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IPL 2023: Comparing the Best of Youth vs Old Players 11

Yashasvi Jaiswal and Faf du Plessis, the most exciting as we look at the young vs experienced players 11 of IPL 2023.

The IPL 2023 is currently in the most important phase of the tournament, the business end. All teams have played around 11-12 games, and are preparing to have a shot at the Playoffs. As of Match 62, only Gujarat Titans have officially qualified for the Playoffs, while only Delhi Capitals and SRH have been eliminated. 

With the inception of the Impact player rule, the IPL 2023 has been a mixed bag when it comes to player performances. While usually we see solid performances from a lot of experienced  Indian and foreign players, 2023 has seen some solid performances from a lot of young Indian and foreign talent.

It’s an interesting scenario to analyze the performance of players with respect to their experience. Ideally, less than 25 seems to be the age for young and promising players. But 25 to 30 isn’t that much experienced either. Whereas above 30 is considered to be experienced. So, in order to have a fair comparison, we shall consider 30 as the age limit.

To select the players, we shall consider the players who have been performing superbly in IPL 2023 before the 62nd match of IPL 2023. We shall select the players with at least 5 bowling options, 1 wicket-keeper, and at least 4 pure batters. Alright then, let’s look at IPL 2023 Young vs Experienced Best players 11 Comparison.


Team Young 11: Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal & Ruturaj Gaikwad

Team Experienced 11: Faf du Plessis, Devon Conway & Virat Kohli

Talking about the top-order of both teams, we have Young Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, and Ruturaj Gaikwad for Team Young 11. The trio of Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, and Ruturaj Gaikwad has been quite good so far this IPL. All three have amassed more than 400 runs already in the 12-13 matches that they have played so far. While Yashasvi Jaiswal has scored 575 runs, Shubman Gill has 475 runs with Ruturaj at 425 runs.

In comparison, we have Orange Cap holder Faf du Plessis, CSK’s backup WK Devon Conway, and RCB’s best Indian batter Virat Kohli in the top 3 of Team Experienced 11. All three have been fantastic this year in IPL with over 400 runs to them. While Faf is leading with 631 runs, Devon is next with 498 runs and Virat Kohli is following him with 438 runs.


Team Young 11: Tilak Varma & Rinku Singh 

Team Experienced 11:  Ajinkya Rahane & Glenn Maxwell 

Coming to the middle-order, we have Tilak Varma at 4 and Rinku Singh at 5 for Team Young 11. Even has Tilak has been nursing an injury for a few matches, he has been quite good in the 9 matches he has played so far scoring 274 runs. Meanwhile, Rinku has been exceptional this year while playing for KKR. He has already amassed 407 runs from 13 innings.

For the middle-order of Team Experienced 11, we have Ajinkya Rahane and Glenn Maxwell from CSK and RCB respectively. Rahane has been a breath of fresh air for CSK this year. The Test specialist has already amassed 300 runs at an impressive strike rate of 160+. Maxwell has once again played a key role for RCB with close to 400 runs at an amazing strike rate of 180+.


Team Young 11: Jitesh Sharma & Axar Patel

Team Experienced 11: Glenn Maxwell & Ravindra Jadeja

Talking about the finishers, we have the talented WK Jitesh Sharma and Axar Patel in Team Young 11. Jitesh Sharma has been one of the best finishers this year with countless explosive cameos for Punjab Kings. He has scored 265 runs batting at 5 or below at an impressive strike rate of 158. Whereas Axar Patel has been a superb all-rounder with 268 runs and 10 wickets to his name.

For Team Experienced 11, we have Suryakumar Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja. The World number 1 T20I batter SKY has continued his golden run to IPL with 479 runs already from 12 innings at an extraordinary strike rate of 190. Whereas Jadeja has been the star bowling all-rounder with 113 runs and 16 wickets to his name.


Team Young 11: Rashid Khan, Matheesha Pathirana, Arshdeep Singh & Mohammed Siraj

Team Experienced 1: Trent Boult, Mohammed Shami, Piyush Chawla & Yuzvendra Chahal

Finally, coming to the bowling, we have Rashid Khan, Matheesha Pathirana, Arshdeep Singh, and Mohammed Siraj for Team Young 11. Rashid and Pathirana are the only overseas players in the 11, and they have been phenomenal. While Rashid is the Purple cap holder with 23 wickets to his name, Pathirana has been a star death overs bowler with 13 wickets already to his name from 9 innings.

Other than this overseas duo, we have Mohammed Siraj and Arshdeep Singh for Team Young 11. Both Siraj and Arshdeep have continued their International form to IPL 2023. Both Siraj and Arshdeep have taken 16 wickets so far in IPL 2023, and are the leading wicket-takers for their respective sides, RCB and PBKS.

For Team Experienced 11, we have a combination of two pacers and two spinners in the form of Trent Boult, Mohammed Shami, Piyush Chawla, and Yuzvendra Chahal. All these four bowlers are among the leading wicket-takers in IPL 2023. While Shami has 19 wickets, Chahal has 21, Piyush has 19, and Boult has 12 wickets to his name.

IPL 2023 – The Most Exciting Young Players 11 of the Season:

Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Tilak Varma, Rinku Singh, Jitesh Sharma [wk], Axar Patel, Rashid Khan [c], Matheesha Pathirana, Arshdeep Singh & Mohammed Siraj

IPL 2023 – The Most Exciting Experienced Players 11 of the Season:

Faf du Plessis [c], Devon Conway [wk], Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Glenn Maxwell, Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Trent Boult, Mohammed Shami, Piyush Chawla & Yuzvendra Chahal.

So, that’s about the best comparison for Team Young vs Team Experienced players 11 for IPL 2023. Other than these players, the others who have also impressed include Cameron Green, Nehal Wadhera, Tushar Deshpande, Prabsimran Singh, and Mayank Markande in Team Young 11. Whereas for Team Experienced 11, we have Varun Chakravarthy, Shivam Dube, Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler, and Mitchell Marsh.

Meanwhile, with IPL 2023 currently in the business phase, we are only left with 9 matches. All teams are only having one aim in mind, and that is to qualify for the Playoffs. It would be interesting to see which four teams make it to the final four. 

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