In the TATA IPL, Ajinkya Rahane, Piyush Chawla and Mohit Sharma continue to prove that “old is gold”

The biggest T20 competition, the TATA IPL 2023, is now in its second phase of the league stage

(Cricket news) We have witnessed some incredible solo performances. The first 35 games of the TATA IPL 2023 provided viewers with more than just tense matches; they also witnessed athletes performing amazing accomplishments via their bravery.

Midway through the TATA IPL 2023, let’s take a look at some of the players who lit up the stage with their consistently strong performances.

The two most expensive players in the IPL 2023 Auction, Punjab Kings’ Sam Curran and Mumbai Indians’ Cameron Green, are placing their trust in their teams.

In the TATA IPL 2023, Curran, who PBKS paid Rs 18.5 crore for, has made 142 runs in 7 games with a strike rate of 138. Green, who MI paid Rs 17.5 crore for, had 199 runs by the middle of the TATA IPL 2023. He made a strike at SR 149.

Paul Collingwood, a former England captain and coach, praised Curran on Star Sports Cricket Live and stated, “Sam Curran is a true all-rounder. He can bat and ball with equal dexterity. He is a pocket-size dynamite.”

The most effective foreign bowlers among pricey buys are Curran and Green, who have also proven their mettle with the ball. 5 wickets were each taken by Curran and Green, with respective economies of 8.9 and 10.5 runs per wicket.

Irfan Pathan, a former Indian cricketer, praised the gifted all-rounder from Australia on Star Sports’ Cricket Live,  “Cameron Green has so far justified his price tag. Green can be a horse of long race for MI. After the departure of Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard, MI need an all-rounder and Green seems to be filling the void.”

The TATA IPL 2023 may be known for the term “Impact Player,” but the players that had the greatest influence were the ones who were acquired at bargain prices and delivered elite performances for their squad.

At TATA IPL 2023 Auctions, base prices were used to purchase Ajinkya Rahane (CSK), Mohit Sharma (GT), Piyush Chawla (MI), and Mayank Markande (SRH). Nobody gave these athletes a chance before the season began, yet they silenced their detractors with their performances.

Mohit Sharma has taken four wickets in three games, won GT’s player of the match award twice now, and has established himself as Hardik Pandya’s go-to bowler in the final few overs.

With his amazing exploits, Ajinkya Rahane—who CSK acquired for a basic price of Rs 50 lakh—has completely taken over the TATA IPL 2023. Rahane had scored a total of 209 runs in five innings at the halfway point of the TATA IPL 2023. The Mumbai player scored runs at an astounding strike rate of 199.1, averaging 52.25.

Former Indian cricketer Mithali Raj praised the former vice-captain for his innovative batting style in the TATA IPL 2023.

Mithali Raj stated on Star Sports’ Cricket Live, “Rahane has reinvented his game. He wanted to fit into the T20 format and that’s why he changed his game. There has been no change in his shots but there has been a lot of change in his approach. This Rahane is looking brand new.”

At the halfway point of the league stage, veteran spinner Piyush Chawla of the five-time champion Mumbai Indians had taken nine wickets in six games. In his first six games for MI, Chawla had a 6.9 economy rate.

According to Harbhajan Singh, the Impact Substitute rule enables seasoned cricketers like Piyush Chawla and Amit Mishra to have a major impact on every game they play because they are both valuable members of the squad and experienced campaigners.

Harbhajan Singh remarked on Star Sports’ Cricket Live,  “Chawla and Mishra are able to perform better because of the impact player rule as they know they have only three-four overs to bowl and during that time they can give their best. Also, both of them have class and experience.”

Suyash Sharma, an uncapped spinner for the Knight Riders, took seven wickets in five TATA IPL 2023 games whereas Mayank Markande, a wicket-taker for SRH, took eight for them in five games and bowled at an economy rate of 6.7. At Suyash’s base price of Rs 20 lakh, KKR selected him.
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