Yet another IPL season is back, once again, after some dramatic reshuffling of teams and retaining some gems. The most promising cricketers are keeping the audience cheering and raising the bar of the grandeur of IPL in season 8. The 10 cricketers to love and look out for in IPL 8 include:
Flamboyant batsman & captain of Mumbai Indians with a strike rate of approx. 130+, he can take on any bowler. Sharma knows how to make the most of his squad as per the requirement & often gets the team to handle the pressure of the last four overs with great composure.
Captain of the ICC World XI and a Chennai Super Kings star, McCullum is easily one the most explosive batsmen currently. Boasting of a joint record of highest sixes in t20, he is the one to watch out for.
Ranked as World’s No. 1 Batsman, another player featuring in the ICC World XI and Royal Challenger’s Bangalore, and boasting of a staggering strike rate of nearly 160, De Villiers is one of the high-stakes players of the tournament.
This hard hitting all-rounder & medium pacer adds depth into any team he plays for. With the epic 95 of 44 balls to put Mumbai Indians through the last 4 overs last year, he is an asset any team would want.
Man of the Series from IPL 2014, with a mammoth strike rate of 190 & bagging 36 Sixes in one tournament, his promising record signals that if he plays 10 overs, it’s game over for the opponent
Player of the tournament WC 2015, he’s in a fine form & can be a serious menace for the mightiest of the batting line ups. Fast and tall, RCB have a brilliant star in the owling line up.
No first class or List-A game player has yet been worth a staggering 2.4 Cr, he has done an excellent job in the Karnataka Premier League. It will be interesting to see how the ‘nets’ bowler for KKR last year does if given a chance.
The backbone of the Kiwi side, they would have never made it to the finals without him. If he can carry his form to the IPL, there will be quite a few low-scoring batsmen.
Hasan is ICC No 1 all-rounder. Need we say anything anymore?
Tell us in comments who is your favourite amongst these?
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