The upcoming IPL season is set to be incredibly interesting, with reigning champions, the Gujarat Titans, hoping to defend their title. The victors of the first edition of the IPL, Rajasthan Royals, may have disappointed their fans with their lacklustre performance in the finals last year. Still, they will be eagerly eyeing the cup this year.
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Lucknow Super Giants (LSG)
KL Rahul and his boys, who had a remarkable debut season last year, will be looking to have the last laugh this year. The Giants have the most promising batting lineup in the tournament, with all the balance required for this game format.
With experience, skill and dedication among the international big guns and determination in its youth, LSG is set to be one of the contenders for the IPL 2023.
Gujarat Titans (GT)
The Titans, seen as underdogs to many, went on to win the championship thanks to their unwavering commitment and dedication to the game. They may not appear to be the strongest team on paper, but they are one of the most formidable opponents on the field.
Without question, Captain Pandya demonstrated tremendous leadership, smiling through every challenging moment and executing with both bat and ball anytime his team needed him to step up.
The Titans will be seeking to defend their championship this year and are expected to do so with the “captain crazy” on the field.
Rajasthan Royals (RR)
Last year, the Rajasthan Royals‘ batting was practically unstoppable. Buttler led off at the top and was actively supported by skipper Samson, youthful Jaiswal and Padikkal, as well as some big hits from Hetmyer.
Despite having such a dominant batting lineup, the Royals struggled to score runs down the order. They even had difficulty identifying a fifth bowler, leading to their defeat in last year’s finals.
With the world cup-winning English skipper arriving full of confidence and the Royals captain having missed out on the spot in the Indian world cup squad despite solid performances, both are eager to prove themselves to the nation.