The auction for IPL 2023 is over and every franchise has got the desired players they needed. Every franchise will be now in the process to finalise their best possible playing XI for the whole tournament.
IPL 2023 is expected to be more exciting as there will be some new faces in every team and some of the players are making a comeback to the tournament. Another positive aspect of IPL 2023 will be that there won’t be any bio-bubble fatigue and the players will be free from the stress of the same.
One of the primary reasons why every year IPL becomes an interesting tournament to watch is because of the individual player battles which take place on the ground.
This year as well we expect some interesting battles which will take place on the ground. Top bookmakers in India tend to give some great odds on batters and bowlers.
3 Player battles to watch out for in IPL 2023
Here is a list of the top 3 player battles that look interesting for now.
1) Jofra Archer vs Virat Kohli
One of the biggest battles which will gain attraction during the iPL 2023 tournament will be the one-on-one battle between Virat Kohli and Jofra Archer. Jofra Archer is making a comeback to the tournament after an absence of almost two years. The player was also not part of any international tournament because of a career-ending injury.
What makes this battle more interesting is that Virat has recently gained his old form back and it won’t be easy for Archer to get rid of one of the most talented batsmen in the world. Virat himself will be looking forward to facing Jofra on the ground.
2) Sam Curran vs Jos Buttler
It is always interesting to see when two T20 specialists from the same international team come face-to-face in a T20 cricket league. A similar citation will be witnessed when England’s two most top-class players, Sam Curran and Jos Buttler, will come face to face in IPL 2023. Sam Curran is making his comeback for IPL 2023 after a year of absence and will be motivated to leave an impact. Jos Buttler was the highest scorer in IPL 2022 but he didn’t have Sam Curran opposite him in the last season.
3) Jasprit Bumrah vs Harry Brook
Jasprit Bumrah has become a pride of team India and Mumbai Indians. He is a crucial player for both teams and things become difficult if Bumrah is out of action. This is what we witnessed in recent times where Bumrah has been facing injury time and has not played any international fixture.
He will be making a comeback before IPL 2023 but he has not bowled against Harry Brook yet. Harry is a newly discovered talent for England; he immediately gained the spotlight because of his brilliant performance in the ICC T20 World Cup 2022. It will be interesting to see how both players change their game in front of each other during the IPL 2023 campaign.