IPL: Top 5 batsmen with highest strike rates in history of the tournament
The 11th edition of the Indian Premier League is all set to begin in the month of April. IPL is regarded as the most entertaining event of Indian summer. Not only for the spectators, it is equally refreshing for the players as well. Players from around the world have been a part of this carnival and have played numerous memorable innings. They have given several reasons for the fans to cheer about.
Since the inception of IPL, many impressive records have been set by players. Many players, who did the talking with their bats, thrilled us with their outstanding sixes and fours. The game has now become all about strike rates as the batsmen do not have much time to get their eyes in. It is of no sense if the player scores a half-century off 45 odd deliveries.
Here's a look at 5 batsmen with the highest strike rates in the IPL history with a minimum of 500 IPL runs:
#1 Andre Russell
Andre Russell, the Caribbean cricketer, is a brutal hitter who literally dismisses the ball from its presence. He made his IPL debut playing for the Delhi Daredevils in 2012, but he earned his recognition after he played some destructive innings for the Kolkata Knight Riders. Due to such an impact, he was retained by the KKR franchise.
Russell has a ridiculous strike rate of 173.41 in his IPL career and has hit 37 huge sixes.
In his initial career, Russell played for the Delhi franchise. But he was constantly in the midst of injuries. He failed to prove his dominance for the DD. But after he was purchased by the KKR, he has become a mainstay in their batting line-up.
On several occasions, the then KKR captain, Gautam Gambhir has promoted him up the order to accelerate the team's run rate. His ability to clear the fence very easily has made him a fearful cricketer.
He has only 3 half-centuries to his name but he has played numerous cameos to take his team to victory.