The rivalry week of IPL 2023 kick-starts on Could 6 with one of many ‘Best Rivalries’ of IPL as MS Dhoni’s CSK host Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians on the Chepauk Stadium. Of all of the clashes within the historical past of the IPL, there has by no means been a match that pulls as a lot consideration and drama because the conflict between the 2 undisputed heavyweights of the league.
Former India cricketer Mohammed Kaif reckons the competition between CSK and MI goes to be an thrilling one as it’ll be a match between high quality batters and bowlers.
“One has higher batsmen and the opposite workforce has higher spinners. It is going to be very tough for MI to beat CSK on the day. CSK’s spin trio could be very robust and in such a state of affairs, Rohit’s workforce should make a brand new technique to defeat CSK,” Kaif instructed broadcaster Star Sports activities.
Former India cricketer S Badrinath, nonetheless, identified CSK’s struggles towards MI at residence and their inexperienced tempo bowling assault. The previous CSK cricketer highlighted Chennai’s inexperienced bowling assault.
“CSK quick bowling assault seems to be fairly inexperienced and that could be a concern. Their bowlers should stand up. MS Dhoni has managed properly with the assets he has however the firepower of MI will definitely make MSD differ of the guests. Additionally, CSK doesn ‘t hearth towards MI at residence. The final time they gained towards Mumbai at residence was manner again in 2010 once I was taking part in with them,’ stated Badrinath.
Within the second match of the ‘Rivalry Week’, RCB shall be taking up DC within the latter’s yard on the Arun Jaitley Stadium as native boy Virat Kohli locks horns with the David Warner-led facet.
Former India cricketer S Sreesanth believes the match between DC and RCB shall be an fascinating one as a result of off-pitch equation between Kohli and Sourav Ganguly within the earlier recreation.
“This match shall be fascinating as it will likely be Virat vs Dada. The match seems to be good in which there’s just a little pleasure inside the sector and just a little exterior the sector. Wanting on the form of relationship Virat and Sourav share, so much is seen Throughout this match after which such matches encourage the gamers to offer their greatest,” the previous pacer stated.
In the meantime, on Friday, Gujarat Titans registered a complete 9-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals at Sawai Man Singh Stadium. Afghanistan star spinner Rashid Khan grabbed a three-for because the defending champions put up a dominant present. Hailing the wily leg-spinner for his performances, former India cricketer Irfan Pathan asserted Rashid’s means to choose up wickets at essential phases makes him such a pressure within the format.
“Rashid has been a risk to batters proper from the beginning of his IPL profession. He is able to selecting up wickets of massive gamers, and every time captain Hardik Pandya wants him for wickets, Rashid delivers,” Pathan stated.