Most Dangerous Batsman in IPL
IPL in India is not less than a festival. Therefore, people want to know the answers to many questions related to IPL, so if you want to know who is the most dangerous batsman in the history of IPL. So let us tell you that AB de Villiers is the most Dangerous batsman of IPL.
Read the full article to know about the 20 Most Dangerous Batsmen in the History of IPL.
20. Yuvraj Singh
If you are a true cricket fan, you will remember how Yuvraj Singh hit six sixes on six bowls of Stuart Broad and became the first Indian batsman to do so. Yuvraj Singh is the 21st highest run-scorer in IPL, scoring 2758 runs in 132 matches. The reason for keeping Yuvraj Singh on the list of the most dangerous batsmen of IPL is his playing style; he lives to play aggressively. Although Yusuf Pathan, Manish Pandey, Sanju Samson, and Parthiv Patel have scored more in IPL than Yuvraj.
19. Brendon McCullum
Brendon McCullum is a former cricketer of the New Zealand team. He has previously been a part of Kolkata Knight Riders, Chennai Super Kings, and Royal Challengers Bangalore. You probably remember that Brendon McCullum had made a record by scoring 158 runs in the very first season of IPL, which Chris Gayle later broke. Brendon McCullum has scored 2,881 runs in 109 matches in IPL. Although he no longer plays IPL or international cricket, keeping an eye on his record, he has been kept on the list of most dangerous batsmen in IPL.
18. Ambati Rayudu
Ambati Rayudu was an unlucky cricketer. He has consistently performed well in domestic cricket and world-class tournaments like IPL, but still, he did not get much chance to play for the Indian team. Ambati Rayudu bats in the middle order for Chennai Super Kings in IPL. He has scored 3795 runs in 166 matches at an average of 29.64, including one century, 20 half-centuries, 314 fours, and 145 fours. Looking at Rayudu’s record, we have placed him at number 18 in the list of most dangerous batsmen in IPL.
17. Shane Watson
Shane Watson is a former all-rounder of Australia. He first played for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Later he was bought by Chennai Super Kings. You will remember the innings played by Shane Watson against Mumbai Indians, in which Watson was bleeding from his knee. However, still, he was present on the pitch to win the match for his team. He has played 145 matches and scored 3874 runs. He is a very lethal batsman.
16. Ajinkya Rahane
Ajinkya Rahane has played for the Indian team. He was also part of the recent Test Championship. He completed 150 IPL matches in the year 2021. He scored 3933 runs with a strike rate of 121.38; He smashed 28 half-centuries. Ajinkya Rahane had hit six fours in 6 deliveries for Rajasthan Royals. Ajinkya Rahane plays for Delhi Capitals, and his experience makes him a dangerous batsman in IPL.
15. Dinesh Karthik
Dinesh Karthik was the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL; he took over the captaincy of Kolkata after the departure of Gautam Gambhir, however in the year 2021, when KKR was losing matches, he handed the captaincy of Kolkata Knight Riders to Eoin Morgan. However, Dinesh Karthik continued to play for Kolkata as a batsman. At present, he does commentary. He has won matches single-handedly many times, due to which he is considered one of the most dangerous batsmen of IPL.
You probably remember Dinesh Karthik’s innings in the Nidahas Trophy. He thrashed Bangladesh badly and brought the losing game completely into India’s side. Dinesh Karthik has played 203 matches in IPL and scored 3946 runs.
14. Gautam Gambhir
Gautam Gambhir is a very lethal batsman; he helped India win the World Cup in the year 2011 with his lethal batting. Gautam Gambhir has retired from cricket; neither he plays international cricket nor any domestic cricket anymore. But before retiring, he used to captain Kolkata Knight Riders. He made Kolkata champions twice in the year 2012 and the year 2014. Gautam Gambhir has scored 2,4217 runs in 154 matches in IPL.
13. Robin Uthappa
Robin Uthappa used to play for Kolkata Knight Riders earlier but now plays for Rajasthan. He made his ODI debut in 2006, and IPL started in 2008, so he has been playing IPL since then. Robin Uthappa has scored 4607 runs in 189 matches because he is an old batsman, so he is very dangerous due to his experience.
12. Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma plays the role of opener in the Indian team. Apart from this, he captains Mumbai Indians in IPL. Rohit has proved to be the most successful captain in the history of IPL. He has led Mumbai Indians to five trophies victories under his captaincy. Rohit Sharma is known as a dangerous batsman. Once Rohit Sharma had played an unbeaten inning of 264 against Australia, then Rohit’s name became Super Hit Man Sharma.
Rohit Sharma has scored more than 150 runs eight times. He is the only batsman in the world to do so. Rohit Sharma’s playing style is completely aggressive; Rohit has hit the fastest 400 sixes in international cricket. He smashes long and high sixes in IPL. That’s why he is considered a dangerous batsman of IPL.
11. Kl Rahul
KL Rahul captains the Punjab team in IPL. Rahul has impressed all the fans of cricket with his dangerous batting. KL Rahul has scored 2978 runs in 88 IPL matches at an average of 44. His name is included among those players of has scored a century in IPL.
10. Glenn Maxwell
Australian cricketer Glenn Maxwell is one of the most famous players in the Indian Premier League. He used to play for Punjab earlier but now plays for RCB in 2021. 2014 was the most memorable season for Maxwell. In that season, Maxwell single-handedly led Punjab to the final match. Also, he became the highest run-scorer of the season, due to which he got the Orange Cap.
In 2014, Maxwell played a brilliant inning of 90 runs in 38 balls against CSK and that season. He also scored runs in 89 and 95; unfortunately, he could not score a century. From the seventh season, Maxwell becomes one of the most Dangerous Batsmen in IPL.
He played 82 matches and scored 1505 runs, with an average of 22.13, Including six half-centuries.
9. Hardik Pandiya
Hardik Pandiya and his brother Kunal Pandiya both play for Mumbai Indians. Hardik Pandiya has played 85 matches for Mumbai. He has scored 1385 runs at an average of 27.70, including four half-centuries. Besides, he has also taken 42 wickets in IPL as he is an all-rounder. In 2019, Hardik Pandia scored 91 runs in 34 balls, making him the most dangerous batsman of IPL.
Hardik Pandiya has scored 1000 runs by playing the fewest balls. He is the first Indian batsman to do so. However, the batsman who scored 1000 runs in the fewest innings is Pakistani opener, Fakhar Zaman. He had scored 1000 runs in just 18 innings.
8. Kieron Pollard
Pollard plays for Mumbai Indians, and his role is that of an all-rounder. He mostly likes to bat. He joined Mumbai Indians in 2010, and since then, he has given his 100% in batting, bowling, and fielding. In the year 2021, Pollard scored the fastest half-century by playing just 17 balls. Pollard was declared man of the match for that performance.
Pollard has played 541 T20 matches around the world in which he has scored 10797 runs at a strike rate of 152, in which he has scored one century and 53 half-centuries. Apart from this, Pollard has taken 296 wickets in T20 matches. He can convert any losing match into victory. Therefore, it can be said he is one of the most Dangerous Batsman of IPL.
7. Suresh Raina
Suresh Raina plays for Chennai Super Kings, and his IPL record is amazing. Suresh has scored 5368 runs playing only 193 matches. Hence he is also called Chennai Thala and Mr. IPL. He has scored 38 half-centuries in his IPL career and took 25 wickets. Therefore, Suresh Raina is considered to be one of the most dangerous batsman in IPL.
Suresh Raina played an unforgettable inning against Punjab in 2015, in which he scored 87 runs in just 25 balls. Suresh captained Gujarat Lions when Chennai Super Kings was banned for two years. He single-handedly took Gujarat Lions to the playoff matches. However, when Chennai’s ban ended in 2018, he started playing for CSK again.
6. Andre Russell
Andre Russell is the sixth most Dangerous Batsman in IPL. He is currently playing for Kolkata Knight Riders, but in 2012 he played for Delhi daredevils. Andre Russell bats in an explosive manner, but he also has many injuries due to which he cannot play all IPL matches. Andre Russell is a dangerous batsman and a bowler. In the year 2015, Russell had scored 326 runs in which his strike rate was 192.89.
