IPL 2021: Most IPL innings with Strike Rate of 200 plus- The Indian Premier League is one of the best T20 leagues in the world with top quality cricketers displaying their skills in it. When we talk about the T20s we talk about the big hits and the strike rates and of course the power hitters. There have been many occasions when batsmen like AB de Villiers, Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard scored runs super fast at a strike rate above 200 to help their side post a challenging total or chase down one.
In this article, we at Inside Sport will take you through the list of batsmen with the most IPL innings with a Strike Rate of 200 plus.
Kieron Pollard (Mumbai Indians) – 30
Mumbai Indians talisman Kieron Pollard is playing in IPL for over 10 years now. Pollard started playing for Mumbai Indians in the year 2010. The 34-year-old became the lord of T20 cricket in these 10 years. Mumbai Indians won five IPL titles and Pollard with his big-hitting ability played a key role in all of them. The explosive batsman has scored at a 200 plus strike rate on 30 occasions for MI. His career strike rate is 150.87.
AB de Villiers (Royal Challengers Bangalore) – 25
AB de Villiers is certainly one of the most destructive batsmen that the league has ever seen. He has been explosive and consistent for RCB for the last many years. ABD has scored at a strike rate above 200 for 25 times in IPL. AB is often given the responsibility to finish the game for RCB. AB de Villiers also known as the 360-degree batsman, possesses hard-hitting skills, more than a decent wicket-keeper and an agile fielder that can put an acrobat to shame on the cricket field. On a good day, AB can single-handedly win you matches.
Hardik Pandya (Mumbai Indians) -24
Mumbai Indians all-rounder Hardik Pandya is one of the most explosive batsmen in the Mumbai line-up. Hardik do not look like a guy who would hit long sixes but he hits the ball so cleanly that he makes everyone wonder how he is getting the power to smash it so long. In his debut IPL game against RCB, he hit a six off just the second ball he faced. Playing the finisher role for the team and hammering the ball in the slog overs at a strike rate of 178, Hardik became an integral part of the MI side.
Ravindra Jadeja (Chennai Super Kings) – 23
All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been MS Dhoni’s go-to man when he needed to break a partnership or when he wants a pinch hitter. In IPL 2021, Jadeja smashed 37 runs in an over of RCB bowler Harshal Patel. This also includes five back to back sixes. This incident proved that Jadeja is among the top-notch players with big-hitting ability. Jadeja has scored over strike rate of 200 as many as 23 times in IPL.
MS Dhoni (Chennai Super Kings) – 23
It is just impossible not to talk about MS Dhoni when you are talking about strike rate in IPL. Dhoni has finished many games for CSK with his extraordinary batting. Dhoni also played for Rising Pune Super Giants where against Kings XI Punjab he smashed two sixes in the last two balls of the match to help the side win the game. Dhoni has played innings of strike rate above 200, 23 times in IPL.