Chennai Super Kings will take on Hardik Pandya-led Gujarat Titans in the Qualifier 1 of IPL 2023 on May 23 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Ahead of the CSK vs GT clash, former Indian batter Aakash Chopra has picked the battle to watch out for between the two strong contenders.

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Aakash Chopra previewed the CSK vs GT clash in a video shared on his YouTube channel. The former batter believes the new-ball bowlers of Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings’ best in-form batters will be the battle to watch out for in the IPL 2023 Qualifier 1.

“Within that big battle, you always have some small-small battles. The new-ball bowlers of Gujarat vs Chennai’s best in-form batters, that’s the battle that I am looking forward to watch. The last time when these two teams met, Mohammad Shami did an amazing job. He hit Devon Conway’s stumps right at the start,” Aakash Chopra said in a video shared on his YouTube channel.

How they bowl to Gaikwad and Conway is likely to set the tone of the match: Aakash Chopra

“Now when they meet here, Mohammad Shami will be on one side, and alongside him will be either Yash Dayal or someone else. Hardik Pandya might bowl. How they bowl to Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway is likely to set the tone of the match,” the former batter discussed about the CSK vs GT contest.

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Gujarat Titans’ skipper Hardik Pandya hasn’t bowled for them in their last three league games. The defending champions might thus persist with Yash Dayal as Mohammad Shami’s new-ball partner. However, he has proved to be a bit expensive for the GT side in IPL 2023.

It’ll be interesting to see if Hardik Pandya will bowl in the IPL 2023 Qualifier 1 as he might have not bowled in the last few games just as a precautionary measure. They also have the option to bring back Joshua Little in place of Dasun Shanaka as he is now available for selection.

On the other hand, CSK will rely on their top 3 which consist of Conway, Gaikwad and Rahane. If they do get a good foundation, they have enough fire power in the middle order to put on a big total.

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