: Gujarat Titans beat Chennai Super Kings by 5 wickets
Tewatia crunches the next ball straight down the ground and then stands there with his arms raised. This partnership stays unbeaten on 22 off 8, GT have put up a masterclass of a chase here.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 11:37 PM
IPL 2023 Live Updates: SIX! Scores are level!
Deshpande goes full and wide, Tewatia anticipates and moves accross to send it past mid-off. What a chase this has been.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 11:35 PM
IPL 2023 GT vs CSK Live Score: GT need 8 to win off the last over
Those lusty blows from Rashid have done wonders for GT. Eight needed in the last over, which is very, very gettable indeed. It is the impact player Tushar Deshpande who is bowling this last one.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 11:34 PM
IPL 2023 Live: FOUR! Rashid doing the business for GT
Wide attempted yorker, Rashid swings at it again and this time it goes over third man. It was no mistake this, Rashid certainly looked like he meant that. GT need 8 off 7 now.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 11:33 PM
IPL 2023 Live Updates: SIX! RASHID KHAN!
Well GT don't have much batting left but they needed 18 off 9, which is very much something Rashid Khan can go after. Chahar sends one into his wheelhouse and Rashid swings for the rafters. It goes into the stands over midwicket. Now they need 12 off 8!
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 11:28 PM
IPL 2023 GT vs CSK Live Score: GONE! Good catch from Santner!
Hangargekar gets another. Forget that wide and no ball early on, this lad has had a sensational debut thus far. Shankar skies this attempted big shot, Santner keeps his eye on the ball while back tracking and completes the catch.
Shankar c Santner b Hangargekar 27 (21), GT need 23 off the last 12 balls
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 11:24 PM
IPL 2023 Live Updates: SIX! How GT needed that!
Hangargekar drops it short, Shankar picks it up. It is a tiny ground and so it flies over the boundary. How GT needed that, they need 23 to win off 14!
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 11:20 PM
IPL 2023 GT vs CSK Live Score: Good over from Chahar, GT need 30 to win off 18
Just four runs off that 17th over and so that increases the required rate to exactly 10 for GT. These last few overs could be a see-saw game.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 11:16 PM
IPL 2023 Live: CSK 145/4 in 16, need 34 off 24 to win
GT have kept this innings going at a good click and that four off the third ball of the last over kept that going but CSK will smell a chance here. Deepak Chahar comes in and he would be looking to be giving around 4-5 runs this over which will make things interesting indeed.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 11:12 PM
IPL 2023 Live Updates: FOUR! Confusion between Stokes and Conway
Shankar hits a slow length ball from Santner between long leg and deep extra cover. Stokes and Conway come in and then seem to slow down thinking the other is going to stop it. The ball ends up reaching the boundary. GT keeping pressure on CSK.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 11:08 PM
IPL 2023 GT vs CSK Live Score: GONE! Gill falls!
Holes out at deep midwicket. Gill's attempted pull goes off the toe end while trying to get it from wide outside off. That's a first wicket for an impact player.
Gill c Gaikwad b Deshpande 63 (36), GT 138/4 in 15 overs
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 11:06 PM
IPL 2023 Live: FOUR! GT 127/3 in 14 overs
Top edge for Gill and that goes to the boundary. Gill has moved to 56 off 33 balls.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 10:59 PM
IPL 2023 Live Updates: FOUR! Shankar saying that he is there!
Hagargekar digs it in short, Shankar pulls it right in the gap between long leg and deep square.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 10:54 PM
IPL 2023 GT vs CSK Live Score: OUT! Pandya falls!
Gujarat in serious trouble now. Pandya sweeps around off, Jadeja tries to hit the top of off. Jadeja wins that battle as Pandya misses it completely and the GT captain have to go.
Pandya b Jadeja 8 (11), 111/3 in 12 overs
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 10:52 PM
IPL 2023 Live: 50 for Gill!
Single as Gill cuts it to deep cover. Half century in just 30 balls, what an innings Gill is playing here.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 10:48 PM
IPL 2023 GT vs CSK Live Score: FOUR AND SIX! GT 106/2 in 11 overs
Jadeja fires the fifth ball of the 11th into the pads and Gill sweeps it to beat short fine leg. Then Gill smashes the last ball over extra cover for a six. He moves to 49.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 10:46 PM
IPL 2023 Live: Gujarat Titans 93/2 in 10 overs
GT need 86 to win from 60. Gill on 38 off 26, captain Hardik Pandya on three off as many. It is just Rahul Tewatia and Vijay Shankar after this who are the recognised batters after which comes the incredibly long tail starting with Rashid Khan.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 10:42 PM
IPL 2023 Live Updates: OUT! Hangargekar gets 2!
Wide delivery from Hangargekar seemed to surprise Sudarshan. He chases after it and edges it to Dhoni. What a debut this is turning out to be for Hangargekar despite the terrible start to his first over.
Sudharsan c Dhoni b Hangargekar 22 (17), GT 90/2 in 9.3 overs
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 10:40 PM
IPL 2023 GT vs CSK Live Score: Sensational fielding from Conway!
GT 89/1 in 9 overs. Sudarshan looked set to get another four after sending one past short fine. But Conway slides to his left and stops the ball from reaching the boundary with his foot. Sliding tackled the boundary out of play.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 10:34 PM
IPL 2023 Live: GT 82/1 in 8 overs
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 10:32 PM
IPL 2023 Live Updates: FOUR!
The impact player Sai Sudarshan is doing a great job here. Too short from Santner, Sudarshan pulls between deep backward square and deep mid.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 10:26 PM
IPL 2023 GT vs CSK Live Score: FOUR! Gill cuts it away!, GT 65/1 at the end of powerplay
Fairly good over from Santner but two fours in the over has resulted in nine coming from that over. GT have got off to a flier really, going at over 10 while the required rate is just over 8.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 10:21 PM
IPL 2023 Live: SIX! Gill smacks it!
Deshpande goes on a length around middle and leg and Gill stays rooted to his spot and smacks it over deep midwicket almost nonchalantly.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 10:18 PM
IPL 2023 Live Updates: Sudarshan on as Impact Player
Kane Williamson is injured and Sudarshan has been brought on so this is more of a forced change for GT. Shame for Williamson, he has gone on a bit of a century spree in Test cricket after seemingly putting his long standing elbow issues behind him. Hope this is not the start of another injury saga.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 10:16 PM
IPL 2023 GT vs CSK Live Score: GONE! Hangargekar gets the breakthrough!
What a roller coaster this is for Hangargekar. Outswinger, Saha gets a thick edge and Shivam Dube takes a great catch at deep third.
Saha c Dube b Hangargekar 25 (16), GT 37/1 in 3.5 overs
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 10:11 PM
IPL 2023 Live: FOUR! Terrible start to the fourth over
Short from Rajvardhan Hangargekar and Saha swivels away to send it to the boundary. Not the greatest of starts for the young fast bowler. His second ball was a no ball and then the free hit is sent wide then the four. That's six off the first two despite the first ball being a dot. The first ball, in fact, was a great yorker that led to a big shout from CSK for LBW. Umpire said no and the Dhoni Review System aggreed.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 10:06 PM
IPL 2023 Live Updates: SIX! Saha swivels away!
Chahar goes short to Saha, the GT opener just swivels away and pulls him into the stands. Chahar had kept a check on them so far because of the swing he was generating but Saha punishes him as soon as he goes short.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 10:02 PM
IPL 2023 GT vs CSK Live Score: FOUR! What a shot from Gill!
