The 2023 Indian Premier League final between Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans was postponed due to rain, with the match rescheduled for the reserve day. The Chennai Super Kings are aiming for their fifth title in the league, while Gujarat Titans are looking to become the third team to successfully defend their title. The weather forecast for the reserve day looks optimistic, with AccuWeather predicting sunny weather throughout the morning hours and improving conditions in the evening. If rains unexpectedly play spoilsport on the reserve day, Gujarat Titans will be declared the winners of the season as they finished at the top of the table in the league phase.
On Sunday, May 28, the 2023 Indian Premier League final between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Gujarat Titans (GT) was washed out due to heavy rain in Ahmedabad. The toss was also delayed, and the match was forced into a reserve day. The CSK is aiming for a record-equalling fifth title, while the GT is targeting becoming the third team in the league’s history to successfully defend their title after CSK and Mumbai Indians.
The weather forecast for Monday, May 29, looks optimistic for a full 20-over game. In light of the recent news by AccuWeather, it is likely to remain sunny throughout the morning hours, with few clouds hovering in the sky as the day proceeds. It is likely to remain more cloudy right before the match (5 and 6 PM), but the condition is expected to improve in the evening. By 7 PM, the clouds are likely to clear, with no rain predicted for the remainder of the day when the match takes place.
In case rains unexpectedly play spoilsport on Monday night as well, GT will be declared winners of the season as they had finished at the top of the table in the league phase. Interestingly, rain also delayed the second qualifier of the season in Ahmedabad between GT and Mumbai Indians. The game, however, proceeded with merely a half-an-hour delay.
On Sunday evening, it began raining in Ahmedabad half-an-hour before the toss time, around 6:30 pm local time, and did not stop for longer durations at least for the next two-and-a-half hours. The rain, however, did stop after 9:00 pm local time, and the covers were taken off, with two super sopor already in action from around 8:30 pm IST. However, heavy spell of rain returned to force the ground staff to cover the field again and players off the pitch, who had started warming up.
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