IPL: 5 most successful all-rounders in the history of the league
As we are merrily approaching IPL, the excitement is scaling high with each passing day. With IPL being just six days away, all the franchises would be looking forward to churning out the best possible eleven from their squad.
In its long journey of ten years, IPL has witnessed many great all-rounders who have made pre-eminent contributions to their respective franchises. Thus, let us have a look at five most successful all-rounders in the history of the league.
Note: The qualifications of this list is based on a minimum double of 1500 IPL runs and 40 IPL wickets.
#1 Shane Watson (Chennai Super Kings)
The fiery all-rounder from Queensland, Shane Watson, has been one of the best all-rounders in the shortest format of the game. Apart from being a medium pacer, he is a powerful batsman who can handle pace and spin with equal ease.
Shane Watson started his IPL career with Rajasthan Royals as his base. In the inaugural edition of IPL, he was the highest-scorer for his home team, RR, where he scored 472 runs at an astonishing average of 47.20. Marking his presence in the inaugural season of IPL, he went on to be crowned the 'Man of the Tournament' in the same edition.
IPL Numbers (Batting) - Matches: 102 | Runs: 2622 | Avg: 31.21 | S/R: 138.66
IPL Numbers (Bowling) - Matches: 102 | Wickets: 86 | Eco: 7.84 | Avg: 28.27 | S/R: 21.64