The IPL 2020 got off to an exciting start, but now we are down to the business end of the tournament with the playoffs knocking on the door. The IPL 2020 has witnessed some high-octane action from blistering knocks to lethal death overs and heart-thumping Super Overs.
Npw, with the culmination of the IPL 2020 League stage, let’s check out the best players and best moments from this season.
IPL 2020: Top 5 batting performances
The Dream11 Indian Premier League 2020 (IPL 2020) has completed a month and the tournament has already shown why it is the best T20 league in the world with some top-class performances in all the aspects of the game. Here we take a look at the top 5 batting performances in IPL 2020.
KL Rahul’s unbeaten 132 vs RCB shatters a series of records- The 6th match of IPL 2020 witnessed a record-breaking innings by KXIP skipper KL Rahul who smashed unbeaten 132 off just 69 balls against RCB in the UAE. His innings consisted of 14 fours and 7 sixes.
Interestingly, Rahul’s unbeaten 132 became the highest score by any Indian in the IPL; it became the highest score by any captain in the IPL.
Rahul Tewatia’s game-changing five sixes in an over against KXIP- Rajasthan Royals’ Rahul Tewatia struck five sixes in an over at the fag end of the match as his side recorded the highest run chase in IPL history, beating Kings XI Punjab by four wickets in a high-scoring encounter.
Chasing a stiff 224 for a win, the Royals needed 51 runs from the last three overs and it seemed the fate of the match was already sealed but Tewatia turned the match on its head in a dramatic fashion, taking 30 runs from Sheldon Cottrell in the 18th over.
Nicholas Pooran scores fastest fifty of IPL 2020- The KXIP batsman smashed the fastest fifty of IPL 2020 in during the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
The southpaw took just 17 balls to register his first fifty of the season, which is also the fastest so far in IPL 13.
Notably, Pooran smashed 28 runs (6,4,6,6,6,0) in the 9th over of the KXIP innings which was bowled by Abdul Samad and completed his half-century in the same over with a six.
He walked back to the pavilion after scoring 77 off 37 balls at a whopping strike rate of 208.11. His innings consisted of 5 fours and 7 sixes.
AB De Villiers 33 balls 73 fireworks blows KKR away- AB de Villiers winded the clock back at the Indian Premier League 2020, with his superb knock at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Monday. Playing for the Royal Challengers Bangalore, ABD smashed unbeaten 73 runs off just 33 balls against the Kolkata Knight Riders in the match no. 28 of the tournament.
Virat Kohli’s unbeaten 90 against CSK- It was a typical Kohli-esque knock that saw him run fiercely between the wickets and play the big shots to slam unbeaten 52-balls 90. His innings included 4 fours and as many sixes.
The 31-year-old was electric as RCB thrashed 74 from the final five overs of their innings to reach 169-4 after they had been restricted to 95-4 after 15 overs by a previously disciplined Chennai attack.
IPL 2020: Top 5 bowling performances
IPL 2020 has been very exciting, with so many new players catching the limelight. The players have played amazing cricket and have given tough fights. There have been amazing moments and it’s still going on. Every match has been a thriller and new records have been set. Let’s look at the top 5 bowling spells in the season so far.
Varun Chakravarthy (4-0-20-5) vs DC
KKR bowler Varun Chakravarthy has been one of the most impressive players in this season. His performance for KKR has also helped him get maiden India call-up for India tour of Australia. He has registered one of the best bowling figures this year which came against DC. He picked a five-wicket haul and gave only 20 runs in his spell.
Trent Boult (4-1-18-4) vs CSK
Mumbai Indians and Chennai super kings have been one of the biggest rivals in the IPL. Trent Boult who played for mI This year registered his and one of the tournaments best bowling figures against CSK. He picked 4 wickets and gave only 18 runs in his spell. His spell helped the team win as he took quick wickets
Jasprit Bumrah (4-0-20-4) vs RR
Bumrah is one of the best bowlers in the word and he has proved it in the IPL 2020 once again. In a match against RR he picked 4 wickets and gave only 20 runs in his spell. It is his best spell in this season so far.his bowling figures led to MI winning the match by a margin of 57 runs in Abu Dhabi.
Kagiso Rabada (4-0-24-4) vs RCB
Rabada is the highest wicket-taker in this IPL and his figures have also been very impressive. He took 4 wickets and conceded only 24 runs in a match against Virat Kohli’s RCB. DC won the game by 59 runs and Kagiso Rbasda’s performance was crucial for the win.
Chris Morris (4-0-26-4) vs RR
South African bowler Chris Morris has been an asset for RCB this year. Although he did not play initial matches, he made an impact from the first match he played. In RCB’s clash against RR, he took 4 wickets and only gave 26 runs in his spell. He took all the important wickets which were Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Steve Smith and Jofra Archer.
IPL 2020: Top 5 fastest fifties
IPL is all about hitting fours and sixes and IPL 2020 has been no different. Except for the bowler and the fielding team, everyone present in the stadium love to watch the balls sailing over the ropes for sixes and fours. The non-stop action keeps the fan on the edge of their seats with the fortunes changing after every boundary hit
The ongoing edition too got off to a blistering start and even recorded the highest average of sixes with the batsman taking on the attack from the word go. Some of them has even managed to breached the half-century mark in a rather blistering fashion. Let’s take a look at the 5 fastest fifties registered in IPL 2020.
-Nicholas Pooran (17 balls) vs SRH
-Sanju Samson (19 balls) vs CSK
-Kieron Pollard (20 balls) vs RCB
-Hardik Pandya (20 balls) vs RR
-Marcus Stoinis (20 balls) vs KXIP
IPL 2020: 5 lowest scores this season
The T20 cricket is often regarded as a graveyard for bowlers. The fielding restrictions and evolution in the batting has made it really tough for bowlers to survive in the shortest format of the game. However, it is not always true, because even in T20, many times teams have struggled against top-quality bowling.
In IPL 2020 as well fans have seen quite a few low-scoring matches where bowling department has overshadowed batting units. Let’s have a look at five lowest totals in IPL 2020.