The enthralling contest between two of the most popular teams of IPL will see two of the biggest cricketing superstars – Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni go against each other in Bengaluru.
Apart from these two cricketers, the match will also feature numerous other superstars of the game. The likes of Ravindra Jadeja, Glenn Maxwell, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Mohammed Siraj will be seen in action all at once.
With a high-octane encounter on the cards, let’s have a look at the key matchups which will decide the course of the match.
Virat Kohli Kohli vs Ravindra Jadeja: The two superstar Indian cricketers have played against each other in 17 IPL matches till date. Kohli has scored a total of 140 runs from 131 balls from the left-arm spinner. Jadeja has dismissed the right-hand batter three times and bowled a total of 41 dot balls. Kohli has a strike rate of 106.9 against Jadeja.
Ruturaj Gaikwad vs Mohammed Siraj: The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) opener has an excellent record against the RCB pacer. The right-hander has scored 52 runs off 36 balls at a strike rate of 144.4. Siraj is yet to dismiss Gaikwad in the IPL.
Gaikwad is in red-hot form and has scored 197 runs in four matches at an average of 65.67. Siraj has also picked seven wickets and has been lethal in the opening over. The contest between the two will be mouth-watering.
Glenn Maxwell vs Moeen Ali: The Australian batsman is one of the hardest hitters in world cricket and bowlers do avoid coming face-to-face with the 34-year-old. However, the same is not the case with Moeen Ali who has a stupendous record against Maxwell.
He has scored 161 runs off 150 balls at an underwhelming strike rate of 107.43. Moeen has also dismissed the hard-hitting batsmen four times in the IPL.
Note: CSK and RCB are occupying the sixth and seventh spots in the 10-team IPL 2023 table respectively.
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