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IPL 2019: Top 3 explosive opening combinations this season

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4.78K   //    09 Mar 2019, 13:04 IST

#2 Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine (Kolkata Knight Riders)

Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine
Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine

Chris Lynn needs no introduction! Regarded as one of the most aggressive batsmen in T20 cricket, he is an absolute monster. He has performed exceptionally in T20 leagues around the globe and has been an impact player for KKR in the IPL over the last 2 seasons. The Brisbane Heat player has a strike rate of 142.3 in T20s. The Australian enjoyed a successful season in 2018 and will look to continue the good work this season.

Sunil Narine's transformation from a bowler, to a pinch hitter at the top, to a proper allrounder has been phenomenal. It was KKR who transformed him into a pinch hitter in 2017, and he hasn't looked back since. He has developed into a ferocious batsman at the top, and even the best of bowlers have been hammered by him. He has a strike rate of 146.5 in the shortest version of the game.

The duo opened together last season and wreaked havoc throughout. One can definitely expect them to play the way that did last season.

Also read: Top 10 most destructive batsmen in T20 cricket at present

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