Gujarat Titans, the defending Indian Premier League (IPL) champions, have gotten off to a strong start in the 2023 campaign, defeating Delhi Capitals on Tuesday night for their second straight victory of this season.
After defeating the four-time IPL champion Chennai Super Kings in the tournament’s opening match, Hardik Pandya’s team routed David Warner’s Capitals by six wickets to take the lead in the Points Table.
The Titans currently have 4 points from 2 games with an NRR of 0.700 thanks to their second victory. The second-placed Rajasthan Royals, who finished second last year, have one victory from one game but an amazing NRR of 3.600 because of their opening-game victory of 72 runs over Sunrisers Hyderabad.
If the Royals win their upcoming IPL 2023 match against the Punjab Kings on Wednesday night, they would overtake the No. 2 spot.
The Capitals, on the other hand, need to swiftly turn their form around if they intend to contend for a Playoffs slot as they have dropped to No. 8 following two straight losses with an NRR of -1.703.
While Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) are still in fourth place with two points from two matches, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) is still in third place with two points from one encounter. Check the complete details on IPL 2023 points table.
IPL 2023 points table – Updated
Orange cap: Ruturaj Gaikwad
Although the Delhi Capitals were defeated by the Titans at home on Tuesday night, their captain David Warner led the team with a total of 37 runs. Warner finished third in the Orange Cap race with 93 runs from 2 matches, including 1 fifty, thanks to his knock.
Ruturaj Gaikwad, the top batsman for Chennai Super Kings, has scored 149 runs in just two games for a strike rate of 183.9. Kyle Mayers, the LSG’s leading scorer, is in second place with 126 runs in two games at an average of 63 and a strike rate of 210. With to his unbeaten 62 against the Delhi Capitals, the Gujarat Titans’ batsman moved up to the fifth place and has 84 runs after two games.
Purple cap: Mark Wood
Rashid Khan, a leg-spinner for the Gujarat Titans, had another strong performance on Tuesday against the Capitals. After taking 3/31 against DC, the Afghanistan all-rounder moved up to second place in the Purple Cap rankings with 5 wickets from 2 games and an average of 11.4 for the season.
LSG pacer Mark Wood, who has eight wickets through two games, is still in the first place. Mohammad Shami, a GT pacer, has taken five wickets in two games but only averages 14. With 5 wickets in 2 matches at an average of 11.8 runs per wicket, LSG leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi is in third place overall on the Purple Cap leaderboard.
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