On Thursday, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will play a match at Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in the IPL 2023. RCB are in a must-win situation and needs to win their final two games to have a chance at making the playoffs.
With 12 points in as many games, they are ranked fifth out of ten teams in the IPL 2023. In their most recent game, they defeated Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 112 runs. On the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) has lost eight of their first twelve games and is no longer in contention for the playoffs.
Let’s take a look at some players who can score the most runs in the match in the IPL 2023
Heinrich Klaasen: The wicketkeeper-batter is SRH’s top run scorer right now and has displayed a lot of drive and character. In his most recent match against Gujarat Titans (GT), he amassed 64 runs off 44 balls. Bhuvneshwar Kumar (27 off 26) and Mayank Markande (18*) both scored runs for the next-highest total for SRH in the game.
Klaasen has scored 310 runs in the first 10 games, averaging 46.57 points per game and striking out 172.48 percent of the time. He has scored runs in each of the last five innings, totalling 64, 47, 26, 36, and 53*.
Aiden Markram: After a disappointing campaign as a batter and a captain, the SRH captain will be aiming to score heavily in the final two league games. He has scored 217 runs in his first 11 games, averaging 21 points per innings and having a 127-point strike rate. In his most recent three games, Markram has recorded scores of 6, 28, and 10. In total, over the course of his two games against the RCB, he scored 41 runs at a strike rate of 100 and an average of 20/50.
Virat Kohli: In the game that his team absolutely must win, the superstar batter will be aiming to go big. Kohli has scored 438 runs in 12 games this season, averaging 39.81 and 131.53, respectively. Already, six fifties have fallen from his blade.
Kohli’s last three games have resulted in scores of 55, 1, and 18. He has played against SRH in 20 games overall, scoring 569 runs at an average of 31 points and a strike rate of 136 points.
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