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IPL 2023 Squads, Team Lists & Tournament Guide
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IPL 2023 Squads, Team Lists & Tournament Guide
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- IPL 2023 Squads, Team Lists & Tournament Guide
- Chennai Super Kings
- Delhi Capitals
- Gujarat Titans
- Kolkata Knight Riders
- Lucknow Super Giants
- Mumbai Indians
- Punjab Kings
- Rajasthan Royals
- Royal Challengers Bangalore
- Sunrisers Hyderabad
Let’s get started with the teams and the squads which is our first port of call. How are the teams stacked? With the new rules to kick in – especially the excitement around ‘impact player’, are the squads ready to face the music? We look at the squads in alphabetical order.
Chennai Super Kings
Is there a franchise that has more loyal fanbase than CSK? One of the darlings of IPL history, the legion of fans that they command is second to none. One of the reasons and the flagship brand is their captain MS Dhoni, who continues to lead the team after a brief flutter last season. The four-time winners were 9th last season and only a poorer Mumbai Indians stopped them from getting the wooden spoon.
Below are the squad players for CSK (Indians unless specified):
MS Dhoni, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Subhranshu Senapati, Shaik Rasheed, Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Prashant Solanki, Simarjeet Singh, Mukesh Choudhary, Matheesha Pathirana (Sri Lanka), Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali (England), Mitchell Santner (New Zealand), Shivam Dube, Dwaine Pretorius (South Africa), Maheesh Theekshana (Sri Lanka), Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Ben Stokes (England), Kyle Jamieson (New Zealand), Nishant Sindhu, Ajay Mandal, K. Bhagath Varma.
Including their time in the tournament as Delhi Daredevils, this is one of the franchises that is yet to lift the tournament. The best they could do was ending as losing finalist in 2020, while they were a respectable 5th last season. There’s an emotional factor attached to the team as well with regular captain Rishabh Pant out of IPL 2023 due to a serious road accident. David Warner will be the captain in his absence.
Below are the squad players for DC (Indians unless specified):
David Warner (Australia), Manish Pandey, Prithvi Shaw, Rilee Rossouw (South Africa), Ripal Patel, Rovman Powell (West Indies), Sarfaraz Khan, Yash Dhull, Anrich Nortje (South Africa), Chetan Sakariya, Ishant Sharma, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Khaleel Ahmed, Kuldeep Yadav, Lungi Ngidi (South Africa), Mukesh Kumar, Mustafizur Rahman (Bangladesh), Pravin Dubey, Vicky Ostwal, Aman Khan, Axar Patel, Lalit Yadav, Mitchell Marsh (Australia), Phil Salt (England)
The defending champions are into the second year of their IPL existence and are looking to make it back-to-back titles. They are favourites according to the bookies who reckon the Titans have strengthened well in the player auction.
Below are the squad players for Titans (Indians unless specified):
Abhinav Manohar, David Miller (South Africa), Kane Williamson (New Zealand), Sai Sudharsan, Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya, Rahul Tewatia, Sai Kishore, Vijay Shankar, Matthew Wade (Australia), Srikar Bharat, Urvil Patel, Wriddhiman Saha, Alzarri Joseph (West Indies), Darshan Nalkande, Jayant Yadav, Joshua Little (Ireland), Mohammed Shami, Mohit Sharma, Noor Ahmad (Afghanistan), Odean Smith (West Indies), Pradeep Sangwan, Rashid Khan (Afghanistan), Shivam Mavi, Yash Dayal
Kolkata Knight Riders
The two-time champions KKR are going to be handicapped with the absence of Shreyas Iyer, their regular captain. He’s absent for at least the first-half of the tournament and the team is still in search of their stand-in captain.
Below are the squad players for KKR (Indians unless specified):
Shreyas Iyer (injured), Anukul Roy, Andre Russell (West Indies), David Wiese (Namibia), Harshit Rana, Kulwant Khejroliya, Litton Das (Bangladesh), Lockie Ferguson (New Zealand), Mandeep Singh, Narayan Jagadeesan, Nitish Rana, Rahmanullaz Gurbaz (Afghanistan), Rinku Singh, Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh), Shardul Thakur, Sunil Narine (West Indies), Suyash Sharma, Tim Southee (New Zealand), Umesh Yadav, Vaibhav Arora, Varun Chakaravarthy, Venkatesh Iyer
Lucknow Super Giants
The other debutants from the previous season, LSG started well but faded late and lost in the playoffs. With KL Rahul continuing to lead the team and a few new additions they are looking to extend their run from last season and aim for the title.
Below are the squad players for LSG (Indians unless specified):
Ayush Badoni, KL Rahul, Kyle Mayers (West Indies), Manan Vohra, Daniel Sams (Australia), Deepak Hooda, Karan Sharma, Krishnappa Gowtham, Krunal Pandya, Marcus Stoinis (Australia), Prerak Mankad, Swapnil Singh, Nicholas Pooran (West Indies), Quinton de Kock (South Africa), Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Jaydev Unadkat, Mark Wood (England), Mayank Yadav, Mohsin Khan, Naveen-ul-Haq (Afghanistan), Ravi Bishnoi, Romario Shepherd (West Indies), Yash Thakur, Yudhvir Singh
One of the two blockbuster teams of any IPL, along with CSK, the Mumbai Indians will be gunning for redemption in IPL 2023. The five-time champions finished tenth in the last season after finishing fifth in IPL 2021. Rohit Sharma-led team has never failed to qualify for the playoffs for three years in a row, so watch out for them!
