Players expected to hit most sixes in Final between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings
All-rounder Keiron Pollard can turn the game on its head if he is on song. He has the ability to add runs down the order with some explicit strike-rate. Pollard has scored 383 runs in 15 matches with a strike-rate of 160.
The Jamaican is a true match winner for Mumbai as he can smash almost every bowler in the world from the first ball he faces. His smashing changes the bowler's rhythm and that is what he did down the order, he has 25 sixes (second-highest after Chris Gayle) to his name in the tournament.
Even though Lendl Simmons missed out the first three games of the season, he has accumulated 472 runs to become Mumbai's top-scorer and fourth-highest run getter in the tournament.
In a format where strike-rate is given a lot more importance than a batsman’s average, Simmons has combined consistency with stroke play, averaging nearly 43 runs while striking at 120.
In only 12 innings, he has accumulated eight 35+ scores, including five fifties. A lot is expected out of him on the day of the Finals and we won’t be surprised if we see a few big hits from him.
Mumbai Indians skipper has been the backbone of the side since the past few years. One thing which is interesting about Rohit is that he loves playing at the Eden Gardens, which is the venue for the Final.
He scored a 98* against Kolkata Knight Riders in the opening match of IPL this season at the same venue which four sixes in the innings. Rohit has already hit 19 sixes in this season of the IPL and he would look to add more to his tally in the final.
One of the most consistent batsmen in the Chennai Super Kings squad, Suresh Raina, loves to hit towering sixes over the straight boundary.
His tally of 149 sixes in all IPL seasons is a proof of to those stats. Raina maintains a very good playoffs record as he has scored five fifties in all at the final stages of the IPL so far. He will be one threat to the MI's bowler if he gets going.
One of the most destructive finishers in the cricket world, MS Dhoni, is known for his six hitting abilities. His famous Helicopter shot is one unique shot which hardly any other batsmen have been able to emulate.
Dhoni has already hit 16 sixes in this season of the IPL making sure that he finishes the innings well. In the all-important Finals against the Mumbai Indians, a lot would be expected by the CSK's skipper.
CSK Opener, Dwayne Smith, is no mug with the bat when it comes to using the long handle and giving the team’s quick fire start.
His innings of 62 off 30 deliveries against the Mumbai Indian in their very home ground included 4 sixes. Smith is one of the successful batsmen who has used the six overs of powerplay effectively till now. He makes sure he scores at a brisk pace so that the team gets a good start to the innings.