IPL 2020: Top 4 Indian Batsmen to Watch Out For
The thirteen edition of Indian Premier League is scheduled to be played in the United Arab Emirates from 19th September till 10th November. With the venues expected to be on the slower side, experienced batsmen like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are most likely to excel this season.
Rishabh Pant is another firebrand player in the batting department for Delhi Capitals, who will be keen to make an impact this season. Let’s take a look at the four batsmen to watch out in the 2020 Indian Premier League.
Virat Kohli (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
Royal Challengers Bangalore Captain will be looking to deliver his absolute best with the bat in this year’s competition. He is one of the few players to have scored more than 5000 runs in the Indian Premier League.
Overall, Virat Kohli has scored 5412 runs in 177 matches at an average of 37.84 with five centuries to his name.
Last year, Virat Kohli accumulated 464 runs in 14 innings at an average of 33.14 with one century and two half-centuries to his name. The team management will be hoping that Virat Kohli can deliver superlative batting performances for the franchise in this year’s competition.
Rohit Sharma (Mumbai Indians)
Mumbai Indians Captain Rohit Sharma will be looking to start this season with a bang. Defending Champions will be hoping that Rohit Sharma can make adjustment to the conditions to the UAE and deliver match-winning performances for the side.
Overall, Rohit Sharma has accumulated 4898 runs in 188 matches at an average of 31.60 with one century. He is the only player to have won the IPL on five occasions and four times lead Mumbai Indians to win the coveted trophy.
Given the slow conditions in the UAE, Rohit Sharma might open the innings with Quinton de Kock for the coming season of Indian Premier League.
Rishabh Pant (Delhi Capitals)
Pugnacious wicket-keeper batsman made a huge impact for Delhi Capitals in 2017 Indian Premier League played in India.
The 23-year old achieved all-time high in his career when he topped the batting charts for Delhi Capitals in the 11th edition of the league. Left-hander accumulated 684 runs in 14 innings at an average of 52.61 with one century and five half-centuries.
He is one player in the Delhi Capitals batting lineup that can shift gears at any moment in the match. Pant is one of the most destructive players with the bat in the Indian Premier League.
Lokesh Rahul (Kings XI Punjab)
In the previous editions of Indian Premier League, Lokesh Rahul has delivered scintillating performances for Kings XI Punjab. For his consistency in terms of run-scoring, franchise has named Lokesh Rahul as new captain of the franchise.
Since 2018, Lokesh Rahul has certainly raised his game with the bat in the Indian Premier League. He has scored more than 1200 runs in the previous editions of the league. In 2018, Lokesh Rahul accumulated 659 runs at an average of 54.91. Last year, Rahul scored 593 runs at an average of 53.90.
Kings XI Punjab will be hoping that he can continue his excellent form with the bat in this year’s tournament.