What are the strengths of the IPL 2023 playing squads?

Published on: Mar 23, 2023

All the Franchises have obviously stitched a good combination in their squads, and here are the strengths of each of the teams participating in IPL 2023.

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1. Mumbai Indians:

The young stalwarts in the Mumbai Indians line-up including Ishan Kishan and Dewald Brevis have displayed good form with the bat recently. Tim David smashed the bowlers for fun in the HBL PSL recently and his fluency in the tournament is a great sign for Mumbai Indians in IPL 2023. If this trio gets going in the mega event, the opposition teams will have a hard time facing Mumbai Indians. These three are definitely one of the strengths of Mumbai Indians.

2. Kolkata Knight Riders:

The addition of David Wiese in the Kolkata Knight Riders squad is a blessing for the franchise. He has seriously improved on his bowling game as demonstrated in HBL PSL 2023 recently. Another player who can turn the tables around is Shakib Al Hasan. He is in superb form and giving match winning performances against England at home currently. Sunil Narine also displayed accuracy and control in the Hundred 2022. All these players will play an important role in KKR's campaign in the upcoming IPL 2023.

3. Punjab Kings:

Punjab Kings have hit the jackpot by signing Sikandar Raza for less than a 100,000 dollars. He is cited as one of the most entertaining all-rounders in world cricket and Punjab Kings will be glad to employ his services on the field. Nathan Ellis is another important member of the Punjab Kings squad. He can pick up wickets at regular intervals and keep the batters quiet with his range of variations. Punjab Kings look formidable on their bowling front and they will bank upon them to win matches.

4. Chennai Super Kings:

The world class all-rounder Ben Stokes has made it into the Chennai Super Kings squad and it has come at the right time when MS Dhoni's participation in the next edition isn't a confirmed. It may pave way for a smooth captaincy transition from the hands of MS Dhoni to Ben Stokes. Apart from Ben Stokes, Devon Conway and Ruturaj Gayakwad are the players to look out for in Chennai Super Kings. They have exceptional talent in their batting line-up and it is certainly their strength for IPL 2023.

5. Delhi Capitals:

Anrich Nortje has been retained by Delhi Capitals for IPL 2023. He has shown great signs of form in the ongoing West Indies tour of South Africa. The snearing Yorkers accompanied with supreme accuracy make him a lethal weapon for Delhi Capitals. Mustafizur Rahman is also an important member of the squad and he will raring to go in IPL 2023 after brilliant performances against England at home.

6. Gujarat Titans:

Shubman Gill has been in superb form in the ongoing Australia tour of India and he will look to extend it in the upcoming IPL 2023. The likes of David Miller and Hardik Pandya have experience to their wings and they can destroy any bowling attack in the world. A good combination of power hitters and wily bowlers like Rashid Khan make the defending champions a side to beat in the upcoming mega event.

7. Lucknow Super Giants:

The presence of Marcus Stoinis in the middle order boosts the batting of Lucknow Super Giants. He can accelerate at will and can unleash a counterattack from ball one. Nicholas Pooran will also play an important role for his Franchise given the form he is in. On the bowling front, Ravi Bishnoi and Mark Wood are big names capable of bringing the opposition down with their wicket taking ability.

8. Rajasthan Royals:

The big boon for Rajasthan Royals in the upcoming IPL 2023 is the form of Jos Buttler, who had an unforgettable ICC Men's T20 World Cup and is consistent in the fixtures after that. Donovan Ferreira is a great addition to Rajasthan Royals. He brings a lot of fire and flair to the side with his stroke play. Having shown the world his talent in SA20, Ferreira will be raring to go in IPL 2023. On the bowling front, Rajasthan Royals look strong with the Yuzvendra Chahal, Adam Zampa and Jason Holder.

9. Royal Challengers Bangalore:

Royal Challengers Bangalore have added Faf du Plessis in their squad and now they look invincible with Glenn Maxwell and Virat Kohli joining Faf in the top order. Their bowling also looks quite strong with Josh Hazlewood and Wanindu Hasaranga spearheading the bowling attack. These are certainly the strengths of Royal Challengers Bangalore in the upcoming tournament.

10. Sunrisers Hyderabad:

Sunrisers Hyderabad have always been known for their bowling and this time around too, they have picked top quality bowlers from around the world. Adil Rashid is a great addition to the side and based on his form, he is a big threat to any opposition. Umran Malik showed great maturity in the New Zealand tour of India and he can put in some match winning performances with raw pace. Harry Brook, Aiden Markram and Glenn Phillips are there to boost the batting prospects of Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2023. Considering the form of all these players, Sunrisers Hyderabad have great chances to win the cup.