First Match of IPL 2023 CSK vs GT, Match fixture, Venue, Team list, Team Captain & Coach, SWOT Analysis – IPL Schedule 2023

First Match of IPL 2023

The opening first match of IPL 2023 will be held on the 31st of March 2023 in Ahmedabad at the Narendra Modi Stadium between Chennai Super Kings vs Gujarat Titans per the IPL Schedule.

After auction which took place in December the process of retaining and dropping few players CSK team looks like below, the Nations favourite Captain and the most successful Captain Indian in the Indian Cricket history MS Dhoni continues to lead the team.

CSK 2023 IPL – Full Squad for 2023

Player NameRoleAuction Price
Ben StokesBatsmanINR 16.25 crore
Ravindra Jadeja(C)All-rounderINR 16 Cr(Retained)
MS Dhoni (wk)WK-BatsmanINR 12 Cr(Retained)
Deepak ChaharBowlerINR 14 crores
Kyle JamiesonBowlerINR 1 crore
Moeen AliAll-rounderINR 8 Cr(Retained)
Ambati Rayudu (wk)WK- BatsmanINR 6.75 crores
Prashant SolankiBowlerINR 1.20 crores
Devon ConwayBatsmanINR 1 crores
Maheesh TheekshanaBowlerINR 70 Lakhs
Nishant SindhuBatsmanINR 60 lakh
Ruturaj GaikwadBatsmanINR 6 Cr(Retained)
Shivam DubeAll-rounderINR 4 crores
Mitchell SantnerBowlerINR 1.90 crores
Rajvardhan HangargekarBowlerINR 1.50 crores
Ajinkya RahaneBatsmanINR 50 lakh
Simarjeet SinghBowlerINR 20 Lakhs
Bhagath VarmaBatsmanINR 20 Lakhs
Matheesha PathiranaBowlerINR 20 Lakhs
Mukesh ChoudharyBowlerINR 20 Lakhs
Dwaine PretoriusAll-rounderINR 50 Lakhs
Shaik RasheedBatsmanINR 20 lakh
Ajay MandalBatsmanINR 20 lacs
Subhranshu SenapatiBatsmanINR 20 Lakhs
Tushar DeshpandeBowlerINR 20 Lakhs
First match of IPL 2023 CSK Squad

Everything you need to know about CSK team’s coaches and support staff

CSK: Stephen Fleming (head coach), Michael Hussey (batting coach), Dwayne Bravo (bowling coach), Eric Simmons (bowling consultant), Rajiv Kumar (fielding coach), Tommy Simsek (physio), Gregory King (trainer), R Russell (manager), Madhu Thottappillil (doctor), Lakshmi Narayanan (high performance analyst), Sanjay Natarajan (logistics manager), Khalil Khan (masseur).

CSK SWOT Analysis 2023 – Strengths, Weakness, Opportunities and Threats

As per the statistics, CSK is arguably the most successful team in IPL history and has the highest victory percentage. The Men in Yellow have participated in over 9 finals out of their 15 IPL appearances, winning 4 of them. After their setback from last year, they will be hoping to rebound in this year’s IPL.


Ruturaj Gaikwad, who excelled in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, and Kiwi opener Devon Conway, who has recently struggled but can regain his form at any time, make up the Super Kings’ powerful opening duo.

The CSK bought the most promising England cricketer Ben Stokes and he has become the team’s most valuable asset.

The all-rounder is CSK’s best buy because he can anchor Chennai’s batting innings while also bowling quality fours at any stage of the game, from power play to death overs.


The Pace deck, which only has Deepak Chahar in it, does not offer much formidability for the CSK side. The only paceman on the side with international experience is Chahar, while Kyle Jamieson, Mukesh Chowdhury, Simarjeet, Tushar Deshpande, and others are either inexperienced or injured.

Moeen Ali and Shivam Dube have been out of form since the IPL last year.


The potential for Dhoni to lead his long-led team to an IPL victory for the fifth time, tying MI’s five championships under Rohit Sharma, would likely present itself for the last time we get to see him play in yellow. Dhoni vowed to try his hardest this time to win the IPL championship.


Jadeja’s is just back after his long injury and looks like he is in great form but if he compain about the Injury, BCCI might ask him to rest to focus for the world cup.