In the year 2016, Russell helped his team a lot to reach the playoffs. But next year, in 2017, Russell was banned for a year. In the year 2018, Russell had scored 88 runs in 36 balls in the first match, in which his strike rate was more than 204. In that season, he single-handedly hit 52 sixes and scored a total of 510 runs.
5. Mahendra Singh Dhoni
We probably do not need to tell much about Mahendra Singh Dhoni because there will be no cricket lover who is not aware of Dhoni. Dhoni has been the most successful captain of the Indian team, and in IPL, he captains Chennai Super Kings. Dhoni has helped Chennai win the IPL trophy three times in 2010, 2013, and 2018 and in addition, Chennai has played ten playoff matches. Therefore, Dhoni is considered a successful captain and the most dangerous batsman of the Indian Premier League because he often changed the match with his batting.
People often argue about what should be Dhoni’s position in the IPL. However, Dhoni proves himself to be the most dangerous batsman of the IPL by consistently making the ranks. In the year 2013, Dhoni was the third-highest run-scorer while he played as a finisher. In 2015, Chennai Super Kings were banned for two years, so Dhoni captained the Rising Pune Supergiant.
4. Virat Kohli
There is no doubt that Virat Kohli is one of the most dangerous batsmen in the world, although he has been a bit unlucky. He captains the Indian team and Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2021. But Virat has neither won any IPL trophy for RCB nor ICC trophy for India so far. But still, we will talk about his IPL career as he is a dangerous batsman of IPL.
In the year 2016, Kohli was in a different mood that year. He scored 973 runs at an average of 81, which is the IPL record so far. In 2016, he scored four centuries, and due to this, RCB played the final match with Sunrisers Hyderabad, but lost that match.
3. David Warner
David Warner is a left-handed Australian batsman, and he is very famous in India because of IPL. David Warner is one of the most successful overseas batsmen in the IPL. He previously played for Delhi Daredevils but was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad in an auction in 2014.
In 2David Warner is the captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad, and he has won the match single-handedly many times. In the year 2016, he helped Hyderabad to become the champion. That’s why David also got the Orange Cap. In the year 2017, he again won the Orange Cap by scoring 692 runs. In the year 2018, Warner was banned, due to which he had to be out of cricket for a year, and Kane Williamson took over the captaincy of Hyderabad in his place. However, after the ban ended, David Warner won the orange cap by scoring the most runs.
2. Chris Gayle
If we talk about T20, then Chris Gayle is its god. He is the first batsman in the world to score 10,000 runs in T20 matches. Therefore he is also called Universe Bose. Chris Gayle plays for West Indies in international cricket. Like other West Indies cricket players, Chris also troubles the bowlers by hitting long and high sixes. Chris Gayle made an unbreakable record 175 not out in IPL. Chris Gayle has scored a century in just 30 deliveries and a half-century in 11 deliveries.
When Chris Gayle is in form, it doesn’t matter which bowler is in front of him, then he also sees the ball like a football, and he hits continuously. For this reason, many distractive bowlers fail in front of him. Gayle’s style makes him the second most dangerous batsman in IPL.
Chris Gayle has played 132 matches in the IPL, scoring 4772 runs at an average of 41, in which his highest score was 175*, during which Gayle scored six centuries, 31 half-centuries, 384 fours, and 349 fours.
1. Ab de Villiers
AB de Villiers’ full name is Abraham Benjamin de Villiers. he is a former South African cricketer. Now he plays only T20 tournaments, just like IPl. He has converted many losing innings into victories. AB de Villiers holds the record for making a century in the lowest number of balls in ODI. AB de Villiers scored the fastest century in 31 deliveries against West Indies, including eight fours and 10 Sixes. AB de Villiers has mastered all three in wicket-keeping, batting, and fielding.
De Villiers’ style of playing is truly unorthodox. He can hit sixes anywhere on the ground, due to which he is also called Mr 360 and Superman. His playing style makes him the most dangerous batsman in the world.
De Villiers plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore; he has scored 5056 runs in 176 matches in IPL matches; with this, he has become the batsman to score 5000 runs in the lowest number of balls. AB’s playing style makes him a dangerous batsman in IPL. People love to watch him. Therefore, he has become the most loveable foreign cricketer in India.
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