Opening Combination For Each IPL team, IPL 2023: Opening combination for each IPL team: The new season of the Indian Premier League is just a month and a half away. All fans are eagerly waiting to see their teams in action.
A lot will rely on the opening pair of each IPL team this season. It is important that the teams get a comfortable start from their openers which is always the mantra in the shortest format.
Best possible opening combination for each IPL team
Gujarat Titans – Shubman Gill and Matthew Wade
Gujarat Titans released Rahmanullah Gurbaz and they don’t have a lot of options for the opening slot. Want it or not, Gujarat Titans will have to go with Shubman Gill and Matthew Wade as their recognized opening pair.
Rajasthan Royals – Sanju Samson and Jos Buttler
Sanju Samson and Jos Buttler could well be the best opening pair in this IPL season. They have an explosive batsman in Jos Buttler who can take the game away and a calm personality in Sanju Samson.
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Lucknow Super Giants – KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock
KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock were quite successful as an opening pair last season. There is no reason whatsoever they should change the combo as it is their best so far.
Royal Challengers Bangalore – Faf Du Plessis and Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli in the opening slot hasn’t kicked off yet but given their limited option, Royal Challengers Bangalore will have to go with Faf Du Plessis and Virat Kohli. But this partnership could produce many slow starts.
Delhi Capitals – Prithvi Shaw and David Warner
Prithvi Shaw and David Warner are the best possible opening combination for Delhi Capitals this IPL season. However, with, David Warner out for a few weeks, Delhi Capitals will have to find another combo.
Punjab Kings – Shikhar Dhawan and Jonny Bairstow
With Mayank Agarwal gone, Punjab Kings have a superb chance to restructure their setup at the top. Shikhar Dhawan will give slow but steady starts while Jonny Bairstow with his aggressive batting will try to overtake the opposition.
Kolkata Knight Riders – Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Venkatesh Iyer
Rahmanullah Gurbaz has been doing brilliantly for the Afghanistan cricket team. While Venkatesh Iyer is completely out of form. This combo doesn’t sound exciting but it could be one to watch.
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Sunrisers Hyderabad – Mayank Agarwal and Rahul Tripathi
Sunrisers Hyderabad could be in real redemption with Mayank Agarwal and Rahul Tripathi opening the innings for them. This pair could cause real damage to their opposition.
Chennai Super Kings – Devon Conway and Ruturaj Gaikwad
CSK went through a lot of choppings mid-season. Devon Conway and Ruturaj Gaikwad were a fine partnership until Devon Conway was dropped. This season, Devon Conway and Ruturaj Gaikwad will once again get a chance to prove their worth.
Mumbai Indians – Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan
Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan will open the innings as usual. They are a proven combo but last season didn’t go well for either of them. This might be the last chance for the duo to do good at the top order.
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