Finally, we are in the stage where only a few days left to know who will be the next winner of IPL trophy in 2018. Best all-rounders are rare gem in cricket world and are very important to ensure success of a team, despite the format.
Franchises spent a lot on all-rounders like Krunal Pandya, Shane Watson, Ravindra Jadeja, Ben Stokes, Dwayne Bravo, Chris Woakes etc. in 2018 auction. Not all of them succeed, but there are still some of the best performances we have seen over the past seven weeks. So, here’s the rundown of top all-rounders in IPL 2018.
- Sunil Narine
The Jamaican Russell Muscle has been proved deadlier in world cricket these days. After one year of ban on doping case, he is back on track with KKR this season. The 30-year-old has scored 313 runs at strike rate of 190.85 and average of 31.30. His strike rate is highest with up to 200 runs in this season.
He has hit 31 sixes, making it fourth highest in this season. He has shown his muscle power in every 5.29 balls in IPL and hit some brutal knocks recently. In this campaign, he has played every game and grabbed 13 wickets till now. He has picked up some major wickets and his strength has been more than handy for KKR.
- Andre Russell
He is another most successful all-rounders for the past two seasons in IPL. The 29-year-old all-rounder is going well with Dinesh Kartik in 2018. He is an opener for KKR and bowls well in most prominent phases of the match. Sunil Narine has grabbed 16 wickets at economy of 331 runs at strike rate of over 190 and average of 22. In the power play overs, he played a couple of cameos and helped the middle order of KKR to play without pressure. He is also bowling well these days.
- Dwayne Bravo
He has been a great performer for CSK over the past few years. He is doing well this season too. He kick-started the season for Chennai with whopping 68 at Wankhede versus Mumbai Indians.
This season, the 34-year-old all rounder has attended every game this season. In this campaign, he has scored 141 runs so far at strike rate of 155 and average of 35. He also grabbed 13 wickets so far. His death over bowling is not good like his last campaigns but he is still doing well with both bat and ball. His fielding is, no doubt, excellent.
- Shakib Al Hasan
The Bangladesh left-handed spinner is playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad. He played all of the 15 games for the team and he played a vital role to lead SRH to top the table. At strike rate of 120 and average of 21, he scored 188 runs. At economy of 8.01, the 31-year-old picked 13 wickets.
He stemmed the flow of runs and picked up some wickets in power play overs which is important for the success of SRH in this campaign.