With every passing day the TATA Indian Premier League 2023 is heading towards its final stages of the league phase. For the first time in the history of the league, the fans are witnessing an open tournament. Delhi Capitals which had made a bad start to the tournament have an outside chance of making it to the top 4.
Shane Watson’s picks for the top 4 performers of the season –
Speaking of Delhi Capitals, former Australian all rounder Shane Watson is part of the backroom staff. The likes of Ricky Ponting, Sourav Ganguly and Pravin Amre are already part of the set up. The former Australian opener named his top 4 players for the season.
The names included RCB captain Faf Du Plessis, who was the only foreign player. Watson’s 2nd name was young dashing batter Yashasvi Jaiswal. The third name was seamer Mohammad Shami and the final name was Piyush Chawla of Mumbai Indians.
Here are my top 4 players so far heading into the pointy end of this exciting season of @IPL @MELbet_in pic.twitter.com/sS6U4zakoI— Shane Watson (@ShaneRWatson33) May 8, 2023
Faf Du Plessis and Yashasvi Jaiswal fight for orange cap –
It has been a season to remember for 39 year old former South African skipper Faf DU Plessis. In the 11 game he has played so far, the right hander has scored 576 runs with an average of 57,6. On Tuesday he scored a 41 ball 65 against Mumbai Indians in a losing effort
Yashasvi Jaiswal too has had a break out season, which has seen his name being spoken for possible Indian call up. The left hander from Rajasthan Royals has played 11 games and scored 477 runs with an average of 43. His biggest moment came when he scored 124 off 62 balls versus Mumbai Indians in a losing cause.
Mohammad Shami carries his red ball form to IPL –
32 year old Indian pacer, Mohammad Shami has been in sizzling form this IPL. Shami, has picked 19 wickets in 11 games with a four wicket haul which came against Delhi. The form of Shami has been crucial for Gujarat Titans and his wicket taking is particularly crucial for India with so much cricket ahead.
Piyush Chawla turns back the clock –
Forgotten Indian leg spinner Piyush Chawla was the last pick by Mumbai Indians during the auctions late last year. The 34 year old though has been Rohit Sharma’s most trusted aid with 17 wickets from 11 games this season. Mumbai’s bowling woes would have been much worse if Chawla wasn’t part of the team. The veteran leg spinner for his part has given his team crucial wickets when the match seemed like slipping away.