In the 43rd game of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Lucknow Super Giants were beaten by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 18 runs. This was the squad headed by Faf du Plessis' sixth victory, moving them up to fifth in the standings. However, LSG dropped to third place in the standings after failing to chase down 127 runs, giving Rajasthan Royals an advantage. With 12 points at the top of the table, Gujarat Titans are in first position, while Chennai Super Kings are in fourth place.
With the battle for the playoffs becoming more competitive with each game, as many as five teams are at 10 points right now. The outcomes of the past three games—PBKS defeating CSK, MI defeating RR, and RCB defeating LSG—indicate that the lower-ranked teams are not allowing the top four to easily dominate. But in order to move up the table, the bottom three teams—SRH, KKR, and DC—need to start pulling up their socks.
2023 IPL Points Table
Here is the most recent points chart:
Gujarat Titans: 8 matches, 6 wins, and a net run rate of 0.638; Rajasthan Royals: 9 matches, 5 victories, and a net run rate of 0.800.
Lucknow Super Giants: 9 matches, 5 victories, and a net run rate of 0.639.
Chennai Super Kings: 9 matches, 5 victories, and a net run rate of 0.329.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: 9 matches, 5 victories, and a net run rate of -0.030.
Punjab Kings: 9 matches, 5 wins, and a net run rate of -0.447.
Mumbai Indians: 8 matches, 4 wins, and a net run rate of -0.502.
Kolkata Knight Riders: 9 matches, 3 victories, and a net run rate of -0.147.
Who has Orange Cap? Sunrisers Hyderabad has 8 matches, has 3 wins, and has a net run rate of -0.577. Delhi Capitals has 8 matches, has 2 wins, and has a net run rate of -0.898.
In addition, the competition for the Orange Cap is heating up after Faf du Plessis reclaimed it from Yashasvi Jaiswal with a 44-run performance against LSG. He now holds the lead with 468 runs after nine matches, followed by Jaiswal with 428 runs. With 414 runs in nine games and five fifty-plus scores, CSK's opening batsman Devon Conway is in third position.Virat Kohli, who has now hit 364 runs, is closely behind him. Ruturaj Gaikwad, another opener for CSK, is ranked fifth with 354 runs to his credit.
Who wears a purple hat?
Tushar Deshpande of CSK, who has taken 17 wickets in nine games, is in first place in the battle for the purple cap. With 15 wickets, Mohammed Siraj of the RCB has tied Arshdeep Singh for second place. Rashid Khan and Ravi Ashwin round out the top five with 14 and 13 victories each.
Holders of the IPL 2023 Orange hat (top scorers):
RCB's Faf du Plessis scored 468 runs in 9 games.
RR's Yashasvi Jaiswal has 428 runs over 8 matches.
CSK's Devon Conway scored 414 runs in 9 games.
RCB's Virat Kohli has scored 364 runs in 9 games.
CSK's Ruturaj Gaikwad scored 354 runs in 9 games.
Purple cap holders from the IPL 2023 (best wicket-takers):
CSK's Tushar Deshpande has taken 17 wickets in 9 games.
RCB's Mohammed Siraj has taken 15 wickets in 9 games.
PBKS's Arshdeep Singh has taken 15 wickets in 9 games.
Rashid Khan of GT has eight games with 14 wickets.
RR's Ravi Ashwin has 13 wickets in 9 games.