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3 best batsmen who played at the no 3 spot in the IPL this year

May 10, 2021

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To bat at no 3 is considered one of the most essential roles in the T20 format. If the openers fail to deliver, it is up to the no 3 batsman to bring stability in the innings. IPL 2021 proved this fact. Quite a few batsmen who batted at no 3 highlighted their importance for their team. That said, here are the 3 best batsmen who batted at the no 3 spot in the IPL this year:

3. Chris Gayle (PBKS)

West Indian cricketer Chris Gayle is arguably one of the most destructive batsmen in the IPL. In 140 matches in his IPL career, Gayle has amassed an impressive 4950 runs in total. The West Indian showcased his ability with the bat in the IPL this year. In 8 matches for PBKS in IPL 2021, Gayle amassed a total of 178 runs. Even though Chris Gayle played as an opener in the IPL previously, he performed really well at the no 3 positions as well in IPL 2021. PBKS fans will expect Gayle to fire in a similar fashion for Punjab in the IPL next season.

2. Sanju Samson (RR)

RR skipper Sanju Samson batted brilliantly at the no 3 spot in IPL 2021. In 7 matches in IPL 2021, Samson amassed an impressive 277 runs in total. Furthermore, Samson also boasts an impressive batting average of 46.16 in the IPL this year. The RR skipper notched a century against PBKS in the 4th match of IPL 2021. Clearly, Sanju Samson ran the show for RR with the bat in the IPL this year. RR fans will expect their skipper to deliver in a similar fashion in the IPL next season.

1. Moeen Ali (CSK)

England cricketer Moeen Ali was CSK’s most fruitful signing in the IPL this year. Ali delivered consistently as a no 3 batsman in the IPL this season for CSK. In just 6 matches in IPL 2021, Moeen Ali amassed 206 runs in total. Ali’s strike rate of 157.25 in IPL 2021 clearly highlights his effectiveness with the bat this season. The England all-rounder also performed equally well with the ball in IPL 2021. Ali averaged a superb bowling economy of 6.16 in the IPL this year. CSK fans will expect their team to retain Moeen Ali for the IPL next season.

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