The IPL has become the alternative to international cricket for India’s domestic players. With a few years of slogging in domestic cricket cannot do can be accomplished with just one good season in the T20, which sees the perfect players from all over the globe come face to face against each other.
India has the Indian Premier League to thank for various players that have graduated to the national team over the years. One of the best thing about IPL is that no team win here, but its the cricket that wins. The other best thing of IPL is the Purple and Orange caps of the players that is given to the best bowler and batsman of the tournament. The caps keep rotating with in players as they move forward with points.
Here is a list of 6 key players to watch out for in the IPL match:
1. Mahendra Singh Dhoni:
All of you know that, he is the captain of Chennai Super Kings and he is one of the ultimate choices of anyone in the world when it comes to T20 cricket. He brings not just his wicket keeping skills and prowess with the bat into play, but is also renowned for his leadership skills-winning matches from losing positions.
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His absence for team India in the recently concluded “Asia Cup” might be a good example for his leadership skills. So, he is the first cricket player who looks for the IPL season.
2. Virat Kohli:
Virat Kohli is one of the finest batsmen in the world today. He is the one who plays the game aggressively and unafraid to express his emotions on the field. His aggressive bating style has earned him over 550 runs in his brief T20 international career. The Virat Kohli is also a good fielder and can bowl the occasional medium pace spell too.
3. David Warner:
David Warner is a quick scoring left-handed opening batsman, who would attack the opposing bowlers from the very first ball, if he gets it right. He takes the match away from the opposition within a few overs.
He is also the first cricketer, who would record centuries in back to back T20 matches. Warner is the first Australian Cricketer in 132 years to be selected for a national team in any format without experience in first-class cricket.
4. Corey Anderson:
He is the next player who we should watch out for in IPL. Many persons doesn’t know about him few months ago, but his fastest century in ODI cricket makes him very popular and due to that he became an overnight star across the world.
He is not only an excellent batsman, but also a good wicketkeeper. His all-round abilities attract many cricket fans and surely he will be one of the key players in the IPL match.
5. Chris Gayle:
The West Indies opener Chris Gayle is arguably the most devastating latest batsman and he is the first man who scored a century in international T20 match. Again he is one of the leading six-hitter in IPL match.
He is one of the most powerful players who takes the game away from the opposition within a short period of time. His dominance in the IPL match made him one of the feared batsmen in the world. He has slammed 10 fifties and a hundred which is composed of 66 sixes and 97 fours in T20 international match.
6. Lasith Malinga:
Lasith Malinga is a Sri Lankan cricketer and he is well-recognized for his capability to take consecutive wickets. Malinga is the one and only bowler who has taken 3 hat tricks in the ODI and he is also the first and only player who have taken 4 wickets in 4 successive balls in international match.
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Lasith Malinga has a rare round-arm action, which makes it tougher for batsmen to read his deliveries. He is also familiar for his intelligence to bowl yorkers and slower the balls to inhibit the scoring in the late overs of the matches.
Undoubtedly, the participation of these 6 key players in any team of IPL would definitely lead them into a victory. Since each and every one of the aforementioned players has lots of potential and unique qualities with them, their fans will definitely expect more from them in the IPL matches.