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IPL 2024: Probable Playing XI Sneak Peek

• 01 Mar, 24 • by Gaurav Sauran
IPL 2024: Probable Playing XI Sneak Peek

The TATA Indian Premier League (IPL), a cricketing extravaganza that captivates fans worldwide, is gearing up for its 17th edition. As the excitement builds, let’s delve into what IPL 2024 has in store:

Tournament Dates and Format

– Start Date: March 22, 2024

– End Date: May 29, 2024

– Matches: A total of 74 matches will be played across 11 venues.

– Mitchell Starc: The Australian speedster became the most expensive player in IPL history, donning the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) jersey after a staggering bid of INR 24.75 crores.

– Pat Cummins: Starc’s compatriot, Pat Cummins, also breached the 20 crore mark, securing a spot with Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) for 20.50 crore.

– Sam Curran: The all-rounder, previously the costliest player, was acquired by Punjab Kings (PBKS) for INR 18.50 crore in last year’s auction.

Chennai Super Kings (CSK)

CSK entered the IPL arena in 2008. They hold the record for winning the IPL title five times. Under the astute guidance of MS Dhoni, CSK continues to be a force to reckon with. Their batting lineup, featuring talents like Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rachin Ravindra, and Devon Conway, ensures a formidable presence on the field.

Probable Playing XI

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Rachin Ravindra, Shivam Dube, Daryl Mitchell,MS Dhoni (C & WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali, Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande,Mukesh Choudhary

Game Changer – Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, and Ravindra Jadeja.

Gujarat Titans (GT)

The Gujarat Titans, a team that surprised everyone in the 2022 season, faces a new set of challenges as they gear up for IPL 2024.  Hardik Pandya, their talismanic leader, has been traded to the Mumbai Indians. His absence will be felt both on and off the field. Mohammed Shami, their ace pacer, has been ruled out due to injury. His fiery spells will be sorely missed.

Key Players to Watch:

Captain Shubman Gill, the young and dynamic skipper will need to lead from the front. His batting form and tactical acumen will be crucial. Rashid Khan, the Afghan leg-spinner is a match-winner. His ability to break partnerships and control the middle-overs will be vital. Rahul Tewatia, known for his all-round abilities, Tewatia can turn games with both bat and ball.

David Miller, The experienced campaigner needs to anchor the middle order and finish games. Kane Williamson, the New Zealand stalwart brings stability and class. His contributions will be pivotal. Sudharsan’s performances with the bat and in the field could be game-changers.

Probable Playing XI

Shubman Gill (C), Mathew Wade, Kane Williamson, B. Sai Sudharsan, David Miller, Robin Minz, Rahul Tewatia, Darshan Nalkande, Rashid Khan, Mohit Sharma, Umesh Yadav

Rajasthan Royals (RR)

The Rajasthan Royals (RR), the champions of the IPL in 2008, have always been synonymous with unearthing young talent. RR made their IPL debut in the very first season. They clinched the title in the inaugural year (2008). Under the captaincy of Sanju Samson, RR aims to recapture their glory days.

Jos Buttler, the explosive English wicketkeeper-batsman is a game-changer at the top. His aggressive approach can dismantle any bowling attack. Yashasvi Jaiswal, the young left-hander has shown promise and will be crucial in providing stability. Sanju Samson, the skipper himself, known for his elegant strokeplay, will anchor the innings.

Trent Boult: The New Zealand left-arm pacer brings swing and pace. His early breakthroughs will be vital. Yuzvendra Chahal, the leg-spin wizard can turn the game on its head. His variations will trouble batsmen.

Probable Playing XI

Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler (WK), Sanju Samson (C), Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, R. Ashwin, Navdeep Saini, Sandeep Sharma, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal, Adam Zampa

Key Players – Yashasvi Jaiswal, Trent Boult and R. Ashwin.

Lucknow Super Giants

The Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) came onto the IPL scene in 2022. Their impressive run took them to the playoffs in their very first season. Under the leadership of KL Rahul, LSG aims to build on their promising start. Quinton de Kock, the South African wicketkeeper-batsman is a force at the top. His explosive strokeplay can set the tone for LSG. The likes of Marcus Stoinis and Nicholas Pooran form a formidable middle order. Their ability to accelerate and stabilize makes LSG’s batting unit robust.

With Mark Wood unavailable, LSG’s pace attack faces a test, hence Shamar Joseph, his replacement, holds the key to providing early breakthroughs. Shivam Mavi, the Indian speedster’s consistency will be crucial in the middle overs.

Probable Playing XI

KL Rahul (C), Quinton de Kock (WK), Nicholas Pooran, Ayush Badoni, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Krishnappa Gowtham, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohsin Khan, Shamar Joseph,Shivam Mavi

Players to Focus on – Quinton de Kock (WK) and Nicholas Pooran

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

RCB has reached the IPL final three times but is yet to lift the coveted trophy. Under the experienced campaigner Faf du Plessis, RCB aims to break the title drought. Known for their entertaining brand of cricket, RCB never fails to captivate fans.

