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10 best left-handed batsmen in IPL history

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The Indian Premier League has been a platform for some swashbuckling batsmen to show off their skills in the shortest format of the game. Although the team rosters are filled with right handed batsmen, left handers have really held their own throughout the 8 seasons of this tournament. Let’s take a look at 10 of the most prolific left handed batsmen to have graced the IPL stage.

1.Chris Gayle

Runs: 3078, Avg: 47.35, SR- 154.90

Since the IPL began in the year 2008, the Jamaican has been the most feared batsman simply because of his ferocious hitting capability. When Gayle gets going, there are very few bowling attacks that can put the brakes on him. He has also been a highly consistent performer scoring his runs at an incredible average of just over 47. The Caribbean powerhouse has the record for the highest score(175 not out) and the fastest century(off 30 balls) in the IPL. RCB’s fortunes in the IPL have mainly depended on this man’s form.

2.Suresh Raina

Runs: 3594, Avg: 34.56, SR- 140.43

The highest run scorer in the Indian Premier League, Raina has always been his CSK captain MS Dhoni’s ‘Man Friday’. He has scored more than 400 runs in all seven completed editions of the IPL. The Indian southpaw is also one of the most sought after domestic player in the league, although he has stuck his loyalties to the Chennai franchise thus far.

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