Top 5 Knocks – IPL 2023

Top 5 Knocks – IPL 2023

Season 16 of the Indian Premier League was littered with sparkling batting performances, with the likes of Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, and Faf du Plessis lighting up the tournament with their mesmerizing stroke play. It was a record-breaking season for run-getters, with batting intent and aggression taken to another level, and here are our top five knocks of IPL 2023.

5. Sai Sudarshan – 96 off 47 vs Chennai Super Kings (Final)

Although Sai Sudarshan ended up being the forgotten hero of the IPL 2023 final after Chennai’s phenomenal chase, the left-hander played one of the knocks of the season to power the Titans to a commanding first innings total of 214. The 21-year-old creamed eight fours and six sixes in a sublime innings of 96, making his mark under the brightest lights to leave the Titans within touching distance of another title.

4. Yashasvi Jaiswal – 98* off 47 vs Kolkata Knight Riders (Match 56)

Yashasvi Jaiswal enjoyed a breakout campaign in IPL 2023, outshining the likes of Jos Buttler and Sanju Samson at the top of the order for the Rajasthan Royals, and the youngster announced his arrival on the world stage by smashing the fastest half-century in the tournament’s history against KKR. Chasing 150 on a tricky pitch, Jaiswal came out all guns blazing. The left-hander raced away to a 13-ball half-century after taking 28 runs from Nitish Rana’s opening over and finished with 98* off 47 balls to help mow down the target in 13.1 overs.

3. Suryakumar Yadav – 103* off 49 vs Gujarat Titans (Match 57)

Suryakumar Yadav displayed the full range of his 360 degree stroke-play in season 16 and decimated the strongest bowling line-up of IPL 2023 at the Wankhede Stadium to score his maiden IPL century. Yadav rebuilt the Mumbai innings after the loss of both openers and smashed the likes of Rashid Khan, Noor Ahmad, Mohammed Shami, and Mohit Sharma at will, creaming 50 runs off his last 13 deliveries to finish with an extraordinary, unbeaten century.

2. Rinku Singh – 48*off 21 vs Gujarat Titans (Match 13)

At number two is Rinku Singh for his jaw-dropping innings that led the Kolkata Knight Riders to a miraculous victory against the defending champions in Ahmedabad. With 29 needed to win off five balls, the left-hander clubbed five sixes, scoring the most runs in the final over of a winning chase in the history of T20 cricket to take KKR over the line against Gujarat in unbelievable fashion.

1. Shubman Gill – 129 off 60 balls vs Mumbai Indians (Qualifier 2)

Shubman Gill dominated IPL 2023 for the Gujarat Titans, topping the run-charts with a whopping 890 runs in 17 matches, which included three glorious centuries. The opener’s third ton against the Mumbai Indians in Qualifier 2 was the pick of the bunch, with the 23-year-old creaming 129 off just 60 deliveries to drive the Titans to their second IPL final. Gill toyed with the Mumbai bowling attack, slamming a season-high ten sixes in a breathtaking display of batsmanship to post the highest score in the history of the IPL playoffs.