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IPL 2023: Key player match ups to look forward to this week

IPL 2023: Key player match ups to look forward to this week: Avesh Khan has dismissed Virat Kohli twice in 10 balls while conceding just 5 runs in T20s. More exciting match ups for this week.

IPL 2022, RCB vs GT, Top Performances_ Virat Kohli gets player of the match for 73 runs against GT, RCB move to top 4 _ Walking Wicket (Images ©BCCI_IPL)
Avesh has dismissed Virat Kohli twice in 10 balls in T20s (Images: ©IPL/Twitter)

The last week of IPL 2023 saw a few thrilling finishes, with Rinku Singh of KKR grabbing the limelight with his 5 sixes in a row in the last over against Gujarat Titans to fashion a brilliant win for his team. All sides except Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals have opened their accounts so far. It will be crucial for both teams to register their first win during this week and get the necessary momentum before it becomes tough to qualify for the play-offs.

Let’s take a look a look at the interesting match-ups from games in the April 10-16 week

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Lucknow Super Giants

Virat Kohli has a strike rate of 242.1 against Mark Wood in T20Is; Kohli out to Avesh Khan twice in 10 balls in T20s

Virat Kohli and Mark Wood are yet to face-off in an IPL match, but in T20Is as international players, Kohli definitely dominates Wood’s bowling. Kohli has scored 46 runs off 19 balls bowled by Wood in T20Is, without being dismissed even once, at a strike rate of 242.1. However, Kohli does not enjoy a good record against another LSG bowler Avesh Khan, who has dismissed the former RCB captain twice in 10 balls, conceding just 5 runs in T20s.

Glenn Maxwell and Amit Mishra share the honours

In T20s, Glenn Maxwell and Amit Mishra share the honours, with no clear winner. Maxwell has scored 66 runs off 35 balls at a strike rate of 188.6 against Mishra, but the Aussie has been dismissed 5 times to the leg-spinner as well. But Maxwell wins the battle hands down against another LSG spinner Ravi Bishnoi, smashing his bowling for 29 runs off 14 balls at a strike rate of 207.1 without being dismissed even once.

Rahul dominates Siraj

LSG captain KL Rahul is just too good for Mohammed Siraj of RCB in T20s. He enjoys a strike rate of 193.6 against Siraj without being dismissed even once. He aggregates 91 runs off 47 balls bowled by Siraj.

IPL 2023, DC vs GT, Top Performances_ Anrich Nortje took 2-39 against Gujarat _ Walking wicket (Images_ ©IPL_Twitter)
Nortje has dismissed Rohit Sharma twice in 17 balls (Images: ©IPL/Twitter)

Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians

Jofra Archer holds the edge against David Warner

Warner, the captain of Delhi Capitals, has been dismissed twice in 19 balls bowled by Archer in T20s, while scoring just 15 runs. Hence, Archer holds the key when he takes the new ball against David Warner.

Anrich Nortje is the winner against Rohit Sharma in T20s, but Hitman triumphs Kuldeep Yadav

Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma does not enjoy a great record against pacer Nortje, losing his wicket to the bowler twice in 17 balls, while scoring just 17 runs. But the Hitman holds the edge against DC spinner Kuldeep Yadav, taking him for 49 runs in 39 balls at a strike rate of 125.6 while being dismissed only once.

Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals

Buttler yet to be dismissed by Chahar in T20s

Although Deepak Chahar of CSK is injured and may not play the clash against Rajasthan Royals, he has failed to dismiss Jos Buttler even once in 41 balls, while conceding 63 runs.

Trent Boult vs Ruturaj

Trent Boult has almost made Ruturaj Gaikwad his bunny, having dismissed him 3 times out of 24 balls bowled to the CSK batter, while conceding just 22 runs.

Chahal tops Rayudu, but is second to Dhoni

Yuzvendra Chahal is the second-highest wicket-taker in IPL with 174 wickets and has always enjoyed great battles against CSK batters when he played for RCB earlier. He has dismissed Ambati Rayudu 3 times while conceding 63 runs out of 82 balls bowled in T20s at an average of 21 runs per dismissal. Chahal has also dismissed Dhoni 3 times but conceded 97 runs out of 74 balls in T20s at 32.3 runs per dismissal.

IPL 2023_ Shikhar Dhawan an aggressive opener of Anchor for Punjab Kings_ Walking wicket (Images_ ©IPL_Twitter)
Shikhar Dhawan has a strike rate of 148.7 against Shami (Images: ©IPL/Twitter)

Punjab Kings vs Gujarat Titans

Shikhar Dhawan smashes Shami’s bowling at a strike rate of 148.7

Shikhar Dhawan has never been dismissed against 76 balls bowled by Shami in T20s, and has also scored at a strike rate of 148.7, aggregating 113 runs.

Rashid reserves his best against Punjab

Rashid Khan always seems to reserve his best for Punjab Kings, having taken 21 wickets against them in 12 IPL matches. His best against Punjab was 3/12. With a hat-trick in his last match, Rashid poses even more danger to PBKS batters in this clash.

Arshdeep and Gill share good match up

Both the Punjab players have a good match up, with Gill averaging 37, and boasting a strike rate of 127.6 against Arshdeep, who has dismissed his state teammate just once in 29 balls bowled to him in T20s.

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders

Umesh does not let Mayank break free

Mayank Agarwal has not been able to break free against Umesh Yadav’s bowling in T20s, scoring at a strike rate of 100, with 2 dismissals.

Tripathi dominates Narine

Sunil Narine is an extremely competitive bowler in T20s, but he has struggled against Rahul Tripathi, who has never been dismissed against the West Indian in 48 balls in T20s. Besides, Tripathi has scored at an impressive strike rate of 147.9 against Narine, aggregating 71 runs in 48 balls.

Jansen keeps Iyer quiet

Venkatesh Iyer has struggled against the left-arm pacer Marco Jansen, who has dismissed him once in 8 balls while conceding just 2 runs.

IPL 2022, MI vs DC, Top Performances_ Kuldeep Yadav takes 3-18 against Mumbai Indians for Delhi Capitals (Image ©BCCI_IPL)
Kuldeep Yadav has dismissed Maxwell three times (Images: ©IPL/Twitter)

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Capitals

Nortje keeps it tight against Kohli

Anrich Nortje has been able to keep Kohli quiet in T20s, conceding just 17 runs out of 16 balls bowled to the Indian batter, and dismissing him once. Nortje has a similar record against RCB captain Faf du Plessis, dismissing him twice in 26 balls, while conceding 33 runs.

Warner dominates Siraj

Siraj has been the most improved bowler in recent times, but Warner has had the measure of him at least in T20s, scoring 42 runs in 23 balls at a strike rate of 182.6 against the RCB bowler, and being dismissed just once.

Even contest between Mohammed Siraj and Prithvi Shaw

Siraj has dismissed Shaw 3 times in 27 balls bowled to the opener in T20s but has also conceded 41 runs, with Shaw hitting at a strike rate of 151.9. But when it comes to average, Shaw has scored only 13.7 runs per dismissal against Siraj.

Kuldeep shares the honours with Maxwell

Maxwell has toiled with Kuldeep Yadav’s bowling, hitting at a strike rate of 281, aggregating 59 runs in 21 balls. But Kuldeep also had his share of revenge, dismissing the Aussie batter 3 times.


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