In the first doubleheader of IPL 2023 on April 29, Kolkata Knight Riders will face Gujarat Titans and Delhi Capitals will face Sunrisers Hyderabad. Hardik Pandya will reflect on Rinku Singh’s catch in the final over against Yash Dayal as he leads his team against KKR at Eden Gardens in the rematch.
Former India cricketer Sunil Gavaskar is extremely impressed by Hardik’s leadership of the Gujarat Titans. The India all-rounder has led by example and helped GT return to the winning track despite some narrow defeats that tend to dampen the team’s spirit.
Gavaskar, praising the Baroda cricketer for his inspiring leadership qualities, stated that Hardik’s IPL captaincy will leave an enduring legacy.
“Sometimes captains attempt to maintain their personality and that of the team consistent. The commander and team’s personalities could be distinct. Hardik is not attempting to impose his character on the team. Hardik is performing this action with GT. This will serve as his legacy as a captain. Gavaskar, speaking on Star Sports’ Cricket Live, remarked that Kohli’s leadership style is very similar to that of MS Dhoni and that he has adopted many of Dhoni’s admirable traits.
KKR led by Nitish Rana halted their decline with an emphatic victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore at M Chinnaswamy. After accomplishing a double against RCB and snapping a four-game losing streak, the team should be filled with confidence.
Former India cricketer Harbhajan Singh, ruminating on KKR’s difficulties in IPL 2023, stated that Andre Russell’s form is cause for concern. “The best explanation for KKR’s struggles this season is Andre Russell’s batting form. Until Russell finds his groove this season, KKR will find themselves in the bottom half of the scoring table. Russell has a technical issue. Harbhajan stated that he and the coaching staff must meet down and address the issue.
In their last match, Delhi Capitals defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad on their home turf. In tonight’s rematch at Arun Jaitley Stadium, David Warner and company will attempt to duplicate their previous performance. In the IPL, all-rounder Axar Patel has been a crucial cog for Delhi Capitals, and the India cricketer, who was the man of the match in the previous encounter, will once again play a pivotal role for DC.
Irfan Pathan, a former India cricketer, praised Axar Patel’s rise and supported the Gujarat cricketer to be the next captain of Delhi Capitals due to his ability to perform well in every department.
“Axar Patel is an all-around talent. He effectively modifies his deliveries and takes crucial wickets whenever the team needs him. He executes mature hits and is an equally skilled fielder. Pathan described him as a potential commander for Delhi Capitals.