The Indian Premier League is all set to begin early next month. As the devoted fans of the world-renowned championship await the tenth edition of the league to sweep them away, it is a good time to look back at some memorable features of the tourney’s history.
Here, we look at the five batsmen with the best strike rates in the tournament’s history. These batsmen have a dominating presence at the crease and through their savage hitting can destroy any attack into submission on their day. Have a look.
5. Chris Gayle – Strike Rate 153.28:
He hits sixes like he is swatting a fly. His bat seems like a small club when he is at the crease; ready to batter attacks out of the park whenever he comes in the mood. The muscular West Indian opening batsman is one of the most dangerous forces in the league and has bludgeoned countless bowlers into submission. In 92 matches in the IPL, Chris Gayle, who has featured for the Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore, has had a stunning strike-rate of 153.28. And despite his average show last season, one can be certain that Gayle will only increase this strike-rate this season.