That is ridiculous from Gill. Short of a length from Deshpande but Gill stays on the front foot and somehow hits almost a forehand smash through midwicket.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 09:59 PM
IPL 2023 Live: SIX! Edge flies over the boundary!
Some early luck there for Wriddhiman Saha off the Impact Player Tushar Deshpande. Massive leading edge but it flies over deep third.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 09:58 PM
IPL 2023 Live Updates: Three runs off the first over
A single and a double off the fourth and fifth balls did the job there for GT.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 09:53 PM
IPL 2023 GT vs CSK Live Score: Here we go!
Chahar is bowling the first over, Wriddhiman Saha facing up with Shubman Gill at the other end. Chahar steams in, and presents a dummy first up! Completes his action but doesn't release the ball.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 09:52 PM
IPL 2023 Live: IMPACT PLAYER TIME!
Ambati Rayudu has been taken off for Tushar Deshpande. An extra seamer on for CSK.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 09:50 PM
IPL 2023 Live Updates: Stokes going to open the bowling?
Wow, Hussey will be left with some eggs on his face if that happens but for now, Stokes is holding the ball and making actions akin to a warm-up. However, Deepak Chahar runs to the middle without his cap on so it might be him bowling the first over.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 09:48 PM
IPL 2023 Live: The breaks
"Ridiculous" is what Chris Gayle had to say about Shivam Dube coming ahead of Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni. It was him being unable to really get going, coupled by a strange slowing down from Gaikwad, that stopped CSK from continuing at the rate they were going at which made it look like they could score well over 200. On this wicket, this total does look underwhelming.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 09:41 PM
IPL 2023 Live Updates: Moeen Ali talks
“It's a score which is great to have. Little disappointed. Should've got 15-20 more. Ruturaj was outstanding. It was a decent pitch once you went through your first 5-6 balls. Chennai support has always been outstanding. When I was batting, it felt like the loudest crowd I've experienced in my career.”
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 09:32 PM
IPL 2023 GT vs CSK Live Score: CSK 178/7 in 20 overs
Gujarat Titans might just be the happier of the two teams here. This looks like a very good wicket and then there is the dew that has to be factored in. No Impact Player drama so far but thoughts go to Kane Williamson, who had to be helped off the field after injuring himself with a sensational fielding effort. Gaikwad would have become the first since Brendon McCullum in the first ever IPL match to have scored a century in the first match of a season but he fell on a brilliantly constructed 92 off 50 balls.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 09:31 PM
IPL 2023 Live: FOUR! Dhoni doing it for CSK
Pitched up again and Dhoni sends it legside once again. He has raced tom 13 off 5 and that's 12 runs off the first four balls of the last.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 09:29 PM
IPL 2023 Live Updates: SIX! DHONI!
Pitched up a little bit from Little, Dhoni swivels and sends it flying over backward square leg.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 09:26 PM
IPL 2023 GT vs CSK Live Score: Last over, CSK 165/7, Dhoni on strike
MS Dhoni on strike in the last over of the innings. Josh Little bowling to him. This might be interesting.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 09:23 PM
IPL 2023 Live: OUT! Dube goes
Mis-hit from Dube and he is caught at deep square leg. Santner comes in next, CSK bat deep indeed.
Dube c Rashid Khan b Mohammed Shami 19 (18), CSK 163/7 in 18.3 overs
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 09:21 PM
IPL 2023 Live Updates: SIX! Dube connects at last
Dube pulls out in the last minute as Shami steamed in for the second ball and the fast bowler just continues on and bowls it to the keeper, shwoing some frustrating. The short ball is next and Dube smacks it into the stands.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 09:20 PM
IPL 2023 GT vs CSK Live Score: Shami bowling the 19th
And almost gets a wicket off the first ball of that. Short from Shami, Dube gets a top edge on his pull shot. Saha runs back and dives forward but doesn't quite get there. Fantastic effort from the wicketkeeper there. CSK 155/6 in 18 overs.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 09:16 PM
IPL 2023 Live: OUT! Now Jadeja falls!
Caught at the ropes at deep midwicket! Jadeja cramped for room and Joseph gets two wickets in the over. That also leads to a big cheer from everywhere in the stands because MS Dhoni walks out now. What a comeback this has been from GT.
Jadeja c Shankar b Joseph 1 (2), CSK 153/6 (17.4 Ov)
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 09:13 PM
IPL 2023 Live Updates: OUT! AND GAIKWAD FALLS!
Joseph misses out on the yorker, it goes full toss and Gaikwad tries to hit it over long-on. However, he ends up getting caught over there with Gill diving forward. Umpires go upstairs to check the height. It looked like the ball was too high but replays show that it was below waist. An extraordinary innings comes to an end but Alzarri Joseph is never easy to hit in the death overs.
Gaikwad c Shubman Gill b Joseph 92 (50), CSK 153/6 (17.4)
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 09:10 PM
IPL 2023 GT vs CSK Live Score: CSK 151/4 in 17 overs, Gaikwad in the 90s
Gaikwad has moved to 92 off 49. That is well over half of CSK's score. However, GT coach Gary Kirsten did say that they would be happy if they can restrict CSK to below 200 on this pitch. For now, 200 seems very far away for CSK, them slowing down in these last few overs has hurt them.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 09:07 PM
IPL 2023 Live: SIX! Gaikwad goes after Rashid
Gaikwad smacks it over long-on to finally get a much needed big shot. One does wonder why it is that Jadeja and Dhoni are sitting in the dugout while the struggling Dube is in the middle on 8 off 11.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 09:06 PM
IPL 2023 Live Updates: The breaks have been applied
Sai Sudarshan has come on in place of Kane Williamson. CSK's momentum has grinded to a stroll now, they are 140/4 in 16 overs.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 09:01 PM
IPL 2023 GT vs CSK Live Score: CSK 133/4 in 15 overs
Dube has not really attacked since coming on and Gaikwad also seems to be comfortable just knocking them around at the moment for singles and doubles. But, we now get into the last 15 overs and pretty sure they will look to go sooner than later.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 08:55 PM
IPL 2023 Live: CSK 125/4 in 14 overs
No boundary for a chance from the 14th, Joseph doing a good job of keeping it down after being smashed for three sixes by Gaikwad in his previous over.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 08:51 PM
IPL 2023 Live Updates: CSK 121/4 in 13 overs
It's all Gaikwad at the moment. He is on 76 odd 37 balls, CSK's next best total is Moeen Ali's 23 off 17 so, Gaikwad very much batting on a different pitch.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 08:48 PM
IPL 2023 Live: GONE! That's it for Rayudu!
Little's first ever IPL wicket is Ambati Rayudu. Rayudu swings for the hills after dashing out of the crease, misses it entirely and the ball smashes the stumps.
Rayudu b Little 12 (12), CSK 121/4 (12.5 Ov)
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 08:44 PM
IPL 2023 Live Updates: FOUR! Williamson saves a six but hurts himself!
