Why is IPL so popular? The best players come here to display their talent! Easy answer. Ask the same question to some office returning professional, he or she will tell you about the pace of the game and the sheer entertainment it provides. It is like an energy-boosting tablet. And the most exciting thing about IPL, it has to be the explosive batting. The bowling is of extremely good quality as well. But the sixes and fours, and the roof of the stadium going off that frequently; I think that is the USP of this tournament. So here is the list of the top 5 entertainer of IPL who boasts to have the highest Strike rate in the tournament:
5. Glenn Maxwell
The Aussie all-rounder has played 69 matches so far in IPL. He amassed 1397 runs during this span. But what makes him exciting is not the amount of run he scores but the way he does it. The unexpected reverse sweeps or switch hits. It could be a six or a horrible looking dismissal. But Maxwell does not give a damn, and that is the reason his overall strike rate in IPL is 161.13! and that makes him fifth in the list.
4. Rishabh Pant
Can he be the next Dhoni? Only time will tell. But the left-hander wicketkeeper-batsman is a player to watch for in IPL. With his power-hitting, he is bringing back fans to support Delhi. In the 54 matches that he played in the tournament, he scored 1736 runs at a strike rate of 162.69. This makes him fourth on the list. He hit 128 4s and 94 over boundaries to have that kind of a strike rate to his name.
3. Moeen Ali
He might not be a regular pick in the IPL but whenever he plays, he hits big! In the 16 matches that he took the field in the IPL, Moeen scored only 297 but made them at a brisk rate of 165.92 with 23 sixes to his name.
2. Sunil Narine
No no, this is the list of batsmen having the highest strike rate in IPL. And yes Sunil does make it to the podium by claiming the second spot in the list. What started as a gamble paid off so brilliantly for KKR that they continued with it. And Sunil did pay the dividend for this continuation. Mostly known for his bowling, Sunil scored 771 runs in IPL at a mind-boggling rate of 168.34 with 44 sixers to his name.
1. Andre Russell
Well, he is a man who needs no introduction to fans who follow IPL. And I bet one would have predicted his name at the top of this list. And here he is. Scoring 1400 runs in 64 matches, the big West Indian has 120 sixers to his name. And his IPL Career strike rate is unbelievable at 186.41! And thus, he is the King.