From Yashasvi Jaiswal to Rashid Khan, best XI players of IPL 2023 season

In the same vein, let's take a look at how the tournament's best-player XI has fared in the IPL 2023 edition so far

The 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL) is coming to an end, with the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) becoming the last team to enter its final week. There have been plenty of impressive performances by both the hitters and bowlers in the ongoing IPL 2023, which ensured that the game went down to the wire for the majority of the matches played in the coveted tournament so far.

Meanwhile, in an effort to set a date with the MS Dhoni-led team, the defending champions, the Mumbai Indians (MI) and the Gujarat Titans will clash in Qualifier Two on Friday, May 26 at the Chepauk in Chennai. It will be fascinating to witness how the two groups will charge in the high-voltage clash amid several memorable performances this season.

In the same vein, let’s take a look at how the tournament’s best-player XI has fared in the IPL 2023 edition so far:

Faf du Plessis: The openers, skipper of Royal Challengers Bangalore remained in sublime touch. The South African scored 730 runs in 14 games during his IPL campaign.

Shubham Gill & Yashasvi Jaiswal: These two prolific Indian batters, who are tipped to be the future of Indian cricket ahead have showcased their batting masterclass on several occasions. Gill has scored 722 runs so far and is only eight runs behind du Plessis, who holds the Orange cap. With 625 runs from 14 IPL 2023 matches, Jaiswal ranks fifth among batters with the most runs.

Suryakumar Yadav & Shivam Dube: Mr. 360 of the Mumbai Indians has amassed 544 runs from 15 matches and continues to entertain his fans. Shivam Dube of CSK was another player who stood out this season. He scored an explosive knock when the team led by MS Dhoni needed it the most. In terms of his stats, the lanky batter has scored 386 runs from 15 matches in the current edition, with one grand final remaining.

Heinrich Klaasen & Axar Patel: There have been some teams in the IPL 2023 who had a bad run, but their batters didn’t let that affect how they played. They are the Sunrisers Hyderabad’s (SRH) stumper-batter Heinrich Klaasen and the Delhi Capitals’ (DC) star all-rounder, Axar Patel. Both Klaasen and Axar aggregated 448 runs (12 matches) and 283 runs (14 matches), respectively. Axar also showed his bowling prowess, taking 11 wickets, while Klaasen scored his thrilling first IPL century for a losing cause.

Rashid Khan: When referring to the lower order of the best-playing XI, GT all-rounder Rashid Khan has excelled in the ongoing IPL 2023. The outstanding leg spinner played some mind-boggling batsmanship and put together some memorable bowling spells. In his excursion in the IPL 2023, the Afghan picked up 25 wickets and is simply behind his partner and pacer, Mohammed Shami, who is right now holding the purple cap with 26 wickets to his name. In the mega cricket carnival, Khan scored 125 runs with a memorable unbeaten fifty (79*) while batting.

Matheesha Pathirana: The batter for CSK, who is also referred to as “Baby Malinga,” has impressed everyone and fooled batters with his slingy swing and good toe crushers at the fastball end of games. Under the direction of his skipper, MS Dhoni, the Sri Lankan youngster demonstrated his ability with the bat, taking 17 wickets in 11 tournament matches.

Notably, the IPL 2023 reached its final week with just one playoff game remaining to select a new finalist. Presently, the Chennai Super Rulers are the main side that has raged into the fabulous last in some style after defeating the defending champions, the Gujarat Titans, in the qualifier one. CSK clinched a thrilling 15-run victory over the visitors to reach the final for a record tenth time.

Regarding Qualifier Two, MI and GT will face off with the high stakes of reaching the IPL 2023 finals on the line. On Friday, May 26, the match will take place at the renowned Chepauk in Chennai.

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