IPL 2021 hardest hitters: 5 players who can take IPL 2021 Phase 2 in UAE by storm

IPL 2021 hardest hitters: 5 players who can take IPL 2021 Phase 2 in UAE by storm; Gayle, Dhoni, De Villiers, Livingstone, Russell
IPL 2021 hardest hitters: 5 players who can take IPL 2021 Phase 2 in UAE by storm; Gayle, Dhoni, De Villiers, Livingstone, Russell

IPL 2021 hardest hitters: The second phase of IPL 2021 is all set to kick in UAE from September 19. MS Dhoni’s CSK will take on defending champions Mumbai Indians in the opener. The tournament will feature some of the best T20 stars in action. Today, we take a look at the 5 hardest hitters of the cricket balls who can take IPL 2021 Phase 2 in UAE by storm. They are Chris Gayle (PBKS), Andre Russell (KKR), Liam Livingstone (RR), MS Dhoni (CSK), Hardik Pandya (MI).

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IPL 2021 hardest hitters: 5 players who can take IPL 2021 Phase 2 in UAE by storm

Chris Gayle (Punjab Kings)

With as many as 357 sixes in IPL, Chris Gayle is one of the biggest names in IPL. No one is even closer to him in the sixes battle with AB De Villiers occupying the second spot with 245 sixes. He is on the verge of completing 5000 runs in the IPL. In 140 matches, Gayle has amassed 4950 runs at a strike rate of 149+ including six centuries and 31 fifties.

AB De Villiers (Royal Challengers Bangalore)

Also referred to as Mr 360 owing to his ability to play in all parts of the ground, AB De Villiers is one of the deadliest batsmen in world cricket. In IPL, he has amassed over 5000 runs at a strike rate of 152+ comprising 245 sixes. He has slammed 40 half-centuries and 3 centuries.

MS Dhoni (Chennai Super Kings)

CSK skipper MS Dhoni, who is the force behind the emergence of helicopter shot, is one of the most powerful cricketers in world cricket. Even at 40, he is one of the fittest payers in the IPL with the ability to hit sixes out of the ground. Gear up to watch MS Dhoni 3.0 in the upcoming IPL 2021 Phase 2. He has slammed 217 sixes and bats at a strike rate of 136 in IPL. His striking ability crosses 200-mark during the last 5 overs with the ability to win matches off the last over or last ball.

Andre Russell (Kolkata Knight Riders)

KKR all-rounder Andre Russell has the ability to snatch victories out of unprecedented situations. He has slammed a 20-ball fifty under pressure. The West Indies batsman bats a strike rate of 179.2- the highest in the Indian Premier League. Russell has smacked 142 sixes in IPL.

Liam Livingstone (Rajasthan Royals)

RR’s Liam Livingstone has entered the race of IPL 2021 hardest hitters with a sensational form for England and The Hundred. He slammed as many as 27 sixes in the 100-ball tournament. He had earlier slammed 13 sixes in the 3-match T20I series against Pakistan, including the biggest six in world cricket.

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IPL 2021 hardest hitters: 5 players who can take IPL 2021 Phase 2 in UAE by storm

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