IPL 2018: 3 stunning cameos in the tournament
These batsmen blew away the opposition with their attacking batting. How many more of these will we witneess in the tournament?
IPL 2018 is nearing its half-way mark. The tournament is now entering an important phase where teams can’t afford to relax. We have witnessed some scintillating knocks in the tournament so far.
Shane Watson and Chris Gayle’s brilliant 100, Sam Billing’s scintillating 56 of 23 balls against Kolkata Knight Riders, Dwayne Bravo’s 68 of 30 balls against Mumbai Indians are some of the best knocks in IPL 2018.
But the ones that we are going to see here are brief scintillating match-winning knocks. A quick-fire 20 or 30 makes a lot of difference in a T20 game. On that note, let’s take a look at the 3 stunning cameos in IPL 2018.
(Only knocks of less than 20 balls are considered for this article)
#3 Krishnappa Gowtham, 33 off 11
Chasing 168 against Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals were tottering at 125 for 6 in the 18th over when Gowtham came to bat. Rajasthan Royals needed 43 off 17 balls against the likes of Jasprit Bumrah and Mustafizur Rahman.
The Royals’ Rs 6.2 crore signing, Krishnappa Gowtham, smashed two of the best death over bowlers to all parts of the ground and chased the score with two balls to spare. He played a stunning cameo as he finished the game with 33 runs off 11 balls. Royals did not pay 6.2 crores for nothing.