Faf du Plessis and Rajat Patidar form a formidable opening pair. Virat Kohli, the Indian cricket icon, continues to lead from the front. Glenn Maxwell adds explosive firepower in the middle order. Cameron Green and Dinesh Karthik provide depth and experience.

Probable Playing XI

Faf du Plessis (C), Rajat Patidar, Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik (WK), Cameron Green, Mahipal Lomror, Karan Sharma, Akash Deep, Reece Topley, Mohammed Siraj

Impactful Players – Rajat Patidar, Virat Kohli, and Glenn Maxwell

Delhi Capitals (DC)

DC reached the finals in 2020 but narrowly missed out on the championship. Under the astute guidance of David Warner, DC aims to go the distance. DC’s roster combines young talents with seasoned campaigners.

The return of the explosive wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant is a massive boost for DC. Pant will focus solely on his batting this season. David Warner, the Australian opener remains a key figure at the top. His aggressive style sets the tone and Mitchell Marsh, theall-rounder will add depth to the batting lineup.

Anrich Nortje, the South African speedster’s raw pace can trouble any batsman, Kuldeep Yadav, the wrist-spinner brings variety to the attack. Axar Patel, the left-arm spinner is economical and effective in the middle overs while Khaleel Ahmed, the left-arm pacer provides crucial breakthroughs.

Probable Playing XI

Prithvi Shaw, David Warner (C), Harry Brook, Rishabh Pant, Mitchell Marsh, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Anrich Nortje, Kuldeep Yadav, Lungi Ngidi, Khaleel Ahmed

Players to watchout for – Prithvi Shaw, Khaleel Ahmed and Mitchell Marsh

Punjab Kings (PBKS)

The Punjab Kings (PBKS), a team full of young talent, is on a mission to clinch their maiden IPL title. PBKS is yet to lift the IPL trophy, but their fearless approach keeps fans hopeful. Known for their aggressive and entertaining cricket, PBKS never shies away from expressing themselves on the field.

Shikhar Dhawan, the experienced opener leads the charge. His consistency is crucial at the top, while Prabhsimran Singh, the young talent will support the top order. Kagiso Rabada, the South African speedster is a wicket-taking machine. His fiery spells can dismantle any batting lineup. Sam Curran, the versatile all-rounder contributes with both bat and ball, meanwhile Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, and Rahul Chahar will form a potent bowling attack.

Probable Playing XI

Shikhar Dhawan (C), Prabhsimran Singh, Jitesh Sharma (WK), Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza, Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh, Rahul Chahar, Harshal Patel

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)

The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), a team with a rich history in the IPL, is gearing up for another thrilling season. KKR has clinched the IPL title twice (in 2012 and 2024). This year, they have a blend of experience and youth. While Shreyas Iyer takes charge as captain, the legendary Gautam Gambhir returns as a mentor. KKR is known for its aggressive batting style and shrewd captaincy.

Mitchell Starc, the Australian speedster’s acquisition bolsters KKR’s bowling attack. His pace and swing can trouble any batsman. Nitish Rana, the left-handed batter’s form will be crucial in the top order meanwhile Rinku Singh and Andre Russell, the power-hitters can turn the game around in the middle overs.

Probable Playing XI

Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK), Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer (C), Manish Pandey, Rinku Singh, Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Sunil Narayan, Suyash Sharma, Mitchell Starc, Chetan Sakariya

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)

The Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), once crowned champions in 2016, are on a mission to reclaim their glory in the upcoming IPL season. Travis Head and Mayank Agarwal, the new opening pair will provide explosive starts. Aiden Markram and Heinrich Klaasen, the middle-order batsmen add depth and firepower. Their consistency will be crucial. Pat Cummins, the Australian speedster brings pace and aggression. His spells can rattle any batting lineup and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, the experienced campaigner is a master of swing and control.

Probable Playing XI

Mayank Agarwal, Travis Head, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram (C), Heinrich Klaasen (WK), Abdul Samad, Washington Sundar, Pat Cummins, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik, Mayank Markande

Players to watchout for – Travis Head, Pat Cummins and Mayank Agarwal

 Mumbai Indians (MI)

The Mumbai Indians (MI), a powerhouse in the IPL are all set to embark on their journey in the 2024 season. MI, known for their attacking style of play has lifted the IPL trophy an impressive five times, making them one of the most successful franchises.

The opening batsman Rohit Sharma, is a master of timing and power and with Suryakumar Yadav, the T20I champ, the team surely will rise. Dewald Brevis, the South African import will provide depth meanwhile Jason Behrendorff, the left-arm pacer brings variety to the attack, and Jasprit Bumrah, the yorker specialist is a nightmare for batsmen in the death overs.

Probable Playing XI

Ishan Kishan (WK), Rohit Sharma, Dewald Brevis, Suryakumar Yadav, N. Tilak Varma, Hardik Pandya (C), Mohammad Nabi, Romario Shepherd, Jason Behrendorff, Jasprit Bumrah, Shreyas Gopal

Players to watchout for – Ishan Kishan, SuryaKumar Yadav and Nabi.

As the countdown begins, fans eagerly await the clash of titans, the thrill of last-ball finishes, and the emergence of new heroes. Brace yourselves for an unforgettable IPL 2024 season!

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