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16th Season of  TATA Indian Premier League: CSK won their 5th title defeating Gujarat Titans

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Chennai Super Kings beat Gujarat Titans to win IPL 2023

Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni)-led Chennai Super Kings(CSK) won their fifth Indian Premier League (IPL) title by defeating the reigning champions Gujarat Titans(GT) led by Hardik Pandya by five wickets in the finals of the 16th edition of IPL(IPL 2023) at Narendra Modi Stadium(the largest cricket stadium in the world) in Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Sports Complex, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

  • The 16th edition of IPL (IPL 2023 or IPL 16), also known as Tata IPL 2023 for sponsorship reasons, is a franchise Twenty20(T20) cricket league in India.
  • The tournament was held from 31st March 2023 to 28th May 2023 (finals rescheduled on reserve day – 29th May).
  • Former Indian Cricketer Ambati Rayudu who plays for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian Premier League (IPL), announced his retirement from 2023 IPL .

CSK – Winner of 16th IPL: 

With this win, CSK equals the Mumbai Indians (MI) record of most trophies.

  • CSK became the most successful team in the tournament. The team won 5 titles in 14 editions breaking the record of MI which has won 5 titles in 16 editions.

About CSK:

  • Captain- MS Dhoni
  • Head Coach- Stephen Fleming
  • Principal Partner- TVS Eurogrip, Madurai, TN-based tyre manufacturing brand of TVS Srichakra Ltd.
  • IPL Winning Years: 2010, 2011, 2018, 2021 & 2023

About 16th edition of IPL(IPL 2023): 

OrganiserIPL 2023 is organised by the IPL governing council (Arun Singh Dhumal is the current chairman of IPL)

  • CSK Pacer Tushar Deshpande became the first impact player in the competition’s history during the opening match of 2023 season between Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings, he replaced Ambati Rayudu.


  • Title Sponsor: TATA (Rs 440 crore)
  • Official partner: Dream11; Unacademy; TATA Safari; CRED; Upstox; & RuPay
  • Official Broadcasters: Star Sports Network
  • Official Digital streaming partner: JioCinema


The 70 league stages of the tournament were held across 12 venues in India.

  • Narendra Modi Stadium(Ahmedabad, Gujarat)
  • M. Chinnaswamy Stadium(Bengaluru, Karnataka)
  • M. A. Chidambaram Stadium(Chennai, Tamil Nadu)
  • Arun Jaitley Stadium(New Delhi, Delhi)
  • Assam Cricket Association Stadium (Guwahati, Assam)
  • Sawai Mansingh Stadium(Jaipur, Rajasthan)
  • Wankhede Stadium(Mumbai, Maharashtra)
  • Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium (Hyderabad, Telangana)
  • BRSABV Ekana Cricket Stadium (Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh)
  • Eden Gardens(Kolkata, West Bengal)
  • Inderjit Singh Bindra Stadium(Mohali, Punjab)
  • Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium(Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh)

Awards and Prize money:

AwardWinner/TeamPrize Money
WinnersCSKRs 20 Crore
Runners upGTRs 12.5 Crore
Third PlaceMumbai Indians (MI)Rs 7 crore
4th PlaceLucknow Super Giants (Lucknow Super Giants – LSG)Rs 6.5 crore
Orange Cap for Most Runs in the season (Batting)Shubman Gill (GT) (890 Runs)Rs 10 lakh
Purple Cap for Most Wickets in the season (Bowling)Mohammad Shami (GT) (28 wickets)Rs 10 lakh
Emerging Player of the TournamentYashasvi Jaiswal (Rajasthan Royals – RR)Rs 10 lakh
Electric Striker of the TournamentGlenn Maxwell (Royal Challengers Bangalore – RCB)Rs 10 lakh (along with tata Ev car)
Game Changer of the SeasonShubman Gill (GT)Rs 10 lakh
Most Valuable Player of the SeasonShubman Gill (GT)Rs 10 lakh
Most Fours in the SeasonShubman Gill (GT) (85)Rs 10 lakh
Longest Six of the SeasonFaf du Plessis (RCB)Rs 10 lakh
Catch of the SeasonRashid Khan (GT)Rs 10 lakh
Fairplay AwardDelhi Capitals (Delhi Capitals -DC)Rs 10 lakh
Best pitch and ground of the seasonEden Gardens and Wankhede StadiumRs 50 lakh (shared)

Awards of IPL 2023 Finals match: 

AwardWinner(Team)Prize Money
Player of the FinalDevon Conway (CSK)Rs 1 lakh
Super Striker of the FinalAjinkya Rahane (CSK)Rs 1 lakh
Game Changer of the FinalSai Sudharsan (GT)Rs 1 lakh
Most Valuable Player of the FinalSai Sudharsan (GT)Rs 1 lakh
Super Fours of the FinalSai Sudharsan (GT)Rs 1 lakh
Longest Six of the FinalSai Sudharsan (GT)Rs 1 lakh
Catch of the FinalMS Dhoni (CSK)Rs 1 lakh

Top Performing Teams (IPL Points Table):




Virat Kohli becomes 1st batter to cross 7,000 runs in IPL:

On 6th May 2023, Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB)’s Virat Kohli became the first batter to get to 7000 runs in IPL, a T20 Tournament.