Oh that will be just sad, if Williamson sustains any long term damage from this. He jumps, collects the ball over his head and throws it back but the ball trickles to the boundary and that is a four. Williamson seems to have been hurt by the way his right leg slammed into the ground dead straight.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 08:40 PM
IPL 2023 GT vs CSK Live Score: SIX! Now Rayudu joins the party
CSK 114/3 in 12 overs. Pitched short by Dayal off the last ball of that over. Rayudu clobbers it over midwicket
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 08:38 PM
IPL 2023 Live: SIX! Too easy for Gaikwad
Wow, Pandya sent back mid-off but Gaikwad doesn't care and this is all timing. Slow leg cutter from Yash Dayal who replaces Rashid, Gaikwad smacks it over that fielder into the stands.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 08:34 PM
IPL 2023 Live Updates: SIX!
Any kind of mistake from the bowler is enough for Gaikwad. Hip high short ball from Little for the last ball of the 11th and Gaikwad smashes it over square leg.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 08:28 PM
IPL 2023 GT vs CSK Live Score: SIX! Gaikwad unstoppable!
Gaikwad clears the midwicket boundary off the last ball of the over. Joseph has been bowling around 145kph and over and Gaikwad has made it look like it's nothing 18 runs off the over, all from sixes, all to Gaikwad. He gets to 56 off 25, CSK are 90/3 in 9 overs.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 08:25 PM
IPL 2023 Live: SIX! 50 for Gaikwad
What an innings this has been from the young opener. Half century in just 23 balls. Joseph strays on to the pad for the third ball and plays it over square leg.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 08:23 PM
IPL 2023 Live Updates: SIX! Gaikwad soldiers on!
Alzarri Joseph comes in for the ninth over and Gaikwad smacks it over square leg.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 08:18 PM
IPL 2023 GT vs CSK Live Score: GONE! And Rashid gets Stokes!
Off the very next ball! Rashid Khan has got Moeen and Stokes, the two English bigwigs in the CSK squad. Stokes pushes at a delivery that skids away outside off, Saha takes a quite brilliant reflex catch.
Stokes c Saha b Rashid Khan 7 (6), CSK 70/3 in 7.4 overs
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 08:17 PM
IPL 2023 Live: FOUR! Stokes creams Rashid
Stokes loses his balance but the ball still goes for four. Absolutely smashed Rashid down the ground.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 08:16 PM
IPL 2023 Live Updates: MIX-UP BUT GAIKWAD SURVIVES! CSK 64/2 in 7 overs
Shubman Gill has missed a run-out chance. Gaikwad tips the ball to cover and takes off. There was no run there and Stokes sends him back but he was stranded in no-man's land by then. Gill throws at the stumps, Saha was not near the wickets and Gaikwad survives to fight another over.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 08:14 PM
IPL 2023 GT vs CSK Live Score: SIX AGAIN! Gaikwad on fire!
Gaikwad sends the next ball over mid-on again and that's back to back sixes. Gaikwad has raced to 36 in 15 balls.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 08:14 PM
IPL 2023 Live: SIX! What a shot from Gaikwad
Pandya bowling the first over after powerplay, Gaikwad launches it over the infield beautifully over mid-off for six. Some delay after that as the umpires check if the ball hit the spider-cam cables on the way to the boundary. That would result in this excellent shot going for nothing as this delivery will be called a dead ball.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 08:05 PM
IPL 2023 Live Updates: GONE! That's it for Moeen!
No reviews needed there, Moeen gets a nick and the experienced Saha makes no mistake with the catch. Moeen and Gaikwad put up 36 runs off 22 balls. Now in comes Ben Stokes.
Moeen Ali c Saha b Rashid Khan 23 (17), CSK 50/2 in 5.5 overs
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 08:02 PM
IPL 2023 GT vs CSK Live Score: Succesfull review for CSK!
Umpire raises his finger after a big appeal for LBW from Rashid and GT. Brett Lee had straightaway from the commentary box that it is pitching outside leg and so the umpire raising his finger surprised a few. Moeen reviews, as it turns out it was just about pitching outside leg and the umpire had to overturn his decision. Moeen responds by smashing the next ball down the ground for four.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 07:59 PM
IPL 2023 Live: CSK 46/1 after 5 overs
Pandya won't be happy about this one bit. His main bowler has been taken for 17 runs in the fifth over. Now he throws the ball to Rashid Khan.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 07:58 PM
IPL 2023 Live Updates: FOUR!
Shami goes short for the fifth ball and Moeen is unable to get any timing on his pull. However, the ball goes through point and there is no stopping it. Another big over for CSK.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 07:57 PM
IPL 2023 GT vs CSK Live Score: SIX! Moeen makes most of the free hit!
Shami sends in a beamer for the third ball of the fifth and that is called a no ball. He pitches the next ball up and Moeen muscles it over long on for a six. CSK going at a good click here.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 07:53 PM
IPL 2023 Live: CSK 29/1 in 4 overs
Big over that for GT. 15 runs off it. A misfield from the captain allowed the batters to run a single off the third ball. A lot of nerves for Little in his first over and Gaikwad and Moeen made him pay for it.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 07:52 PM
IPL 2023 Live Updates: FOUR! Now Moeen targets Little
Moeen has come in at No.3 and he sends this delivery outside off to the boundary. 15 runs off this over thus far.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 07:50 PM
IPL 2023 Live: SIX AND FOUR! Welcome to the IPL Mr. Little, says Gaikwad
Little drags it down for the first ball, Gaikwad pulls it behind for the first six of the tournament. Little predictably goes full around off next and Gaikwad drives him for four. Pressure straightaway.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 07:48 PM
IPL 2023 Live Updates: Josh Little making history
Josh Little is set to become the first player from Ireland to bowl in the IPL. Chris Gayle in the commentary is having a field day with “Little” jokes.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 07:43 PM
IPL 2023 Live: BOWLED HIM! Shami gets the breakthrough!
Oh those stumps have been absolutely shattered. Conway hardly looked comfortable against Shami. That is also 100 IPL wickets for Shami. Slanting from round the wicket, a loose drive from an uncertain Conway and the ball bursts through the gate.
Devon Conway b Mohammed Shami 1 (6), CSK 41/1 in 2.2 overs
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 07:40 PM
IPL 2023 Live Updates: FOUR! Sweet timing from Gaikwad
“Oh my word,” says Chris Gayle in the commentary box as that ball races to the boundary. Back of a length from Pandya and Gaikwad jabs it through the gap in covers. 4, dot, 4 so far.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 07:39 PM
IPL 2023 GT vs CSK Live Score: FOUR!
Back of a length from Pandya for the first ball of the over, Gaikwad punches it past midwicket. The GT captain starts off by giving away a boundary.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 07:36 PM
IPL 2023 Live: Just two runs in the first over
Good start from Shami. He beat Conway off the last ball of that over. The first run came off a leg bye while the second went to Gaikwad. Hardik Pandya bowls the second over.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 07:32 PM
IPL 2023 Live Updates: The players are out there!
Devon Conway and Ruturaj Gaikwad open for CSK. Mohammed Shami opens the bowling for GT.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 07:29 PM
IPL 2023 GT vs CSK Live Score: National anthem!
