The Indian Premier League will start on 23rd March.
It is that time of the year, when cricket fans do not talk about any other than ipl. The 12th edition of the league will start on the 23rd March in Chennai. Chennai super kings will be playing against Royal Challengers bangalore. Although, Openers such as Chris Lynn, Virat Kohli and Shane Watson will be in action during the game play, and fans can surely interested to watch fireworks from the game.
This season in the IPL tournament, many franchises have furious opening combinations from whom bowlers would be scared of. Let us consider to look at the top 3 most furious opening combination those will be in action this season.
#3 David Warner and Jonny Bairstow (Sunrisers Hyderabad)
David Warner and Jonny Bairstow
David Warner as one of the most furious batsmen in the world. After his suspension for 2 years, warner has played in the Global Twenty20 Canada, Bangladesh Primier League and Caribbean Premier League. Everyone know about his aggressive batting. He is very explosive batsman of limited overs. This left hand batsman has ban since last two years in the case of ball tempering.
He played with a good strike rate of 142.08 in T20 cricket.
Jonathan Bairstow is a good batsman of T20 cricket at present, and he has changed himself into an explosive and consistent batsman. He is a consistance player and who can play anywhere.
However, Hyderabad will be definitely use him as an opener to make a strong team. This is a wicket-keeper batsman and play with a strike rate of 128.2 8, but he has transfered himself into an aggressive mode.
It is very interesting to see the opening combination of both these players who will give to SRH a new dimension, and try to score give them 50-60 Runs in the powerplay. This is the first season why they will be playing as an opener.
#2 Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine (Kolkata Knight Riders)
Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine
Lynn needs no introduction. However, he is one of the most skillfull batsmen of T20 cricket, he is also an absolute cricket master. Chris has performed exceptionally in T20 leagues around the world and has been an important player for Kolkata in the IPL since last 2 years. The explosive player has a impressive strike rate of 142.3 in T20.
Sunil Narine’s changed from a bowler to a good opener. He is a proper all-rounder. KKR decide transformed him into a opening batsman in 2017, and hasn’t looked to back since. He is a winning factor for KKR. He has developed himself into a pinch hitter at the top. even, he is the best of bowler of KKR has a strike rate of 146.5 in the shortest format of the cricket.
It is very interesting to see again their opening combination like as last season.
#1 Quinton De Kock and Suryakumar Yadav (Mumbai Indians)
Quinton De Kock was brought by Mumbai Indians in the upcoming season. He has played for RCB in the last season and perfomed quite poorly for them. Even, he has in good form over the last 4-5 months, and has scored runs at the domestic and international level also. His addition will make a strong team to Mumbai, but it is interesting fact that he will be availabe for only half of the 2019 IPL season.
However, Mumbai has a back-up in the form of Evin Lewis who is more explosive batsman than De kock due to his current form.
Mumbai has three Indian options for the second opening slot in the form of Suryakumar yadav, Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan. They can also bat in the middle order. The 2nd opening option will most likely to go to Suryakumar yadav as he enjoyed a phenomenal edition at the top of the order last edition. He ammased more than 500 Runs and so, it is likely that he will open. He has a good strike rate of 136.2 in T20 cricket.