IPL 2021: From Rayudu to de Villers, 5 batters with best strike rate- In IPL 2021 we saw many batsmen emerged as a finisher for their team. A finisher’s job is to play with a higher strike rate and help side end the innings on a high. For Chennai Super Kings Ambati Rayudu became the finisher while for Mumbai Indians Kieron Pollard performed the job. Pat Cummins was the surprise package by Kolkata Knight Riders while AB de Villers has been doing the job of finisher for Royal Challengers Bangalore for the last many years. Thus, it is understandable that many batsmen have scored with a greater strike rate. The strike rate is like the heart rate of every T20 team if that goes down, the team goes down. Emphasizing the same fact, many teams have given permission to a specific batsman to smash the ball from the word go.
So, Insidesport takes a look at the batsmen who have the highest strike rate in IPL 2021.
Ambati Rayudu – 200.00
Chennai Super Kings batsman Ambati Rayudu is surprisingly on the top of the list of batters with the best strike rate in IPL 2021. Rayudu played seven matches in IPL 2021 scoring 136 runs with an average of 34.00. The right-hand batsman was given the job of finishing the innings played with a staggering strike rate of 200.00. His innings against Mumbai Indians was one of the best batting performance in IPL 2021.
Kieron Pollard – 171.42
In IPL 2021, Mumbai Indians explosive batsman Kieron Pollard unleashed the beast in himself by scoring at a strike rate of 171.42 in seven matches he played. The right-hand batsman was also averaging 56.00 with one fifty in the season. His highest score in the league came in the much important match against arch-rivals Chennai Super Kings. Pollard smashed 13 sixes and 11 boundaries in IPL 2021.
Prithvi Shaw – 166.48
Delhi Capitals’ Prithvi Shaw is third on the list with 166.48 as his strike rate. After a magnificent domestic season, Shaw has managed to pull his purple patch a bit longer. In IPL 2021, Shaw has scored 308 runs with the help of 37 fours and 12 sixes.
Pat Cummins – 166.07
Kolkata Knight Riders’ bowling all-rounder Pat Cummins is the second on the list of highest strike rate of IPL 2021 so far. The Australian has scored 93 runs so far which also includes a fifty. Batting in KKR’s lower order Pat has smashed eight sixes and five fours in IPL 2021. KKR’s middle-order failure is the prime reason why Pat finds himself on this list.
AB de Villiers – 164.28
It is just impossible to talk about batting stats in IPL and not take AB de Villiers name. Royal Challenger Bangalore’s finisher is in fine form and is one of the vital reason behind RCB being in the top four after seven matches. ABD has scored 207 in IPL 2021 with the help of two fifties and has hit 16 fours and 10 sixes.