The IPL Final 2023 between Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans has been postponed due to heavy rains. It will now be played on Monday (May 29), which is the reserve day. Rains are not predicted on the reserve day but the conditions are expected to remain overcast with wind speed ranging between 10-15 km/hour. If CSK manage to win the final, it'll be their fifth IPL title. Gujarat, on the other hand, will look to successfully defend their championship. But it won't be easy for both of the teams. If playing is not possible even on the reserve day, the result will be decided in a Super Over.
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The tournament will be decided by the super over in case of further delay. The rules explained, "For the Final, in the event that it is not possible to schedule a 5-over match to be completed by the end of the extra time on the reserve day, the teams will, if conditions permit, play a Super Over to determine the winner of the final. This means that the pitch and ground must be ready for play so that the Super Over can start at the latest by 1.20 am (Final)."
It is an advantage for Gujarat Titans if the final is completely abandoned. The defending champions, Gujarat Titans will win the title because of their consistent and brilliant performance in the group stages. Chennai Super Kings were also very consistent but not as good as them. The rule states – "In the event that it is not possible to start the Super Over as described in paragraphs 8 and 9 or to then complete the Super Over without interruption, the team that finished highest in the league table after the 70 matches of the regular season shall be declared the winner of the relevant playoff match or final."