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IPL Final 2023 GT Vs CSK: What Will Happen If Rain Affects The Game In Ahmedabad? Find Out

IPL Final 2023 Rain Affect Rules
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The 2023 IPL season is coming to an end. The finale, which was supposed to happen yesterday, was called off due to heavy rain. The fans of both the qualifiers, CSK and GT, were sad over it. However, there is still one more chance because of the reserve day. Today, on 29th May 2023, a final finale of CSK Vs GT will happen. Who will win? It would be sure to fun to witness. The match will take place at Narendra Modi Stadium from 7:30 pm onwards. If you are curious about this IPL reserve day final, then you are in for a treat. From weather conditions pitch reports to tickets and more, here is the latest update regarding GT Vs CSK for you.

 

CSK Vs GT, How Will The Match Proceed If It Rains?

Chennai Super Kings will play their 10th final match in the history of IPL. Meanwhile, Gujarat Titans, on the other hand, has consecutively made it to the IPL finale this year as well. Furthermore, GT won the trophy last year. So while Dhoni has pressure to win the trophy, considering it will be his last on the field, Hardik has pressure to defend the title. But what if it rains today as wee? How will the match proceed? Here are some must-know pointers for you IPL lovers.

  • Even if the match starts at 9:35 pm due to rain, it is going to be 20 overs.
  • If the match starts post 9:35 pm, then there would be a reduction in the number of overs.
  • If the match starts at 9:45 pm, then there would be 19 overs; at 10: 00 pm, there would be 17 overs; and if it begins at 10:30 pm, then there would be 15 overs.
  • Furthermore, the cut-off time would be there till 12:06 am. Therefore, if the match of even 5-5 overs has not started until then, it will be called off.

 

What Will Happen If The Match Is Called-Off Again?

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If the match gets called off again on the reserve day, then there are two alternatives to go to. One is that the team that is on top of the table will be declared the winner. Jio Cinema commentator for IPL, Akash Chopra, believes that if rain cancels the match again, the team that has stayed on top of the league matches would be the winner. That team is Gujarat Titans. Meanwhile, Chennai Super Kings holds the second position. However, in the ICC tournaments, if the final match gets called off, both teams share the trophy.

As per the weather condition of the last season, if the match cannot occur even on the reserve day, the team on top is considered the winner.

 

Weather Condition And Pitch Report

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Just like Sunday, there is a huge possibility of rain to happen today as well. There are predictions of winds and hurricanes to come in. Talking about the pitch report, the Narendra Modi Stadium is the one that is highly suitable for the batters. For the fast bowlers, pace and bounce would be there, meaning the outfield would be fast. Furthermore, spinners are bound to face issues in this pitch. The start of this season happened in the same stadium and between the same team GT vs CSK. It is Gujarat Titans that emerged as the victorious one.

 

What About The Tickets For The Match?

You would be happy to note that the fans who bought the tickets for the finals on Sunday do not have to buy any new tickets. Furthermore, their old tickets would be applicable even today as well.

 

GT Vs CSK: Head To Head

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CSK is one of the most successful teams in IPL. After Mumbai (which has won 5 IPL trophies), it is CSK with 4 trophies. Furthermore, the team has a lot of pressure, considering it is their 10th IPL finale. On the other hand, GT is one of the new teams that were introduced to IPL in 2021. It even won the IPL trophy in its inaugural year, shocking everyone to the core. This Hardik Pandya-led team has some of the greatest players from India and across the globe.

GT star player Shubman Gill has so far scored 851, which makes him the owner of the orange cap. Furthermore, the purple cap holder also hails from GT. It is none other than Mohammad Shami with 28 wickets this season. On the other hand, Chennai has Devon Conway, who has so far scored 625 runs. CSK bowlers Tushar Deshpande has 21 wickets, and Matheesha Pathirana has 17 wickets to their credit.

 

Possible Playing 11

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Chennai Super Kings: Mahindra Singh Dhoni (Captain and WC), Devon Conway, Ruturaj  Gaikwad, Ajinkya Rahane, Shivam Dube, Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana, and Tushar Deshpande.

Gujarat Titans: Hardik Pandya (Captain), Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman  Saha (WC), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Vijay Shankar, Rashid Khan, Noor Ahmad, Mohammad Shami, Mohit Sharma, and Joshua Little.

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