Indian Premier League is the most widely watched cricket league. It entertains billions of people across the globe who love cricket. World’s leading sports networks spend billions of dollars just to get the streaming rights of IPL matches. That’s how it also becomes the richest cricketing event in the world.
IPL has become a major cricket tournament not because of BCCI or those IPL teams, but because of the cricketers who participate in this tournament. There are around 169 players participating in the tournament this year. Some of them have played the IPL matches before and some are new.
Today, we are going to present top 5 scoring batsmen and top 5 wicket taking bowlers. These are the performers who played a vital role in taking their respective teams out of trouble on many occasions. So, let’s reveal Top 10 Super Players of IPL:
Top Scoring IPL Batsmen of All Time
1. Suresh Raina (4558 Runs in 159 Inns)
If the Chennai Super Kings is one of the most successful IPL teams, the credit must go to Suresh Raina. He is the batsman who hit numerous fours and sixes for CSK and also for Gujarat Lions. Whether he is in the Indian team or not, he is an integral part of CSK. Therefore, he can maintain his top position for a long time.
2. Virat Kohli (4449 Runs in 142 Inns)
Renowned for his batting and aggression, Captain Kohli is right behind Mr. Raina. Virat would do anything to win the first IPL trophy for RCB. He may soon acquire the top position because Suresh Raina may not be able to play 2-3 matches for the CSK during this season.
3. Rohit Sharma (4233 Runs in 162 Inns)
The opposite teams never make a mistake of considering him a weak threat. If the Hitman is in form, the fielders become spectators and watch the spectacular 4s and 6s. Mumbai Indians has won three IPL trophies under Rohit’s leadership. Rohit is a dangerous batsman and he has proven it by hitting three Double Centuries in ODI’s.
4. Gautam Gambhir (4187 Runs in 148 Inns)
Gautam Gambhir belongs to Delhi, but the world knows him as an aggressive and intelligent captain, who led KKR to win two IPL trophies during his captaincy tenure. Now he is back in Delhi and he would like to do the same for his hometown team.
5. David Warner (4014 Runs in 114 Inns)
He is the only exotic player who has scored 4000+ runs by playing only 114 innings. It is a sad news that Warner is not playing this year’s IPL tournament and the SRH fans are certainly missing their beloved captain.
Top Wicket Taker IPL Bowlers of All Time
1. Lasith Malinga (154 Wickets in 110 Inns)
This SriLankan pacer has thrilled the batsmen right since his debut in cricket. His performances helped Mumbai Indians in winning several matches. His weird bowling action and the ability to throw accurate yorkers makes him one of the greatest IPL bowlers and the leading wicket taker bowler of the Indian Premier League.
2. Amit Mishra (134 Wickets in 126 Inns)
Amit Mishra has an art of amazing the opponents and taking wickets when his team is in deep trouble. He has played for three different franchises and performed exceptionally well. He is playing for Delhi Daredevils in the current season.
3. Harbhajan Singh (127 Wickets in 134 Inns)
Known as terminator because of his deadly googly delivery, Harbhajan Singh has proven that he is suitable in all formats of cricket. He has been an important member of the Mumbai Indians squad for 9 long years. Now he is taking wickets for MS Dhoni’s CSK.
4. Piyush Chawla (126 Wickets in 128 Inns)
It wouldn’t be wrong to say that KKR relies on Piyush Chawla for winning every match now. His leg spin bowling has always troubled the batsmen. Piyush knows how to throw the leg spin and the googly accurately and that’s what brings the X-factor in his bowling.
5. Dwayne J. Bravo (122 Wickets in 103 Inns)
He is the most successful IPL Allrounder and also one of the leading wicket-taking bowlers of all time. You cannot keep him out of action if Bravo is a part of CSK squad. He throws fast, he makes sudden changes in his bowling speed, he hits long sixes, and most importantly “He wins tournaments for the Chennai Super Kings”.
Do not miss the performances of these cricketers in the 2018 IPL. The statistics will certainly change once the 2018 IPL is over. Let’s wait and watch who scores the maximum runs and who picks the maximum wickets.