Mohammed Siraj is making the difference for RCB in TATA IPL 2023: Irfan Pathan

In their "Green Game" at M Chinnaswamy on Sunday, Royal Challengers Bangalore were victorious over Rajasthan Royals in a battle of the royals
Royal Challengers Bangalore's Mohammed Siraj (L) successfully appeals against Punjab Kings' Atharva Taide (not pictured) during the Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 cricket match between Punjab Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali on April 20, 2023. (Photo by Sajjad HUSSAIN / AFP) (Photo by SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP via Getty Images)

(Cricket news) Bengaluru fans would be hopeful that their adopted son leads RCB in this important match after watching their team win their team’s previous game, away from home, under the leadership of acting skipper Virat Kohli. With their top three of Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli, and Glenn Maxwell putting on an exhibition of stroke play in Mohali, RCB put on a clinical performance against Punjab Kings in their most recent encounter. Their standout pacer Mohammed Siraj, though, stole the show with his ferocious bowling performance against PBKS. The Indian speedster destroyed Punjab’s batting order and turned in his greatest bowling statistics in Mohali.

Irfan Pathan, a former cricketer for India, has praised Siraj for bowling in the TATA IPL 2023 with newfound zeal. Irfan Pathan stated on Star Sports Cricket Live “Mohammad Siraj has bowled excellently in the powerplay this season for RCB. He’s really making a difference for them. There is a big and positive difference in his bowling compared to last year. That is why his responsibility has increased being the premier seamer in the team.”

In the second game of the day, an energetic CSK will take on the challenge from KKR at Eden Gardens in the City of Joy. The goal for the Yellow Brigade will be to win that match and earn those two significant points.

MS Dhoni, the captain of CSK, is once again leading them excellently, and the appointed Lieutenant Colonel in the Indian Army is effectively managing his troops.

Former India cricketer Krisnamachari Srikkanth praised the former captain for giving his colleagues confidence, which is benefiting the squad greatly. He even used the senior Indian cricketer Ajinkya Rahane as an illustration, who is batting with increased vigour in the current TATA IPL.

K Srikkanth stated on Star Sports Cricket Live, “MS Dhoni trusts his teammates, and that is the reason he backs them to give their best. There are many such case studies, and the latest one is that of Ajinkya Rahane. Rahane himself admitted that Dhoni only asked him to enjoy his game. And then everyone knows what Rahane did after going in the field.”

Gujarat Titans defeated Lucknow Super Giants by 7 runs in a thrilling encounter on Saturday, one of two extremely interesting contests. Under duress, Hardik Pandya scored an important half-century while leading the reigning champs. Former India cricketer Mohammed Kaif praised Hardik for his captain’s performance because he was aware of the difficulty of the pitch.

Mohammed Kaif stated on Star Sports Cricket Live, “Hardik played an excellent innings under pressure. He came at number three only because he wanted to play till the end. After struggling in the beginning, Hardik, playing freely in his style, made the first fifty of the season. He knew that it was necessary for him to stay on the wicket because if a new batsman came in the last minute, he could not play the shots.”

Young England all-rounder Sam Curran led Punjab Kings to a stunning victory at Wankhede against a dominating Mumbai Indians team in the second game of the day. Curran played a captain’s knock.

The difference for the Kings was made up of cameos from the middle order and Curran’s scorching half-century in the slog overs. Former India cricketer Harbhajan Singh praised Curran for his overall effort in the match and said the squad looks strong because of guys like Curran.

Harbhajan Singh stated on Star Sports Cricket Live, “Sam Curran has handled the captaincy well in Shikhar’s absence. Along with the ball, he also looked impressive with the bat. Punjab team looks strong because of players like Sam.”

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