The Indian Premier League (IPL) is the most extravagant and popular domestic T20 league in the world. In many ways, IPL is a trendsetter when it comes to domestic T20 competitions and no other T20 league can match the level, popularity and the class of players of the Indian Premier League.
The eleventh season of IPL is on its way and we are getting to see some of the best cricketing action, as always. In this post, we have listed 11 most destructive batsmen of IPL 2018 who have taken the tournament by a storm with their power hitting.
You would agree that big sixes are the most entertaining part of T20 cricket. When Chris Gayle gets away from the line of the ball and smashes a huge six with his big willow, the crowd goes mad. Similarly, when AB de Villiers gets on his knees and reverse-scoops bowlers for big sixes over the fine-leg boundary, the fans in the stadium go berserk.
Here, let us have a look at 11 most destructive batsmen of IPL 2018:
11. Shikhar Dhawan, Sunrisers Hyderabad
The Gabbar is in top form and after the disappointment regarding David Warner, SRH fans are relying heavily on Dhawan for good starts.
10. Glenn Maxwell, Delhi Daredevils
The Big Show from Australia has been quiet in the first few matches but we all know what he is capable of. Maxi is a very unorthodox batsman and bowlers find very difficult to set field against him. Delhi Daredevils fans would be hoping that he does his magic in the coming matches.
9. Jason Roy, Delhi Daredevils
The young English batsmen impressed one and all with his outstanding display of hitting in the match against Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium in his first match of IPL 2018. Roy has been doing very well for England in limited overs cricket and once again, Delhi Daredevils fans would be hoping that he keeps going well in the tournament.
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8. Chris Gayle, Kings XI Punjab
The Universe Boss has played just one match in the IPL 2018 and sent a very strong message to the think-tank of KXIP. The Boss is getting old but he can still be a nightmare for the opposition if he finds his rhythm.
7. Chris Lynn, Kolkata Knight Riders
Chris Lynn is one of the best T20 batsmen in the world. In the last couple of years, Lynn has taken his batting to a new level altogether and established a huge name for himself as a freelance T20 cricketer. KKR team and fans would be relying heavily on him for good starts in IPL 2018.
6. Virat Kohli, Royal Challengers Bangalore
The skipper of RCB is, arguably, the best batsman in the world, across all three formats of the game. RCB have had a slow start to the tournament and their fans are desperately waiting for a batting masterclass from their skipper. Well, we all know that it is just around the corner.
5. KL Rahul, Kings XI Punjab
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KL Rahul is one of the most exciting young batsmen in the world. In IPL 2018, KL Rahul is playing for KXIP and has been in outstanding form for them at the top of the order. We are predicting that he will be one of the top scorers of the tournament.
4. MS Dhoni, Chennai Super Kings
Old habits, as they say, die very hard. MS Dhoni has reached the last stage of his career but he still has a lot of power left in his arms and big shoulders. The hero of Chennai is still one of the hardest hitters of the cricket ball.
3. Rohit Sharma, Mumbai Indians
The Hitman of Indian cricket is one of the kist dangerous batsmen in the world, in limited overs cricket. He can destroy any bowling attack on his day and turn the match in his side’s favour single-handedly. MI fans have huge hopes from their skipper and ace batsman this year as well.
2. AB de Villiers, Royal Challengers Bangalore
Mr. 360 is still the most difficult batsmen to bowl to in world cricket. When AB gets going the life becomes very difficult for the opposition bowlers.
1. Andre Russell, Kolkata Knight Riders
Andre Russell is the most destructive batsman of IPL 2018 in our list. He has been hitting the ball as clearly as one can and we all know about the power he possesses in his big muscles.