The IPL 2022 season is slated to begin soon. The 15th edition of the Tata Indian Premier League will begin on March 26 with the opening match between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders. The much-anticipated match will take place at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium.
The Indian Premier League (IPL) has traditionally served as a showcase for the world’s best players. The IPL, a tournament that rewards players for maintaining a high strike rate and hitting sixes, has produced some memorable innings in T20 history.
In this article, we look at the top five batsmen with the highest batting strike rate to watch out for in the 15th edition of TATA Indian Premier League.
#5 Shimron Hetmyer
West Indies star Shimron Hetmyer was roped in by Rajasthan Royals for IPL 2022 season. The big hitter Hetmyer has amassed a strike rate of 151.16 in 29 innings scoring 517 runs in the tournament with ana average of 25.85.
#4 Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya who is captaining the Gujarat Titans camp for 15th season of TATA IPL has a magnificent strike rate of 153.9 in the tournament. In his IPL career, Pandya has scored 1476 runs while facing 959 deliveries with an average of 25.22.
#3 Nicholas Pooran
Nicholas Pooran is ranked fifth on this list. Pooran is the member of Hyderabad Sunrisers camp in the TATA IPL 2022. The West Indies player has a batting strike rate of 154.98 in the tournament. He has scored 606 runs in 31 innings while facing 391 deliveries. So far in the tournament, the left-hander has an average of 22.44.
#2 Sunil Naraine
Although, Sunil Naraine entered the IPL tournament as a mystery spinner but his ability to hit boundaries is known to a few. While batting, the West Indies player has a strike rate of 161.69. After facing 590 deliveries, the left-handed batsman has scored 954 runs in the tournament. In 76 innings, he has a batting average of 15.63. Narine will be a member of the Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2022 season.
#1 Andre Russell
Andre Russell is ranked first on this list. The batter from the West Indies has a batting strike rate of 178.57. In the tournament, the hard-hitting batsman has smashed 1700 runs in just 952 deliveries. In 70 innings, he has a 29.31 batting average and 9 half-centuries. Andre Russell will represent the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL 2022.