Former Indian cricketers Harbhajan Singh and Kris Srikkanth shared their predictions ahead of the IPL 2023 playoffs. Both cricket experts made their picks for the two teams that will make it to this year's final, and both had the same choice.
Harbhajan and Srikkanth had a chat with Mayanti Langer at Marina Beach before the IPL 2023 Qualifier 1 match between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Gujarat Titans (GT). Apart from CSK and GT, Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) and Mumbai Indians (MI) have also made it to the playoffs.
Two of the four teams will compete in the final at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on May 28. When asked which teams will reach the final, Harbhajan said:
"I think Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians will qualify for the final. Mind and heart both say the same."
Replying to the same question, Srikkanth added:
"Even I think it will be Chennai Super Kings vs. Mumbai Indians in the final. MI have been peaking at the right time."
Chennai Super Kings will have a chance to qualify for IPL 2023 Final tonight
As mentioned above, Chennai Super Kings will face Gujarat Titans in Qualifier 1 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Tuesday, May 23. The winner of this match will advance to the IPL 2023 final, while the loser will have to play in Qualifier 2 at the same venue on Friday.
CSK and GT won the Qualifier 1 matches in 2021 and 2022, respectively. While the Super Kings defeated table-toppers Delhi Capitals in the IPL 2021 Qualifier 1, the Titans beat Rajasthan Royals after topping the table in IPL 2022.
It will be exciting to see which team emerges victorious in this year's Qualifier 1. It is pertinent to note that GT have a 3-0 win-loss record against CSK in the IPL.
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