The two teams align in the middle adjacent to each other as the Indian national anthem plays.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 07:24 PM
IPL 2023 Live Updates: Ruturaj Gaikwad
Gaikwad's alarming drop in form was one of the big factors in CSK's poor performance last season. He scored just 368 runs in 14 matches at an average of 26.29 and strike rate of 126.46. Wonder how he will fare this season, he opens the batting for CSK with Devon Conway. Rayudu will be No.3 it seems for now while Stokes will be No.4.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 07:23 PM
IPL 2023 GT vs CSK Live Score: GT 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
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 07:19 PM
IPL 2023 Live: CSK XI
Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ben Stokes, Ambati Rayudu, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, Rajvardhan Hangargekar
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 07:15 PM
IPL 2023 Live Updates: MS Dhoni's thoughts
“We were also looking to bowl first and I don't think it [the pitch] will change. Last night it rained and I don't know if there will be dew. The preparation has been good and we assembled early [in Chennai]. Overall, it seems as if we've done okay. It [Impact Player rule] is a luxury to have and it becomes slightly easy to use here because in domestic it was at the 14th over. Four foreigners - Moeen, Stokes, Santner and Conway - and the others will fight for that one spot.”
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 07:13 PM
IPL 2023 GT vs CSK Live Score: Hardik Pandya talks
“We'll bowl first. It's always good to play here. New start, new season, quite exciting. Almost everyone in the country has got motivation from him (Dhoni). Been a fan and admirer of him. Want boys to enjoy it. Result will take care of itself. It's different - I've left it in the coach. Ashu pa (Ashish Nehra) works all night on what needs to be done. I don't know (combination for today).”
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 07:11 PM
IPL 2023 Live: TOSS ALERT!
Ravi Shastri makes the gigantic stadium shake with his “Kemcho Ahmedabadiyo!” Hardik Pandya spins the coin, Dhoni calls heads and Pandya wins the toss! GT will bowl first.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 07:07 PM
IPL 2023 Live Updates: Ben Stokes is bowling in warm-up!
Well, well, well will the England Test captain steam in with the ball for a couple of overs today? Mike Hussey, the CSK batting coach, has said that Stokes may not bowl for the first few days because of his knee issues. He is wearing a knee strap on his right leg but he was bowling in the warm-up. That is quite something for CSK fans.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 07:03 PM
IPL 2023 GT vs CSK Live Score: MS Dhoni feeling his knees but will play
Dhoni was wearing a kneecap while training at the Chepauk earlier this week which is what prompted speculation as to whether he will play today or not. He has been feeling his knees now and then during warm-up today. But he will play today, he is standing in the middle in his gear, waiting for the toss with Hardik Pandya. Javagal Srinath is the match referee and Pandya gives Ravi Shastri, the man who will conduct the toss, a bear hug. Dhoni then gives him a typically polite handshake. Toss is seconds away now.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 07:00 PM
IPL 2023 Live: The pitch
Right lets get down the cricket side of things, shall we? Put a good score on the board and it might be good enough, says Simon Doull. No excuses today for the batters. A good pitch to bat on.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 06:53 PM
IPL 2023 Live Updates: MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya come on stage
Both players are brought to the stage on very loudly coloured chariots bearing the names of their teams with fireworks going out from the sides and performers dancing in front of them. As typically IPL as it gets. The cheers that the two players brought from the crowd was higher than anything we have heard thus far. Pandya also carries the IPL Trophy to the stage, where he joins the BCCI bigwigs and celebrities who performed today apart from Dhoni.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 06:49 PM
IPL 2023 GT vs CSK Live Score: The performances end
Tamannah Bhatia and Rashmika Mandhana followed up after Arijit Singh but there is only “CSK! CSK!” chants that can be heard from the crowds. This may be GT's home ground but there is no doubt who are the favourites her.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 06:40 PM
IPL 2023 Live Updates: 20 mins to go for the toss
There was this little murmur that went around about MS Dhoni possibly not playing this game. His presence in the dugout though, might indicate otherwise. Let us see who walks out wearing the yellow for the toss alongwith Hardik Pandya.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 06:33 PM
IPL 2023 GT vs CSK Live Score: Dhoni swinging away to Arijit's tunes
The CSK captain was shown briefly singing along to the songs as Arijit Singh goes around the stadium on a moving stand. Opening ceremonies tend to be quite mechanical and boring but not in this case. Arijit really does seem to have the stadium at the tip of his fingers as he belts one giant hit after another.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 06:27 PM
IPL 2023 Live: Vice-captain Axar Patel
Axar will be deputy to Warner at DC. Axar gained a different level of legitimacy as a batter this year with his performances against Australia's in India's four-match series. “Axar will have great knowledge about all the players in the squad. He'll be in control of relaying information to the bowlers and also help me deal with the language barrier,” Warner said about Axar.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 06:23 PM
IPL 2023 Live Updates: Warrier replaces Bumrah
Mumbai Indians had earlier announcer that they have replaced injured pacer Jasprit Bumrah with Sandeep Warrier for the 2023 Indian Premier League. Bumrah was ruled out of the entire tournament due to a back injury.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 06:13 PM
IPL 2023 GT vs CSK Live Score: The Dhoni years in IPL - a recap
Dhoni is the only captain from the set of players who led teams in the first season of the IPL in 2008. Not just that he is the only one to still be leading a side, he is also the only one to be still playing, with the rest having retired many years back. Under him, CSK have reached the top four in 11 of the 14 seasons that he has led them. They have reached the final in nine of those seasons, which means they have failed to reach the title clash just twice after qualifying for the playoffs. He also captained the Rising Pune Supergiant in one of two seasons he was with them but they failed to make it past the group stage under him. The next season, he played under Steve Smith's captaincy and they reached the final.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 06:05 PM
IPL 2023 Live: The opening ceremony begins
Mandira Bedi has whipped the capacity crowd up and introduced Arijit Singh. The maestro is now doing his thing in the stage that has been set up in the middle.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 05:59 PM
IPL 2023 Live Updates: Injury troubles for pacers
Kuldeep Sen, Mohsin Khan, Mukesh Choudhary and Yash Dhayal were four of the most promising pacers that burst out last season. All four are unavailable this year due to injuries. Kuldeep hasn’t played since featuring for India in his only ODI against Bangladesh last December. Sen was only there in Bangladesh because Yash Dayal, initially selected in the squad, withdrew due to a lower back issue. Choudhary had been ruled out of the entire Indian Premier League (IPL) season owing to a stress fracture of the back. The left-armer hasn’t played since December. Mohsin Khan, another left-armer, is set to miss the first few matches for Lucknow Super Giants, according to their coach Andy Flower. He hasn’t played a single game since IPL 2022, with a shoulder injury and subsequent surgery consigning him to the sidelines for almost a year now. As Mandira Bedi announces that "74 action packed games" is set to be played this season during the opening ceremony, let us remember that this is the fallout of relentless, all-year round cricket.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 05:50 PM
IPL 2023 GT vs CSK Live Score: Shubman Gill and Harry Brook
Gill and Brook have taken the cricket world by storm this year. Brook has made Test cricket look like a joke, he has played four innings this year, scored 329 runs at 82.25 and a strike rate of 110.40 (this is Test cricket) with one century. His Test stats stand at 809 runs with a strike rate of 98.77 with four centuries in just six innings. In T20Is, he has scored 372 runs in 17 innings at a strike rate of 137.77 but it has to be noted that most these games came before he took the Test world by storm. Shubman Gill, meanwhile, has scored five centuries accross formats this year, with two double tons in ODIs. He was the protagonist of GT's IPL final victory last year. Gill will turn out for GT once again, Brook will make his IPL debut with SRH.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 05:45 PM
