The Qualifier 1 clash between Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans is set to be a thrilling encounter, as the victor secures a place in the Indian Premier League 2023 final. Both CSK and GT have showcased their strength during the league phase of the tournament, making the contest evenly poised. 

As anticipation builds for the upcoming battle, former cricketers and experts have been sharing their insights on the teams and players. Virender Sehwag, having observed GT’s impressive performance to finish atop the league standings, has identified Rashid Khan as their ultimate game-changer.

Within the Titans’ ranks, Rashid Khan has exhibited remarkable consistency throughout the season. However, Shubman Gill has also been a standout performer, currently holding the second position among the highest run-scorers. Nonetheless, Sehwag believes that it is Rashid who poses a significant threat to CSK.

“Rashid Khan is the trump card for Gujarat. Whenever they need wickets, they turn to him. The way Hardik has effectively utilized Rashid is truly commendable. Rashid excels at dismantling partnerships and he has emerged as the most successful bowler of this season due to his outstanding performances,” Sehwag expressed during his appearance on Star Sports.