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IPL 2018: 5 Batsman who can break the record of Chris Gayle’s highest score in an innings
Chris Gayle recorded his record of making the most runs in an innings of IPL tournament. He scored 175 runs against just 66 balls against Pune Warriors India. This was done in the year 2013, this record has been 5 years old and no player has reached this record too.
It is expected that by the IPL spectators this record can break soon. Some explosive batsmen have been included in the team in the 11th season. Here we will discuss about those 5 players
Virat Kohli appeared in a fantastic form on South African tour. They had won many matches in difficult situations on their own. The Indian captain’s record in the IPL has been fantastic. In particular, in the year 2016, they were seen in full color, when they scored a total of 937 runs. In the same year he had 4 centuries and 7 half-centuries. His highest score was 113 in that season. RCB captains want to give their team the first IPL trophy, and the team’s performance depends on their game itself. They have the power to break Gayle’s record.
Colin Munro is one of the most explosive batsmen in the world in the current round. They are New Zealand’s largest heritage. The upcoming season of IPL can prove to be crucial for Munro. This Kiwi team player has scored 3 hundreds in international T20 career and has the talent to make big scores in them. Out of this, a century has been imposed against India. This year, Colin Munroe has bought Delhi Daredevils for Rs 1.9 crore, which proved to be a very cost-effective deal.It is very possible that he would open the innings with Gautam Gambhir.
We have seen Rohit Sharma spearheading many big scores in ODIs, which includes double hundreds. Right now he is the captain of the Mumbai Indians team and wants to give the IPL fourth title to his team. Rohit’s performance is very important for the Mumbai team. The issue of concern is that they are not able to score more runs for Team India.
Rohit is the only Indian player to have scored two centuries in T-20 international career, his highest score is 118. Wankhede’s pitch can prove to be helpful for the batsmen.Hopefully, Rohit can make big scores. Although Rohit may not be running well in the good form, but it can not be known when he becomes aggressive.
New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum is one of the most explosive batsmen of this generation and knows how to put great shots on a good ball. He specializes in pushing the ball across the boundary. Their ability to score sixes makes them the best player of T20.
McCullum has scored two hundreds in the T20 international career, he scored 123 runs in 58 balls. He has scored 7 hundreds, including his many T20 leagues in the world, in which his highest score is 158, which he has scored just 64 balls in the NatWest Blast League. Opener of the Kiwi team played 158 runs in 73 balls against RCB against Kolkata Knight Riders in the first match of the IPL. Before Gayle’s 175-run record, Brendon McCullum’s record was the biggest.
Chris Lynn can play his 5th IPL season this year. He played only 5 matches in his first 3 seasons. In the year 2017, he got a chance to play more matches, but due to injury, he could not play all the matches.
Although he is still a victim of injury, it is still not certain whether he will play IPL 11th season or not. If he can recover from injury, then he has the ability to break Gayle’s 175-run mark. The Australian batsman also scored a century in the Big Bash League. Last year, he had come very close to applying that century in the IPL. He scored 93 runs in 41 balls against Gujarat Lions. His strike rate in IPL is close to 158, which is much more than against Gayle and McCullum.