IPL 2023 Best 5 Greatest All-Rounders

IPL 2023 Best 5 Greatest All-Rounders

The much-awaited 16th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is going to start soon and cricket fans are full of excitement to welcome one of the biggest franchise tournaments in the world. All-rounders are an asset to any squad. They are the ones that provide a squad with much-needed balance. We’ve seen teams with good all-rounders succeed over the years. The TATA IPL 2023 team’s 5 top all-rounders are listed below.

The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 saw several match-winning performances by all-rounders. For example, Sikandar Raza got his team over the line on many occasions with both bat and ball. Also, Sam Curran was adjudged player of the series, for his breathtaking returns as an all-rounder. Since all-rounders play such a decisive role, we have compiled a list of 5 top all-rounders to look out for below and you can find the latest IPL betting odds of all the players on Betway.

1. Sam Curran (Punjab Kings)

The most expensive player of IPL 2023, Sam Curran is certainly one of the best players in world cricket currently. He showcased his skills and talent in the recently concluded ICC Men’s T20 World Cup and won the Player of the Series award.

Sam Curran has amassed 1827 runs in T20 cricket at an average of 19.43 and a strike rate of 132.19. He has picked up 158 wickets at an average of 25.86 and an economy of 8.42. These stats are enough to define the sheer greatness that resides in Sam Curran.

On the batting front, Curran likes to bat in the middle order, however, he is comfortable batting at whatever position the management demands. He has been successful in batting in the top order for Surrey in T20 cricket. He can also hit the ball hard and can change gears without warning. With the ball, he provides breakthroughs when the team needs the most. Sam Curran is definitely one of the all-rounders to look out for in IPL 2023.

2. Cameron Green (Mumbai Indians)

Mumbai Indians have purchased Cameron Green at a very hefty price tag and all that has happened for a reason. Green is one of the most gifted batters and an incredible bowling option for a captain. In his short cricketing career, Green has produced some match-winning performances for Australia, in Sri Lanka, as well as against New Zealand, at home. His presence at the crease is very mature. He reads the game very well and plays accordingly.

Cameron Green has scored 245 runs in T20 cricket at an average of 16.33 and a strike rate of 137.64. His stats with the bat are rather lighter than his talent. Cameron Green couldn’t perform very well in Australia’s Tour of India but in the previous visit to India, he had taken the Indian bowlers to the cleaners in powerplay overs. He is a powerful striker of the cricket ball and can bat at any position.

Cameron Green has picked up 5 wickets in T20 cricket at an economy of 9. Again the bowling stats don’t do any justice to his current form in white ball cricket. Green can win matches both with the bat and the ball. He is one of the all-rounders to look out for in IPL 2023.

Cameron Green, who has yet to play in the IPL, was bought for INR 17.5 crore by the Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2023 auction, becoming the second-most expensive player in IPL history. He recently made a Test century in Ahmedabad against India, signaling his presence right before the IPL in 2023. Cameron Green, as an expensive signing and in form, will undoubtedly draw all eyes when he eventually competes in the competition.

3. Jason Holder (Rajasthan Royals)

He was an expensive buy for Rajasthan Royals and hopefully, they will use him to good effect. Holder has been bowling and batting well in the ongoing series against South Africa and he is expected to carry on the form to the IPL as well.

The West Indian all-rounder has amassed 1833 runs in T20 cricket, at an average of 16.22, and a strike rate of 126.15. His stats with the ball are also phenomenal. He has picked up 199 wickets in 207 T20 matches at an average of 27.65 and an economy of 7.93.

Even though Rajasthan Royals reached the finals in the previous season, they struggled with their line-up and occasionally ran out of hitters. They used five bowlers, five batters, and an underwhelming all-rounder in Riyan Parag; they also needed to bat R Ashwin higher up the order.

To address this imbalance, they paid 5.75 crores in the IPL 2023 auction for Jason Holder, who was shockingly released by LSG despite having a solid season last year. Jason Holder is a top-tier seam bowling all-rounder who can swing the new ball, bowl well in crucial situations, and possess the long levers needed to bat through any boundary.

4. Sikandar Raza (Punjab Kings)

Punjab Kings have purchased Sikandar Raza for a reasonable price. He has taken the world of cricket by storm with his all-around brilliance at the highest level. His present form is exactly related to Zimbabwe cricket’s rising success over the previous two years.

 His current form is directly proportional to the increasing success Zimbabwe cricket has achieved over the last 2 years. He also played an important role in his team’s success in ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022.

With the bat, he averages 23.90 in T20 cricket and he strikes at a rate of 131.94. With the ball, he has picked up 87 wickets, in T20 cricket, at an average of 28.60 and an economy of 7.40. Raza’s economy rate suggests that he keeps the batters quiet for long spells and doesn’t let the opposition run away with the game.

5. Wanindu Hasaranga (Royal Challengers Bangalore)

Hasaranga is capable of turning around games with both ball and the bat. He has been an indispensable part of the Sri Lankan cricket white-ball setup. Cited as one of the best all-rounders in world cricket, Hasaranga has picked up 186 wickets in 136 matches, at an average of 16.74, and an economy rate of 6.74. He has also scored 1418 runs in T20 cricket at an average of 17.08 and an impressive strike rate of 136.60.

Hasaranga played a pivotal role in Sri Lanka’s victory in the Asia Cup Final 2022. If he gets going in IPL 2023, Royal Challengers Bangalore will have a great chance to win their maiden IPL title.