Updated: 3 August
Cricket is a game that is said to be dominated by either a batsman or a bowler. But there is one category which gets less noticed, that is the all-rounders. The all-rounders have played an immense role in providing balance to the side. An all-rounder is a multi-dimensional player, who adds a lot of value to the side.
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Top 5 all-rounders in IPL
The first player in the list of top 5 all-rounders in IPL is Dwayne Bravo. He has been the backbone of CSK over the years. Bravo has played the role of finisher, who comes lower down in the batting order, and also a medium pace bowler who would take wickets with slower off-cutters.
In the 144 matches, Bravo has scored 1510 runs at an average of 22.9 and a strike rate of 129.1 His wickets in 144 IPL matches are 156. He was not part of the IPL last year due to injury.
The second player in the list of top 5 all-rounders in IPL is Kieron Pollard. Like Bravo, Pollard has also been an integral part of Mumbai Indians. He has played some remarkable match-winning innings coming down the order.
His crucial wickets while bowling has been just icing on the cake. In 171 matches (154 innings) Pollard has scored 3191 runs at an average of 30.7 and strike rate of 150.9 He has also taken 63 wickets till now.
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The third player in the list of top 5 all-rounders in IPL is Shane Watson. He has retired after the last IPL, but his performance has been phenomenal. Shane Watson was a part of different IPL teams such as the Rajasthan Royals, the Royal Challengers Bangalore, and the Chennai Super Kings. In 145 matches, he has scored 3874 runs with an average of 30.99 and a strike rate of 137.91. He has also picked 92 wickets with his pace bowling.
The fourth player in the list of top 5 all-rounders in the IPL is Jacques Kallis. He played only 7 seasons in IPL from 2008-2014. He was part of the Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
In the 98 matches, Kallis scored 2427 runs at an average of 28.5. He also took 65 wickets for his side. His best bowling figure was 3/13 against KKR.
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The fifth player in the list of top 5 all-rounders in IPL is Hardik Pandya. He has been very quickly creating his impression as one of the best all-rounders of India.
Hardik Pandya has been part of Mumbai Indians since 2015. In 87 matches so far, Hardik has scored 1401 runs with an average of 27.5 His strike rate has been a staggering 157.2 In bowling, Hardik has managed to pick up 42 wickets.
These are the top 5 all-rounders in IPL.