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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Top batsmen of IPL 2009

IPL 2009 witnessed huge hits, classy batting, sensible batting and a lot of variety. Thanks to the top batsmen of IPL 2009 who made it very exciting to watch out. Along with great opening from players like Gilchrist and Hayden, IPL witnessed useful middle-order batting from players like Raina, Rohit Sharma, Dilshan, de Villers, Yusuf Pathan, Jayawardene and great finishing from batsmen like Dinesh Karthik. Hayden was definitely the best of all with more than 500 runs in IPL 2009. Here are a list of top batsmen of IPL 2009:

1. Matthew Hayden: The Aussie who has already retired from international criket proved that age doesn't matter when you are hungry for cricket. With 549 runs in 12 matches at an average of 55, Hayden was the best player for his team Chennai Super Kings as well as in whole IPL 2009.

2. Adam Gilchrist: Aniother retired Aussie who captained his team Deccan Chargers and took them to the final played a vital role in the development of team which was last in the previous version. His 82 in the semi-final in which he smashed 50 off just 17 balls was one of the best batting action in IPL 2009.

3. Tilakratne Dilshan: He became a complete surprise package and a bonus in IPL 2009 for his team Delhi Daredevils. He scored 418 runs in in 14 matches at an average of 42. Along with Villers, he played a vital role in leading the team to semi-finals. This Sri Lankan has been an unsung hero in world cricket for long.

4. AB de Villers:Villers scored 465 runs at an average of 52 in IPL 2009 in just 15 matches. He played superb cricket for Delhi Daredevils. His 105 not out became first hundred of IPL 2009 and one of the best innings. This South African showed great form in front of his home crowd.

5. Suresh Raina: Suresh Raina played great Chennai Superkings along with Hayden. His 98 runs inning was so exciting to watch. After making a comeback in Indian team, Raina continued a great form in IPL too.

6. Brad Hodge: Though Kolkata Knight Riders failed continuously in IPL, a batsmen i.e. Hode played superbly in almost each inning. He made 365 runs in 12 matches at an average of 41.

7. JP Duminy:The South African who has been in great form for his country continued his great from in IPL. He was the third most expensive player in IPL second season and he proved his team Mumabai Indians did the right thing by picking him.

Who do you think was the most exciting? Please leave your comment.


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