Every team has played at least one match in IPL 2023, which gives an early look at their strengths and weaknesses. All the 10 IPL teams through their performances have showcased the game plans and strategies that they will use in the prestigious competition. Experts have predicted that Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), both having won their opening matches with ease and checking all the right boxes with their overall performances, will advance to the playoff rounds.
IPL 2023: Know the opinion of experts
“RR and LSG are trying to finish as the top two teams at the end of the league stage,” commented former Australian all-rounder David Hussey in an interview with Star Sports.
Legendary South African cricketer Jacques Kallis, who has coached KKR in the past and played in the IPL, told Star Sports, “I think RR and DC have what it takes to finish as the top two teams in IPL 2023.” Is.”
Former West Indies cricketer Daren Ganga has picked RCB and GT as the top two teams. “RCB and GT will be finishing as the top two teams this season,” the former West Indies captain told Star Sports.
Former Australia cricketer Tom Moody has predicted that RR and LSG will be the top two teams at the end of the league season. “Although it is early, LSG and RR look to be the teams to beat,” Moody said in a statement to Star Sports, the official TV broadcaster of the IPL. In the group stage, they could be the top two teams.”
T20 World Cup winning Australia captain Aaron Finch had predicted that the winners of the most recent season of IPL will once again rule the league stage.
Finch explained to Star Sports that “The best two clubs in my opinion would be Rajasthan Royals and Gujarat Titans. Again, they appear to be a very strong team.”
Former Indian bowler S Sreesanth believes that LSG and RCB have what it takes to top the team standings. The right-arm pacer, who was a member of India’s World Cup-winning teams, told Star Sports that he was backing LSG and RCB to finish the league stage as the top two.
“RCB and GT, these two clubs could end up as the top two teams in the IPL,” former Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Deep Dasgupta said in an interview with Star Sports.
Former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar has predicted that RR and RCB will be the top two teams at the conclusion of the league stage.
Manjrekar said in a statement to Star Sports, “The Royal Challengers are looking a strong team under the captaincy of Faf du Plessis and Sanju Samson. They can come first and second.”
Former chairman of selectors and former India cricketer Sandeep Patil believes that GT and RCB will hold on to the first spot.
“RCB and GT will be the top two teams in the IPL,” predicted Patil, who was part of the Indian team that won the 1983 World Cup, while addressing Star Sports.
Former India cricketer Mithali Raj feels LSG and RR have what it takes to be the top two teams.
The prolific hitter said on Star Sports, “Both Rajasthan and Lucknow look like very good teams. He has a chance to come in first.”
Former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan backed RR and RCB as favorites and agreed with fellow commentator Sanjay Manjrekar’s observation.
“Bangalore and Rajasthan got off to a good start and appeared to be a well-balanced team. In the league stage, they should feature in the top two,” Irfan Pathan reportedly said.
Former India cricketer Mohammad Kaif believes that RCB and LSG will make it to the top two. The former Indian cricketer predicted that Royal Challengers Bangalore and Lucknow Supergiants would end up as the top two teams on Star Sports.
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