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3 highly successful foreign batsmen in IPL history

Uday Joshi
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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 19:47 IST

You cannot point a figure in dissent to the joy that Indian Premier League caters to cricket fans across the globe. It's right up there on the pedestal with the big ICC tournaments.

The IPL is a template for entertainment, irrespective of the aspect of the game. But then, there are few aspects of the game that are more enthralling than watching the ball sail over the boundary ropes. Many foreign batsmen have graced this league with their special skills, but only a few have been impactful till date.

With less than five months to go for the grandest non-ICC cricketing festival, let's look at three of the greatest foreign batsmen to have played in the league considering their strike rate.

#3 David Warner

David Warne

The little dynamite from Australia, David Warner is undoubtedly one of the best T20 batsmen of all time. He has carved his own legacy in the Indian Premier League with his brilliant run- scoring consistency and impeccable ability to deliver when it's needed.

The NSW Blues lad made everyone look at him when he displayed his great run of form at the Delhi Daredevils. He and Sehwag formed one of the most menacing opening partnerships of all time in IPL history. But later he moved to Sunrisers Hyderabad, and for the first time, laid his hands on the coveted trophy.

Warner has scored 4014 runs in 114 innings that he has played. He has maintained an astonishing average in excess of 40 for an opener and he strikes at a rate of 142.13 in every innings. He has a record number of 50-plus scores against his name. He has done it in 36 matches. Along with that, he has also scored three match-defining centuries.

Warner is perhaps the only consistent Aussie player in IPL history and continues to enthral audiences all over the world.

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