In the IPL 2020 auction, all the teams tried to cover all the three departments of the game well. However, after two weeks of play, once again the coaches of all the franchises are learning from the mistakes made in the tournament and considering important changes. T20 cricket is considered a batsman’s game and IPL has always been a run-fest for batsmen. Before the 13th season of the Indian Premier League, Chennai Super Kings were considered to be the main contenders for the title, although their opinion has changed only after a few matches of the tournament.
After the auction, the batting department of all the teams looked very strong. But match-by-match, it has exposed many teams. In this article, we will discuss 3 teams with the strongest batting attack after 22 matches played in IPL 13 so far.
3.Kings XI Punjab
Lokesh Rahul is the strongest side of Kings XI Punjab, who has so far scored 313 runs at an average of 62.60 in the tournament. At the same time, his partner Mayank Agarwal is at number three with 281 runs in the list of batsmen with the most runs. After the opening pair, West Indies’ left-handed wicketkeeper-batsman Nicholas Pooran, who has been the fastest Pachasa of this season, cannot be forgotten.
He scored a smashing half-century in 17 balls in the 22nd match of the tournament played against Sunrisers Hyderabad. However, despite this, the Punjab team could not break the defeat. Apart from these, the team has dangerous batsmen like Chris Gayle who have become a symbol of strength of bench strength. However, on the day he returns to the field, it is bound to rain fours and sixes.
Mumbai Indians, one of the most successful teams in the IPL, have lost only two matches so far while winning four matches. The Mumbai Indians batsmen have been a big contributor to all the wins. Team captain Rohit Sharma has been seen leading his batting department from the front. He has scored 211 runs in 6 matches played at an average of 35.17. On the other hand, Suryakumar Yadav appears in the form, who has scored 180 runs in 6 matches at an average of 36.
The special thing is that in the list of batsmen who have scored the most runs, Rohit is sixth while Yadav is at number 10. Apart from these two batsmen, the team has a promising batsman like Ishaan Kishan who missed out on a century by 1 run against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Hardik and Pollard, as usual, are doing well to get the balls out of the boundary line in the final overs.
In the tournament, Delhi Capitals have attracted everyone’s attention not only with their bowling but also with batting. Delhi have performed all-round in the tournament so far and that is why the team is second in the points table after playing just 5 matches. Talking about the batting department of Delhi, from his opening pair to the middle order, everything looked fine. Among the batsmen who hit the most runs, Prithvi Shaw and Shreyas Iyer are in the top 10 list while Rishabh Pant is in the top 15 list.
Looking at the performance of these three batsmen of Delhi Capitals in the tournament, Prithvi Shaw has scored 179 runs at an average of 35.80, Captain Shreyas Iyer has scored 181 at an average of 45.25 and Pant has scored 171 runs at an average of 42.75. At the same time, Marcus Stoinis is proving to be the trump card for the team, who have scored two half-centuries so far. Apart from this, the team has the zealous batsmen like experienced Shikhar Dhawan and Shimron Hetmyer.