The first qualifier of IPL-2023 is to be played between Chennai and Gujarat. (IPL photo)
New Delhi: The league phase of IPL-2023 is over. Now it is the turn of the playoffs. The playoffs are starting from Tuesday. Four teams have reached the playoffs. Apart from the current winner Gujarat Titans and four-time winner Chennai Super Kings, the teams of Mumbai Indians and Lucknow Super Giants have also reached the playoffs. The first qualifier match is to be played between Chennai and Gujarat. Some players of both the teams can make records in this match. What do these records tell you?
The team that wins the Qualifier-1 will directly reach the finals. At the same time, the losing team will get another chance to reach the final. This team will face the winner of the Eliminator match in Qualifier-2. The team that wins this match will reach the finals.
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These players will make records
Gujarat captain Hardik Pandya will once again try to get his team the title. If Pandya gets two more wickets in the qualifier against Chennai, then he will complete his 150 wickets in T20. Ravindra Jadeja can also record his name. If this left-handed batsman hits two more sixes, then he will complete his 100 sixes in IPL.
If Jadeja takes one more wicket, he will also complete his 150 wickets in IPL. So far Jadeja has taken 149 wickets in the IPL. Chennai batsman Ambati Rayudu is eight runs away from completing 6000 runs in T20 cricket. Apart from this, if Rayudu hits five fours, then he will complete his 500 fours in T20 cricket.
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— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) May 22, 2023
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Rahane and Gill also in line
Ajinkya Rahane of Chennai is also 78 runs away from completing his 6000 runs in T20 cricket. He can do this against Gujarat. If Gujarat’s in-form batsman Shubman Gill scores 41 more runs, he will complete his 3500 runs in T20s. If he hits eight more fours, he will also complete his 350 fours in T20 cricket. Gujarat’s Alzari Joseph has 99 wickets in T20 cricket so far. If he takes one more wicket, he will score a century of wickets.