IPL 2021: Top 5 retained All-Rounders ahead of IPL 2021 auction: The IPL franchises have announced their retentions and releases ahead of the 2021 IPL Auctions. With 1097 players geared up the auctions, will be a show to watch, which teams which player. Teams will be hunting for the right balance in their squad. Talking about balance, who better than the all-rounders are equipped to provide one? All-rounders are the important cog in the wheel who more often than not make up for the failure of either of the departments. Wondering who are the top 5 all-rounders of all time in IPL? We have chalked them out for you.
Top 5 retained All-Rounders ahead of IPL 2021 auction
IPL 2021 Team – Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
IPL 2021 Salary – 6.4 Cr
IPL Total Runs – 1490 runs
The champion from the Caribbean Islands in a true sense has epitomised the definition of an All-rounder. He was first drafted into the IPL by Mumbai Indians and represented them for the first 3 seasons of the league. He then moved to the yellow army in 2011 for mere Rs.92 lakhs. Since then, the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) has heavily banked upon the services of Dwayne Bravo. Till date, Bravo has played 140 matches and scored 1490 runs with a strike rate of 128.22. He has also scalped 153 wickets and he has shown no signs of mercy to the batsmen.
IPL 2021 Team – Mumbai Indians (MI)
IPL 2021 Salary – 5.4 Cr
IPL Total Runs – 3023 runs
The big guy has earned a name for himself in the shorter format of the game, performing consistently over the years, wherever and whenever he stepped his shoe on the field. He made his first appearance in the IPL for the Mumbai Indians (MI). The Ambani’s were so impressed by him that they didn’t let him go from their family. With his muscles and hitting ability, he has played some memorable knocks which are engraved on the minds of the fans. Pollard has played 164 IPL matches so far and has scored a total of 3023 runs at a heavy strike rate of 149.87. The right-arm medium fast bowler has picked up 60 wickets. His best bowling figure is 4/44.
IPL 2021 Team –Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
IPL 2021 Salary – 7 Cr
IPL Total Runs – 2159 runs
Sir Jadeja was the part of the winning team, Rajasthan Royals, of the inaugural season of Indian Premier League. With his youthful exuberance, he was hailed as a “Superstar” by the Australian legend Shane Warne. Ravindra Jadeja has been a prolific player ever since, always contributing in all the departments. Afterwards, later in the years, Jadeja was grabbed by the CSK for Rs. 9.72 crore. Since then, there would have been only a rare match where he didn’t feature in the playing XI. In his IPL career of 184 matches so far he has managed to score 2159 runs at a strike rate of 126.47. Also he has 114 victims against his name.
IPL 2021 Team – Mumbai Indians (MI)
IPL 2021 Salary – 11 Cr
IPL Total Runs – 1349 runs
Hardik Pandya is indeed one of the few fast bowling all-rounders India has ever produced. With his power hitting ability accompanied by gentle fast bowling, he has remained an asset for the Mumbai Indians since 2015, when he first made his IPL appearance. He is surely in the contention of being the best all-rounder of the modern era. Hardik has played 80 IPL matches and amassed 1349 runs at a strike rate of 154.78. With the ball, he has taken 42 with an economy of 9.06.
IPL 2021 Team – Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
IPL 2021 Salary – 8.5 Cr
IPL Total Runs – 1517 runs
Another West Indian super power house makes to the list. He made his debut in IPL for the Delhi Daredevils in 2012. It won’t be far-fetched that the giant human made a name himself after coming to the roster of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in 2014. He has played some dreadful knocks and was an integral part of the reigning KKR in both 2012 and 2014. He will surely be one of the best investments of KKR so far. In 74 matches, he has scored 1517 runs with a staggering strike rate of 182.33 and his highest individual score in IPL is 88* runs. In the bowling department, he has 61 wickets by his name at an economy rate of 8.88.