  • He achieved the feat during the 46-ball 55 in a match against the Delhi Capitals(DC) in Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi.
  • He also holds the record for the most runs scored in a single edition of IPL. He achieved the feat in 2016 with 973 runs.
  • Virat Kohli slams record 7th IPL hundred (against GT), most by any batter in tournament’s history by surpassing Chris Gayle, who scored 6 centuries.

Other achievements by Virat Kohli

i.During a match against MI at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Virat Kohli also became the first Indian to score a half-century of fifties in IPL.

  • David Warner of Australia, the captain of leading DC tops the list of players with the most half-centuries or more in the IPL. He has crossed the 50-run mark 61 times in IPL and has four centuries in his name.

ii.On 15th April 2023, Virat Kohli became the first batter to score 2500 runs at a single venue. He achieved the feat during the match against DC at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium(Bengaluru, Karnataka).

  • He is also the player with the most runs at a single venue in an IPL Season. He scored 597 runs at Chinaswammy Stadium in Bengaluru in 2016

MS Dhoni completes 5,000 runs, seventh-highest run scorer in IPL history

On 3rd April 2023, MS Dhoni crossed the 5,000 run mark in IPL during the match against LSG in CSK’s home ground MA Chidambaram Stadium.

  • He has scored 5082 runs at an average of 39.09 in 250 matches.

Key Points: 

i.Dhoni has represented CSK in 219 games, scoring 4508 runs in 190 innings. Overall, in 250 matches Dhoni has scored 5082 runs at an average of 39.09 and a strike rate of 135.96 in 217 innings.

ii.He has scored 24 half-centuries and is also the 7th-highest run scorer in the IPL.

iii.Dhoni becomes the first player in the history of IPL to play 250 matches.

RR’s Yuzvendra Chahal becomes 1st Indian bowler to take 300 wickets in T20:

Yuzvendra Chahal, spinner of Rajasthan Royals, became the first Indian bowler to take 300 wickets in T20 cricket.

  • He took 4 wickets for 17 runs in 4 overs during the match against the Sunrisers Hyderabad.
  • With this, he has a record of 303 wickets in 265 matches.

He is now ranked 15th on the all-time highest T20 wicket-takers list surpassing Andrew Tye of Australia.

  • DJ Bravo of West Indies tops the list with 615 wickets in 558 matches.

Having taken 170 wickets in IPL, He equalled Sri Lanka’s Lasith Malinga’s record for the 2nd most IPL wickets.

  • Rajasthan Royals leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal became the highest wicket-taker in history of IPL, going past Chennai Super Kings all-rounder Dwayne Bravo by picking 187 wickets in match against KKR at the Eden Gardens.

MI’s Piyush Chawla becomes the 5th-highest wicket-taker in IPL 

On 22nd April 2023, During MI’s match against Punjab Kings (PBKS) at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, MI spinner Piyush Chawla overtook Ravichandran Ashwin to become the bowler with the fifth-highest wickets in the history of the IPL.

  • During his IPL career, he has played for CSK, PBKS, Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR) and MI and has taken 166 wickets in 171 matches at an average of 26.86 and an economy rate of 7.84. His best bowling figures are 4/17.

Punjab Kings’ Sikandar Raza became the only Zimbabwe Player Score 50 In IPL 

On 15th April 2023, Punjab Kings’ Sikandar Raza scored his first-ever IPL fifty against LSG in Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow.  With this, he became the only Zimbabwe Player to score a half-century in IPL.

Shubman Gill scored the highest IPL playoffs score – 129

Shubman Gill of Gujarat Titans (GT) scored 129 runs in the 1st inning against MI in Qualifier 2 at Narendra Modi Stadium in Gujarat. This is the highest by a batter in the IPL playoffs.

  • He overtook Virender Sehwag’s 122 for Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) against CSK in 2014.

During the IPL 2023, Gill also became the player with the second-highest number of runs in a single IPL season at a single venue. He scored 572 runs in 9 innings, with 2 centuries and 3 fifties and a best score of 129.

RR’s Yashasvi Jaiswal breaks IPL record of fastest half-century:

On 11th May 2023, Yashasvi Jaiswal of RR broke the record for the fastest half-century (50 runs) during the game against KKR.

  • He scored 50 runs in 13 balls breaking the previous record KL Rahul and Pat Cummins for scoring 50 runs in 14 balls.
  • He has now scored 625 runs in 14 games at a strike rate of 167.

Sai Sudharsan becomes 1st cricketer to be ‘retired out’ in an IPL playoff match

On 26th May 2023, during the Qualifier 2 between GT and MI, Sudharsan scored 43 runs in 31 balls and remained unbeaten, before being replaced by Rashid Khan ahead of the 20th over.

  • He became the first cricketer to be ‘retired out’ in an IPL playoff match.
  • He also became the only 3rd player in IPL history to retire out, after Ravichandran Ashwin and Atharva Taide.
  • Ravichandran Ashwin was the 1st batter to lose his wicket by ‘retire out’ in IPL. He lost his wicket in IPL 2022 against RR.

About IPL: 

i.The  Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) established the league in 2007. The competition is usually held in summer between March and May every year.

ii.The first edition was held in 2008. Rajasthan Royals were the inaugural champion of the IPL.