The biggest T20 carnival is set to begin once again with the same energy and passion. Defending champions Gujrat Giants and Chennai Super Kings will play the opening game on 31st March. Before the proceedings of the brand new season former England captain made a bold prediction. Michael Vaughan predicts IPL 2023 winner.
Gujarat Titans to square off against MS Dhoni’s CSK on the opening day
The 16th season of the Indian Premier League is getting underway on the 31st of March at the Narendra Modi Stadium. BCCI has organized an electric opening ceremony where famous Bollywood stars Arijit Singh, Tiger Shroff, and Katrina Kaif will perform.
A special drone light show will also take place in the largest cricket stadium in the world.
After the star-studded opening ceremony 5 time champions CSK will take on the defending Champions Gujarat Giants.
Michael Vaughan predicts IPL 2023 winner before the opening game between CSK and GT
The former English captain Michael Vaughan has been frequently active on social media giving his opinion on topics related to cricket.
As the biggest T20 league is all set to begin Michael Vaughan gave his prediction on the possible winner of the trophy at the end of May.
Can’t wait for the IPL to start .. Looking forward to being part of the @cricbuzz team .. I thinks it’s going to be @rajasthanroyals year .. they will be lifting the trophy in late May .. #OnOn #IPL2023
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) March 29, 2023
Vaughan made a bold choice of not choosing MI, CSK, or GT as the favorites to win the trophy. Moreover, he counted on Rajasthan Royals to win their second title after 15 years.
Sanju Samson-led Rajasthan Side did manage to reach the finals of the IPL 2022. Unfortunately, they didn’t manage to win the trophy as Hardik Pandya’s Gujarat Titans won the finals comfortably.
“It will be Rajasthan Royals Year,” says Michael Vaughan
Vaughan tweeted regarding his prediction on the IPL 2023 winner. He said “Can’t wait for the IPL to start .. Looking forward to being part of the @cricbuzz team. I think it’s going to be @rajasthanroyals year .. they will be lifting the trophy in late May .. #OnOn #IPL2023″
Rajasthan Royals will play Sunrisers Hyderabad in their season opener
Samson and co will play the Sunrisers Hyderabad on the 2nd of April at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. On paper, the RR side is looking more balanced than SRH, especially in terms of the bowling department.
Although SRH is looking much better than last season with some big changes in their squad.
If we talk about Rajasthan Royals once again Jos Buttler will be the key of their success.