On May 6, one of the ‘Greatest Rivalries’ of the IPL will take place at the Chepauk Stadium between MS Dhoni’s CSK and Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians, kicking off the rivalry week of the 2023 IPL. There has never been a match in the history of the IPL that generates as much interest and drama as the match between the two undoubted heavyweights of the league.
Mohammed Kaif, a former cricketer for India, believes the match between CSK and MI would be thrilling since it will include top-tier bowlers and hitters.
“One team has superior batsmen, while the opposing team has superior spinners. On the given day, MI will have an extremely difficult time defeating CSK. The spin trio for CSK is highly effective, thus Rohit’s team will need to come up with a new plan of attack to beat CSK,” Kaif told sports network Star Sports.
S Badrinath, a former cricketer for India, called attention to CSK’s difficulties against MI at home and their inexperienced pace bowling attack. The ex-CSK player called attention to Chennai’s inexperienced bowling attack.
“It’s concerning that the CSK fast bowling assault appears to be rather inexperienced. Their bowlers must become more competitive. Although MS Dhoni has done well with the resources at his disposal, the firepower of MI will undoubtedly cause MSD to falter in front of the crowd. Additionally, CSK doesn’t attack MI at home. When I was playing with them in 2010, they last defeated Mumbai at home, according to Badrinath.
At the Arun Jaitley Stadium, where RCB will play DC in the second game of “Rivalry Week,” local lad Virat Kohli will square off against David Warner’s team.
Former Indian cricketer S Sreesanth thinks the controversy between Kohli and Sourav Ganguly off the field in the previous game will make the match between DC and RCB interesting.
This game will be intriguing because Virat and Dada are playing. The game appears to be going well, and there is some excitement both on and off the field. This game reveals a lot about the kind of bond that Virat and Sourav have, and games like this inspire players to perform to their highest potential, according to the former bowler.
At Sawai Man Singh Stadium, Gujarat Titans defeated Rajasthan Royals on Friday with a convincing 9-wicket victory. The standout spinner for Afghanistan, Rashid Khan, took three wickets as the reigning champions put on a commanding performance. Irfan Pathan, a former cricketer for India, praised the cunning leg-spinner for his performance and claimed that Rashid’s propensity for taking wickets at vital moments is what makes him such a power in the game.
From the very beginning of his IPL career, Rashid has been a menace to batsmen. When skipper Hardik Pandya needs him for wickets, Rashid delivers, according to Pathan. He is capable of taking out powerful players.