IPL Points Table 2023: Latest Updates, Orange Cap, Purple Cap Leaders, and Analysis of Match 11 and 12

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  • Apr 09, 2023
IPL Points Table 2023

The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 is well underway, and the excitement and buzz among fans are at an all-time high. With the conclusion of match 11 and match 12 on Saturday, the IPL Points Table 2023 witnessed a significant shake-up, resulting in a new table-topper and a new Purple Cap holder.

In the first match of the day, Rajasthan Royals (RR) locked horns with Delhi Capitals (DC). After losing their first two matches, DC was eager to bounce back, but RR’s openers had other ideas. Yashasvi Jaiswal and Jos Buttler set the tone for the Royals, putting on a blistering 92-run partnership for the first wicket. Jaiswal departed after scoring a quickfire 30, but Buttler continued to dominate the DC bowlers and smashed 79 runs off just 51 balls. As a result, RR posted a mammoth total of 200 runs on the board.

Chasing a daunting target of 201 runs, DC’s hopes of a win were dashed right from the start when they lost their openers, Prithvi Shaw and Manish Pandey, in the first over itself. Skipper David Warner fought hard but lacked support from the other end, and DC’s innings eventually folded at 142, resulting in a convincing 57-run victory for RR.

In the evening match, two of the most successful teams in the IPL, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Mumbai Indians (MI), faced off against each other. Fans were eagerly anticipating a thrilling contest between bat and ball, but it was a one-sided affair. After restricting MI to a meager total of 157 runs, thanks to some excellent bowling from the CSK bowlers, the Chennai-based team faced little difficulty in chasing the target down. Led by Ajinkya Rahane’s unbeaten 64, CSK won the match by 7 wickets with 11 balls to spare.

As a result of Saturday’s doubleheader, the IPL Points Table 2023 witnessed a major shuffle, with five teams currently tied on four points each. However, RR’s superior Net Run Rate (NRR) has propelled them to the top of the table. They have been in fine form this season, having won two of their three matches so far.

IPL Points Table 2023: Latest Updates, Orange Cap

Ruturaj Gaikwad of CSK currently leads the race for the Orange Cap, given to the tournament’s leading run-scorer. Gaikwad has been in terrific form, amassing 189 runs in three matches, followed closely by DC skipper David Warner, who has scored 158 runs in three games.

IPL Points Table 2023: Latest Updates, Orange Cap

The Purple Cap, awarded to the highest wicket-taker of the tournament, has changed hands once again. Yuzvendra Chahal of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) now holds the Purple Cap after his brilliant performance against CSK, where he picked up three wickets for just 27 runs. He is tied with Mark Wood of Chennai Super Kings on eight wickets each, but Chahal’s better economy rate places him at the top of the table.

The action in the IPL is set to continue, with another doubleheader scheduled for Super Sunday. In the afternoon match, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will take on Gujarat Titans (GT), while in the evening, Punjab Kings (PBKS) will lock horns with Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). Fans can expect more thrills, spills, and upsets in what promises to be an exciting IPL 2023 season.