IPL 2023: ‘El Clasico’ CSK vs MI, PBKS vs RR, 5 Biggest Rivalry To Watch For

IPL 2023: 'El Clasico' CSK vs MI

The Indian Premier League’s (IPL 2023) complete schedule has been released by BCCI. On March 31, the Gujarat Titans (GT) of Hardik Pandya and the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) of MS Dhoni will play each other in the inaugural match of the IPL 2023. The 70 league games that will take place in the 16th edition of the competition will include a few thrilling contests.

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is one of the most entertaining cricket leagues in the world. The tournament has grown to be one of the most watched sporting events in the world thanks to its thrilling and intense encounters. Here are five of the biggest rivalries to watch out for that the tournament is sure to bring to the forefront.


The two most successful IPL teams are Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Mumbai Indians (MI), who have each won the championship four and five times, respectively. One of the IPL’s most tense and popular matches has been the rivalry between MI and CSK.

Both teams have a history of competition, and they have previously faced off in many of the IPL Final. The two teams’ rivalry has been fierce, and their matches have consistently drawn large crowds to IPL events.


This rivalry between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore is sure to be an exciting one in the 2023 IPL. Both teams have a lot of star power in their ranks and are sure to put on a thrilling show. The top batter of KKR like Shreyas Iyer, Rinku Singh, Rahmanullah Gurbaz will be up against Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell,  Faf Du Plessis.


Everyone will be paying attention to this RCB vs MI league matchup since it is another big one. RCB is headed by Faf Du Plessis, Virat Kohli, India’s top cricketing superstar will also be in the RCB squad, and Mumbai is led by Rohit Sharma, the most successful IPL captain. Crowds will pack the stadiums when MI plays RCB, and TRPs may reach new records. On April 2, MI will play RCB for the first time in IPL 2023. 


In general, PBKS vs RR games is high scoring. When the Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals play one other, we usually witness last-ball thrillers. This time, Jos Butler will play against Kagiso Rabada, Trent Boult will face Liam Livingstone, and Yuzi Chahal will face Shikhar Dhawan. Sanju Samson’s TATA IPL 2021 inning, in which 5 runs were needed off the final ball and Sanju was caught in the deep after scoring 100 runs, will always be remembered.

GT vs LSG 

The newest rivalry is between the Gujarat Titans and the Lucknow Super Giants. Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul, two of their closest friends who serve as the public faces and team captains, are competing against one another. The games shifted in Gujarat Titans’ favour throughout the two previous matches.

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