The Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) not just produced high-quality matches but provided fans with much-needed entertainment after the pandemic. Cricket fans all over the world have seen some crazy moments in this year’s IPL. The players exhibited their best performance with lots of swings of bats and with their bowling styles.
Here are the batsmen who’ve been spectacular for their teams in the IPL 2020:
1. KL Rahul, Kings XI Punjab
India’s brightest and most versatile cricketing talents, KL Rahul, grabbed the spotlight for scoring heavily across seasons. KL Rahul still leads the Orange Cap list despite his team eliminating from the IPL playoff race.
The Kings XI Punjab skipper has scored 670 runs in 14 matches at an average of 55.83. His best performance in the game was against Royal Challengers Bangalore when he scored 132 runs in 69 balls and became the season’s highest individual score. KL Rahul has managed to score five-fifties and one century in the IPL 2020.
2. Shikhar Dhawan, Delhi Capitals
Shikhar Dhawan, the star batsman, garnered much praise with his outstanding performance in IPL 2020. The 34-year-old canned back to back two hundred and four-fifties in the tournament so far.
Dhawan has scored 600+ runs in 16 innings at a strike rate of 145.65. The Delhi Capitals opener made headlines for becoming the second batsman after Rishabh Pant to score 600+ runs in a single season for Delhi Capitals. The left-handed batsman is placed fourth with 5182 runs in 178 games in IPL’s most run-scorer chart.
3. David Warner, Sunrisers Hyderabad
Australia’s destructive opening batsman, David Warner, climbs up to the third spot on the highest run-scorer list. The skipper had an impressive season and scored 548 runs in 16 innings.
The 34-year-old became the fastest player to score 5,000 runs in the history of the Indian Premier League. Warner pulled off a few matches with his magical performance this season and has been a consistent performer in the IPL for the last few years.
4. Ishan Kishan, Mumbai Indians
Ishan Kishan, the young talented player from Bihar, has played some beautiful innings this season. The 22-year-old is positioned fourth in the list of highest runs scorers.
Ishan, known for his powerful strokes, responded with 99 off 58 deliveries in a match against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Ishan has scored 483 runs in 12 innings at a strike rate of 144.17. The Orange Cap seems out of reach, realistically speaking, but count on Ishan to play a massive role in Mumbai Indians’ quest for yet another IPL title.
5. Devdutt Padikkal, Royal Challengers Bangalore
The dark-horse, Devdutt Padikkal has been the best finds of IPL so far. The 20-year-old Karnataka born, who made his debut in the IPL, emerged as RCB’s best batsman this season.
Before the tournament, hardly anyone had heard of him, but now he’s every household name. The young lad scored 473 runs in 15 matches at a strike rate of 124.80. Padikkal also became the first player in the history of IPL to smash three 50+ scores in the first four games.
6. Faf du Plessis, Chennai Super Kings
Faf du Plessis is a crucial wheel of the CSK batting line up and had held his head up high when his entire teammates were struggling.
Chennai Super Kings talisman Faf du Plessis has been in top form and managed to score 449 runs in 13 matches. The proteas player has registered 16 fifties, including 205 fours and 73 sixes.
7. Shubman Gill, Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders have been unfortunate this season but their star player, Shubman Gill has been quite promising. The 21-year-old has been swinging blows playing for both the national team and now his IPL franchise. In 14 matches this season, Gill has scored just 440 runs with three half-centuries with an unbeaten 70 as his highest.
8. Sanju Samson, Rajasthan Royals
Sanju Samson, the wicket-keeper batsman, has been one of the most reliable performers for Rajasthan Royals over the last few seasons. The IPL 2020 was no different, his 375 runs helped him to establish himself better in the national team scenario.