CSK vs GT IPL 2023 Final: Weather forecast, Super-over, Cut-off time - All scenarios explained

The IPL 2023 Final between CSK and GT hangs in balance and on the mercy of rain gods after it was postponed from the original date. Here are the scenarios for the same.

Rohit Kumar
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CSK vs GT IPL Final scenario

CSK vs GT IPL Final scenario

In an unprecedented turn of events, the IPL 2023 final between the Gujarat Titans and the Chennai Super Kings was postponed to a 'Reserve Day' due to persistent rain at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. This marks the first time in the T20 league's 16-year history that the title will be decided on a separate day.

The Indian Cricket Board promptly announced that fans who possessed physical tickets for the originally scheduled match on Sunday would be allowed entry to the stadium on Monday. This decision ensured that supporters could still witness the thrilling final clash between the two teams.

Cut-off time for full IPL 2023 Final

If rain once again disrupts the IPL 2023 Final on the reserve day, certain contingencies will come into play. If rainfall persists on Monday evening, the latest feasible time for a full 20-over match to commence would be 9:35 PM IST. Beyond this point, the number of overs would be deducted from both sides.

Cut-off time for a 5-over match and Super Over

For a minimum 5-over contest to take place, the latest possible start time would be 12:05 AM IST on Monday night. If a 5-over match cannot be completed on the reserve day, the winner between the Gujarat Titans and the Chennai Super Kings will be determined through a 'Super Over.' This exciting tie-breaker is typically employed in cases where a match ends in a tie during the IPL.

Who will win if no match takes place in IPL 2023 Final?

If unfavourable weather conditions persist and prevent a 'Super Over' from taking place on Monday evening, the Gujarat Titans, led by Hardik Pandya, would be crowned the IPL 2023 champions. This outcome is based on their exceptional performance throughout the league stages, culminating in their first-place finish on the IPL 2023 Points Table, with an impressive 20 points. The Chennai Super Kings, captained by MS Dhoni, secured the second position with 17 points.

Weather forecast

The uncertainty surrounding the weather's impact on the IPL 2023 Final on the reserve day has heightened the anticipation among fans. They eagerly await either a thrilling contest between the Gujarat Titans and the Chennai Super Kings or a deserving title victory for the table-topping Titans. As cricket enthusiasts count down the hours to the much-anticipated match, they hope for clear skies and an unforgettable culmination to the IPL 2023 season.

The current weather forecast for Ahmedabad shows a 40% chance of rain during the evening which is reduced as the day wears on. It is expected that the match will go on even if the Narendra Modi Stadium receives a bit of rain during the evening.

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