IPL 2023 Team of the Week: It has been a week since the sixteenth season of IPL started. The run battle of the IPL started on March 31 with the match between defending champions Gujarat and Chennai. Nine matches of IPL have been played in a week. In this, the batsmen and bowlers have performed well. The impact of the impact player was also seen. Some matches were one-sided while others were breath-taking. The match between Punjab and Rajasthan added to the excitement of the IPL. On Thursday, Kolkata defeated RCB in a big way. In nine matches, some veterans flopped while some young players showed their talent. As the competition progresses, people seem to be getting more interested in it. IPL this weekMany records were set in… We will be selecting the playing 11 of the top performers every week. Apart from that, we will also tell you about who is the impact player of the week…
Who is the salami?
Rituraj Gaikwad of Chennai and Kyle Myers of Lucknow have both scored runs for their respective teams. Rituraj Gaikwad has scored 149 runs in two matches while Kyle Myers has scored 126 runs in two matches. Both of them have scored half-centuries in both the matches. Rituraj has hit 13 sixes. Kyle Myers hit 9 sixes. Both these batsmen are capable of scoring runs in the powerplay. Apart from these two, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli were also names for openers… But Kyle Myers and Rituraj Gaikwad’s stats are better than others. Kyle Myers can also contribute more in bowling. So the openers for this week’s Playing XI are Marathmola Rituraj and Rangda West Indian Kyle Myers.
Who is the burden of the middle plank?
Moeen Ali, Tilak Verma and Sanju Samson can strengthen the middle order. The batting order of these players can be changed depending on the conditions. Moeen Ali has made an all-round contribution in both the matches for Chennai. He has done well in bowling and batting. Moeen Ali has taken 4 wickets in one match. He has contributed 42 runs in batting. Tilak Verma saved Mumbai’s innings in the first match. Even after batsmen like Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan were dismissed, Tilak Verma single-handedly fought for the fort. Tilak Verma scored an unbeaten 84 runs against RCB. Rajasthan captain Sanju Samson has impressed with his batting. He has contributed 97 runs in two matches. This includes a half-century. Sanju Samson will also have the responsibility of wicketkeeper.
Who is the captain?
It was difficult to choose one of the ten team captains.. but Hardik Pandya’s leadership was better than the team captain. But Hardik Pandya’s individual performance has been average. Under the leadership of Hardik Pandya, Gujarat won both the matches. Gujarat team is at the top in the points table. Hardik Pandya can also contribute in bowling and batting. So far, Hardik Pandya has not been able to perform up to his standards. But compared to other captains, Hardik has led effectively. Be it a change in bowling or a timely change in fielding.. Hardik Pandya has been superb. So Hardik will be the top captain of this week.
Spin axis on whose shoulders? –
Rashid Khan and Varun Chakraborty will lead the spin. They will be paired with Moeen Ali. Rashid Khan has taken five wickets in two matches. At times, Rashid Khan can also hit big shots in low balls. Varun Chakraborty played an impressive knock against RCB. Varun Chakraborty has taken five wickets in two matches. Apart from that, he has also stopped runs.
Who’s the all-rounder?-
Shardul Thakur will play the role of an all-rounder. Shardul scored a storming half-century against RCB. Shardul’s batting helped the Kolkata team to pass 200 from 89 for 5. Shardul Thakur is capable of batting at the bottom. Apart from that, he can also bowl. Shardul has taken one wicket in two matches. Hardik Pandya, Shardul Thakur, Moeen Ali, Kyle Myers will be the all-rounders.
Who has the axis of fast bowling?
Mohammad Shami and Mark Wood will lead the pace bowling. Both these bowlers have performed well in the first week. Mark Wood has taken 8 wickets in two matches. Shami has sent five men to the tent in two matches. He will be paired with Hardik Pandya, Shardul Thakur and Kyle Myers.
This week’s playing 11 Team of the Week
Rituraj Gaikwad (Chennai)
Kyle Myers (Lucknow)
Moeen Ali (Chennai)
Tilak Verma (Mumbai)
Sanju Samson (Rajasthan) (Wicketkeeper)
Hardik Pandya (Gujarat) (Captain)
Shardul Thakur (Kolkata)
Rashid Khan (Gujarat)
Mark Wood (Lucknow ) )
Mohammed Shami (Gujarat)
Varun Chakraborty (Kolkata)
Who will make an impact –
Sai Sudarshan, Suyash Sharma, Tushar Deshpande, Dhruv Jurel