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Do you know about the top overseas players of all time who are playing in IPL 2021? Let’s have a look! IPL has done a fantastic job of discovering the talent of players whether Indian or overseas over the years. So Many overseas cricket stars have earned huge success in the tournament.
In the blog post, We will look at 5 of the top overseas players and IPL their journeys. So stay tuned till the end.
#1 of Top overseas players – Chris Gayle
West Indies batsman Chris Gayle is popular as ‘The Universe boss’ and ‘Six Machine’. It is so obvious to call him Six Machine because He has hit most no. of sixes with his massive bat. Gayle holds first place in the Most Sixes list in the IPL tournament. Till now he has whipped 351 sixes in only 133 matches.
He is not only one of the most destructive top overseas players in IPL. He has numerous records marked under his name. One of the Iconic moments in IPL, Chris Gayle hammered unbeaten 175 scores in IPL 2013 against Pune Warriors India. Which is the highest individual score till now. In that season he set records of fastest hundred and most sixes(17) in an inning in IPL. He has scored 4,812 runs in 133 matches with a solid average strike rate of 150.04.
He made his IPL debut in 2009 for Kolkata Knight Riders though he did not start with success in the beginning years. When Royal Challengers Bangalore picked him in IPL 2011, he enjoyed the great success of his IPL career. He won the man of the tournament IPL 2011 award for his splendid batting performance.
He played IPL 2011-2017 for RCB. Then Gayle joined Kings XI Punjab in 2018 and playing for the team in IPL 2021.
#2 of Top overseas player – AB De Villiers
The South African legend AB de Villiers is the most thrilling player to watch in IPL. He is well versed to play outrageous shots all around the wickets truly makes him Mr. 360. He holds second place in most sixes list with 237 sixes in 170 matches. While he has scored a total of 4,897 runs in 170 matches with an incredible strike rate of 152.12.
In the beginning, De Villiers started his IPL career with Delhi Daredevils and played from 2008 to 2010 for the franchise. Since 2011, De Villiers is playing for RCB. he has become one of the pillars of the franchise.
Even though RCB has not won a single trophy, De Villiers is devoted to the team and plays at his best. He has won most man-of-the-match awards in IPL.
Till now RCB has not released him and he is playing for the franchise in IPL 2021.
#3 of Top overseas players – David Warner
David Warner, the Sunrisers Hyderabad(SRH) skipper led the team to win its first-ever IPL title in 2016. Warner made his IPL debut in 2009 with Delhi Daredevils. Since 2014, he is playing for the Sunrisers Hyderabad franchise.
David is well known for his aggressive batting style. He is one of the most destructive openers in the tournament. In the chart of most runs, he secures fourth place with 5257 in 143 matches. David Warner has hit most fifties in IPL history. He tops the list of most no. of the orange cap with 3 awards in 2015, 2017, and 2019.
His consistent performance is one of the main reasons that Sunrisers Hyderabad has qualified for playoffs in the last five years with an IPL trophy. In IPL 2020, he led the SRH franchise to secure third place in the points table and will lead the team hoping for the second trophy in IPL 2021.
#4 of Top overseas players – Kieron Pollard
An aggressive all-rounder Kieron Pollard is one of the best players in T20 format all over the world. Pollard made his IPL debut with Mumbai Indians in 2010 though it wasn’t a good start for him. In IPL 2013 finals, Pollard’s impressive performance played a crucial role for MI to win their first-ever IPL trophy. He also won the player of the match(finals) award that year.
Since then he is at the center of MI players and the franchise has immense faith in his adaptability. He has been one of the most important and consistent players of all 5 winning seasons of MI. He became the first player to perform in the 150th match for the franchise in IPL 2020.
Pollard well known as Polly has been featured in 165 matches and scored 3030 with picking 60 wickets for the team. In IPL 2020, his performance was smashing 268 runs with a magnificent Strike rate of 191.42. This year also in IPL 2021, Mumbai Indians fans and owners are expecting his tremendous performance.
#5 of Top overseas players – Andre Russell
The attacking all-rounder Andre Russell first appeared in IPL 2012 for the Delhi Daredevils franchise. He hardly played any matches and performed for Delhi Daredevils. Then Kolkata Knight Riders picked him ahead of IPL 2014 season and retained him till now in IPL 2021.
Andre Russell proved his credentials in the first-ever season for the franchise by winning the most valuable player of tournament award IPL 2015.
His speculative batting and bowling performance with 326 runs and 14 wickets in 13 matches displayed his worth. In 2019, Andre Russell was again awarded the most valuable player of the tournament award. He scored 510 runs with a stunning strike rate of 204.81 and grabbed 11 wickets. Russell has played only 75 games and scored 1522 at an astonishing average strike rate of 181.83. He tops the chart of best strike rate batsman in IPL.
Indubitably He is one of the most powerful T20 batsmen in the IPL currently. Apart from his amazing hitting, he is capable of bowling and superb fielding which makes him a fantastic all-rounder asset. In his past few seasons, he established himself as an impactful player in IPL.
So these are the 5 of the top overseas players of all time who are playing in IPL 2021.
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