T20 is not entirely dependent on the entertaining sixes; interestingly, the fours that go through the ground also excite the viewers. The applause from the spectators when the batter picks the gap with his smartness is always irreplaceable.
Especially in the IPL, there is a certain competition going on between quality players. That is the number of boundaries that the individuals make. Great names such as Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Shikhar Dhawan, and many have been in this competition for a long time. With a heavy competency of six-hitting in this colorful format on one side, these four runs keep cricket still attached with old traditions of cricket.
Here, in this article, we have listed the players who might be the top boundaries scorer of this IPL edition in UAE.
The Indian skipper never misses being a top contestant for this competition. Even though Virat Kohli has become an exponent of six-hitting, his ways of picking the gaps to reach the boundaries are his identity. He has got this habit of scoring boundaries then and there to keep the scoreboard ticking. As it doesn’t involve much risk factors, the RCB skipper loves doing it with his sound techniques.
Almost 2000 runs in his 5412 IPL runs came out of boundaries. And the Delhi born batter never misses making effective boundaries even if he is not in good touch with the game.
King Kohli makes himself comfortable in whatever venue he is supposed to play. So the traditional belter pitches of UAE might be an easy go for the skipper. With strong technique against the spinners, Kohli is now the most expected batters of this IPL 2020.
The English opener is a great user of the powerplay restrictions. Coming in to open for Rajasthan Royals, he will obtain all the freedom to go with his own game. Considering his current form against Australia in English soil and his last IPL season form, he is said to have an extraordinary IPL season this time. The bottom hand player has become more flexible with his top handed shots too. This, in turn, makes him even more violent with the new ball. Addedly, his post power play batting is also impressive and seems strong. And that’s how he came into this substantial list of batters who can make the most number of fours in this Dream 11 IPL in UAE.
So far, he has made 140 boundaries in 45 matches he played in IPL. With the strike rate of 150.82, Jos Buttler has been excellent in scoring consistently.
Spin is the only element that might trouble Jos Buttler, especially leg spinners. Albeit, the slogger sweeps come in need of fashion from Jos. So it’s time for Jos to upgrade his batting against spinners.
The aggressive left-handed opener of Australia seems even more responsible when he gets in the orange jersey in IPL. Facing the first ball for his team, Warner has gone through their team’s twenty overs quota many times. So he has the clear picture of how to groom a complete T20 innings. In itself, the fours are the safer bet for the Aussie batter. He has used his power along with his unique techniques to bring out many productive runs.
Out of 4706 of his IPL runs 1832 runs came in his precious ways of making boundaries. Most importantly, it has helped him to go on to get settled on a wicket. Currently, David Warner stands in the fifth spot scoring 458 IPL fours, next to Virat Kohli, who has secured 480.
Being a brutal spin hitter and good fastball batter, David Warner is the most challenging customer for any bowler to bowl. And the scenario stays still even in this IPL edition.
Manish Pandey wasn’t in great form for a long time. But his numbers in IPL and his sound techniques stand aside him, making him a good middle-order batter for SRH. The SRH management has a massive belief in Manish, and that was seen through their buy of Manish Pandey for a whopping amount of 11 crores in 2018. They are preparing him to be the next big thing for SRH, as a brand, as an identity in batting.
Speaking of his batting, he has a great technique, and there is no doubt about it. Being on the Indian T20 side, Manish needs some push in his innings, and he firmly believes that this edition of IPL will provide it. He had been a match-winner when he played for RCB, and that is what SRH is expecting from him.
From the six month break of cricket, Manish Pandey might be ready to right the wrong. When he gets on a roll, boundaries are what he prefers. So far, he has made 253 fours in the process of producing 2843 IPL runs.
Faf Du Plessis
With Suresh Raina missing out from the CSK batting order, Faf Du Plessis gets considerable responsibility at the top of the order. Since Shane Watson is in the opening list, Faf Du Plessis’ slot is a bit confusing. He can either be an opener or a one drop. No matter where he gets into bat, the Proteas skipper has all the ability to pull an innings till the end. Not so aggressive, but plays the anchoring role most effectively. Du Plessis needs to improve his striking rate, but he is so fluent with the boundaries. He runs quickly and picks the gaps easily. This makes him a good boundary maker.
The South African has scored 163 boundaries in 71 matches. And the boundaries are the major push that keeps him ticking.
The UAE conditions seem like a good suit for Faf. He has got this T20 spin hitting ability. And there are no questions to raise on his tackling of fast bowlers, as the South African is so good at it.
To wrap up
With long boundaries in Dubai, the fours are what the batters in the top order would be planning to do. As the outfields are quick enough in UAE, we are about to witness many boundaries in this season of IPL, more than the other IPL editions.