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IPL 2023: Rashid Khan or Sunil Naraine, Which Spinner Will Take Highest Wickets?

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Rashid Khan and Sunil Naraine are one of the most renowned names in World Cricket and IPL when we talk about spin bowling. Both have had incredible records in International cricket across all formats and have received wide popularity.

Over the years in the IPL, Sunil Naraine has served his loyalty to the team management and squad of Kolkata Knight Riders. He has been an integral part of the squad since 2012 and since he began his IPL journey. Rashid Khan has been a part of the IPL since 2017 and has played for two IPL franchises, Sunrisers Hyderabad (2017-21) and Gujarat Titans (2022- present).

 34-year-old Sunil and 24-year-old Rashid have an incredible skill set and spin bowling style. While Sunil is a Right-Arm-Spinner, Rashid is a Right-Arm-Leg Break bowler. According to their experience and journey in the sport, they have made incredible records as a bowler and even as bowling All-Rounder.

Statistical Overview: Sunil Naraine vs Rashid Khan

In the IPL, both the players have had a good economy and performance. Ahead of GT vs KKR, the 13th Match of the TATA IPL 2023, Let’s have a statistical overview of which Bowler will be more successful and might take more wickets in this 15th edition of the IPL.

COMPARISON BASISSUNIL NARAINERASHID KHAN
T20I WICKETS52129
TOTAL WICKETS IN IPL157117
NUMBER OF IPL MATCHES15195
ECONOMY IN IPL6.656.41
WICKETS IN IPL 202353
MATCHES IN IPL 202333
AVERAGE24.8520.43
Stats Comparison of Sunil Naraine and Rashid Khan

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Conclusion

Rashid Khan GT IPL
Rashid Khan

The statistics boldly highlight the dominance of Rashid Khan in International cricket as well as the Indian Premier League. Rashid has always been the contender for the purple cap in the IPL and has performed consistently in the tournament. Even though Rashid’s stats speak louder, Sunil Naraine’s contribution to the IPL cannot be forgotten. He has played as a spin bowler, an opening batsman, a middle-order-batsman and a loyal player.

According to the current stats, Rashid Khan is expected to take more wickets in this TATA IPL 2023 than Sunil Naraine for Gujarat Titans.

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