IPL 2023 Live: Steve Smith, the commentator
Steve Smith will be involved in the IPL as a commentator for the first time this season. He played for the Delhi Capitals last season after which he was released and went unsold in the auction last year.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 05:39 PM
IPL 2023 Live Updates: CSK's injury issues
Choudhary's injury was the latest blow to the Super Kings attack that is already without New Zealand fast bowler Kyle Jamieson, who has also been ruled out of the entire season with a back injury. Jamieson was the most expensive New Zealand player of all time in the history of the IPL when he was bought by CSK in the auction last year. Super Kings will also be without the Sri Lankan pair of Maheesh Theekshana and Matheesha Pathirana, who will link up with the franchise only after the end of Sri Lanka's six-match white-ball series in New Zealand on April 8.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 05:37 PM
IPL 2023 GT vs CSK Live Score: Akash Singh replaces Mukesh Choudhary
Fast bowler Mukesh Choudhary was one of the few bright spots for CSK in an otherwise forgettable 2022 season. But Choudhary is unavailable for the entire season with a stress fracture of the back and Nagaland left-arm seamer Akash Singh has been roped in as a replacement. Choudhary was one of the finds of the last IPL season, emerging as the team's joint-highest wicket-taker, with 16 strikes in 13 games at an economy rate of 9.31. Eleven of those wickets came in the powerplay, the joint-most by any bowler during this phase in the tournament. Akash, who was unsold at the auction, will join Super Kings at his base price of INR 20 lakh. In all, he has played nine T20s so far, picking up seven wickets at an economy rate of 7.87.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 05:29 PM
IPL 2023 Live: Pandya to Dhoni comparisons
Comparisons between how Pandya behaves on the field to Dhoni's demeanour may have been unimaginable not too long ago but there is a case for it today. Pandya seldom celebrates extravagantly after a wicket, particularly while he is captain of a team. A lot of those who have played under him have spoken about how calm he manages to stay as captain in trying situations, even if he may be seen animatedly talking to his players during the match. All of these are quite similar to what those have played under Dhoni say about him.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 05:20 PM
IPL 2023 Live Updates: Workload, workload, workload
This is a word that you will hearing throughout this tournament and rightly so. This is the year of the ODI World Cup and yet this extended IPL season will make teams more adapted to the pace of the shortest format rather than the ebb and flow of the 50-over game. Mumbai Indians coach Mark Boucher has said that he is fine with Rohit Sharma, the MI and India captain, taking rest periodically. The likes of Ben Stokes and Josh Hazlewood have said that they may not be available for their teams in the latter end of the season due to the Ashes coming later.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 05:11 PM
IPL 2023 GT vs CSK Live Score: Teams and home venues
Punjab Kings: PCA Stadium, Mohali; HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala
Lucknow Super Giants: BRSABV Ekana Stadium, Lucknow
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Royal Challengers Bangalore: M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Chennai Super Kings: MA Chidambaram Stadium (Chepauk Stadium), Chennai
Delhi Capitals: Arun Jaitley Stadium (Feroz Shah Kotla), New Delhi
Kolkata Knight Riders: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Rajasthan Royals: Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur; ACA Stadium, Guwahati
Mumbai Indians: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 05:10 PM
IPL 2023 Live: Today's itinerary
Today's action begins with an opening ceremony, something that the IPL seemed to have done away with a few years ago but here it is. That starts at 6pm, the toss is then scheduled to take place at 7pm and the match itself begins at 7.30pm.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 05:07 PM
IPL 2023 Live Updates: Today's venue
Motera was always an iconic venue but not quite the most impressive of structures in India. But since it has been revamped to the biggest stadium in the world and renamed after India's sitting prime minister, it has pretty much become the staple for any big match. The Narendra Modi Stadium is where the 2023 season will start and end.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 05:00 PM
IPL 2023 GT vs CSK Live Score: A recap of MS Dhoni's retirements
Not once have we seen MS Dhoni walking off to a standing ovation from a loving crowd who knows that they have seen the last of the great man and that is because the former India captain drops his retirement announcements with absolutely no warning whatsoever. On December 30, 2014, Dhoni suddenly retired in Test cricket, handing over the captaincy to Virat Kohli, during India's series in Australia. Then, although it is not exactly a retirement, the BCCI announced in the evening of January 5, 2017 that Dhoni will no longer captain the Indian limited overs teams. Dhoni then simply said “Thanks a lot for ur love and support throughout.from 1929 hrs consider me as Retired” in a caption to an Instagram video that contained a collage of stills of moments, both good and bad, from his international career. The collage, if anything, gave a glimpse into the enigmatic mind behind the calm face of the man who led India to three ICC titles in his illustrious career. One can expect him to simply quietly announce his retirement from the IPL, which would effectively mean the end of his professional career, a few days after the end of the 2022 IPL quite suddenly.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 04:58 PM
IPL 2023 Live: Similar rules in other tournaments
The IPL is not exactly the first ever tournament to implement a rule like this, although this will be the first time ever that this form of the rule will be tried out. The X-Factor rule in the BBL is different in the way that in this, a player who for some reason has not been able to play an active role in the game can be substituted. It means that an unused spinner can be substituted for a fast bowler if the conditions favour pace or an unused batter can be replaced by an extra bowler and so on. Meanwhile, the Impact Player rule used in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in 2022 was also fundamentally different in the way that the teams had to nominate the Impact Player before the toss, as opposed to what is the case in the IPL, and they had to bring the player on before the 14th over of the match.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 04:54 PM
IPL 2023 Live Updates: Impact of the Impact Player rule
The biggest reason for the introduction of this rule is to negate the oversized influence of dew in evening matches in many venues in India, with chasing teams winning matches more often than not. If a team has been tasked with batting first, they can choose the team sheet in which they have an extra batter and make as many runs as they want. Once their turn to field comes, the captain can exchange the extra batter for a bowler who can put pressure in the middle overs so that their other main bowlers can conserve their quotas.
One could start seeing teams opting to play just three foreign players more often now so as to use an experienced international star as their Impact Player as opposed to a younger domestic player. It has to be noted, though, that according to ESPNCricinfo, several franchise coaches and talent scouts, who watched the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in person, said the Impact Player was utilised for "damage control" rather than as a tactical tool.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 04:51 PM
IPL 2023 GT vs CSK Live Score: Who can be the Impact Player?
The Impact Player cannot be used by teams to work a way around the limitation over the number of foreign players they can use in a match. If a team already are playing four foreign players, the Impact Player has to be an India. If that isn't the case though, then the Impact player can be a foreigner.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 04:49 PM
IPL 2023 Live: How the Impact Player rule works
The captain will walk out for the toss with two team sheets. Instead of exchanging the sheets before the toss, they will choose which one is it that they want to go with after the toss is done, which means they will be able to choose their team based on whether they are batting or bowling first. Additionally, while the captain only named a 12th man in the team sheet earlier, now they can name five substitute players, one of whom would be designated as the Impact Player and will be allowed to take part in the game.
