IPL 2023 Season Preview – Gujarat Giants vs Chennai Super Kings
The eagerly awaited IPL 2023 is about to commence, with Gujarat Giants taking on Chennai Super Kings in the season opener at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. In the previous season, Gujarat Giants, led by Hardik Pandya, made their debut and proved to be a dominant force, finishing at the top of the table with 20 points from 14 matches, which included 10 wins and four defeats. They defeated Rajasthan Royals in the playoffs to secure a spot in the final. Meanwhile, Rajasthan Royals faced Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Eliminator due to their second-placed finish, and after winning by seven wickets, they earned a spot in the final.
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IPL 2023 Season Preview : Gujarat Giants Triumph over Rajasthan Royals
The final was held at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium, where Gujarat Giants emerged victorious by seven wickets. They successfully chased a target of 131 runs, reaching 133/3 in 18.1 overs, with opener Shubman Gill remaining unbeaten on 45 runs off 43 balls, including three fours and a six. Initially, Rajasthan Royals had posted 130/9 in 20 overs, with Hardik taking a three-wicket haul. The Gujarat Giants captain was named Player of the Match.
IPL 2023 Season Auction: Sam Curran Becomes Most Expensive Player
In preparation for IPL 2023, all 10 franchises have made smart additions to their rosters, with many splurging at the auction. The auction saw Sam Curran become the most expensive player in IPL history, as he was purchased by Punjab Kings for ₹18.50 crores. Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings also spent big on Cameron Green and Ben Stokes, respectively, acquiring them for ₹17.50 crores and ₹16.25 crores. Lucknow Super Giants acquired Nicholas Pooran for ₹16 crores, while Harry Brook joined Sunrisers Hyderabad for ₹13.25 crores. rewrite this
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