IPL 2023 Preview: What You Should Know

IPL 2023 is going to be a thrilling event for both cricket fans and sports bettors. The tournament will feature ten teams, including the new Gujarat Titans who won the title in their debut season in 2022. The matches will be streamed live on digital platforms, as well as on connected TV devices that offer an immersive viewing experience. IPL 2023 is expected to attract huge audiences and advertisers, as it is one of the most popular and lucrative sports leagues in the world.

Let’s Point out things you need to know about the IPL 2023

IPL 2022 champion and star players

Gujarat Titans, a new addition to the league along with another team, emerged as the winners of IPL 2022. They beat Delhi Capitals by six wickets in the final match at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium on May 29. It was their first-ever trophy in their inaugural season.

Shivam Dube, who played for Gujarat Titans, was the star performer of IPL 2022. He scored the most runs (618) and beat the Orange Cap. He also took 14 wickets with his medium-pace bowling. He hit four half-centuries and one hundred, with a strike rate of 167.56. He was also awarded the Player of the Tournament. Another outstanding player of IPL 2022 was Andre Russell, who played for Kolkata Knight Riders. He took the most wickets (28) and won the Purple Cap. He also scored 312 runs with a strike rate of 208. He had a remarkable spell against Gujarat Titans, where he claimed four wickets in one over and gave away only five runs.

The most expensive IPL 2023 players

Punjab Kings made history at the IPL 2023 auction in Kochi by buying Sam Curran for a whopping Rs. 18.5 crores, making him the priciest player ever in IPL history. The bidding war for Curran started between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore, but Rajasthan Royals joined them when his price went up to Rs. 7 crores. The competition continued between RR and MI, while other teams such as Chennai Super Kings, Punjab Kings, and Lucknow Super Giants also tried their luck before Punjab won him over. Cameron Green was bought by Mumbai for Rs. 17.50 crore, becoming the second most expensive player in the league. Moreover, Ben Stokes was bought by CSK for Rs. 16.25 crore, becoming CSK’s most expensive player ever, and the third-highest bid ever in IPL history. Stokes was in high demand by various teams after his crucial role in England’s T20 World Cup triumph earlier this year.

Top predictions and changes for the IPL 2023

The winner prediction of IPL 2023 is a tough guess, but some experts are confident that it could be Gujarat Titans once more or five-time IPL champion Mumbai Indians, who are looking to bounce back from a disappointing season.

Another change is the return of the home-and-away format. As with other changes, this is also expected to have an effect on IPL Betting on 10CRIC and other platforms. In the IPL, the home-and-away format entails each team playing against every other team twice, once at home and once at the opponent’s ground. This format was utilized in the IPL until 2019 but was suspended in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which compelled the tournament to be conducted in limited venues in UAE and India.

One more game-changing new thing for the IPL 2023 is the Impact Player rule. Under this rule, every team is allowed to name four additional players, in addition to their playing XI, before the match starts. One of these four players can replace any player in the XI before the 14th over of the innings. The substitute player’s role could be to either bat or bowl an extra over. This rule aims to add more thrill and tactics to the game, as teams can use the impact player to transform the course of the match. However, each team should not go beyond their quota of four overseas players in the playing XI.

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