IPL-2022 comes as a new package of opportunity for all the players across the Globe who want to showcase their skill sets in the biggest league of the world. Their impact on their franchise’s chances is what they are bought for.
Herein we will cover about the most Impactful players in IPL which we have adjudged by the impact of their performances in IPL and more importantly to the franchise they played for.
10)- Lasith Malinga
Lasith Malinga did not feature in the inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League. He ended his IPL carrer with 170 wickets in 120 games.
However, he has since made up for lost time and holds the best bowling average and economy rate in the history of the tournament . He is also the leading wicket taker in the league. Lasith Malinga is on 9th position on the list of most Impactful players.
9)- Adam Gilchrist
In his 80 match IPL carrer with Deccan Chargers and Punjab Kings , Adam Gilchrist scored 2,069 runs at a strike rate of 138.39. He scored 11 fifties and two tons.
He then was picked up by Gujarat Lions during Super kings two-year suspension, but returned to the yellow army . CSK won the title for the third time, in 2018 and fourth time in 2021. At one time, Raina also hold the record of playing the most number of games in the IPL history. He is on 8th position on the list of most Impactful players in the IPL history.
7)- Kieron Pollard
Kieron Pollard has been consistent for the Mumbai Indians. He has won many games of the franchise single handedly. He was picked by Mumbai Indians in the year 2011 and has been integral part since then. We have seen him taking some spectacular catches. He has scored 3268 runs in 168 innings. He is placed number 7th on our list of most Impactful players in IPL history.
6)- Dwayne Bravo
Dwayme Bravo is one of the best players to have played in the IPL . Known for his bowling variantions, a mysterious slower ball. He is the fifth-highest wicket-taker in the IPL history, and the second among the list of fast bowlers.
The all-rounder has picked up 167 wickets at 24.32 . He has also won two Purple Caps, in 2013 and 2015. He is also a gun fielder and a explosive lower-order batsman. He has scored 2913 runs in 148 innings. He has been placed at no. 6 on the list of most Impactful players in IPL history.
5)- AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers is one of the most gutsy batsmen cricket ever witnessed, his ability to score big runs in all directions of the ground made the fans bow down to him out of respect.
He has stitched many remarkable partnerships with Virat Kohli over the years for the Royal Challengers.He has scored 5162 runs in 170 innings at an average of 39.71 and a strike rate of 151. AB De Villiers is on the 5th position on the list of most Impactful players in IPL history.
4)- Chris Gayle
The Universe Boss, Chris Gayle is the most dangerous and explosive batsman in the history of the game. He always creates fear in the minds of the bowlers ones he gets going.
He has scored 4965 runs in 142 games with 31 fifties and 6 centuries. He has smashed the maximum number of sixes in the tournament- 357. He has scored maximum runs in an IPL inning – 175* against the Pune Warriors India. He acquires 4th position on the list of most Impactful players in IPL history.
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3)- Virat Kohli
Royal Challengers Bangalore might not have won the trophy so far, but their ex skipper remains one of the best batsmen in the tournament. Virat Kohli leads the list of run scorer with 6283 runs in 207 matches, and is the only player in the tournament to have represented the same side in all 12 seasons.
Kohli had a purple season in 2016, smashing 973 runs at an expectional average of 81.08, including four centuries. He was declared the Most Valuable Player of the league in 2016 season, becoming only the second Indian to win that award after Sachin Tendulkar. He is placed 3rd on the list of most Impactful players in the IPL history .
2)- Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma , the most successful captain in the IPL history with 5 IPL titles. He has been impressive since the inaugural season of the IPL. He is a very talented batsman . He has scored 5611 runs in 213 matches . He has smashed 40 half centuries and a century. He is a pure assest for his team . He is on the 2nd position on the list of most Impactful players in IPL history.
1)- MS Dhoni
The only captain to have lifted the IPL trophy in consecutive years, Dhoni was a cornerstone of CSK’s tremendous success, with his astute leadership and blazing batsmanship. He has captained in 11 of the 12 seasons he’s played in, with 2017, his second season with Rising Pune Supergiant, being the lone exception.
Despite batting in the lower middle-order through most of the competition, Dhoni is the seventh-highest run-getter, with 4746 runs at 39.55 . He has also smashed the third most sixes in the competition (219), only behind AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle.