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Batsmen’s Battle: Records at Stake in IPL 2023 Final

Batsmen's Battle: Records at Stake in IPL 2023 Final

In the highly anticipated IPL 2023 final, led by the iconic MS Dhoni, the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are battling it out against the defending champions, the Gujarat Titans (GT), at the illustrious Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday, May 28. Throughout the history of the league, numerous players have showcased exhilarating performances in the summit clash, making it a spectacle for fans worldwide.

Notably, the CSK franchise has reached the final a record-breaking 10 times since the inaugural season of the IPL in 2008. Among the CSK batters, the former star player Suresh Raina stands out with the highest runs in finals. Raina has amassed an impressive 249 runs at an average of 35.57 in eight appearances, including two half-centuries.

Following closely behind Raina, former Australian powerhouse Shane Watson has accumulated 236 runs in four appearances, showcasing his dominance with one century and a fifty to his name. Mumbai Indians’ captain Rohit Sharma holds the third spot on this prestigious list, having scored 183 runs at an average of 30.50 in six matches.

Adding to the list is the former CSK batter Murali Vijay, who has showcased his prowess in finals by amassing 181 runs in four matches. His highest knock came against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in 2011 when he played a magnificent innings of 95 off just 52 balls, earning him the Player of the Match award.

Sitting in the fifth position is the legendary skipper himself, MS Dhoni, with 180 runs at an average of 36 in eight innings. As Dhoni gears up to play his 10th IPL final donning the yellow jersey against the defending champions in Ahmedabad, there is immense potential for him to climb up this list. Fans eagerly await Dhoni’s lethal batting exploits in the blockbuster final, wondering if he can secure a spot in the top three of this elite run-scorers list.

As the IPL 2023 final unfolds, it promises to be a thrilling contest, and all eyes will be on these accomplished batters to make their mark. The battle for supremacy intensifies, and cricket enthusiasts worldwide eagerly anticipate witnessing the clash of titans. Let the grand finale begin!