The first game of the Indian Premier League 2023 is just a few hours away from. Chennai Super Kings will take on Gujarat Titans in the opening game at the Narendra Modi International Stadium. Both teams have been preparing hard since the last week and all their hard work will be on offer when they will face each other today.
2 Bold moves CSK can make for their opening game of IPL 2023 against Gujarat Titans
If we talk about Chennai Super Kings, the MS Dhoni-led side is one among the favourites to win the tournament this year. They had a poor outing last season as they ended 9th on the points table. However, this time around they looked much more settled than before and have quality players as well in the team. Their skipper Dhoni is known for bringing out the best of the players and no doubt he’ll make some interesting moves in the tournament opener against Gujarat as well. Let’s take a look at 2 Bold moves CSK can make for their opening game of IPL 2023 against Gujarat Titans:
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Open the innings with Ben Stokes
One of the bold moves that Chennai Super Kings can do is they can make Ben Stokes open the innings in the first game against Gujarat. The English all-rounder has been quite successful in the league batting at the top of the order and it’s fair to say that this position brings the best out of him. CSK might ask Stokes to adopt the aggressive mode at the top and take bowlers to cleaners and take full use of the field restrictions in the first six overs. Stokes also has a century in the IPL batting at the top of the order.
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Play Moeen Ali ahead of Devon Conway
Another bold move CSK can make for their opening game of IPL 2023 against Gujarat Titans is that they can play Moeen Ali ahead of Devon Conway. If they are thinking to play Stokes at the top then it’s fair to say that Moeen will be a better option for them considering his ability to chip in with both bat and ball. It’s expected that Stokes, Sisanda Magala and Mahesh Theekshana will be the three sure-shot overseas players in the team. And if they want to bring in the extra bowling dimension in the team, they can bring Moeen Ali in place of Conway. The English all-rounder since the last few seasons have been performing staggeringly well for CSK.