Gujarat Titans are set to square-up against Chennai Super Kings in the TATA IPL 2023 final on Sunday at the world’s biggest cricket stadium. Last year, we marked the end of a memorable ‘Season of Firsts’ with the title triumph at our home. A year down the line, we are ready to play another final - which promises to be a good game of cricket. 

We faced Chennai in the opening match of this edition at the Narendra Modi Stadium and emerged victorious after completing a tantalising run-chase. Chennai levelled things up by winning the Qualifier 1 and Sunday’s summit clash is set up beautifully. 

Shubman Gill’s masterful century against Mumbai Indians, followed by a career-best performance from Mohit Sharma with the ball on Friday, helped us romp through to the finals. Our batting and bowling departments have been in magnificent form this season, helping us produce great results.  

The summit clash will pose a different challenge, but having been there last year with nearly the same set of players, our Titans will back themselves to do the job. 

Peak into the opponent’s camp

Chennai Super Kings defeated us in the Qualifier 1 in a close-fought encounter and are beaming with confidence. This is the 10th time they have reached the final of this tournament, having won it four times. They have a very experienced batting line-up, coupled with some good young bowlers like Matheesha Pathirana and Tushar Deshpande, who have picked 17 and 19 wickets so far, respectively.   

Titan to watch out for

With a magnificent five-fer against Mumbai Indians, Mohit Sharma jumped to the third spot in the TATA IPL 2023 Purple Cap race, only three behind Rashid Khan and four behind Mohammad Shami. It has been an unforgettable season for the pacer, who has now surpassed his tally of 23 wickets in the 2014 edition, which had won him the Purple Cap. 

Regardless of where he finishes on that table, his crucial breakthroughs in the middle overs have been a catalyst to our success this season. 

Key numbers

Mohammad Shami needs two wickets to complete 50 wickets for Gujarat Titans.

Mohit Sharma has picked up 17 wickets in six matches this season at the Narendra Modi Stadium. 

Shubman Gill is all set to become the youngest batter in TATA IPL history to win the Orange Cap.  

Match details

Chennai Super Kings vs Gujarat Titans, Final
Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
7.30 PM