The Indian Premier League has been underway in the United Arab Emirates and now nearing its business end with just three matches to go before the champions are crowned for the 2020 season.
After months of lockdown, the IPL came as a relief for all the cricket fans around the world. The season has been especially good for Indian fans, given the performances of the Indian players which have been mighty impressive.
Here we take a look into some of the top Indian performers in the season:
Although out of the tournament, the Kings XI Punjab skipper KL Rahul has been in sublime form. Rahul scored more than 500 runs for the third consecutive season, getting better with every passing season.
KL Rahul is currently the orange cap holder in the season having scored 670 runs in 14 matches with an impressive average of 55.83 and a strike rate of 129.34.
Rahul have managed to maintain an average of over 50 for the third consecutive season.
Mayank Agarwal’s attitude and temperament was the best thing about him this season. Even after being in and out of the playing XI fighting with injury, Mayank showed a positive intent all throughout.
Mayank was aggressive but was seldom seen being reckless in his approach. For a major part of the season, he was right behind Rahul in the run for the orange cap. Mayank has scored 424 runs from 11 matches with an average of 38.54 and a great strike rate of 156.45
Shikhar Dhawan demonstrated his absolute destructive side up at the top in this season of IPL. Whenever he has got a start, he has been very difficult to contain. Apart from some huge scores and back-to-back centuries, the way he has dominated the opposition was something very impactful.
The swashbuckling southpaw has scored 525 runs in 15 matches with an average of 43.75 and a strike rate of 144.23
Coming back from injury, the Indian pacer did not have a great start to the tournament, but the way he has bounced back when he was needed the most has impressed one and all. Bumrah has been absolutely spot on with his line and length as he has been very difficult to get away.
After a match-winning spell against the Delhi Capitals in the Qualifier 1 on Thurday, Bumrah is currently the purple cap holder having picked up 27 wickets in 14 games with an economy of 6.71 and average of 13.92
The performance of this young mystery spinner from Kolkata Knight Riders is something every Indian would surely remember for a long period.
The way Varun handled pressure and the way he deceived some of the world-class batsmen was just mind-blowing.
He does not turn the ball a great deal, but his ability to bowl quick through the air and bowl with a wet ball makes him a dangerous bowler.
Varun picked up 17 wickets from 13 matches with an economy of 6.84 and an average of 20.94
Stats courtesy IPLT20.com