IPL 2021 has been an interesting tournament so far. Each match of the second leg was filled with excitement, curiosity on the grounds of UAE. The tournament is approaching towards the end with all the group stage matches being played. All eight teams have played 14 matches and the top four teams who have qualified for the playoffs are Delhi Capitals, Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Kolkata Knight Riders. All the fans across the world are eagerly waiting to see which team will hold the IPL trophy.
Every year IPL brings out some amazing batsmen who impress everyone with their bat on the field. This year too we have witnessed some unforgettable knocks by batsmen of various teams. Here are the Top 5 batsmen of the group stage in IPL 2021:
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The captain of Punjab Kings is the leading run-scorer in IPL 2021 and thus is the rightful owner of the orange cap. He has performed amazingly for his team. He has scored 626 runs from 13 matches with the highest score of 98*. He has a good average of 62.60 and a strike rate of 138.80. He is also the batsman to hit the most sixes in the tournament. Although his team had good players, Punjab Kings failed to qualify for the playoffs. They finished in the 6th position of the tournament.
Faf du Plessis
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The opener of Chennai Super Kings is the second leading run-scorer of the tournament. He has scored 546 runs from 14 matches. We have witnessed some amazing shots by Faf du Plessis on the pitch along with his partnership with the other opener of the team, Ruturaj Gaikwad. It will be interesting to see how the duo performs in the play-offs.
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Shikhar Dhawan who is also known as the Gabbar of the Indian cricket team is the third leading run-scorer of the tournament. He has scored 544 runs from 14 matches with a high score of 92. He has an average of 41.84 and a strike rate of 128.00.
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The opener of Chennai Super Kings is the fourth leading run-scorer of the tournament. He has played some important knocks for his team with his 101* against Rajasthan Royals being the best one of the tournaments. He has scored 533 runs from 14 matches and has an average of 44.41 and a strike rate of 137.01. The youngster sure has a bright future ahead. He will play a vital role for Chennai Super Kings in the playoffs as the team will face Delhi Capitals.
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The all-rounder of Royal Challengers Bangalore is the fifth leading run-scorer of the tournament. He has scored 498 runs from 14 matches and has a good average of 45.27 and a strike rate of 147.33. He has always amazed his fans by hitting huge sixes in the tournament. Fans are hoping for his good form to continue in the play-offs as well. Royal Challengers Bangalore will face Kolkata Knight Riders in the second match of play-offs.
|Faf du Plessis||14||14||2||546||95*||45.50||397||137.53|
So these were the top 5 batsmen of IPL 2021. Who is your favorite pick?