The venue offers one of the best batting conditions in the UK with true pace and bounce. India are expected to play their frontline spinners R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja in their bid to make the most of the conditions.
In 2023, the Indian Premier League returned to its original home-and-away format after a period of four years. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the previous three seasons were held at neutral venues. This year, league provided a stage for young cricketers to display their skill. Here's a look at some of the Indian players who outperformed this season.
Gujarat Titans’ star batter Shubman Gill on May 29 became the ‘Orange Cap’ holder of the IPL 2023 with 890 runs in the season, becoming the youngest player to do so. Gill was also awarded the title of ‘Gamechanger’ and ‘Most Valuable Player’ of the tournament in the 2023 IPL season. He was also the recipient of the award for the ‘most fours’ scored by a player this season.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) lifted their fifth Indian Premier League title at the Narendra Modi stadium in Ahmedabad with a five-wicket win over Gujarat Titans (GT) on May 29. Take a look at some of the best moments from the final.
The emphatic win was a demonstration of the Chennai Super King captain’s prowess and leadership skills that have led to a series of title conquests over the years for the South-based team.
The Chennai Super Kings have won the Indian Premier League for a record-equaling fifth time with a last-ball, five-wicket victory over the defending champion Gujarat Titans.
CSK beat GT by five wickets in a thrilling rain-affected summit showdown with Ravindra Jadeja smashing a six and a four off the last two balls to chase down a revised target of 171 in 15 overs here on Monday.
Ambati Rayudu, who had announced his decision to stop playing IPL just before the final against Gujarat Titans, said his hard work for the last 30 years has paid rich dividends. "It's a fairytale finish. I couldn't have asked for more.
Under the 41-year-old Dhoni's leadership, CSK won a record-equalling fifth IPL title with a five-wicket victory over Gujarat Titans here on Monday.
Dhoni has been the cynosure of all eyes ever since the Indian Premier League began this year and in a fitting end to the finale, the captain finished with a record-levelling fifth trophy.
IPL 2023 finals: But on Sunday evening, whatever the travelling CSK fans proposed, the 'Weather Gods' disposed as it was incessantly hosing down throughout the evening throwing the itinerary of travelling fans into complete disarray.
It is understood that the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) chairman Jay Shah, who is also the secretary of the BCCI, during an informal discussion with some of the continental body's members in Ahmedabad has made the Indian board's stand clear.
Ambati Rayudu, who had retired from international cricket after being overlooked for the 2019 World Cup in England, had a couple of years back announced his retirement from domestic cricket only to retract his decision later.
As per the rules, if the IPL final is affected by rains or washed out on the day of the match, the game can be played on the next day which is treated as a reserve day.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni did not get affected by the injuries in the franchise. He turned them into an opportunity for young players of Chennai Super Kings who will be up against Gujarat Titans in the final on Sunday.
The championship decider will be played at The Oval, London from June 7-11 with June 12 as the reserve day.
IPL 2023: Mumbai Indians, riding on magical figures of five for five produced by Madhwal at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Wednesday night, knocked out LSG from the race to the final with an 81-run win.
"As of now, the decision with regards to hosting of Asia Cup hasn't yet been finalised. We are busy with IPL but the top dignitaries of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), Bangladesh and Afghanistan Cricket Board are coming to watch the IPL final. We will have a discussion and take a final decision in due course," Jay Shah told PTI.
Akash Madhwal took five wickets for as many runs to lead Mumbai Indians to a crushing 81-run win in the second IPL playoff game and knock Lucknow Super Giants out of the tournament on May 24.
India will take on Australia at The Oval in the 2021-2023 cycle WTC final, starting June 7.
The Mumbai Indians scored 182 for 8 in 20 overs, which seemed 15 short compared to Lucknow's explosive batting firepower, but Madhwal's incredible figures of 3.3-0-5-5, along with some terrific ground fielding led by Rohit Sharma, led Gautam Gambhir's side to collapse for 101 in 16.3 overs.
Cricket, the most-watched sports in India, is viewed by 46 percent of Indian fans based in urban localities on TV, the study noted.
Defending champions Gujarat Titans, defeated by 15 runs in Qualifier 1 by CSK, have one more chance to enter a second consecutive final when they play in Qualifier 2 on May 26.
IPL 2023: "I don't know, I have 8-9 months to decide. Why take that headache now. I have ample time to decide. The auction is in December," Dhoni said at the post-match presentation after guiding CSK to their 10th IPL final.
IPL 2023: Mumbai Indians have a come a long from their woeful performance last year, when they came up with one of their worst showings in IPL, finishing last.