IPL 2023 is all set to begin in April 2023, and the star Indian wicketkeeper batter Rishabh Pant is going to miss out on the action this year due to a car crash, which is going to keep him out of cricket for about 4-6 months at least. However, IPL is not short of flamboyant wicketkeeper batters, and many young talents are preparing to showcase their class in the upcoming edition of the world’s biggest cricket league. Here we have listed the 7 best wicketkeeper batters that can be the star of IPL 2023.
1- Sarfaraz Khan
Sarfaraz Khan is going to keep the wickets for Delhi Capitals in the absence of Rishabh Pant in IPL 2023. He has been phenomenal in domestic cricket this year and recently scored a century at the home ground of DC. Sarfaraz Khan can be a destructive middle-order wicketkeeper batter for Delhi Capitals.
2- Jos Buttler
The Rajasthan Royals wicketkeeper batter Jos Buttler has been one of the best players in the Indian Premier League for the past couple of years. He is no doubt going to be one of the top scorers in the tournament. Buttler is in red-hot form and recently destroyed the Indian bowling attack to help his team secure a victory in the semi-final against India in T20 World Cup.
3- Ishan Kishan
The attacking left-handed opener failed to justify his price tag in the IPL 2022, but this year he is in phenomenal form. Kishan recently scored a double century in ODIs in just 131 balls, and you can certainly expect him to be a firecracker in the upcoming edition of the IPL.
4- Finn Allen
Finn Allen did not get an opportunity to represent Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2022, but this year he has been retained by the team due to his striking abilities. In the recent T20 World Cup 2022, he played a match-defining knock against Australia in the group stage.
5- MS Dhoni
The Chennai Super Kings captain is probably going to play his last IPL this year, and fans are expecting MS Dhoni to go out with the last hurrah. He has always been reliable and showed some great knocks to his fans in the last IPL. This year we are expecting him to bid goodbye to IPL with a great season with the bat.
6- Nicholas Poooran
Nicholas Pooran was bought at a record price in IPL 2023 Auction by Lucknow Super Giants. Till now, he has failed to showcase his potential in IPL, but this can be the year that turns it around for him. LSG management has shown great trust in him, and we can expect Gautam Gambhir to mentor him and guide him towards a great edition with the bat.
7- Glenn Phillips
Glenn Phillips is a rising star in world cricket. He recently helped New Zealand win a match against Pakistan singlehandedly by scoring a quick-fire fifty. Phillips is going to represent Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2023, and he can be the most dangerous batter in this year’s edition.