So guys, are you ready for the next IPL 2017? The Indian Premier League(IPL) grow tremendously year by year. It’s like a festival in India and to the whole cricket fans. Last year, 2016, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore fought each other for the champion trophy and Sunrisers Hyderabad lifted the trophy first time in the IPL history. Unlike test matches and one-day international matches, these 20-20 matches are very thrilling to watch. Every batsman transforms them like a monster and tries to hit the ball outside the rope every time. So we can see more sixes and fours. Through this post, I’m going to line up the top 10 best batsman in IPL 2017. These 10 batsmen are very dangerous to the opponent team. Note that, I’m publishing this post 1-month before the IPL 2017. So it’s all my prediction only.
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Top 10 Best Batsman In IPL 2017
10 – CH Gayle – Royal Challengers Bangalore
The monster of world cricket. With his power and strength, he easily sends the ball out of the boundary line. The opposite team struggles to cut off the run rate until Chris Gayle is on the crease. He didn’t shine during the last IPL season 2016. But if we see the whole IPL history, this man proves, he is one of the dangerous players for IPL cricket. In 2016 IPL he scored 227 runs in 10 innings with the strike rate of 151.33 including 21 sixes and 17 fours. He is in a good form or not, whenever he stands in the crease, the run rate would be great. Because of his inconsistency, I ranked him on 10th dangerous batsman of IPL 2017.
9 – SR Watson – Royal Challengers Bangalore
The Australian huge man SR Watson is another dangerous player in this IPL 2017. He always starts the game with slow run rate but after some time he builds the run rate in a rocket speed. He has ability and power to hit sixes and fours. Besides his batting performance, he is one of the good part time bowlers. So the team desperately needs this guy. The 2016 IPL was not his IPL but still, the team believes him in this 2017 IPL. In 2016 he scored 179 runs in 15 innings with the strike rate of 133.58 including 12 sixes and 14 fours. But I’m sure that his guy will shine the best in this 2017 IPL with some outstanding shots over the rope.
8 – GJ Maxwell – Kings XI Punjab
Another high-quality batsman especially in limited over cricket. He is the silent killer. He looks very calm even stands inside the crease. But his shots simply talk about his ability and power. It’s very hard to set the fielder for this man because he has the ability to hit the ball wherever the ground is empty. Unlike other players, he is the legend of reverse sweep shot. As like the above players, he was not shining on the IPL 2016. On that particular series, he scored 179 runs in 11 matches with the strike rate of 144.35 including 8 sixes and 14 fours. It’s hard to predict the run rate as long as he staying in the crease. One of the best Australian player and this guy mostly show some fireworks in this IPL 2017.
7 – RG Sharma – Mumbai Indians
Another silent killer of IPL and he is the captain of Mumbai Indians. Once he plays the balls without struggling, it’s very hard to take this wicket out. It means you will see some record breaking runs on the scoreboard. He is the highest run scorer in one-day international cricket history. 2016 IPL was one of his best series ever. In 2016 IPL he scored 489 runs in 14 innings with the strike rate of 132.88 including 16 sixes and 49 fours. He is one of the strong players of Indian cricket team and provides his talent on Mumbai Indian over the past years. I’m sure that he will shine on this coming IPL 2017. As an opener of Mumbai Indians team, he is the one open the path for other following players with his attacking shots.
6 – MJ Guptill – Kings XI Punjab
A New Zealand promising player who is going to represent Kings XI Punjab this time. He is one of the best openers in this current cricket world. He wasn’t played plenty of matches in IPL 2016. That’s one of the reasons why this cricket world does not identify him as a dangerous player on limited over cricket. His 237* score currently holds the record for highest individual score in World Cup cricket and the second highest score in One Day Internationals. He is one of the consistent players in this current cricket. I hope this time Martin Guptill will join with Maxwell and bring his team to the highest level as much as he can. Also, this IPL 2017 is the good series to prove him that he is one of the dangerous players on T-20 matches.
