Highest Strike rate in IPL
Andre Russell in action for KKR, Image Source : KKR

IPL 2024: Top 5 Overseas Batsmen (Current) With Highest Strike Rate In IPL. The Indian Premier League has been home to innumerable thrilling match encounters where the overseas batsmen have shined brightly and have delivered some unrealistic performances. Despite being home to Indian cricket, many overseas players have time and again admitted that Indian pitches feel like a second home.

With IPL 2024 around the corner, many overseas batsmen will eye to accelerate their strike rate take advantage of the batter-friendly pictures in India, and put huge numbers of runs on the board. IPL 2024 is set to commence from 22nd March with the first game being conducted in Chennai between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Ahead of the IPL 2024, let’s delve into the list of Top 5 Overseas Batsmen who are currently playing with the highest strike rate in the Indian Premier League.

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1. Andre Russell

The Caribbean all-rounder Andre Russell has been a beast in the history of the IPL. Being a part of the tournament for over a decade, Russell has solely destroyed the bowling attack of several teams as he has sole-handedly won multiple encounters for Delhi Daredevils (now known as Delhi Capitals) and Kolkata Knight Riders with a strike rate of 174.00.

No batsman has ever come close to his average strike rate of Russell as he continues to rule the IPL for KKR. Russell will again gear up to dominate the upcoming 17th season of the IPL.

2 Liam Livingston

The English batsman Liam Livingston has been a great performer for Punjab Kings in the past few seasons as he made his debut in the IPL in 2019. He was picked by Rajasthan Royals, where he has had a hard time building his innings for the team. In the 32 innings he has played in the tournament, Livingstone has scored 6 half-centuries with a strike rate of 165.60.

Liam Livingston managed to score 279 runs in eight innings he played for Rajasthan in IPL 2023. However, with a huge strike rate, he can be a great option for the team in IPL 2024.

3 Sunil Narine

Sunil Narine shifted his gears in the IPL as the KKR team management promoted the West Indies spinner to the top. Being a part of the Kolkata Knight Riders squad since 2012, Sunil has put 1046 runs on the board for the team with a strike rate of 159.69.

A few seasons ago, Narine became one of the most dangerous batsmen in the tournament as he thrashed the bowlers irrespective of the opponent. Sunil Naraine will once again pad up for KKR ahead of IPL 2024.

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4 Glenn Maxwell

Glenn Maxwell is one of the most feared batsmen in the IPL as he can accelerate his innings at any point of the game. Maxwell had previously represented three franchises before he landed an integral spot in RCB. The Australian all-rounder, Glenn Maxwell has scored 2719 runs, the highest in this list with a whopping strike rate of 157.62.

Maxwell will be seen in the first match of the IPL 2024 against Chennai Super Kings and will look to thrash the Home team in the season opener.

5 Nicholas Pooran

The West Indies wicket-keeper batsman Nicholas Pooran has been a star performer in the IPL in the past with the bat and on the field. Pooran, who recently became the vice-captain of Lucknow Super Giants has played several remarkable knocks in the IPL with a notable strike rate of 156.79.

Pooran has scored 358 runs in the previous season of the IPL and will look for a better performance in the upcoming IPL 2024.