The concept of rivalry is quite prevalent in the Indian Premier League (IPL). With 10 teams crossing swords with each and with such humongous fan bases of all IPL teams involved, IPL 2023 is sure to be fiery and high-voltage.
IPL will be entering into its 16th edition and this year’s edition will kick-start on 31st March 2023. The traditional home and away format will be back and fans will be able to throng the stadiums in large numbers and enjoy IPL in their home cities.
Guwahati will be hosting two matches in the IPL. The Barsapara Cricket Stadium will be the home stadium of Rajasthan Royals (RR) and RR will be playing two matches over there. Firstly, against Punjab Kings (PBKS) and then against Delhi Capitals (DC).
In this article, we take a look at 3 high-voltage matches to watch out for in IPL 2023:
1. Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings (8th April 2023)
Whenever Mumbai Indians (MI) locks horns with Chennai Super Kings (CSK), fans witness blockbuster action. Labeled as the “El Clasico” of IPL, MI, and CSK would be gearing up for one of the biggest matches in this IPL.
MI and CSK are led by two talismanic skippers in the form of Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni. The duo shares 9 IPL trophies amongst themselves while skippering their sides. Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings will be played on 8th April 2023.
2. Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (6th April 2023)
We all remember 49 all-out of RCB. This has been a talking point in games between these two sides. The rivalry has always been there between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
IPL’s first game was played between these two sides and Brendon McCullum of KKR blasted his way to 158* in the first game at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore and gave IPL, a rollicking start.
This game will be played on 6th April at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
3. Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings (17th April 2023)
The face-off between Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni will be a mouth-watering and enticing clash to watch out for. Both these legends have left an indelible imprint in the IPL and would be looking to conjure magic once again, when they cross swords with each other on 17th April 2023 at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.
A much-awaited clash and we all can expect, box-office action in this game.
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