The player can be brought on during stoppages in during the first or second innings of the match, which means at the end of an over, after the fall of a wicket or at the start of an innings. When captains choose to go for an Impact Player, the umpires are to make a cross signal with both hands over their heads. The Impact Player has to be substituted in for another player and once that is done, the player who has been taken off can play no further role in the match.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 04:42 PM
IPL 2023 Live Updates: The Impact Player rule
Last season, there was the excitement of watching two new teams play. This season, there is an entirely new rule coming into play. Wonder what the organisers are going to do next season. The Impact Player rule is designed to negate as much as possible the dew factor, which has made T20 matches in India and UAE as predictable as it gets. A vast majority of teams batting second have won matches, especially in recent times. What is it though? Well, we will be discussing that in the next few updates.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 04:36 PM
IPL 2023 Live: The playoffs
Schedule for the playoffs was announced a few days after the sequence of matches for the league stage was revealed. The first qualifier will be held in Kolkata on May 24. The Eliminator will then be held on May 25 at the same venue. The second qualifier will then be held on May 27 in Ahmedabad and the final will also be held there on May 29.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 04:31 PM
IPL 2023 Live Updates: Full schedule of the league stage
31-Mar-23 – 19.30 – Gujarat Titans v Chennai Super Kings – Ahmedabad
01-Apr-23 – 15.30 – Punjab Kings v Kolkata Knight Riders – Mohali
01-Apr-23 – 19.30 – Lucknow Super Giants v Delhi Capitals – Lucknow
02-Apr-23 – 15.30 – Sunrisers Hyderabad v Rajasthan Royals – Hyderabad
02-Apr-23 – 19.30 – Royal Challengers Bangalore v Mumbai Indians – Bengaluru
03-Apr-23 – 19.30 – Chennai Super Kings v Lucknow Super Giants – Chennai
04-Apr-23 – 19.30 – Delhi Capitals v Gujarat Titans – Delhi
05-Apr-23 – 19.30 – Rajasthan Royals v Punjab Kings – Guwahati
06-Apr-23 – 19.30 – Kolkata Knight Riders v Royal Challengers Bangalore – Kolkata
07-Apr-23 – 19.30 – Lucknow Super Giants v Sunrisers Hyderabad – Lucknow
08-Apr-23 – 15.30 – Rajasthan Royals v Delhi Capitals – Guwahati
08-Apr-23 – 19.30 – Mumbai Indians v Chennai Super Kings – Mumbai
09-Apr-23 – 15.30 – Gujarat Titans v Kolkata Knight Riders – Ahmedabad
09-Apr-23 – 19.30 – Sunrisers Hyderabad v Punjab Kings – Hyderabad
10-Apr-23 – 19.30 – Royal Challengers Bangalore v Lucknow Super Giants – Bengaluru
11-Apr-23 – 19.30 – Delhi Capitals v Mumbai Indians – Delhi
12-Apr-23 – 19.30 – Chennai Super Kings v Rajasthan Royals – Chennai
13-Apr-23 – 19.30 – Punjab Kings v Gujarat Titans – Mohali
14-Apr-23 – 19.30 – Kolkata Knight Riders v Sunrisers Hyderabad – Kolkata
15-Apr-23 – 15.30 – Royal Challengers Bangalore v Delhi Capitals – Bengaluru
15-Apr-23 – 19.30 – Lucknow Super Giants v Punjab Kings – Lucknow
16-Apr-23 – 15.30 – Mumbai Indians v Kolkata Knight Riders – Mumbai
16-Apr-23 – 19.30 – Gujarat Titans v Rajasthan Royals – Ahmedabad
17-Apr-23 – 19.30 – Royal Challengers Bangalore v Chennai Super Kings – Bengaluru
18-Apr-23 – 19.30 – Sunrisers Hyderabad v Mumbai Indians – Hyderabad
19-Apr-23 – 19.30 – Rajasthan Royals v Lucknow Super Giants – Jaipur
20-Apr-23 – 15.30 – Punjab Kings v Royal Challengers Bangalore – Mohali
20-Apr-23 – 19.30 – Delhi Capitals v Kolkata Knight Riders – Delhi
21-Apr-23 – 19.30 – Chennai Super Kings v Sunrisers Hyderabad – Chennai
22-Apr-23 – 15.30 – Lucknow Super v Giants Gujarat Titans – Lucknow
22-Apr-23 – 19.30 – Mumbai Indians v Punjab Kings – Mumbai
23-Apr-23 – 15.30 – Royal Challengers Bangalore v Rajasthan Royals – Bengaluru
23-Apr-23 – 19.30 – Kolkata Knight Riders v Chennai Super Kings – Kolkata
24-Apr-23 – 19.30 – Sunrisers Hyderabad v Delhi Capitals – Hyderabad
25-Apr-23 – 19.30 – Gujarat Titans v Mumbai Indians – Ahmedabad
26-Apr-23 – 19.30 – Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kolkata Knight Riders – Bengaluru
27-Apr-23 – 19.30 – Rajasthan Royals v Chennai Super Kings – Jaipur
28-Apr-23 – 19.30 – Punjab Kings v Lucknow Super Giants – Mohali
29-Apr-23 – 15.30 – Kolkata Knight Riders v Gujarat Titans – Kolkata
29-Apr-23 – 19.30 – Delhi Capitals v Sunrisers Hyderabad – Delhi
30-Apr-23 – 15.30 – Chennai Super Kings v Punjab Kings – Chennai
30-Apr-23 – 19.30 – Mumbai Indians v Rajasthan Royals – Mumbai
01-May-23 – 19.30 – Lucknow Super Giants v Royal Challengers Bangalore – Lucknow
02-May-23 – 19.30 – Gujarat Titans v Delhi Capitals – Ahmedabad
03-May-23 – 19.30 – Punjab Kings v Mumbai Indians – Mohali
04-May-23 – 15.30 – Lucknow Super Giants v Chennai Super Kings – Lucknow
04-May-23 – 19.30 – Sunrisers Hyderabad v Kolkata Knight Riders – Hyderabad
05-May-23 – 19.30 – Rajasthan Royals v Gujarat Titans – Jaipur
06-May-23 – 15.30 – Chennai Super Kings v Mumbai Indians – Chennai
06-May-23 – 19.30 – Delhi Capitals v Royal Challengers Bangalore – Delhi
07-May-23 – 15.30 – Gujarat Titans v Lucknow Super Giants – Ahmedabad
07-May-23 – 19.30 – Rajasthan Royals v Sunrisers Hyderabad – Jaipur
08-May-23 – 19.30 – Kolkata Knight Riders v Punjab Kings – Kolkata
09-May-23 – 19.30 – Mumbai Indians v Royal Challengers Bangalore – Mumbai
10-May-23 – 19.30 – Chennai Super Kings v Delhi Capitals – Chennai
11-May-23 – 19.30 – Kolkata Knight Riders v Rajasthan Royals – Kolkata
12-May-23 – 19.30 – Mumbai Indians v Gujarat Titans – Mumbai
13-May-23 – 15.30 – Sunrisers Hyderabad v Lucknow Super Giants – Hyderabad
13-May-23 – 19.30 – Delhi Capitals v Punjab Kings – Delhi
14-May-23 – 15.30 – Rajasthan Royals v Royal Challengers Bangalore – Jaipur
14-May-23 – 19.30 – Chennai Super Kings v Kolkata Knight Riders – Chennai
15-May-23 – 19.30 – Gujarat Titans v Sunrisers Hyderabad – Ahmedabad
16-May-23 – 19.30 – Lucknow Super Giants v Mumbai Indians – Lucknow
17-May-23 – 19.30 – Punjab Kings v Delhi Capitals – Dharamshala
18-May-23 – 19.30 – Sunrisers Hyderabad v Royal Challengers Bangalore – Hyderabad
19-May-23 – 19.30 – Punjab Kings v Rajasthan Royals – Dharamshala
20-May-23 – 15.30 – Delhi Capitals v Chennai Super Kings – Delhi
20-May-23 – 19.30 – Kolkata Knight Riders v Lucknow Super Giants – Kolkata
21-May-23 – 15.30 – Mumbai Indians v Sunrisers Hyderabad – Mumbai
21-May-23 – 19.30 – Royal Challengers Bangalore v Gujarat Titans – Bengaluru
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 04:23 PM
IPL 2023 GT vs CSK Live Score: Archer is back but Bumrah still has a bad back
The prospect of Archer and Bumrah in tandem while at their best would send shivers down anyone's spine, regardless of where the match is being played or which format it is. However, it is not to be for the Mumbai Indians this season. Archer is back, having seemingly put his lengthy saga of injury troubles behind him but there remains question marks over Bumrah's availability. For now, it is safe to assume that Bumrah will play no role this season.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 04:15 PM
IPL 2023 Live: Ben Stokes
