Source: The Indian Express

Updated: 03 November 2022

IPL 2023: 5 Players Who Can Make A Strong Comeback In The Tournament. The IPL is undoubtedly one of the most followed T20 leagues throughout the world. The intensity, tough competition, quality cricketing encounters, and overall environment that the Indian Premier League has been providing the fans with for around 15 years now is second to none. The tournament has witnessed several unforgettable moments. 

Thanks to this competition, the World of cricket got to witness several rising stars and new faces who went on to rule the world of cricket with their excellence on the cricket field. With the IPL 2023 all set to begin soon in the upcoming few months, the expectations and anticipations have started to soar higher than ever once again. 

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All the fans will be expecting their favorite franchises and players to be at their best once again in the upcoming edition of the IPL. It’s time for us to have a look at the top 5 players who can make a comeback in terms of their individual performances in the IPL 2023. 

5. Jasprit Bumrah

At no.5 on this list is India’s pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah. The Yorker king who was retained by Mumbai Indians ahead of the IPL 2022 will expectedly be a part of the franchise in 2023 too. The 28-year-old wasn’t at his best in the most recent edition of the IPL as he managed to pick just 15 wickets in 14 matches with an economy of 7.18 for Mumbai Indians in IPL 2022. 

Bumrah also hasn’t been able to be a regular member of the Indian team owing to several injuries and missed the Asia Cup 2022 and the T20 world cup 2022 in Australia. He will thus look to make a strong comeback in the IPL 2023.

4. Ishan Kishan

Next on this list is Mumbai’s young opener Ishan Kishan. Ishan was bought for a whopping price of 15.25 crores by Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2022 auctions. The opener however failed to deliver quality performance with the bat throughout the major phase of the tournament and thus couldn’t live up to his worth. 

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The left-hander scored 418 runs in 14 matches at a strike rate of just 120 which wasn’t confident enough for him to do justice to his price tag. The hard-hitting batsman will look to turn things around in the IPL 2023 for sure.

3. Virat Kohli

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RCB’s former skipper Virat Kohli is next on the list. Virat Kohli had an extremely average season with the bat in IPL 2022. The numbers which he developed throughout the recent edition of the IPL were far below his own standards for sure. The right-hander managed to score just 341 runs in 16 matches at a mediocre strike rate of 115.99 only. 

The result of his poor show with the bat had a clear impact on his team as RCB couldn’t go beyond the Qualifier 2 stage despite showing quality performances regularly throughout the tournament. The leading run scorer in IPL history will look to make a magnificent comeback in the upcoming IPL season in 2023 for sure.

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2. Rohit Sharma

At no.2 on this list is Mumbai Indians’ skipper, Rohit Sharma. The hard-hitting batsman had his worst IPL season with the bat in 2022 as he looked totally out of touch for the entire season. The 35-year-old could manage only 268 runs in 14 matches at an average of less than 20 and a strike rate of just 120.5. His traditional batting style which helped his team to get off to brilliant starts was completely missing which led to grave problems for the team as a whole. 

His terrible performances with the bat had a clear effect on his team as they finished at the bottom of the points table at the end of the season with just 4 wins throughout the season for the first time in the history of IPL. The opening batsman will look to learn from his mistakes and make a comeback in the upcoming season of the IPL.

1. Kane Williamson

At no.1 on this list is New Zealand’s Skipper, Kane Williamson. The right-handed batsman has an extremely lean patch throughout the IPL 2022 as he was far from his usual best for almost the entire season. Williamson scored just 216 runs in 13 matches at an average of 19.8 and a strike rate of just 93.5.

His below-average performances with the bat meant Sunrisers Hyderabad barely had their moments throughout the season and thus missed out on a berth in the playoffs. The 32-year-old will be keen to make a comeback in IPL 2023 without a doubt.