5 – JC Buttler – Mumbai Indians
JC Buttler is one of the promising England players nowadays. He easily scores runs with the best strike rate. He is the only consistent player in Mumbai Indians and they put more hope on this big man. His recent batting performances simply awesome. He can able to score runs and has an ability to make the overall run rate beyond anyone’s expectations. He was not shining well enough on last IPL 2016. On that particular series, he scored 255 runs in 14 innings with the strike rate of 138.58 including 11 sixes and 23 fours. But his recent batting performances were making anyone believe that he is one of the dangerous players in limited over cricket. If he gets a good partnership, I’m sure this guy destroy all the teams. This 2017 IPL will be the good series to prove him as a dangerous player of this current cricket world.
4 – MS Dhoni – Rising Pune Supergiants
He is the game changer of any type of cricket. Apart from power and ability, this guy has some luck, I guess. Mr. Cool is his nickname and it completely suits with his behavior. He is the best captain India ever found and I can say, he is the best captain among all other cricket captains. He is not only the game changer but also the game finisher. He always brings him to the crease 4th down or 5th down, but he can change the situation with his helicopter sixes. The IPL 2016 he scored 284 runs in 12 innings with the strike rate of 135.23 including 14 sixes and 18 fours. The best part you have to consider is, among those 12 innings he was not out in five innings. He always plays for his team and not for his individual records. He is the best player when everyone got out early. I’m sure that his guy continues his best service in this IPL 2017 by scoring runs in the difficult situations.
3 – AB de Villiers – Royal Challengers Bangalore
Mr 360 is his nickname and it suited well to this guy. Whenever he comes to batting the opponent team really struggle to bowl him and set the field to him. It’s pointless to set the fielder to this guy. Because he will always find the tiny gaps for fours and find a 360-degree gap for sixes. He is an extraordinary player for this cricket world. He has an ability to send the ball everywhere out of the rope. Moreover, he always plays for his team, not for his own records. He knows the situation well and plays his cricket according to that situation. His 2016 IPL was awesome. On that particular series, he scored 687 runs in 16 innings with the strike rate of 168.79 including 37 sixes and 57 fours along with 6 fifties and one century. I’m sure this guy continues his superb batting in this whole IPL 2017 as well.
2 – DA Warner – Sunrisers Hyderabad
Here is the best run scorer of Australia. For last two years, he scoring runs in a rocket speed in every format of the cricket game. He was the top starrer of the last IPL 2016 which helped Sunrisers Hyderabad lift the maiden champion trophy. He was the second highest run scorer of 2016 IPL. On that IPL he scored 848 runs in 17 innings with the strike rate of 151.42 and the average of 60.57 including 31 sixes and 88 fours along with 9 fifties. He is the best opener of the last IPL and it will continue this IPL 2017 as well. He is in the best form now and I’m pretty sure this guy going to make some fireworks in this IPL 2017. He is one of the destructive players and his batting will be the challenge for the opponent team.
1 – V Kohli – Royal Challengers Bangalore
Virat Kohli is the number one player in any format of the game. For last two years, the cricket world finds him as a promising player. His consistent batting ensures the number one position among these 10 dangerous players in this IPL 2017. He is the captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore and his batting performances impact a lot on last IPL 2016 which brought the team to the finals. He was the highest run-scorer of the last IPL 2016. On that particular series, he scored 973 runs in 16 innings with the strike rate of 152.03 and the average of 81.08 including 38 sixes and 83 fours along with 7 fifties and 4 centuries. These stats enough to prove him how dangerous he is for the opponent team. Unlike others, he is the consistent player which is the best part of Royal Challengers Bangalore. I’m sure that this guy going to raise his bat as many as possible in this IPL 2017 as well.
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These are the top 10 batsman in IPL 2017 and they are going to be most dangerous players in this IPL 2017. This line up is my prediction only. So if you have any other idea, you can use the comment box below. I always welcome your comments and suggestions. Also, you can share this post by clicking one of the social share buttons below.