IPL 2023: Best combined MI-CSK XI of the season

Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings are two of the most successful franchises in the history of the Indian Premier League.

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Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings are two of the most dominant franchises in the history of the Indian Premier League. In the 15 editions of the cash-rich league played thus far, MI have won the competition on five occasions whereas CSK have been crowned champions four times. However, in the last season, the two marquee teams were nowhere close to their vintage self and could just win four of the 14 games at the league stage.

MI and CSK would like to put their best foot forward in the upcoming season and vindicate themselves. Both teams are studded with top-drawer players who can change the game in the favour of their side and thus, it would not be a surprise if either of them goes all the way in IPL 2023. Let us form a super team consisting of players from the two top IPL franchises.

Here is the best combined MI-CSK XI of IPL 2023

1. Ruturaj Gaikwad

Ruturaj Gaikwad has been a run-bank in the cash-rich league. The 25-year-old made his IPL debut in 2020 and has aggregated 1207 runs in 36 matches for Chennai Super Kings at a strike rate of 130.35. He has been rock solid at the top and provided his side with brisk starts.

Gaikwad held the innings together and shepherded the innings beautifully. His presence at the crease allowed stroke makers to play with freedom. The ace batter has also shown the aggressive aspect of his game and taken top-quality attacks to the cleaners. 

However, Gaikwad had a middling season in the 15th edition of the IPL. He featured in 14 matches and could manage only 368 runs at a strike rate of 126.46. The CSK management would hope the elegant batter brings his A-game into play in the upcoming season.

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