The England Test captain has been rather quiet on the T20 front over the past few years, turning his attention entirely to red ball cricket. It has to be said, though, that he seemed totally ready to commit to RR last season, which is probably indicated by the fact that he injured his finger while fielding and that is what ruled him out for the season. Now, he is with a team that knows how to handle older, injury prone players and still win and the fact that he may not bowl in the first few games may just be seen as a slight but familiar complication. They had a similar situation with Shane Watson, after all, and he turned out to be the opener that propelled them to two titles. CSK fans are absolutely hyped about Stokes joining their squad and teaming up with Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 04:10 PM
IPL 2023 Live Updates: The captains for the season
Chennai Super Kings - MS Dhoni
Gujarat Titans - Hardik Pandya
Mumbai Indians - Rohit Sharma
Royal Challengers Bangalore - Faf du Plessis
Punjab Kings - Shikhar Dhawan
Rajasthan Royals - Sanju Samson
Delhi Capitals - David Warner
Lucknow Super Giants - KL Rahul
Sunrisers Hyderabad - Aiden Markram
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 04:05 PM
IPL 2023 GT vs CSK Live Score: David Warner returns as captain
David Warner was ferocious as a batter while he was leading SRH. He was made captain in 2015 and between then and 2020, Warner never scored less that 500 runs a season, crossing the 800-run mark in 2016 when SRH won the title and crossing 600 in 2017 and 2019. The little break in between is because of the fact that Warner didn't play in the 2018 season due to the fallout of the Newlands ball tampering scandal that rocked Australia. However, he then could score just 195 runs in 8 innings in 2021 before he was sacked as captain and axed from the team altogether. An unceremonious parting came next and Warner joined the Delhi Capitals, where he scored 432 runs last season. Now he has been appointed captain of the team in the absence of Rishabh Pant, he is going through a phase of poor form that has resulted in him almost losing his opening spot in the Australian team in all formats. It will be interesting to see what he does this season.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 04:02 PM
IPL 2023 Live: Abhishek Porel
There is a chance that many may not have heard of the Bengal wicketkeeper and a chance for DC having some problems in this position this season. ESPNCricinfo has reported that Porel and three other uncapped wicketkeepers - Sheldon Jackson, Luvnith Sisodia and Vivek Singh - had been put through a series of match simulation exercises, apart from being monitored by the Capitals coaching group, headed by director of cricket Sourav Ganguly and head coach Ricky Ponting, over the past week. Porel has impressed with his glove work in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy but hardly made an impact with the bat, scoring 22 runs for Bengal in three outings. Not an encouraging sign for DC fans.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 03:55 PM
IPL 2023 Live Updates: BREAKING; DC have a new wicketkeeper!
This is just in folks, the Delhi Capitals have announced Abhishek Porel as Rishabh Pant's replacement as wicketkeeper for the season. There was a lot of uncertaintly over who takes Pant's place behind the wickets, now that they had appointed Warner as captain in his absence. It was thought that the likes of Sarfaraz Khan and Phil Salt, both of whom have occassionally kept wickets, could be tried out, but DC have gone for a specialist.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 03:54 PM
IPL 2023 GT vs CSK Live Score: Virat Kohli's nightmare
Last season was probably the nadir of the spate of poor form that Virat Kohli went through over the last three and a half odd years. His strike rate was sluggish and he registered two consecutive golden ducks for the first time in his professional career. The man who once scored nearly 1000 runs in a single season ended up with a tally of 341 runs in 2022 in 16 innings at a paltry strike rate of 115.98. He seems to have turned a corner since then though, ending his drought of centuries with a first-ever ton in T20Is of all formats. He then went on a run of three ODI centuries in four matches and then finally scored his first Test ton in over three years last month. One can't say that he is truly back to his roaring best but with RCB playing at the Chinnaswamy again, a paradise for batters, chances of a repeat of the 2022 nightmare seems low for the former captain.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 03:53 PM
IPL 2023 Live: Sunrisers Hyderabad full squad
Aiden Markram (c), Abdul Samad, Rahul Tripathi, Glenn Phillips, Abhishek Sharma, Marco Jansen, Washington Sundar, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Kartik Tyagi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T. Natarajan, Umran Malik, Harry Brook, Mayank Agarwal, Heinrich Klaasen, Adil Rashid, Mayank Markande, Vivrant Sharma, Samarth Vyas, Sanvir Singh, Upendra Yadav, Mayank Dagar, Nitish Kumar Reddy, Akeal Hosein, Anmolpreet Singh.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 03:51 PM
IPL 2023 Live Updates: Lucknow Super Giants full squad
KL Rahul (c), Ayush Badoni, Karan Sharma, Manan Vohra, Quinton de Kock, Marcus Stoinis, Krishnappa Gowtham, Deepak Hooda, Kyle Mayers, Krunal Pandya, Avesh Khan, Mohsin Khan, Mark Wood, Mayank Yadav, Ravi Bishnoi, Nicholas Pooran, Jaydev Unadkat, Yash Thakur, Romario Shepherd, Daniel Sams, Amit Mishra, Prerak Mankad, Swapnil Singh, Naveen-ul-Haq, Yudhvir Charak.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 03:46 PM
IPL 2023 GT vs CSK Live Score: Delhi Capitals full squad
David Warner (c), Prithvi Shaw, Ripal Patel, Rovman Powell, Sarfaraz Khan, Yash Dhull, Mitchell Marsh, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Anrich Nortje, Chetan Sakariya, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Khaleel Ahmed, Lungi Ngidi, Mustafizur Rahman, Aman Khan, Kuldeep Yadav, Praveen Dubey, Vicky Ostwal, Ishant Sharma, Phil Salt, Mukesh Kumar, Manish Pandey, Rilee Rossouw.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 03:42 PM
IPL 2023 Live: Rajasthan Royals full squad
Sanju Samson (c), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal, Jos Buttler, Dhruv Jurel, Riyan Parag, Sandeep Sharma, Trent Boult, Obed McCoy, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Sen, Kuldip Yadav, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, KC Cariappa, Jason Holder, Donovan Ferreira, Kunal Rathore, Adam Zampa, KM Asif, Murugan Ashwin, Akash Vashisht, Abdul P A, Joe Root.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 03:41 PM
IPL 2023 Live Updates: Punjab Kings full squad
Shikhar Dhawan (c), Shahrukh Khan, Matthew Short, Prabhsimran Singh, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jitesh Sharma, Raj Bawa, Rishi Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Atharva Taide, Arshdeep Singh, Baltej Singh, Nathan Ellis, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Brar, Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza, Harpreet Bhatia, Vidwath Kaverappa, Mohit Rathee, Shivam Singh.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 03:36 PM
IPL 2023 GT vs CSK Live Score: Kolkata Knight Riders full squad
Nitish Rana (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Lockie Ferguson, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakravarthy, Anukul Roy, Rinku Singh, N. Jagadeesan, Vaibhav Arora, Suyash Sharma, David Wiese, Kulwant Khejroliya, Litton Das, Mandeep Singh, Shakib Al Hasan.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 03:33 PM
IPL 2023 Live: Royal Challengers Bangalore squad
Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Suyash Prabhudessai, Rajat Patidar, Dinesh Karthik, Anuj Rawat, Finn Allen, Glenn Maxwell, Wanindu Hasaranga, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, David Willey, Karn Sharma, Mahipal Lomror, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood, Siddarth Kaul, Akash Deep, Reece Topley, Himanshu Sharma, Michael Bracewell, Manoj Bhandage, Rajan Kumar, Avinash Singh, Sonu Yadav.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 03:32 PM
IPL 2023 Live Updates: Mumbai Indians full squad
Rohit Sharma (c), Tim David, Ramandeep Singh, Tilak Varma, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Tristan Stubbs, Dewald Brevis, Jofra Archer, Arjun Tendulkar, Arshad Khan, Kumar Kartikeya, Hrithik Shokeen, Jason Behrendorff, Akash Madhwal, Cameron Green, Piyush Chawla, Duan Jansen, Vishnu Vinod, Shams Mulani, Nehal Wadhera, Raghav Goyal.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 03:27 PM
IPL 2023 GT vs CSK Live Score: The squads
Well we have already taken a look at the two full squads of the teams that will be playing but there are 10 others as well, if you remember. Of course you would, isn't it? We will take a look at them over the next few updates. Do remember that many of these squads have changed since the auction due to injuries to players.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 03:26 PM
IPL 2023 Live: Hardik Pandya's resurgence
Before the 2022 IPL, Pandya's appointment as captain of the new Gujarat franchise was probably one of the big surprises of the buildup. Pandya's international career was in the doldrums, he was being called petulant for not playing the Ranji Trophy despite not being selected in the Indian team and he just could not seem to get past his injury troubles. "Will Hardik Pandya bowl?" was one of the great questions before the start of the season. Well, Hardik Pandya bowled and maintained an average of 27.75 and economy of 22.87 in 30.3 overs in the season. He took eight wickets, three of which he took in the final against Rajasthan Royals and that included the scalp of the marauding Jos Buttler. He also batted, not as a lower middle order basher but as a top order builder and was his team's highest run scorer with 487 runs. He also captained his team, all the way to the IPL title. Since then, he has become the fulcrum around whom the Indian team is building its squad for the 2023 World Cup and he has also been the de facto permanent captain of the T20 squad.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 03:22 PM
IPL 2023 Live Updates: MS Dhoni's last dance?
"It's a simple reason: it will be unfair to not play in Chennai and say thank you. Mumbai is one place, where, as a team and as an individual, I have got a lot of love and affection. But it wouldn't be nice to the CSK fans." This is what the great man had to say in September 2022 when asked why it was that he did not retire when he relunquished the captaincy to Ravindra Jadeja. This season, they are playing in front of the CSK home crowd at Chepauk, Dhoni is 41. And what he said there seems to be a clear indication of him saying when he is going to retire. Is this it?
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 03:16 PM
IPL 2023 GT vs CSK Live Score: Chennai Super Kings
The other team playing today, CSK had as different a season as they possibly could compared to any others they have experienced. There was a captaincy change, another captaincy change and a run of losing matches that put them out of contention for the top four for just the second time in IPL history. This time, however, CSK might pose a different kind of challenge. They are reunited with their beloved Chepauk Stadium for the first time since 2019, everything is fine with Ravindra Jadeja, there is the inherent threat that Ben Stokes always poses and they might be propelled by the possibility that this could be MS Dhoni's final season.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 03:12 PM
IPL 2023 Live: The Gujarat Titans
They were one of two new teams to have made their debut last season, the other being the Lucknow Super Giants and both teams did fairly well in the group stage. However, GT went all the way and won that covetted trophy. They were driven by a resurgent Hardik Pandya and David Miller alongwith the likes of Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade, Lockie Ferguson and Mohammed Shami.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 03:11 PM
IPL 2023 Live Updates: The IPL Returns
It's that time of the year. Packed stadiums, coloured shirts, Kohli vs Rohit, Dhoni vs Kohli, Dhoni vs Rohit (even though Kohli is no longer captain) of a breathless schedule involving daily matches and double headers, of net run rates and points tables, of eliminators and qualifiers. It is that time of the year when The En Er Mundo, or the 'IPL trumpet' as it has come to be known in the cricketing world, plays in Indian cricket stadiums triggering big cheers. It is time when unheralded Indian names take the limelight from the superstars of the international sport. It is IPL time!
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 03:02 PM
IPL 2023 Live Updates: Players who will not be available from GT
Like Magala of CSK, Gujarat will also miss their Proteas cricketer, David Miller, who will only resume his services after the ODIs against Netherlands
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 02:55 PM
IPL 2023 Live: Players who will not be available from CSK
Mukesh Choudhary and Kyle Jamieson have been ruled out. Akash Singh replaced the former while South Africa pacer Sisanda Magala, who came in place of the latter, will miss first few games owing to national duty in Netherlands series.
Sri Lanka duo of Maheesh Theekshana and Matheesha Pathirana will also miss the first three games.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 02:44 PM
IPL 2023 GT vs CSK Live Score: Head-to-head record
With Gujarat Titans having made their IPL debut in 2022 season, they faced CSK only twice. GT won both the matches. Here are the results for both the matches…
GT (137/3) beat CSK (133/5) by 5 wickets, May 15, 2022.
GT (170/7) beat CSK (169/5) by 3 wickets, Apr 17, 2022.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 02:26 PM
IPL 2023 Live Updates: A look at Chennai Super Kings' squad
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, Ravindra Jadeja, Ajinkya Rahane, Sisanda Magala, Ravindra Jadeja, Shivam Dube, Dwaine Pretorius, Ahay Mandal, Nishant Sindhu, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Mitchell Santner, Subharnshu Senapati, Simarjeet Singh, matheesa Pathirana, Mahesh Theekshana, Bhagath Verma, Prashant Solanki, Shaikh Rasheed, Tushar Deshpande.
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 02:20 PM
IPL 2023 Live: A look at Gujarat Titans' squad
Hardik Pandya (captain), Shubman Gill, Kona Bharat (wk), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Kane Williamson, Rahul Tewatia, Abhinav Manohar, Mohammed Shami, Pradeep Sangwan, R Sai Kishore, Vijay Shankar, Sai Sudharshan, Rashid Khan, Shivam Mavi, Mathew Wade, Odean Smith, Urvil Patel, Darshan Nalkande, David Miller (not available in first 2 games), Josh Little (first match not available), Yash Dayal, Jayant Yadav, Odean Smith, Noor Ahmed, Alzarri Joseph
- Fri, 31 Mar 2023 02:12 PM
Hello and welcome!
Hello and welcome to the Live coverage of the IPL 2023 season opener between Hardik Pandya-led Gujarat Titans, the defending champions, and MS Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings. Stay with us for more updates!