IPL 2023: Syed Kirmani picks his four teams for playoffs

The legendary Indian wicketkeeper-batsman also predicted the winner of the tournament

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Former India cricketer Syed Kirmani. — Twitter
Former India cricketer Syed Kirmani. — Twitter

Published: Thu 11 May 2023, 9:43 PM

Last updated: Thu 11 May 2023, 9:44 PM

Legendary Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Syed Kirmani picked his four favourites for the playoffs spots in the ongoing Indian Premier League.

The 1983 World Cup winner is in Dubai on a commentary assignment for FunAsia Network, sharing his expert opinion on Talk 100.3 & Big 106.2.

The 73-year-old former India cricketer picked Gujarat Titans as the top favourite for the playoffs berth.

The defending champion is leading the points table with 16 points from 11 matches.

“I strongly feel that the Gujarat Titans are going to head into the qualifiers in the first position, at the top of the league. Their performance has been remarkable this season," Kirmani said.

"In second place I would pick the Chennai Super Kings. In the third position, I would pick the Rajasthan Royals and I’m really appreciative of Yashasvi Jaiswal’s performance this season.

"In the fourth position I would pick the Mumbai Indians who are really turning the tide in the last few games."

But Kirmani believes it's Chennai that will win the coveted title this season.

""Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings is the team I am backing to win this season of the IPL," he said.

Apart from Kirmani, the Talk 100.3 & Big 106.2 commentary team also features former UAE women’s team captain Charvi Bhatt, cricket coach and commentator Neeil Ojha, senior broadcaster Lachlan Kitchen and other domestic commentators.

Listeners can tune in to Talk 100.3 and BIG 106.2 to catch every ball of the action, with expert pre-match and post-match analysis and commentary.

The live broadcast starts 5:30 pm for evening games and 1:30 pm for day games on match days.


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