Updated: Oct 11, 2021
The Indian Premier League, a cash-rich cricket league, has been suspended for an indefinite period of time. Now it resumes in September from the U.A.E., where it was originally scheduled to be held.
Eight franchises showed off their all-rounders again. These players were multi-dimensional and each of them could do a different thing well.
Krunal Pandya was poor with the ball in India, but he had one shining performance. He notched up 1 wicket against Kolkata Knight Riders in 4 overs. He had 3 wickets in 6 innings overall, averaging 42.66 and an economy rate of 7.52.
The team has been on a roll since he was promoted to No.4. In just 7 innings, he managed 100 runs at an average of 16.66 and a strike rate of 131.57.
Pat Cummins has been a decent performer in recent games for KKR with both bat and ball. Although his primary skill is not lighting up the IPL, he has been able to perform in recent games and contribute to the team in a way that is positive. In seven games this season, he has been able to smash 93 runs at a strike rate of 166.07.
Aside from that, Cummins also helped the team with nine wickets in seven innings at an average of 26.33.
Kyle Jamieson played in India for the first time in his career. The Indian pitches were challenging for a player who had never seen them before. Jamieson secured 9 wickets in 7 innings at an average of 24.55, but his expensive economy rate was 9.20.
He helped himself with the bat by scoring 59 runs in 5 innings at a strike rate of 143.90.
Sam Curran, an Australian cricketer, was embroiled in the IPL scandal. Before Covid put a stop to the game, Curran was dominating. He had picked up nine wickets in seven games, including his prized scalp of Dre Russ, at 24.11.
Sam Curran scored 58 runs and took 9 wickets in the first test against Pakistan. That's pretty good, huh?
Andre Russell had a tough 2017 season and has begun to show improvements in the early 2018 season. Some of his highlights this season were a five-wicket haul against the Mumbai Indians and a 15-ball 9 to end the game.
A signal of hope and despair, Russell is a breath of fresh air in an otherwise losing team. In the match against CSK, he played an awe-inspiring innings that included six sixes and three fours. Despite his efforts, it wasn’t enough to take his team past the finishing line. A similar defeat came against RCB, where Russell scored a 2 with 22 balls.
Overall, Dre Russ scored 163 runs in 7 innings by hitting at a strike rate of 155.23, claiming 7 wickets which is 16.28% of all the balls he bowled.