Top 10 Best IPL All Rounder 2013
IPL is one of the most celebrated sports league in the world. Thanks to the initiative taken by the BCCI, people have not got an opportunity to enjoy the world class cricket matches every year. In the year 2014, Indian Premier League will enter into its 7th season. For the past 6 seasons, this league has progressed a lot and the standard of the game is getting improved with each passing year. In a game of cricket the most important player in any team is the all-rounders. All-rounders can play the role of both the bowler as well as the batsman as per the requirement of the team. Having an all- rounder proves to be a boon of the skipper as he can select one extra bowler or batsman as per the situation. We are hereby giving out the list of the top ten all-rounders who performed exceptionally well in the IPL 2013. Here goes the list.
10. Andre Russell
This list starts with the West Indian who made his IPL debut in the year 2012 for the Delhi Daredevils. Within a span of two years, he has made his mark with the outstanding performance both with the bat and the ball. We are hereby taking about Andre Russell. On numerous occasions he has finished the matches with his devastating strokes and has left the opposition team helpless. He has been the reason for the Delhi Daredevils to win so many matches in the 2012 edition.
9. Albie Morkel
Albie Morkel, the elegant South African is next here in this list. This all-rounder made his IPL debut in the year 2008 for the Chennai Super Kings. From then on, he along with other players forms the core of this highly successful IPL team. Albie Morkel is not only one of the best fast bowlers in the whole world but he can also bat exceptionally well if the situation requires. He has won many games for the Chennai Super Kings in various tournaments. The best thing about Albie Morkel is that he can perform at any batting position and this helps the captain to use as per the situation.
8. Yuvraj Singh
The dashing Indian southpaw is at the number eighth slot. People from around the world are aware of the explosions that he has done with his bat. When he comes out to bat, a seriousness can be seen on the opposition skipper as he knows that Yuvraj can single handily change the course of the game. He is the man to look for when he is on fire. Apart from his classy batting, he is also one of the talented bowlers who bowls with the variable pace and often disturbs the opposition batsman.
7. Chris Gayle
He is one such player who always has a big impact on the game. Be it with the amazing and explosive batting or with his slow spin bowling. Chris Gayle, the giant West Indian loves to perform on the cricketing field. For the Royal Challenges Bangalore, Chris Gayle is the pillar of strength as he has been among the top run scorer in all the IPL’s that he has played. Further he has also taste immense success with his bowling. His name in the team list is enough to frighten the opposition team.
6. Moises Henriques
Moises Henriques is the Australian all-rounder who made his mark into the Indian Premier League. He is one of the most talented all-rounders that the Australian has right now. With his fast bowling ability capability, he is a big help for the captain. Further he can score some handy runs as well when the chips are down. In the IPL, he has played for the Kolkata Knight Riders and the Delhi Daredevils. Currently he is part of the Bangalore Royal Challengers.
5. Shane Watson
Despite being a payer who is prone to injuries, Shane Watson is one of the best all-rounders of his generation. This Australian is a hard hitting batsman and can also bowl with good pace according to the need of the team. He rose to fame with his incredible performance in the inaugural IPL and stunned the critics who doubted his abilities. He led the Rajasthan Royals to win the inaugural IPL. Right from the start he has been a key player for the Rajasthan Royals and even after 6 editions continues to play for them.
4. Ravindra Jadeja
Our very own “Sir” Ravindra Jadeja is the next all-rounder in this list. Within a short span of time, this player has touched the stardom because of his amazing cricketing skills. He has been an integral part of the Chennai Super Kings for so many years now. With his good performance with the bat and ball, he has played major role for the Chennai Super Kings and has helped them to secure the IPL Championship as well as the Champions League T20 trophy. On numerous occasions he has proven his critics wrong and has played some exceptional cricket.
3. Dwayne Bravo
Another West Indian that we have in our list is Dwayne Bravo. He started his IPL career with the Mumbai Indians but was later on traded by the Chennai Super Kings to play for them. Dwayne Bravo is not only a useful all-rounder but is also of the amazing fielder. With his amazing fielding skills he saved many runs which in turn helped his team to win matches. The same goes for the extra ordinary catches that he has taken over the years. He is a fun loving cricketer and so can be often seen joking in the field.
2. Kieron Pollard
This massive West Indian came into limelight with the amazing stroke play in the Champions League T20 which was held in India. Impressed by his hard hitting abilities, he was quickly selected by the Mumbai Indian to be part of their team. From then on, he has been integral part of the Mumbai Indians and helped them become the Champions in the 2013 edition. Moreover he also played the major role with the bat and ball to help his team win the Champions League T20 on two occasions. He has been go-to man for the Mumbai Indians on many occasions.
1. Jacques Kallis
It is not only the T20 cricket that we are taking about, Jacques Kallis is one of the top rated all-rounders in the history of the game. On numerous occasions he has proved his mettle by performing exceptionally well and has single handily won the game for his team. He is undoubtedly a legend. Jacques Kallis made his debut in the IPL for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. He was later on purchased by the Kolkata Knight Riders and it proved to be a master stroke as he helped them to win the tournament in the year 2012. He has also been awarded with the orange cap for the maximum number of runs scored.