The defending champion Gujarat Titans defeated the five-time defending champion Mumbai Indians by a score of 55 runs on Tuesday at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Propelling them into second place on the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 Points Table. Due to a higher net run rate (NRR), MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are in first place. At the halfway point of the IPL 2023 with 10 points from 7 matches, just ahead of GT.
The GT of Hardik Pandya have 10 points as well, but their NRR of 0.580 is just slightly lower than the 0.662 of CSK. Rajasthan Royals (RR), who finished second last year, are now in third place with 8 points after 7 games. While KL Rahul’s Lucknow Super Giants are in fourth place with 8 points as well.
The fifth-placed Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), currently led by Virat Kohli, have 8 points as well and have a chance to move up to 10 points on Wednesday when they play the eighth-placed Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Due to an NRR of -0.162, Punjab Kings (PBKS), who are also on 8 points, are ranked sixth.
After suffering their fourth defeat in seven games, Rohit Sharma’s MI are currently in seventh place with just six points.
In the Orange Cap race, Shubman Gill moves up to fourth.
GT start With his third fifty of the IPL 2023 season, Shubman Gill climbed to the fourth spot in the Orange Cap standings. Gill angled up 56 off 34 balls against MI at Ahmedabad on Tuesday and now has 284 runs from 7 matches with a strike-rate of 142.71.
RCB captain Faf du Plessis currently holds the Orange Cap after scoring 405 runs in 7 games and notching 5 fifties. Devon Conway, the CSK opener, is in second place with 314 runs in 7 games. David Warner, the Delhi Capitals captain, is third with 306 runs in 7 games and 4 fifty-plus scores.
With 279 runs in 7 games, including 4 fifties and a top score of 82 not out, Kohli, the RCB’s captain, is in fifth place on the list of leading run scorers.
Rashid Khan grabs Purple Cap
Purple Cap GT leg-spinner is seized by Rashid Khan. Tuesday, Rashid Khan won the Purple Cap for his 2/27 in 4 overs against MI in Ahmedabad. Rashid has now taken 14 wickets at an average of 16.14 in 7 games.
Arshdeep Singh of PBKS and Mohammed Siraj of RCB are both pace bowlers who have taken 13 wickets in as many games. Siraj was demote to second place. As Siraj prepares to face KKR on Wednesday night, he can increase his total.
With two wickets against GT in Ahmedabad. MI leg-spinner Piyush Chawla moved up to sixth place and now has 11 wickets in 7 games.