Below are the squad players for MI (Indians unless specified):
Rohit Sharma, Dewald Brevis (South Africa), Nehal Wadhera, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Tristan Stubbs (South Africa), Akash Madhwal, Arjun Tendulkar, Arshad Khan, Duan Jansen (South Africa), Hrithik Shokeen, Jason Behrendorff (Australia), Jasprit Bumrah (injured), Jhye Richardson (Australia, injured), Jofra Archer (England), Kumar Kartikeya, Piyush Chawla, Cameron Green (Australia), Raghav Goyal, Ramandeep Singh, Shams Mulani, Tim David (Australia), Ishan Kishan, Vishnu Vinod
Another of those franchises that has never won the tournament, Punjab Kings come into IPL 2023 on the back of four consecutive sixth-place finishes. That is not the sort of consistency they are seeking and would look at IPL 2023 as a chance to create history. A setback in the form of Jonny Bairstow’s absence due to injury has pegged them back, but they have a squad that can be competitive on its day.
Below are the squad players for Punjab Kings (Indians unless specified):
Shikhar Dhawan, Atharva Taide, Bhanuka Rajapaksa (Sri Lanka), Harpreet Singh, Shahrukh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Baltej Singh, Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada (South Africa), Nathan Ellis (Australia), Rahul Chahar, Vidwath Kaverappa, Liam Livingstone (England), Matthew Short (Australia), Mohit Rathee, Raj Bawa, Rishi Dhawan, Sam Curran (England), Shivam Singh, Sikandar Raza (Zimbabwe), Jitesh Sharma, Prabhsimran Singh
The inaugural champions of the competition, the Royals came agonisingly close last season only to lose in the finals. They have a young squad and could be gunning for another tilt at the title. IPL 2023 could see a few Rajasthan surprises after they picked the likes of Joe Root and Jason Holder in the auction.
Below are the squad players for RR (Indians unless specified):
Devdutt Padikkal, Joe Root (England), Riyan Parag, Shimron Hetmyer (West Indies), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Abdul Bazith, Akash Vashisht, Donovan Ferreira (South Africa), Jason Holder (West Indies), Sanju Samson, Dhruv Jorel, Jos Buttler (England), Kunal Singh Rathore, Adam Zampa (Australia), KC Cariappa, KM Asif, Kuldeep Sen, Kuldip Yadav, Murugan Ashwin, Navdeep Saini, Obed McCoy (West Indies), Prasidh Krishna, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult (New Zealand), Yuzvendra Chahal
Royal Challengers Bangalore
The perennial bridesmaids, RCB have never won this tournament and have finished third in the last season. IPL 2023 is another shot for them to make history as the fans continue to yell out “Ee saala cup namde”. With a number of proven performers, there’s no doubt they have the squad to make a dash but it’s their readiness to challenge the threshold that is a big question mark.
Below are the squad players for RCB (Indians unless specified):
Faf du Plessis (South Africa), Virat Kohli, Mohammed Siraj, Harshal Patel, Dinesh Karthik, Shahbaz Ahmed, Finn Allen (New Zealand), Reece Topley (England), Anuj Rawat, David Willey (England), Suyash Prabhudessai, Michael Bracewell (New Zealand), Avinash Singh, Josh Hazlewood (Australia), Wanindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka), Manoj Bhandage, Rajat Patidar, Sonu Yadav, Mahipal Lomror, Rajan Kumar, Siddharth Kaul, Himanshu Sharma, Akash Deep, Karn Sharma, Glenn Maxwell (Australia)
Eighth last season and the winners of the second edition in its previous avatar of Deccan Chargers, the Sunrisers are looking for a fresh start under new captain Aiden Markram. They have all the bases covered in the squad and should relish this chance of breaking their tournament duck as Sunrisers.
Below are the squad players for SRH (Indians unless specified):
Rahul Tripathi, Glenn Phillips (New Zealand), Abdul Samad, Mayank Agarwal, Harry Brook (England), Heinrich Klaasen (South Africa), Upendra Singh Yadav, Anmolpreet Singh, Aiden Markram (South Africa), Marco Jansen (South Africa), Washington Sundar, Abhishek Sharma, Vivrant Sharma, Samarth Vyas, Nitish Kumar Reddy, Sanvir Singh, Mayank Dagar, Akeal Hosein (West Indies), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T. Natarajan, Fazalhaq Farooqi (Afghanistan), Kartik Tyagi, Umran Malik, Adil Rashid (England), Mayank Markande
Whom are you backing to go all the way in this tournament after looking at our IPL 2023 squads, Team lists & Tournament guide?
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