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IPL 2020: 5 batting greats who have career strike rates of less than 130

Sai Krishna
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Modified 19 Sep 2020, 18:16 IST
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#3 Dinesh Karthik - 129.8; Will play for KKR in IPL 2020

Dinesh Karthik has taken the most catches by a wicket-keeper in IPL history
Dinesh Karthik has taken the most catches by a wicket-keeper in IPL history

Dinesh Karthik's inclusion on this list might come as a surprise given that he has all the shots in the book, but the fact of the matter is that he has a career IPL strike rate of 129.8. This isn't too bad by any means, and he has scored 3,654 runs in 182 games to be placed at #12 on the list of leading IPL run-scorers.

The KKR skipper has certainly been striking the ball well over the past few seasons while playing the finisher's role, and we should see him cross the 130 mark over the course of IPL 2020. Karthik's side failed to make the playoffs last year, and they will be keen on turning things around in IPL 2020.


#2 Ajinkya Rahane - 121.92; Will play for DC in IPL 2020

Ajinkya Rahane will play for the Delhi Capitals in IPL 2020
Ajinkya Rahane will play for the Delhi Capitals in IPL 2020

Much like Parthiv, Ajinkya Rahane isn't known for his big hitting. The former Rajasthan Royals skipper has scored 3,820 runs in 140 IPL games at an average of 32.93 and a strike rate of 121.92, and is the batsman with the second lowest strike rate on this list.

Rahane is part of the Delhi Capitals squad for IPL 2020, but whether he will get opportunities to play for the side remains to be seen, largely due to the presence of this man -


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#1 Shikhar Dhawan - 124.8; Will play for DC in IPL 2020

Shikhar Dhawan is the fifth-highest run-scorer in IPL history
Shikhar Dhawan is the fifth-highest run-scorer in IPL history

Shikhar Dhawan's game is very similar to that of Ajinkya Rahane, and he might keep the Indian Test vice-captain out of the DC side.

With 4,579 runs in 159 games at an average of 33.42 and a strike rate of 124.8, the southpaw is the fifth-highest run-scorer in IPL history. He is also one of two players in the top 10 - Gautam Gambhir being the other - who has a career strike rate of below 130.

Despite this record, Dhawan will be one to watch out for in IPL 2020.


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