As the IPL 2023 playoff competition continues to heat up, teams are going all-in to secure a spot in the top four. It has been an intensely competitive IPL season. In the final week of the league stage, seven teams remain in contention for a spot in the semifinals. No previous IPL season has featured such intense competition, with so many teams still in contention at the tournament’s conclusion.
IPL 2023’s inaugural encounter will take place at Dharamshala’s picturesque HPCA Stadium between Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals, with two crucial points on the line. The second residence of the Punjab Kings.
Former India cricketer Irfan Pathan spoke highly of youthful Punjab Kings batsman Prabhsimran Singh, who scored his first IPL century against the same opponent in the previous match. Irfan believes the youthful Punjabi batsman is a future superstar.
Irfan Pathan stated on Star Sports Cricket Live, “Prabhsimran did the work of a senior batsman against Delhi Capitals, but it is important to recall that he is young and has great finesse and power with the bat. He has an array of abilities. I believe he is a future sensation.”
Former India cricketer Mohammed Kaif also heaped praise on the 23-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman and asserted that the IPL will never fail to introduce the world to youthful and dynamic talent.
“This is the IPL’s custom. Introduce a new talent and offer him an opportunity. Certainly, he will flourish. Prabhsimran possesses such a talent. Mohammed Kaif stated, “He has a variety of shots and not only has the ability to finish the innings, but he can also lead the team to a strong score.”
Delhi Capitals‘ prospects of making the playoffs may have been dashed, but opponents cannot afford to underestimate the David Warner-led squad. The presence of some formidable personalities on the coaching staff assists teams in recovering from difficult situations. Former India cricketer Irfan Pathan believes that since the Delhi Capitals have shifted their attention to the upcoming season, former India cricketer Sourav Ganguly should be appointed as the team’s head coach.
“The presence of Sourav Ganguly in the Delhi dugout is significant. If Dada is also assigned the role of coach, I believe he can make a significant impact on this team. Dada is familiar with the psychology of Indian athletes. Delhi should certainly take advantage of his ability to manage the team’s locker room. Warner stated at the toss that his team has begun preparing for the upcoming season, and it would not be surprising to see Ganguly in a new capacity in this context, Irfan Pathan added.
Last night in Lucknow, the Lucknow Super Giants continued their unbeaten streak against the five-time champion Mumbai Indians by defeating them by 5 runs. This victory kept LSG’s playoff hopes alive and dashed MI’s ambitions of finishing in the top four. Mohsin Khan bowled remarkably well in the final over against Tim David and Cameron Green to defend ten runs.
Former India cricketer Mohammed Kaif praised Mohsin, who was sidelined for nearly a year due to injury, for making a significant impact in his second IPL 2023 encounter. Kaif praised the Uttar Pradesh bowler for sticking to his fundamentals and delivering under duress.
“Mohsin Khan did not crumble under pressure despite Tim David’s menacing touch.” UP cricketers are flourishing in the IPL 2023, with Rinku (Singh) doing so for KKR and Mohsin doing so in a must-win game for LSG. Significant victory for LSG, declared Kaif.
Marcus Stoinis, who occupies the 15th position on the list of Orange Cap in IPL 2023, laid the groundwork for LSG’s victory over Mumbai Indians by scoring 89* off 47 balls and giving the team the impetus it required against a formidable MI side. Former India cricketer Harbhajan Singh praised Stoinis’ mature batting and powerful striking.
“The decisive blow for LSG was delivered by Marcus Stoinis in the final overs. This pitch required a determined batter, and he delivered. “Stoinis is a power hitter, and he came through,” said Singh on Star Sports.