In game 48 of the 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL) season, the table-toppers Gujarat Titans (GT) will be hosted by Rajasthan Royals (RR).
The fans have so far been captivated by the conflict between the previous season’s two finalists. In IPL 2022, the Titans completely destroyed RR; however, this season, the Royals recovered with a thrilling victory.
IPL 2023: The major player encounters are listed below
1. RR openers vs Mohammed Shami
Mohammed Shami has drawn attention to himself in the IPL 2023 with his scorching deliveries. That is the most by a bowler in this phase, he now has 12 Powerplay wickets. It will be interesting to see how he performs in comparison to RR openers Yashasvi Jaiswal and Jos Buttler.
While Buttler’s exploits cannot be discounted, Jaiswal ranks second in IPL 2023 in terms of runs. Buttler has already been struck out twice by Shami.
Powerplay bowling statistics that are second-best in IPL history.
Shami recorded the second-best Powerplay bowling figures in IPL history against Delhi Capitals by taking four wickets. In four overs, he claimed four wickets for just 11 runs, helping DC reach 28/5 after six overs.
2. Yuzvendra Chahal vs Hardik Pandya
With the bat thus far, Hardik Pandya has had mixed results. To take on Pandya, RR might use their secret weapon, Yuzvendra Chahal. The veteran leggie and the GT swashbuckler have not had the best of results.
Chahal has three times claimed his wicket in 10 IPL games. Pandya has only amassed 48 runs, and that too at a strike rate of 87.27 per cent.
3. David Miller vs Sandeep Sharma
Sandeep Sharma, an Indian seamer, has reemerged during the current IPL season. In order to confuse the batters, the right-arm pacer has bowled some tight lines.
Against the volatile David Miller, he hoped to repeat this.
Notably, Sandeep has twice eliminated Miller from the IPL in the space of 11 balls. Sandeep is the target for 118/point-18 of Miller’s strikes.
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