10 most stylish batsmen in IPL 2016
Some players are gifted with power while some with style and elegance. These are the players who generate power without looking like butchers, players who coax the ball, whose shots are more about timing than about brute force and strength.
This year’s IPL, like every year, witnessed some extremely stylish and vintage players, playing a bevy of glamorous shots. Interestingly, most of the stylish players were Indians considering the wrist work that is the legacy of players from the sub-continent.
Even in T20’s, Indians display the efficacy of supple wrists that can outdo at times, the benefits of power. Mind you, elegance and style as displayed by players like Mohammad Azharuddin, VVS Laxman, Mahela Jayawardene, Zaheer Abbas and David Gower are rare and it is asking for too much from a T20 match.
Nevertheless, connoisseurs weren’t disappointed with the beauty on show at the IPL 2016. Here are some attractive players who caught our attention.
10) Jos Buttler
Buttler was one of the best additions to the IPL this year. He took to the IPL and Mumbai Indians like a fish takes to water. Buttler added power to the MI team down the order besides donning the wicket-keeping gloves.
Scoring 255 runs in 14 innings at 23, Buttler didn’t bring down the roof. Nevertheless, for an English player in his first season, he wasn’t bad. He is in a league of his own when it comes to unconventional cricket, playing ramp shots, paddles and scoops at will, strokes he pulled off with great elan at this year’s IPL apart from the trademark hoick over the cow-corner.