IPL Highest Strike Rate
The T-20 format demands batsmen to score expeditiously in order to win games as well as to entertain the fans. With hot-blooded youngsters pooling into the IPL every year there is no hesitation for them to press the accelerator. Here is the list of players who have smashed runs in no time and won games to their team.
You might be even startled to see more of all rounder’s rather than pure batsmen in this list of highest strike rates.
List of Highest Batting Strikes Rates in IPL:
#5) Glenn Maxwell
Although Maxwell has played some outstanding knocks in the earlier editions of the IPL he has failed to be consistent in spite of franchises paying high bucks and putting full faith on him.
This Australian has the talent and power to play a match-winning innings on his own. Glenn Maxwell has a strike rate of 160.50 with 1398 runs up his sleeves.
#4) Rishabh Pant
All the cricketing fans’ eyes twinkle when they see a young talent like Rishabh Pant. Every year we get to see extraordinary talents like Pant from all over the world playing in the IPL. IPL is one of the prestigious stages where youngsters get to make their names and show their talent to the globe.
This Indian used this opportunity to the maximum extent and has played some brilliant match-winning innings through his unorthodox shots. Pant has played some ferocious knocks to the Delhi Capitals with a strike rate of 161.11 and 1769 runs to his name.
#3) Moeen Ali
This British all-rounder amazes every time he plays with his exceptional all-rounder skills. His timing behind the strokes he plays is just brilliant and also comes in handy with his quality off-break bowling.
Ali’s elegance and versatility have been proven to be effective on all types of grounds. Moeen Ali has a strike rate of 165.92 though he has scored only 297 runs until now.
#2) Sunil Narine
It might come as a surprise to many to see this player at 2nd position, but yes he is one player who has been a boon for KKR since he started to open the innings. Apart from his exceptional bowling skills, Narine has been used as a floater and he has never disappointed to give a good start to the innings.
Although he has improved as a batsman in T-20 cricket to score some quick fires nobody can deny the fact that the power play has been to his side of advantage. Sunil Narine has a second highest strike rate of 168.34 with 771 runs in his bag.
#1) Andre Russell
There is no lack of power in the West Indian batsmen and Russell is no exception to this case. Andre Russell is equally good in all the three departments of the game and was lone army in the KKR squad last year. This Jamaican has the potential to bowl at speeds over 140km/h, flex his muscles to park the ball out of the ground and also you can see him sweeping balls all around the boundary.
This epitome of power has an astonishing strike rate of 186.41 which is the highest in IPL so far with 1400 runs in his bank.