 Mitchell Santner and Kyle Jamieson, who are genuine players but find it tough for them to feature in the starting 11 due to their overseas status. Kyle Jamieson will no longer be seen in yellow as he is out of IPL 2023 due to Injury.

first match of ipl 2023

Gujrat Titans 2023 Full Squad for 2023

Hardik Pandya-led Gujarat Titans (GT) made history by winning the IPL 15th edition trophy in their first season of the IPL last year (2022) , giving them an incredible start to their IPL career. GT is a dynamic young side and here’s how the team looks for this year in the first match of IPL 2023.

Player NameRoleAuction Price
Hardik PandyaAll-rounderINR 15 crores
Shubman GillBatsmanINR 8 crores
Rashid KhanBowlerINR 15 crores
David MillerBatsmanINR 3 crores
Rahul TewatiaAll-rounderINR 9 crores
Matthew WadeBatsman-wicket keeperINR 2.4 crores
Vijay ShankarAll-rounderINR 1.4 crores
Mohammad ShamiBowlerINR 6.25 crores
Wriddhiman SahaBatsman-wicket keeperINR 1.9 crores
Yash DayalBowlerINR 3.2 crores
Alzarri JosephBowlerINR 2.4 crores
Jayant YadavBowlerINR 1.7 crores
Abhinav ManoharBatsmanINR 2.60 crores
R Sai KishoreBowlerINR 3 crores
Kane WilliamsonBatsmanINR 2 Crores
Odean SmithAll-rounderINR 50 Lakhs
Pradeep SangwanBowlerINR 20 Lakh
B. Sai SudharshanBatsmanINR 20 Lakhs
Darshan NalkandeBowlerINR 20 Lakhs
Noor AhmadBowlerINR 30 Lakhs
Urvil PatelWicketkeeper BatsmanINR 20 Lakhs
Srikar BharatWicketkeeper BatsmanINR 1.2 crores
Shivam MaviBowlerINR 6 crores
Joshua LittleBowlerINR 4.40 crores
Mohit SharmaBowlerINR 50 Lakhs
First match of IPL 2023 GT Squad

Everything you need to know about GT team’s coaches and support staff

GT : Vikram Solanki (director of cricket), Ashish Nehra (head coach), Ashish Kapoor (assistant coach), Mithun Manhas (assistant coach), Gary Kirsten (batting coach and mentor), Rajinikanth Sivagnanam (strength and conditioning coach), Sandeep Raju (performance analyst), Rizwan Khan (doctor), Rohit Sawalkar (lead physio), Gaurav Sharma (physio), Satyajit Parab (manager), Dhaval Shah (assistant logistics manager), Rahul Kumar (lead masseur), Manish Sharma (masseur), Ashok Sadh (throwdown specialist).

GT SWOT analysis 2023


For the 2023 IPL season, the defending champions recruited seven players to their line-up. Their biggest purchases at the auction were Shivam Mavi and Kane Williamson. The Kiwi captain’s wisdom will be a valuable addition to their unit. Mavi, a speedster, has earned praise throughout his time with the U19 team and will be key to GT’s bowling attack.

GT are a young team with players like Shubman Gill who is in his peak of his game and his unstoppable centuries has given confidence to the team. This star player can single handily win the matches for GT and put up a big score for the team.


Shubman Gill had a progressing season with GT last year. His performance against Australia has shown a star opener/Cricketer is in making, however his opening pair  Wriddhiman Saha made a few useful contributions, but his best years are clearly behind him. At the top of the order, GT doesn’t appear to have an able foil for Gill. Matthew Wade and Kane Williamson haven’t had the best IPL seasons in recent years. GT may struggle in this department.


Joshua Little became the first Irish cricketer to be selected for the IPL after being selected by Gujarat. The youngster will be eager to make his mark in the world’s largest T20 league. Joshua got Ireland closer to victory during the India tour to Ireland t20 matches. His world cup performance has earned him the biggest League in the cricket world. 


Only two teams, the Chennai Super Kings (2010, 2011) and the Mumbai Indians (2019, 2020), have successfully defended their titles in the past. Moreover, the Gujarat Titans leaned too heavily on their lower middle order to help them close games last season, which is a threat.

Another key factor in their success will be how the new franchise reacts and adjusts to spin-friendly wickets in Chennai, Hyderabad, and Kolkata with only one experienced spinner (Rashid Khan) in their line-up.

Which IPL teams will play first match of IPL 2023?

Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans will play first match of IPL 2023 as per IPL Schedule.

When will tata IPL 2023 Start?

The 16th season of IPL (Indian Premier League) will start from 31st March 2023.

How many matches are there in IPL 2023?

Total 74 matches will be played in TATA IPL 2023.