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5 Batters to look out for in IPL 2023

Rajasthan Royals' Jos Buttler
Rajasthan Royals' Jos Buttler

Batters win matches, on average, more than bowlers, in T20 cricket. If the batting line-up clicks, the opposition comes under immediate pressure. The IPL is no exception, in that respect, and with that in mind, we have compiled below a list of 5 batters to look out for, in IPL 2023, that have match winning credentials, whether batting first or second, for their franchises.

Before checking out our list, it is also worth mentioning the IPL betting markets available, at betway, where you can get some of the best odds on the tournament batters predicted performances.

1. Harry Brook (Sunrisers Hyderabad)

Harry Brook has been bought by Sunrisers at a very fat pay cheque. He has been in the form of his short career both in red ball and white ball cricket. Against Pakistan, Brook scored plenty of runs away from home. Against New Zealand too, he was very effective and one of the only batters in the series to shine bright.

Brook holds a healthy average of 33.77 in T20 cricket and he scores at an impressive strike rate of 148.38. Harry Brook plays very well on the subcontinent pitches and can get off the blocks swiftly. He doesn't waste a lot of balls before he gets going. Brook not only punishes the spinners but also is a fine player of fast bowling.

Harry Brook has taken the cricket world by storm with his heroics in all formats of the game. He plays with a lot of freedom, irrespective of the format. He has many shots in his book and is not afraid to use them, irrespective of the position his team might be in, at any given time. He is a great purchase for Sunrisers Hyderabad and his services will be key to Hyderabad's success in this years’ IPL season.


2. Prithvi Shaw (Delhi Capitals):

He is a swashbuckling batter who doesn't hold back in any given situation. Shaw is a hard-hitting, top order batter, who helps his team get off to a flier. He has performed very well in the domestic circuits and is regarded as one of the future stars of Indian cricket.

Prithvi Shaw averages 26.38, in T20 cricket, and holds a phenomenal strike rate of 151.67. He is particularly good against the fast bowlers, as he utilizes the pace on the ball very well. Shaw can take any bowler in the world for cleaners on his day. He is technically very sound and that's what helps him accumulate runs, based on sheer timing.

Prithvi Shaw played one his best innings in domestic cricket against Assam early this year. He smashed 379 runs, off 383 balls, to bring the Assam bowlers to their knees. His innings featured 49 fours and 4 massive sixes. With the kind of form, he is in, Prithvi Shaw can be the game changer for Delhi Capitals this season.


3. Ruturaj Gaikwad (Chennai Super Kings):

Chennai Super Kings have found a superstar in Ruturaj Gaikwad. He is another game changer and an important member of the squad. Gaikwad holds a great record in IPL. In T20 cricket, he averages 35.01 and holds a strike rate of 133.96. Along with Faf du Plessis, he has given great starts to his team, in the previous editions of the tournament.

Gaikwad hasn't done too much with the opportunity he got in T20I cricket. However, with the talent he possesses, it won't be long before that happens.

Ruturaj Gaikwad played an important role in Chennai Super Kings win in the IPL 2021 Final. His opening partnership of 61 runs, with Faf du Plessis, put them in great control of the situation. Chennai Super Kings ended up winning the match by 27 runs.


4. Suryakumar Yadav (Mumbai Indians):

Suryakumar Yadav is the rising sun of Indian cricket. He is the talk of the town, thanks to his heroics in the shortest version of the game.

Suryakumar Yadav can play shots in all directions of the ground and has a particular liking for the ramp shot. He has been super successful in the T20 format and is currently the number 1 ranked T20I batter in the world.

Suryakumar Yadav (or SKY in short) holds an average of 46.52 and strikes at an astonishing rate of 175.76 in T20I cricket. He has already scored 2 hundreds in the international version of the shortest format and is surely ready for another exciting IPL, despite his recent lack of form against Australia.


5. Jos Buttler (Rajasthan Royals):

He is one of the greatest white ball cricketers of all time. Currently the skipper of the English cricket team, Jos Buttler has always performed well for his Franchise Rajasthan Royals. He opens the batting for Royals and takes his team off to great starts. Whenever he clicks with the bat, Rajasthan Royals get to a good position.

He has amassed 9470 runs in T20 cricket at an average of 34.45 and a strike rate of 144.74. The numbers speak for themselves. Buttler is an aggressive player and doesn't let the opposition bowlers dictate terms. He likes to go after the bowlers, leaving the opposition without ideas to turn to.

Buttler is definitely one of the batters to look out for in the tournament and will play a key role for Rajasthan Royals.

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