GT vs CSK: Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings sq. off in opposition to one another in the first Qualifier of IPL 2023 on the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. GT and CSK each have had some good outings in the season and rightly are the highest two groups in the standings. But with a spot in the ultimate up for grabs, solely one in all them will get a direct entry to the summit conflict.
Meanwhile, GT received the toss at Chepauk and made a key change to their crew. They dropped Yash Dayal from the crew and introduced in Darshan Nalkande for him.
Who is Darshan Nalkande?
Darshan Nalkande is a Maharashtra-born right-arm quick bowler, who performs for Vidarbha in the Indian home circuit. He has performed a few video games in IPL however this is his first game in the continuing season. Nalkande made his IPL debut for Gujarat Titans in 2022 and performed two video games for them final 12 months. His first game was in opposition to Punjab Kings and he picked up 2 wickets on IPL debut.
He was then picked for the game in opposition to Sunrisers Hyderabad however Nalkande couldn’t choose a wicket there. Nalkande has performed a bit home cricket for Vidarbha. He has performed 3 First class matches, 21 List A video games and 34 T20 matches for his home facet. In all of the Maharashtra-born pacer has picked 92 wickets, 57 in T20s, 34 in List A and 1 in First class.
Pandya confirmed Nalkande’s inclusion on the toss. “We will be bowling first. We heard dew will come, so we want to know what exactly we have to chase down. We were told to relax after getting into the top-2, but we didn’t want, we looked to stay focussed and play good cricket. We are a smart side and we don’t play only one way. We look we get the best out of the wicket and have adapted. Darshan Nalkande comes in place of Yash Dayal,” Pandya mentioned after successful the toss.
“We were wanting to bowl first too, reason being they’re an excellent chasing side. We’ve exploited the conditions a bit better, in a tournament like this, the boys have adapted really well. It’s crucial to back your strengths and the confidence level should be high. They’ve been able to do that and that’s why we have done well. There was a lot of dew when we played here last, but with breeze around, we can’t say about it tonight, but the wicket does look dry. We’re playing the same side,” Dhoni mentioned at toss.
GT’s Playing XI:
Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Hardik Pandya(c), Dasun Shanaka, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Darshan Nalkande, Mohit Sharma, Noor Ahmad, Mohammed Shami